[完形填空]完形填空 In the summer of 1964, a well-known writer and editor Norman Cousins became very ill
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In the summer of 1964, a well-known writer and editor Norman Cousins became very ill. His body
36 , and it was difficult for him to even move around. He 37 his physician, who did many tests.
38 , he was diagnosed as having ankylosing spondylitis(强直性脊柱炎), a very serious and 39 form of arthritis(关节炎). He was told he had only a 1 in 500 chance of 40 .
41 the diagnosis, Cousins was determined to overcome the disease. He had always been interested in 42 and had read the work of Hans Selye, The Stress of Life (1956). This book discussed the idea of how body chemistry and health can be damaged by emotional stress and negative attitudes. Selye’s book made Cousins think about the 43 benefits of positive attitudes and emotions. He thought, “ 44 negative emotions produce negative changes in the body, wouldn’t positive emotions produce positive chemical changes?”
He decided to concentrate on positive emotions as a treatment to 45 some of the symptoms. In addition to his 46 medical treatment, he tried to put himself in situations that would produce positive emotions. “Laughter Therapy” became part of his treatment. He 47 time each day for watching comedy films, reading humorous books, and doing other activities that would 48 laughter and positive emotions. Within eight days of starting his “Laughter Therapy” program, his 49 began to decrease. His physical condition even 50 . Within a few months’ time, he was able to walk 51 a metal brace. Soon after that, he was able to return to work. He 52 reached complete recovery in a few years. He lived for 26 years after he became ill. He died in 1990 at the age of 75.
Skeptical readers may 53 the doctor’s previous diagnosis, but Cousins believed his 54 was the result of a mysterious mind-body interaction. His “Laughter Therapy” is a good example of one of the many 55 medical treatments people look for today.
36. A. touched B. bled C. ached D. broke
37. A. discussed B. consulted C. observed D. checked
38. A. Eventually B. Hopefully C. Particularly D. Occasionally
39. A. respective B. defensive C. effective D. destructive
40. A. survival B. operation C. performance D. success
41. A. In case of B. In fear of C. In spite of D. In favor of
42. A. service B. medicine C. entertainment D. art
43. A. necessary B. suitable C. possible D. extra
44. A. If B. While C. As D. Unless
45. A. cure B. affect C. keep D. ease
46. A. common B. conventional C. casual D. comfortable
47. A. forced B. permitted C. delivered D. scheduled
48. A. bring about B. take up C. carry out D. result from
49. A. loss B. spirit C. illness D. pain
50. A. improved B. increased C. advanced D. repaired
51. A. dressing B. wearing C. holding D. putting
52. A. especially B. generally C. actually D. barely
53. A. require B. complain C. question D. explain
54. A. growth B. injury C. development D. recovery
55. A. available B. alternative C. ambitious D. admirable
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