Imagine a new chocolate that keeps you younger looking. It seems too good to be true, but a team of scientists believes they have invented anti-ageing chocolate. A laboratory working with the UK's Cambridge University has been working on a method to keep away wrinkles and keep the skin looking younger. It has called its new product 'Esthechoc'. This is a combination of the words 'esthetic' (meaning all things beautiful) and 'chocolate'. The new product is also called Cambridge Beauty Chocolate. The makers will start selling it from next month. The laboratory has not said anything about the price yet, but it is likely to be quiteexpensive. The lab hopes young, rich business executives will buy it.
The laboratory used a special chemical called an antioxidant in the chocolate. The antioxidant they used is one that gives flamingos their pink colour. The scientists say that the antioxidant can bring parts of the skin of a 50 to 60-year-old person back to the levels of a 20 to 30-year-old. They said people who ate the chocolate could see changes in their skin within just three weeks. A spokesman for the laboratory saidit took a decade of research and trials with more than 3,000 volunteers to produce Esthechoc. The chocolate bar will only be sold in boxes of 21 bars – one a day for three weeks. Other scientists say more research is needed for people to know whether or not Esthechoc actually works.
想象一下一个可以让你永葆青春的巧克力。这似乎不太真实，但是科学家团队相信他们已经发明出了抗衰老巧克力 。在英国剑桥大学的实验室中，科学家试图让人们远离皱纹，并让皮肤更加年轻 。人们管这种新产品叫做“Esthechoc” 。这是单词“美学”和“巧克力”的组合词 。这个新产品也叫做剑桥美容巧克力 。制造商计划在下个月开始售卖这种巧克力 。实验室还没有对价格进行说明，但是很有可能会价格昂贵 。他们希望年轻、富有的高官们能够购买此产品 。
The vitamin, which is normally associated with anti-ageing properties, forms a mesh inside the lens, whichslows the release of the drug, ensuring it spends much longer in the eye.
2.research and trials 研究和试验
So developing countries will need their own research and trials to find locally relevant solutions.
3.business executives 高管
If business executives and sponsors don't understand the need for a PMO -- and view it as overhead -- how can we convince them of its value?
4.keep away 不接近
As another Greek author, Hesiod, put it, "Keep away from the gossip of people.
1.What seems too good to be true?
a) Cambridge University
b) an anti-ageing chocolate
d) the truth
2.What kind of team has invented an anti-ageing chocolate?
a) a team of beauticians
b) a team of cocoa growers
c) a team of old, wrinkly people
d) a team of scientists
3.Which educational institution was part of the invention?
a) Cambridge University
b) Hershey's College of Chocolate
c) the Centre for Wrinkle Research
d) The World Skin Foundation
4.When will the new chocolate go on sale?
b) next year
c) next month
d) August 1
5.How much will the new chocolate be?
a) not much
b) no one knows
c) $1 a bar
6.Which bird has an antioxidant that the chocolate uses?
a) the penguin
b) the ostrich
c) the flamingo
d) the pigeon
7.What can an antioxidant bring back to the levels of a 20 to 30-year-old?
a) chocolate-eating habits
b) someone's face
d) parts of the skin of a 50-year-old
8.How many people were part of the tests for the chocolate?
a) over 3,000
c) exactly 3,000
d) just under 3,000
9.How many chocolates bar do we need to buy at one time?
10.What do other scientists say we need more of?
d) cocoa beans