2011.6.18 CET4 英语四级考试听力篇章2(29-31) 原文及答案
When people care for an elderly relative, they often do not use available community services, such as * day care centers. If the care givers are * children, they are more likely to use such services, especially because they often have jobs and other responsibilities. In contrast, a spouse, usually the wife, is much less likely to use support services or to put the dependent person in a nursing home. Social workers discover that the wife nor*lly tries to take care of her hu*and herself for as long as she can in order not to use up their life savings. Researchers have found that caring for the elderly can be a very positive experience. The elderly appreciated the care and attention they received. They were affectionate and corporative. However, even when care giving is satisfying, it is hard work. Social workers and experts on aging offer care givers and potential care givers help when arranging for the care of an elderly relative. One consideration is to ask parents what they want before they become sick or dependent. Perhaps they prefer going into a nursing home can select one in advance. On the other hand, they *y want to live with their * children. Care givers must also learn to state their needs and opinions clearly and ask for help from others especially brothers and sisters. Brothers and sisters are often willing to help but they *y not know what to do.Question 29 to 31 are based on the passage you have just heard.Q29. Why are * children more likely to use community services to help care for elderly parents?Q30. Why are most wives unwilling to put their dependent hu*ands into nursing homes?Q31. According to the passage, what must care givers learn to do?