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发生在游泳池的事故--大学英语四级阅读

来源:慢速英语   时间:1970-01-01 08:00:00

Gary Finkle had his backbone severely 11 in a swimming-pool accident seven years ago. A heavy-set, bearded man of 27, he is one of thousands of Americans who have lost 12 all feeling and movement from their shoulders down. He lives with his wife, Micky, and a female monkey named Jo outside the village of Andes, N. Y.

Gary is a participant in a remarkable 13 called Helping Hands: Simian Aides for the disabled. The nonprofit organization 14 the disabled with trained monkeys that reduce the disabled person's 15 on family, friends and hired attendants.

Using his mouth, Gary controls a small laser pointer mounted on his wheel-chair. With it, he directs Jo to change books or cassette player. She brings him drinks from a refrigerator and 16 away empties.

When asked, Jo will fetch the remote control for the TV and place it on Gary's working table where he can operate it with his mouth-stick. The mouth-stick is his 17 tool. It can be used for practically everything: turning the pages of a book, 18 the telephone, changing channels on the TV, working at a typewriter or computer. If Gary's mouth-stick drops to the floor, Jo will pick it up and 19 reinsert it into his mouth.

"I can't imagine living without her," Gary says. He will always need 20 assistance for such things as getting in or out of bed, bathing or changing his clothes. A. human B. dependency C. humble D. virtually

E. injured F. clears G. visibly H. agent

I. cleans J. supplies K. wounded L. primary

M. dialing N. enterprise O. gently

答案:
11. E 12. D 13. N 14. J 15. B 16. F 17. L 18. M 19. O 20. A