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26 Jul 2014

Improve your listening skills- Sentence completion exercise

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You will hear a scientific explanation of why some people crave risk and are prepared to take their lives in their hands. while others get enough excitement from reading a thriller. Before you read through the sentences below and check you understand all the words. Try to predict the missing words.

Do risk seekers have a different brain chemistry?

To find out what happens in people’s bodies when they late risks, psychologists studied trainee parachutists.

The results revealed that levels of adrenaline increased as much as (1) …………… during the jump.

Noradrenaline levels increased by (2)……………………………… .

Adrenaline helps prepare the body to defend itself by producing energy (3)……………………. Noradrenaline has the effect of making people (4)………………………… .

People react lo stimuli differently, depending on the way the brain (5)……………. .

The brain wave patterns in introverts are (6) …………………………….. This means that their response to stimuli is (7)………………………. .

Surprisingly, the nervous system of extroverts is (8)……………………. .

So extroverts have to do risky things to give them enough (9)……………………. . It seems that people choose an exciting or relaxing environment according to how much stimulation their brain needs.

Now listen and complete the sentences using a few words. Make sure that the word or phrase you write fits the sentence grammatically. You will hear the recording twice. 

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