Reading Comprehension 59


ESL Reading Articles For ESL EFL Students - 59

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How To Live Longer

A group of researchers has demonstrated that pleasure and positive states of mind are better for our health. This new intellectual approach to health is not only more powerful, but also has no side effects. Central to this claim are recent findings that even getting an education may add as much as 10 years to your health. That is why National Geographic featured John de Rosen in its book The Incredible Machine, which discussed old age. De Rosen, an artist, continued to paint until the week he died at age 91. The book notes: "Same scientists believe that retirement to a sedentary lifestyle initiates or aggravates medical problems, thus shortening life. According to a study of retired people, adults over 65 can learn a creative skill, like oil painting, as readily as younger students." So retiring from a job in a sense means retiring from life unless supplemented by some other, preferably new activity.

1. It's implied in the passage that De Rosen -----.

A) passed away while he was painting his last picture
B) was the author of the book The Incredible Machine
C) questioned his spinster-hood before he died
D) proved National Geographic's claim about the effects of work on
        people's life-duration
E) owed his long life to getting an education


2. As Incredible Machine's note suggests some scientists believed that retirement to a sedentary lifestyle ----.

A) deteriorates one's health considerably
B) makes his life longer than working man
C) forces one to find new hobbies
D) comforts the older to some extent
E) enables him to have more spare time


3. It can be inferred from the passage that there is no ----.

A) difference in learning a creative skill between adults over 65 and
        younger students
B) success in the researchers' experiments
C) activity after retiring from a job
D) pleasure in developing one 's abilities
E) intention to get a creative skill for most of adults


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