Joyce(多虧阿摩我10 高三上 (2016/05/16 22:07) A euphemism is a polite word or expression that is used to refer to things which people may find upsetting or embarrassing to talk about, for example sex, the human body, or death.
10. Swiss teenagers smoke more dope than their peers in other European countries, casting a _______ over the country’s prim and wholesome image. One in three Swiss 15-year-olds has lit _______ a joint within the past year. (A) card; up (B) die; on (C) stone; on (D) pall; up
I feel that if there is, in this world, one person whom we can touch totally and unabashedly, we will never die of loneliness. One person! I don’t say fifty, a hundred, a thousand. It does not matter who that person is, woman to woman, man to man, someone you can go to and who will listen.
The problem is: although most of us can select the joy of intimacy, many people choose not to. Some believe that intimate relationships are risky. They believe that intimacy will hurt, and that it is going to make the greatest demands on you, bring out your deepest feelings, and make you feel miserable sometimes. Moreover, it seems that our modern society does not reinforce intimacy. One out of every four marriages ends in divorce. As George Leonard says, “we can orbit the earth, we can touch the moon, but this society has not devised a way for two people to live together in harmony for seven straight days without wanting to strangle each other.” It is said that intimacy is out of date, but I would like to assert that intimacy is absolutely essential or we are all going to go mad. Go ahead and live in isolation, if you can. I believe that you can judge your level of mental health to the degree that you can form meaningful and lasting relationships.
【題組】According to the passage, what is the possible reason for the high divorce rate?
(A) Modern people are doomed to die of loneliness.
(B) Modern society does not reinforce intimacy.
(C) Some believe that intimate relationships are risky.
(D) A way has been devised for two people to live together in harmony.