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FOX新闻:说话方式或与痴呆症有关

 

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FOX新闻:说话方式或与痴呆症有关

 

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Everybody stammers once in a while, but people with early stage mild cognitive impairment seem to have verbal skills that get much worse faster than those who don't have thinking problems.

 

Researchers like Kimberly Mueller at the University of Madison-Wisconsin are hoping analyzing speech may become a simple way to screen people for mental decline: "We all use different techniques to speak like fillers, we all use that occasionally, but in this case what we're seeing is something more severe than what is typical." Doctors think treatment might need to start early in a potential patient to do any good, so there's a push to find early signs.

 

Jill Nado, FOX News.

 

Adapted from http://www.kekenet.com/broadcast/201805/554063.shtml

 

VOCABULARY

 

1. impairment n. If someone has an impairment, they have a condition that prevents their eyes, ears, limbs or brain from working properly. (身体机能的) 损伤例如:He has a visual impairment in the right eye.

2. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) n. also known as incipient dementia and isolated memory impairment, is a neurological disorder that occurs in older adults which involves cognitive impairments with minimal impairment in instrumental activities of daily living. 轻度认知功能障碍。

3. potential adj. You use potential to say that someone or something is capable of developing into the particular kind of person or thing mentioned. 潜在的

 

QUESTIONS

 

Listen to the news and choose the best answer to each question you hear.

 

What’s the problem of people with early stage mild cognitive impairment?

They have much worse verbal skills than those who don’t have thinking problems.

 They have much better verbal skills than those who don’t have thinking problems.

 Their verbal skills develop much worse faster than those who don’t have thinking problems.

 They don’t have thinking problems.

 

Which of the following may be a simple way to screen people for mental decline?

Analyzing brain.

Analyzing speech.

Speaking like fillers.

Speaking like philosophers.

 

What’s the doctor’s opinion?

To do more exercises like filling the blanks.

To find the patients as early as possible.

To start the treatment early in a potential patient.

To help the patients to learn about their problem.

 

KEY

 

 C。 细节题。命题出处: …, but people with early stage mild cognitive impairment seem to have verbal skills that get much worse faster than those who don't have thinking problems.

B细节题。 命题出处:Researchers …are hoping analyzing speech may become a simple way to screen people for mental decline: …

C细节题。 命题出处:Doctors think treatment might need to start early in a potential patient to do any good…

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