Woman: Hey, how are you doing?
Man: A lot better. Thanks for coming to visit me.
Woman: No problem.___1___
Man: Wow, thanks. How is everyone else?
Woman:___2___You’re the only one left in the hospital.
Man: Oh okay. I should be getting out soon.
Man: It’s not too bad. They have a library.
Woman: That’s cool, do you go there a lot?
Man: Not really.___4___
Woman: Oh, okay. Well, I have to go, but I’ll come back tomorrow. See you then!
A.They’re doing fine.
B.So, what’s it like staying in a hospital?
C.It’s on the other side of the hospital.
D.I brought you some flowers, and a get-well card.
The Chinese have used a method called acupuncture（針灸）to perform operations for about 4,000 years without putting the patient to sleep. This involves placing flexible needles to certain parts of the body The needles are available in a number of stores in China and anyone may buy them.
To learn how to use the needles takes about one month of training. But to be skillful requires greater time. The person who performs the acupuncture knows how to put in the needles so the needles themselves are not painful. This person also knows where to place the needles so the patient feels no pain in the area where the operation is to be performed. a particular operation might require 25 or more needles placed in various parts of the body. But now this operation requires only 3 or 4 needles.
Today, the Chinese doctors are trying to learn more about acupuncture. They are trying to develop a convincing theory to explain how the needles work in preventing pain, or why a needle in the wrist, for example, would prevent the pain in the area of the mouth.
A patient who needs an operation is given a choice between having acupuncture or having one of the chemicals used for putting him to sleep. It has been estimated that over half of the patients choose acupuncture because there is no sickness after the operation, and because the chemical may make the patient sick for a few hours a day.
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The quality of patience goes a long way toward your goal of creating a more peaceful and loving self. The more patient you are, the more accepting you will be of what life is, rather than insisting that life be exactly as you would like it to be. Becoming more patient involves opening your heart to the present moment, even if you don’t like it. If you are stuck in a traffic jam, late for an appointment, being patient would mean keeping yourself from building a mental snowball before your thinking get out of control and gently reminding yourself to relax. It might also be a good time to breathe as well as an opportunity to remind yourself that, in the bigger scheme, being late is “small stuff”.
Direction:You are to write in no less than 120 words on the topic “Should College Students Be Allowed to Get Married?” You could base your composition on the Chinese outline given below.