Freezing to Death for Beauty
People in Beijing wear a lot of clothing during winter to fend off the cold.In the United States, however, people wear (51) partly because the car is theprimary mode of transportation. Cars take (52) straight to their workplaces,which are heated well. The American diet is full of calories, so their (53)canafford to burn heat more quickly.
Fewer layers of clothing give people the opportunity to stay (54) Lots ofYale girls wear skirts (55) when it's 10 degrees Centigrade outside. Some ofthem at least wear boots, tights, and leg-warmers1.Some,however, really just gofor the look (56)the risk of health2.These girls have nothing to prevent theirlegs (57)the wind, and no socks to protect their feet. A mini skirt and a pairof stilettos are all that they wear.
Typically, the ones pursuing fashion are (58) with little body fat. Just bythe nature of their bodies, they are already at a disadvantage com#pared withnormal people in (59) weather. I have always (60), whenever I pass these girls,how they manage to refrain from shivering and just smile like spring hadarrived3.
And then there are the guys. The girls can be said to (61) health forbeauty. But why do guys (62)so little? It is not like, once they shed somelayers, they suddenly becom#e better-looking. They are not exactly beingfashionable when they (63)wear sporty shorts and shower slippers in the midstof winter. It's not cute.
Of course, people have the freedom to look whatever (64) he want. I am justsurprised that, given the vast difference between winter and summertemperatures in Connecticut, they can still (65)like they are partying on thebeach in the middle of February.
51. A. scarce B. less C. littleD. least
52. A. people B. students C. shoppers D.them
53. A. arms B. heads C. legs D.bodies
54. A. bony B. thin C. fashionable D. hungry
55. A. even B. sometimes C.frequently D. occasionally
56. A. in B. for C.at D. on
57. A. with B. against C. aboveD. under
58. A. fat B. ugly C. short D.skinny
59. A. warm B. cold C. cool D.hot
60. A. dreamed B. stated C. claimed D.wondered
61. A. sacrifice B. devote C.suffer D. endure
62. A. bear B. carry C. wear D.put on
63. A. only B. seldom C. rarelyD. hardly
64. A. method B. road C. way D.avenue
65. A. see B. resemble C. show D.look
US Signs Global Tobacco Treaty
1 The United States has taken the first step toward approving a globaltobacco treaty that promises to help control the deadly effects of tobacco usethroughout the world. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson signedthe Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) this week at the UnitedNations. (46)
2 The FCTC was developed by the World Health Organization and approved bymembers of the World Health Assembly，includingthe United States，last year. (47)
3 For instance, cigarettes sold in those countries would have to havehealth warnings on at least 30% of the front and back of every pack. (48)Italso requires bans on tobacco advertising, though there are some exceptions forcountries like the United States, where the Constitution prohibits such anoutright ban.
4 (49) The World Health Organization estimates that tobacco use killsnearly 5 million people worldwide every year. In the US alone, about 440,000people die each year from tobacco-related illnesses; about one-third of allcancers in the US are caused by tobacco use. If current trends continue, WHOestimates, by 2025 tobacco will kill 10 million people each year.
5 The treaty must be ratified by at least 40 countries before it can takeeffect. (50)
A Tobacco stocks also perked up as investions discouried fears ** of fromthe US.
B So far，109 countries have signed it, and 12 have ratified it.
C The impact of the treaty could be huge.
D Countries that ratify it would be required to enact strict tobaccocontrol policies.
E The treaty calls for higher tobacco taxes, restrictions on smoking inpublic places, and more promotion of tobacco prevention and cessation programs.
F TheSenate must still approve the treaty before the US can implement itsprovisions.
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