If it was me, I would like to delete plastic bags from the world, for they are really ‘environmentally-unfriendly'(everyone knows that). Plus, it won’t cause people too much inconvenience, since the substitute can be found easily.
Now it’s your turn. If you can delete anything, what would it be? It can be a person you hate, a place you don’t like, a disease…
It was “people who” in the transcript, and “those who” in the audio.
Got it right?
Let’s get started with today’s part!
Some experts chalk this up to the perceived anonymity of the world wide web. “People are a lot bolder on Facebook than they are in real life,” says Wendy Mencel, director of the Canadian School of Protocol and Etiquette told Reader’s Digest. “There is a disconnect between what they’re writing and how they’re ???(two words missing), and they forget that their words can offend people. Social media opens us up to more scrutiny, and we have to be conscious of what message we’re projecting to the world.”
Today we are gonna listen to a new article. Ready?
According to a new study published in the journal Psychological Science. Researchers at UC Berkeley and University of Chicago researchers recruited 300 volunteers to read, watch a video, or listen to arguments about controversial topics. Then, the participants answered questions about the opinions with which they disagreed.
The results? Turns out, people who listen or watch someone speak opposing views out loud were less likely to characterize the speaker as “uninformed or heartless.” ???(one word missing), people who read the arguments were more dismissive of opposing opinions.
Apart from the missing word, there’s one word in the script that is different from the audio. Can you tell?
Have you ever argued with someone you met on Facebook? Share with me in the comment!
Today we are gonna finish this article, and let’s go! (Tomorrow we’ll have a long one to listen to.)
So what’s the answer? It’s simple, says Kersting—although it does involve a significant amount of will power. “The solution to this is resisting the temptation to look at everyone else’s life. Just focus on your own life, where you’re going, what you are grateful for, and what you want to accomplish in this world. Then go out and do it, and stop wasting so much time ???(one word).”
So true. Stop comparing yourself with others, which is just a waste of time.
Cathleen finds that her co-worker has worked for a long time at her desk and suggests they have a coffee break, but her co-worker seems reluctant, fearing he may not be able to finish his work before the deadline….
Let’s take a coffee break, shall we?
I wish I could, but I can’t.
What keeps you so busy? You’ve been sitting there for hours. You’ve got to walk around. You can’t just stay on computer forever.
Well, I’m up to my neck in work. I’ve got to finish this report. Sarah needs it by noon. I don’t want to be scolded if I can’t finish my work by the deadline.
Guys, the first three who got the right answer yesterday were:
And I would like to quote a few guys’ comments, which I find thought-provoking. (I made some slight adjuastment)
Tina said: Because of social media, we spend less quality time with our family.
According to Sagar Bhatt, social media makes her brother “open his eye with first look on the screen of his mobile phone in the morning & close his eyes late at night and wake up late”.
However, Tirthankar Das pointed out that, social media has two sides, and we should try to make full use of the good side.
All make sense!
Okay, now let’s look at today’s exercise. (Today we only have a short one!)
“Part of the issue of loneliness is that the majority of people who use social media aren’t just posting, they are also viewing,” Kersting continued. “They are spending a lot of time looking at everyone else’s posts, where they are, where they are going and what they are doing. The constant ???(one word) to everyone else’s ‘perfect’ life experiences causes feelings of being left out, of being lonely.”
Totally agree! Sometimes when viewing the ‘perfect’ life of others, I would start to have doubt in my own life.
What about you? Would you have the same feeling? Or you just won’t believe that these people actually live that way?