[originaltext]M: Today, we’ve Professor McKay on our Morning Talk Show. Good mo

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M: Today, we’ve Professor McKay on our Morning Talk Show. Good morning, Professor McKay.
W: Good morning.
M: I’ve heard that you and your team have just completed a report on old age.
W: That’s right.
M: Could you tell me what your report is about?
W: Well, the report basically looks into the various beliefs that people hold about old age and tries to verify them.
M: And what do you think your report can achieve?
W: We hope that it will somehow help people to change their feelings about old age. The problem is that far too many of us believe that most old people are poor, lonely and unhappy. As a result, we tend to find old people, as a group, unattractive. And this is very dangerous for our society.
M: But surely we cannot escape the fact that many old people are lonely and many are sick.
W: No, we can’t. But we must also remember that the proportion of such people, is no greater among the 60-70 age group than among the 50-60 age group.
M: In other words, there is no more mental illness, for example, among the 60s-70s than among the 50s-60s?
W: Right! And why should there be? Why should we expect people to suddenly change when they reach their 60th or 65th birthday any more than they did when they reached their 21st?
M: But one would expect there to be more physical illness among old people, surely?
W: Why should one expect this? After all, those people who reach the age of 65 or 70 are the strong among us. The weak die mainly in childhood, then in their 40s and 50s. Furthermore, by the time people reach 60 or 65, they have learned how to look after themselves. They keep warm, sleep regular hours, and eat sensibly. Of course, some old people do suffer from physical illnesses, but these do not suddenly develop on their 65th birthday. People who are healthy in middle age tend to be healthy in old age, just as one would expect.
M: Do you find that young people these days are not as concerned about their parents as their parents were about theirs?
W: We have found nothing that suggests that family feeling is either dying or dead. There do not appear to be large numbers of young people who are trying, for example, to have their dear old mother locked up in a mental hospital.
Questions 1 to 5 are based on what you have just heard.
1. What have Professor McKay and her team done recently?
2. What is the purpose of Professor McKay’s report?
3. What does Professor McKay think the report can achieve?
4. Why shouldn’t one expect there to be more physical illness among old people?
5. According to Professor McKay’s report, what’s family relationship like nowadays?

选项 A、Family love is gradually disappearing.
B、It is hard to comment on family relationship.
C、More children are indifferent to their parents.
D、Family love remains as strong as before.

答案 D

解析 本题问及家庭亲子关系(Family relationship)。MeKay教授说,他们的报告并未发现family feeling is either dying or dead,由此确定答案应为D“家庭成员之间的爱与以往一样强烈”。A“家庭成员之间的爱正逐渐消失”和C“更多孩子对父母冷漠”与报告的发现相反;B“难以评论家庭关系”与录音不符。