Fairs and theme parks never seem to lose their attraction. My kids love them as much as I do.

Fairs and theme parks never seem to lose their attraction. My kids love them as much as I do. Not everyone will agree with me though. My wife is terrified of anything more exciting than the merry-go-round. So why do I love Blackpool’s Big One while she goes white on hearing the words roller coaster (过山车)”?
According to psychologists, it comes down to something called a “Type T” personality. Type T’s are thrill-seekers who welcome the uncertainty of activities that most people would find hair-raising. It seems some of us enjoy the physical sensations associated with fear: the adrenaline (肾上腺素) rush and the beating heart. Scary rides make us feel alive. Terrifying experiences encourage a sense of excitement once were back on solid ground though we only enjoy them when were within a “protective frame” that assures us that deep down, were still safe.
Recent research has found certain genes (基因) which may be responsible for those of us with Type T personalities. Biochemists have separated a gene called DRD4 which seems more common in rollercoaster lovers like me.
New technologies have allowed engineers to design coasters that change speeds quickly, shoot up hundreds of feet into the air and make all sorts of twists. Research suggests that extreme fairground rides tend to appeal particularly to those of us who lead stressful, structured or controlled lives. It's certainly true that roller coasters are a way of breaking out of the humdrum (乏味的) expectations of everyday life. Theme parks allow us to act like children again, to experience true excitement and behave a little wildly. Where else as an adult can you scream at the top of your lungs and throw your arms in the air without being sent for psychological evaluation?
If you're looking for a great place this summer where you can get in touch with your inner risk-taker. head for the nearest theme park. It’s a scream!
32. What can we learn about the author’s wife?
 A. She rarely disagrees with the author
 B. She loves Blackpool's Big One
 C. She fears extreme rides
 D. She gets excited easily.
33. What do people with Type T personalities tend to do?
 A Put their lives at risk
 B Stay energetic all the time
C. Avoid the "protective frame”
D. Enjoy adventurous experiences
34. What has recent research revealed about the Type T personality?
A. It is common among people.
B. It is genetically determined.
C. It’s caused by living separately.
D. It is a result of a physical disorder.
35. What’s the main reason why the author appreciates extreme fairground ride?
A. They help relieve stress
B. They are technologically designed
C. They contribute to parent-kid relationships
D. They are a replacement for psychological evaluation
 
本文是一篇说明文,介绍了游乐场那些刺□ 激的项目很有吸引力的原因。
32. C。细节理解题。根据第一段中的“ My wife is terrified of anything more exciting than the go- round.”可知,游乐场除旋转木马外,其他项目都让作者的妻子感到害怕。故正『确答案C。
33. D。细节理解题。根据第二段中的“ Type T’s are thrill- seekers who welcome the uncertainty of activities that most people would find hair-raising.”可知,T型人格的人喜欢寻求刺激。故正确◥答案为D。
34. B。细节理解题。根据第三◣段中的“ Recent research has found certain genes(基因) which may be responsible for those of us with Type T personalities.”可知,T型人格由基因决定。故正√确答案为B。
35. A。推理判断题。根据倒数第二段“ Research suggests that extreme fairground rides tend to appeal particularly to those of us who lead stressful, structured or controlled lives. It’s certainly true that roller coasters are a way of breaking out of the humdrum (乏味的 ) expectations of everyday life可知,研究表明,生活压▽力大、受生活束縛的人更喜欢游乐场比较刺激的项目,作者对此表示认同,认为这些项目的确可以帮助人们摆▂脱单调的】生活,释放自我。故正确答ㄨ案为A。

 
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