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[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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