2014高考英语阅读理解特训:带宠物去办公室

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Take Pets to Work
带宠物去办公室

Pet owners are being encouraged to take their animals to work , a move scientists say can be good for productivity , workplace morale (士气), and the well-being of animals .
鼓励宠物所有者带着自己的宠物去工作,科学家说这一举动有利于生产力的发展,工作场所士气的提高,并且有益动物健康。

A study found that 25% of Australian women would like to keep an office pet. Sue Chaseling of Pet care Information Service said the practice of keeping office pets was good both for the people and the pets. “On the pets’ side, they are not left on their own and won’t feel lonely and unhappy,” she said. A study of major US companies showed that 73% found office pets beneficial (有益的) , while 27% experienced a drop in absenteeism (缺勤).
一项研究发现25%的澳大利亚女性喜欢养一只办公室宠物。苏•车瑟琳的宠物保健信息服务说实践表明养只办公室宠物对人和动物都是有益的。“对于宠物来说,它们不会单独留在一处,也不会感到孤单和不开心,” 她说。一项对美国主要公司携带办公室宠物的研究表明,73%的办公室宠物是有益的,只有27%的人会因为携带宠物缺勤。

Xarni Riggs has two cats walking around her Global Hair Salon in Paddington. “My customers love them. They are their favorites,” she said. “They are not troublesome. They know when to go and have a sleep in the sun.
”夏宁•里格斯养了两只猫,在她的帕丁顿全球美发沙龙里走动。“我的顾客都很喜欢它们,它们才是顾客的最爱,”她说。“它们并不是麻烦。它们知道什么时候该出去晒太阳睡大觉。”

Little black BJ has spent nearly all his two years “working” at Punch Gallery in Balmain. Owner Iain Powell said he had had cats at the gallery for 15 years. “BJ often lies in the shop window and people walking past tap on the glass,” he said.
小黑BJ已经在巴尔曼画廊“工作”快两年了。它的主人伊恩•鲍威尔说他的画廊里15年都有养猫。“BJ经常躺在橱窗边,人们走过经常会敲敲玻璃和它打招呼。”他说。

Ms Chaseling said cats were popular in service industries because they enabled a point of conversation. But she said owners had to make sure both their co-workers and the cats were comfortable.
车瑟琳女士说猫在服务行业很受欢迎,因此它成为人们谈话的一个切入点。但是她表示,业主必须确保他们的同事和猫相处是舒适的。

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