a. sleeps late b. feels sleepy What does it mean when a person ‘nods off?’ ? He / She _________ c. falls asleep d. gets some sleep
Which of the following is closest in meaning to the word ‘coincide’?
a. combine b. convey
c. cooperate d. correspond
Who would be most likely to buy the new gadget?
a. A musician
c. A teacher
b. A banker
d. A scientist
By the time Debbie Clark took Adam, her autistic three-year-old son, to a music therapist, he could barely speak. At the music-therapy clinic at California State University in Northridge, therapists encouraged the autistic child to express himself by playing instruments and beating out rhythms on drums. They put conversations to song in order to get Adam talking.
“In three months, the change was phenomenal,” says Clark. “Before, Adam would never look at a stranger in the eyes, let alone speak. Now, after his music therapy session, he waves to the therapists and says, ‘Bye, Jim. Bye, Ron. See you next week’ Believe me, that’s music to my ears.”
Researchers around the world are discovering music can help healing in a variety of ways. For example, burn victims are encouraged to sing while having their dressing changed experience, less pain. Cancer patients who listen to music and practice improvising on instruments, for example, see their levels of stress hormones drop and their immune systems get stronger.