Passage1 Ascientific team is studying the thinking ability of eleven and half month oldchildren. The test is a simple one. The baby watches a sort of show on a smallstage. In Act One of the show, a yellow cube is lifted from a blue box, andmoved across the stage. Then it is returned to the box. This is repeated 6times. Act Two is similar except that the yellow cube is smaller. Baby boys donot react at all to the difference and the size of the cube. But girlsimmediately become excited. The scientists interpret the girls’excitement as meaning they are trying to understand what they have just seen.They are wondering why Act Two is odd and how it differs from Act One. In otherwords, the little girls are reasoning. This experiment certainly does notdefinitely prove that girls start to reason before boys, but it provides a cluethat scientists would like to study more carefully. Already it is known thatbones, muscles and nerves develop faster in baby girls. Perhaps it is earlynerve development that makes some infant girls show more intelligence thaninfant boys. Scientists have also found that nature seems to give another boostto girls. Baby girls usually talk at an earlier age than boys do. Scientiststhink that there is a physical reason for this. They believe that the nerveendings in the left side of the brain develop faster in girls than in boys, andit is this side of the brain that strongly influences an individual’sability to use language and remember things.
Q26.What is the difference between Act One and Act Two in the test? 答案：The size of the objects shown.
Q27.How do the scientists interpret their observation from the experiment? 答案： Girls seem to start reasoning earlier than boys.
Q28.What does the speaker say about the experiment? 答案： It may simulate scientists to make further studies.
Q29.According to scientists, what is another advantage given to girls by nature? 答案： They talk at an early age.
【点评】 本文是一篇关于幼儿思维能力的文章。… but it provides a clue that… 一句前都是具体的实验过程，是一个例子，重点在实验为科学研究提供的线索。实验发现可能是早期的神经发育使女婴比男婴更聪明。科学家们还发现，自然可能还给了女孩另一大优势，那就是女孩通常比男孩早开口说话，而这也是因为神经末梢发育快于男孩。 关键词：interpret v. 解释;翻译boostn. 推动，帮助
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