Olvasott szöveg értése (B2) arról, hogy mi kell a boldogsághoz

középfok
Gyakoroljuk egy kicsit az olvasott szöveg értésének gyakorlását, ezúttal B2 szinten azaz középfokon. 

Középfok (B2) – Reading Comprehension
Read the following text and fill in the gaps with the expressions below according to the example. There are two extra expressions you don’t need.

A. breakdown of kindness
B. clear differences                
C. divorce and separation                 
D. their final days on this earth
E. the first few years
F. a healthy, lasting relationship       
G. their interaction                
H. kindness and generosity
I. less effort
J. levels of satisfaction           
K. something toxic     
L. two basic traits      
M. wedding month

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

In most marriages, ……J….. (0) drop dramatically within the first few years together. But among couples who not only endure but live happily together for years and years, there are ……….. (1) that guide them forward.

Every day in June, the most popular ……….. (2) of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry them forward to ……….. (3). Except, of course, it doesn’t work out that way for most people. The majority of marriages fail, either ending in ……….. (4) or degenerating into bitterness and dysfunction.

Worried about the impact these divorces would have on the children of the broken marriages, psychologists decided to bring couples into the lab to observe them and determine what the ingredients of ……….. (5) were. Was each unhappy family unhappy in its own way, as Tolstoy claimed, or did the miserable marriages all share ……….. (6) in common?

For the past four decades, they studied thousands of couples in a quest to figure out what makes relationships work. The lesson from the research is clear: If you want to have a stable, healthy relationship, exercise kindness early and often.

There are many reasons why relationships fail, but if you look at the reasons for the deterioration of many relationships, it’s often ……….. (7). As the normal stresses of a life together pile up—with children, career, friends, in-laws, and other distractions crowding out the time for romance and intimacy—couples may put ……….. (8) into their relationship and let the small grievances they hold against one another tear them apart.

In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within ……….. (9) together. But among couples who not only endure but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of ……….. (10) guides them forward.

source: businessinsider.com

Megoldás:

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

1.L 2.M 3.D 4.C 5.F 6.K 7.A 8.I 9.E 10.H

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