主页 PTE听力 Summarize Spoken Text
You will hear a short interview. Write a summary for a fellow student who was not present at the interview. You should write 50-70 words. You have 10 minutes to finish this task. Your response will be judged on the quality of your writing and on how well your response presents the key points presented in the interview.
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Scientists are discovering that when you touch someone, you communicate very specific emotions
such as sympathy, disgust, gratitude, or even love. The current issue of the scientific journal
Emotion features a series of studies about touch. Reporter Michelle Trudeau touched base with the
Michelle Trudeau: Psychologist Matt Hertenstein from DePaul University in Green Castle, Indiana
decided to study touch while he was watching parents interacting with their babies - making faces and
cooing sounds, squeezing, stroking, nuzzling them.
Mr. Matt Hertenstein (DePaul University): And all of a sudden it struck me one day and I thought,
you know, I wonder if touch can communicate distinct emotions, much like the face and the voice.
Michelle Trudeau: Decades of research has been done on the face and the voice and the distinct
emotions that they communicate. But touch has been relatively neglected by researchers until
Hertenstein stepped in and began his experiments.
Mr. Matt Hertenstein: We invited two participants into the lab. And we put a curtain up between
those two people.
Michelle Trudeau: So they couldn't see or hear each other. One participant, the sender, was told to
try and communicate twelve different emotions, one by one, to the other participant, the receiver.
Mr. Matt Hertenstein: The receiver would put his or her arm underneath the curtain, on to the
Michelle Trudeau: The sender would then touch the receiver's forearm, trying to communicate the
specific emotion, such as envy, fear, love, embarrassment, anger, gratitude, pride, disgust. The
receiver had to then decide which emotion was being communicated.