As the pace of life continues to increase, we are fast losing the art of relaxation. Once you are in the habit of rushing through life, being on the go from morning till night, it is hard to slow down. But relaxation is essential for a healthy mind and body.
Stress is a natural part of everyday life and there is no way to avoid it. In fact, it is not the bad thing it is often supposed to be. A certain amount of stress is vital to provide motivation and give purpose to life. It is only when the stress gets out of control that it can lead to poor performance and ill health.
The amount of stress a person can withstand depends very much on the individual. Some people are not afraid of stress, and such characters are obviously prime material for managerial responsibilities, others lose heart at the first sign of unusual difficulties. When exposed to stress, in whatever form, we react both chemically and physically. In fact we make choice between "flight or fight" and in more primitive days the choices made the difference between life or death. The crises we meet today are unlikely to be so extreme, but however little the stress, it involves the same response. It is when such a reaction lasts long, through continued exposure to stress, that health becomes endangered. Since we can't remove stress from our lives (it would be unwise to do so even if we could), we need to find ways to deal with it.
60．People are finding less and less time for relaxing themselves because _____.【湖北省2010届第五次综合测试】【细节推理】
A．they regard working as their greatest enjoyment
B．they believe that work is superior to relaxation
C．they are traveling fast all the time
D．they are becoming busier with their work than ever before
61．According to the author, the most important character for a good manager is his _____.【湖北省2010届第五次综合测试】【细节推理】
A．strong will to hold out stress
B．knowing the art of relaxation
C．high sense of responsibility
D．having control over performance
62．Which of the following statements is TRUE, according to the passage? 【湖北省2010届第五次综合测试】【细节判断】
A．We can find quite a few ways to avoid stress.
B．Stress is always harmful to people's health
C．It's easy to change the habit of keeping oneself busy with work.
D．Different people can bear different amount of stress.
63．In the last sentence of the passage, "do so" refers to _____.【湖北省2010届第五次综合测试】【猜测词义】
A．"expose ourselves to stress"
B．"find ways to deal with stress"
C．"remove stress from our lives"
D．"establish links between diseases and stress"英语学习资料
【解析】【解析】细节题。由第三段第一句可The amount of stress a person can withstand depends very much on the individual.可知。
【解析】【解析】猜义题。由Since we can't remove stress from our lives…可知括号里的内容是对前文的解释。英语学习资料