Reading or writing text messages while you are walking is dangerous. A new study says it is more dangerousthan texting while driving. The study is from the University of Buffalo in the USA. Researchers found thatthere are more injuries per kilometer to texting pedestrians than there are to texting motorists. Their report says walking is not as easy as we think it is. We need to focus on many things at the same time to walk safely in a straight line. The research team said that people forget how to walk properly, so dangerousthings happen to them. They bump into walls and other people, walk into cars, fall over things in the street, and even fall into holes or down stairs.
A University of Buffalo professor said walking is a complex action. He said there are several reasons why texting stops people from walking properly. One reason is that they cannot see the path ahead of them. Another is that they are focused on their fingers on their mobile phone keyboard instead of their feet on thestreet. A final reason is that their minds are somewhere else and not on thinking about walking from A to B safely. The professor said over 6,000 people visited his hospital last year because they were injured while texting. He said the worst cases are head injuries. When a pedestrian is tossed into the air after being hit by a car, he/she has nothing to protect the head, and the damage can be serious.
一边走路一边看书或写字是非常危险的举动。一项新的研究表明这样的举动比一边开车一边发短信更加危险 。这项研究是美国布法罗大学所发布的 。研究人员发现发短信的行人每公里受伤的可能性要比开车发短信要高 。他们的报告称走路并不像我们想象的那么容易 。安全直走时，我们需要同时注意多方面的因素 。研究小组称人们已经忘了如何正确行走，所以危险就来了 。他们会碰上墙，其他人会无意识地走进汽车里，或是在大街上摔倒，或是掉进洞里，或又是在楼梯上摔跤 。
1.bump into 撞上
They might bump into things or fall over objects.
2.focuse on 关注
The integrated product policy (IPP) is one kind of policy sets which focuse on improving the environment accumulation influence of product life cycle.
3.instead of 代替
Why don't you play football instead of just looking on?
4.phone keyboard 手机键盘
Any new phone keyboard, onscreen or physical, will probably feel clumsy and annoying at first.
1.What says texting while walking is dangerous?
a) the book on walking safely
b) a study
c) the International Text-Walkers Organisation (ITWO)
d) a "walk safely" app
2.What is texting while walking more dangerous than?
b) eating 10 large hamburgers
c) texting while driving
d) being a soldier
3.What do we need to do to walk in in a straight line?
a) decide which way to go
b) use a piece of chalk
c) not drink alcohol
d) focus on many things
4.What two things do people bump into while walking and texting?
a) old friends and people from work
b) other people and walls
c) ice cream pizza
d) telephones and bridges
5.What do people sometimes fall down while walking and texting?
d) rabbit holes
6.How many reasons did a professor give for why texting makes walking difficult?
7.What was the first reason for not walking properly?
a) holes in the street
b) bad-fitting shoes
c) very important texts
d) people cannot see ahead
8.Where did the professor say people's minds are while they are texting?
a) between their ears
b) inside their mobile phones
c) somewhere else
9.How many people visited the professor's hospital?
a) sixty million
c) over 60 thousand
d) over six thousand
10.What kinds of injuries did the professor say were worst?
a) back injuries
b) head injuries
c) eye injuries
d) fingernail injuries