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Do Nice Guys Always Finish Last? 坏坏惹人爱,好男人总吃鳖?

2012-05-15  cntic
Do Nice Guys Always Finish Last?坏坏惹人爱,好男人总吃鳖?
by Marcus Maurice
Why are some women attracted to jerks?
为什麽有些女性总是喜欢坏男人?

In 1939, baseball manager Leo Durocher came up with a saying for the ages. He was referring to the _(1)_ baseball team when he said, "Look at them. They're all nice guys, but they'll finish last." Durocher wasn't speaking of the male-female relationship at the time, but his expression is now _(2)_ with it. Almost everyone knows certain women who _(3)_ about being single all the time. They say that they desire gentlemen that are kind, smart, and sensitive and will treat them right. In reality, all the men that they date are self-centered guys with bad intentions. Is it true that men with nice guy personalities are actually less _(4)_ to women?
For most of their lives, women have been taught to _(5)_ with caring men who would make ideal husbands. The harsh reality is that some women look for macho men who are emotionally unavailable because they see the possibility of an exciting fling. Even worse, they view it as a challenge to _(6)_ these bad boys into husband material.
Nice guys shouldn't feel _(7)_, though. The adrenaline rush eventually wears off, and women really want to be with good men. While nice guys may not be competitive in the number of relationships they have over the years, they do have a huge _(8)_ when it comes to finding partners for child rearing. If you are a nice guy who is thinking about _(9)_ some personality changes to be more take-charge, don't. Keep opening doors for women. Keep listening to their relationship problems. Keep being a _(10)_ to cry on. Don't worry. In the end, nice guys do come in first.
(A) undergoing(B) depressed(C) shoulder(D) desirable(E) synonymous
(F) settle down(G) advantage(H) opposing(I) transform(J) complain


  1. He was referring to the opposing baseball team when he said, "Look at them. They're all nice guys, but they'll finish last."理由:
    a. 空格前有定冠词 the,空格後有名词词组 baseball team(棒球队),可知空格内应置入形容词或可作形容词的分词。
    b. 符合上述的选项共计有 (B) depressed(感到沮丧的)、(D) desirable(富有魅力的)、(E) synonymous(同义的)以及 (H) opposing(敌对的),然仅 opposing 置入後符合语意,故选 (H)。
    c. opposing a. 敌对的
    the opposing team敌队
    The opposing team is strong, but I know we can beat them.
    敌队虽强,但我知道我们可以打赢他们。

  2. Durocher wasn't speaking of the male-female relationship at the time, but his expression is now synonymous with it.理由:
    a. 空格前有主词 his expression(他的用语)和 be 动词 is,空格後有介词 with,可知空格内应置入形容词、及物动词的过去分词或不及物动词的现在分词。
    b. 符合上述的选项有 (B) depressed(感到沮丧的)、(D) desirable(富有魅力的)和 (E) synonymous(同义的),然仅 synonymous 置入後符合语意,故选 (E)。
    c. synonymous
    a. 同义的,意义相同的
    be synonymous with...和……同义
    The designer's name is synonymous with fashion and style.
    这位设计师的名字是时尚与流行的代名词。

  3. Almost everyone knows certain women who complain about being single all the time.理由:
    a. 空格前有关系代名词 who,用来代替其前的先行词 certain women(一些女性),作主词用,空格後有介词 about,且根据时态,可知空格内应置入不及物动词或不及物动词片语的现在式。
    b. 符合上述的选项有 (F) settle down(定居下来)和 (J) complain(抱怨),然仅 complain 置入後符合语意,故选 (J)。
    c. complain vi. 抱怨
    complain about...抱怨……
    Lucy often complains about how unromantic her husband is.
    露西常抱怨她的丈夫多麽不浪漫。

  4. Is it true that men with nice guy personalities are actually less desirable to women?理由:
    a. 空格前有 be 动词 are 和表比较级的副词 less,空格後有介词 to,可知空格内应置入形容词(含可作形容词的分词)。
    b. 符合上述的选项有 (B) depressed(感到沮丧的)和 (D) desirable(富有魅力的),然仅 desirable 置入後符合语意,故选 (D)。
    c. desirable a. 富有魅力的
    The actor was chosen by the magazine as the most desirable bachelor in Taiwan.
    该演员被这本杂选为全台湾最有魅力的单身汉。

  5. For most of their lives, women have been taught to settle down with caring men who would make ideal husbands.理由:
    a. 空格前有不定词 to,空格後有介词 with,可知空格内应置入原形不及物动词或不及物动词片语。
    b. 符合上述的选项仅有 (F) settle down(安定下来),置入後亦符合语意,故选之。
    c. settle down安定下来
    Henry didn't finally settle down until he was 42 years old.
    亨利直到 42 岁才定下来。

  6. Even worse, they view it as a challenge to transform these bad boys into husband material.理由:
    a. 空格前有不定词 to,空格後有名词词组 these bad boys(这些坏男孩),可知空格内应置入原形及物动词或片语及物动词。
    b. 符合上述的选项有 (C) shoulder(承担)和 (I) transform(使改变),然仅 transform 置入後符合语意,故选 (I)。
    c. transform vt. 使改变,使转变
    transform A into B将 A 改变 转化成 B
    The Lins transformed their old house into a bed and breakfast.
    林氏一家人将他们的旧房子改建成附早餐的民宿。

  7. Nice guys shouldn't feel depressed, though. 理由:
    a. 空格前有感官动词 feel(感到、感觉起来),可知空格内应置入形容词(含可作形容词的分词)作主词补语。
    b. 符合上述的选项仅剩 (B) depressed(感到沮丧的),置入後亦符合语意,故选之。
    c. depressed a. 感到沮丧的,消沈的
    Rainy days always make me depressed.
    下雨天总是让我心情沮丧。

  8. While nice guys may not be competitive in the number of relationships they have over the years, they do have a huge advantage when it comes to finding partners for child rearing.理由:
    a. 空格前有不定冠词 a 和形容词 huge(大的),可知空格内应置入单数的可数名词。
    b. 符合上述的选项有 (C) shoulder(肩膀)和 (G) advantage(优势;优点),然仅 advantage 置入後符合语意,故选 (G)。
    c. advantage n. 优势;优点
    Bill's superior strength gave him an advantage over his opponents.
    比尔的力气比对手大,因此使他占了上风。

  9. If you are a nice guy who is thinking about undergoing some personality changes to be more take-charge, don't. 理由:
    a. 空格前有介词 about,空格後有名词词组 some personality changes(一些个性上的改变),可知空格内应置入及物动词的动名词。
    b. 符合上述的选项仅有 (A) undergoing(经历),置入後亦符合语意,故选之。
    c. undergo vt. 经历
    三态为∶undergo, underwent, undergone。
    Mary underwent a very risky procedure to remove the tumor in her brain.
    玛丽经历非常危险的手术,移除她脑内的肿瘤。

  10. Keep being a shoulder to cry on. 理由:
    a. 空格前有不定冠词 a,空格後有不定词片语 to cry on,可知空格内应置入单数的可数名词。
    b. 仅剩的 (C) shoulder(肩膀)为单数的可数名词,置入後符合语意,并形成下列固定用法∶
    a shoulder to cry on
    可以诉苦的对象
    Stan was always there whenever Lucy needed a shoulder to cry on.
    每当露西需要诉苦的对象时,史丹总是在她身边。
    c. 根据上述,故选 (C)。

  1. come up with...想出 提出……(点子等)
    John has to come up with a way to finance his new business.
    约翰必须想办法为他的新事业筹措资金。
  2. refer to...意指 指的是……
    These figures refer to our book sales in Asia.
    这些数据指的是我们书籍在亚洲的销量。
  3. speak of...谈到 说到……
    I wasn't speaking of your friend when I mentioned someone had lied to me.
    当我说到有人骗我的时候,并不是在说你的朋友。
  4. sensitive a. 善解人意的;敏感的
    be sensitive to...对……敏感
    The study helped the government become more sensitive to the needs of the unemployed.
    这项研究让政府对於失业族群的需求更加敏锐。
    My downstairs neighbor is very sensitive to noise.
    我楼下的邻居对吵闹声很敏感。
  5. intention n. 意图
    Marty had no intention of dating Claire. He just wanted to be friends.
    马蒂不想和克莱儿交往。他只想和她做朋友。
  6. unavailable
    a. 得不到的;不能利用的
    available a. 可获得的,可买到的
    The website was unavailable after the actor mentioned it on the talk show.
    该男演员在脱口秀中提到那个网站後,它就进不去了。
  7. Even worse, S + V更糟的是,……
    Sam lost his job today. Even worse, someone stole his wallet.
    山姆今天丢了工作。更糟的是,有人还偷了他的皮夹。
  8. view A as B视 A 为 B
    = see/regard/look upon/think of A as B
    Mike always views Thanksgiving as a time for family.
    麦克一向视感恩节为家人团聚的时刻。
  9. eventually adv. 最後,终於
    If you work hard, you will eventually achieve your goals.
    如果你努力,最後一定会达成目标。
  10. wear off逐渐消失
    The medicine wore off after two hours.
    药效 2 小时後就消失了。
  11. competitive
    a. 竞争性强的;有竞争力的
    The two banks merged in order to be more competitive in the industry.
    这 2 家银行合并以便在同业中更具竞争力。
  12. take-charge a. 控制的
    take charge of...控制……;掌管……
    The police officers were called in to take charge of the situation after the protest got out of hand.
    抗议活动失控後,警方被召唤来控制场面。
    Paul will take charge of the rescue operation.
    保罗会负责这次的救援行动
  13. come in first/second/.../last (place)
    得第 1 名 第 2 名 …… 最後一名
    Amy's softball team came in first place at the competition.
    艾咪的垒球队赢得比赛第 1 名。

  1. expression n. 用语
  2. single a. 单身的
  3. self-centered
    a. 自私自利的,以自我为中心的
  4. personality n. 个性,性格
  5. harsh a. 残酷的
  6. macho a. 有男子气概的
  7. emotionally adv. 感情地
  8. fling n. 短暂的风流韵事;一时的放纵
  9. adrenaline n. 肾上腺素
    the/an adrenaline rush
    肾上腺素激增;(喻)一时兴奋
  10. rear vt. 抚养,养育
  1. in reality实际上
  2. when it comes to...谈到 说到……

坏坏惹人爱,好男人总吃鳖?
为什麽有些女性总是喜欢坏男人?
棒球队经理李奥·杜罗切於 1939 年说了 1 句流传至今的名言∶『瞧瞧这些人。他们全是好人,

不过成绩却会垫底。』他口中的这些人,指的是敌队的球员。杜罗切当时谈的并非风花雪月之事,如今他的名言却成为男女关系的同义词。几乎每个人都认识一些不断抱怨自己仍小姑独处的女性。这些人说她们渴望善良、聪明、善解人意,以及真心对待自己的绅士。但事实上,她们约会的对象都是自私自利、心怀不轨的男人。具备好男人特质的男性果真对女性来说较没有魅力吗?
女性一生多半被灌输要跟关心自己的好丈夫型男人安定下来。但现实很残酷,有些女性挑的是不愿付出感情的猛男,她们只想找机会风流快活。更糟的是,她们把这种坏男人视为 1 种挑战,试图把他们改造成丈夫的料。
不过,好男人别沮丧。激情终会消退,女性会想跟好男人长相厮守。虽然好男人在过去几年的感情路上也许不受青睐,但谈到寻找养育孩子的另一半时,他们的确有很大的优势。如果你是好男人,现在正考虑改变个性让自己变成能控制场面的 hold 住哥,其实用不著如此。继续对女性敞开心房、聆听她们的感情问题,并成为她们可以诉苦的对象。请放心,好男人终能拔得头筹。
答案∶ 1. (H) 2. (E) 3. (J) 4. (D) 5. (F) 6. (I) 7. (B) 8. (G) 9. (A) 10. (C)







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