【听力】英语专业四级听写120篇,第30期:美国人的休闲活动 American’s Leisure Activities

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      PART I    DICTATION [15 MIN ]

      Listen to the following passage. Altogether the passage will be read to you four times. During the first reading, which will be done at normal speed, listen and try to understand the meaning. For the second and third readings, the passage will be read sentence by sentence, or phrase by phrase, with intervals of 15 seconds. The last reading will be done at normal speed again and during this time you should check your work. You will then be given 2 minutes to check through your work once more.

      Please write the whole passage on ANSWER SHEET ONE. Now, listen to the passage.

      American's Leisure Activities

      Leisure activities include things like watching television, seeing friends or exercising. Both men and women reported that they spent about half their leisure time watching television. Visiting friends and attending social events was the next most common leisure activity for both sexes. The average adult spends almost two hours a day on household activities like cooking, cleaning and paying bills. Women spend more time on child care and housework than men do even when the women are employed. Men, however, spend more time at work. Men also spend more time on leisure activities and sports. They average five hours twenty minutes a day, half an hour more than women. Older Americans spent more of their leisure time watching TV and reading than younger people. Younger people reported spending more time with friends, using the computer and playing sports. In all, nineteen percent of men and sixteen percent of women played sports on any given day.

      美国人的休闲活动

      休闲活动包括看电视,H拜访朋友或运动这类的事。据报告,男性和女性会花大约一半的休闲时间在电视上。拜访朋友和参加社会活动则摆在第二位。一般人会花将近两小时在煮饭,清洁,付账单等家事上。比起男性来说,女性花更多的时间在照顾孩子和做家务,即使她们也在工作。男性的大部分时间则在工作。当然,他们也花时间在休闲活动和运动上,一天一般5小时20分钟,比女性多了半小时。美国老年人花在看电视和阅读上的休闲时间比年轻人多。根据报告来看,年轻人更多的时间是和朋友一起,玩电脑或运动。而且据统计,无论在哪一天,都会有大约19%的男性和16%的女性在做运动。

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