A researcher has made a report that says having a lot of money makes you a bad person. Professor Paul Piffspent ten years looking at the personalities of rich people and found that their behaviour was very different to the behaviour of poor people. Dr Piff said rich people are more likely to break rules, not follow the law, and not care about other people. He also said wealthy people cheat more at games and are less likely to help other people. Professor Piff told the BBC that: "Wealth makes you more [worried about] your owninterests, your own desires, your own welfare." He added that rich people think their own goals and needs are the most important thing in their life.
Professor Piff also found that poorer people are more generous than rich people. The poor give a higher percentage of their money to help others than the rich. He said poorer people give one-and-a-half times as much as richer people. He said: "The wealthier you are, the less generous you are. You give significantly smaller portions away to [other people]." However, he did say that rich people could change their behaviourand become nicer and more generous. He said rich people can help others more if you tell them that giving and helping is a good thing. He said: "Reminding people of the benefits of cooperation, or the advantages of community, causes wealthier individuals to be just as [giving] as poor people."
研究人员的一份报告称太多钱将使你变坏。保罗·披拂教授用了十年的时间来调查富人的性格特征，他发现富人与穷人的行为特征非常相像 。披拂博士认为富人更有可能违反规则，不遵守法律，不关心他人 。他还称富人在玩游戏时更容易作弊，他们不愿意帮助他人 。披拂教授告诉BBC说：“财富更让人们担心自己的利益，自己的欲望以及自己的福利 。”他还称富人把自己的目标和需求看作是生命中最重要的事情 。
1.be worried about 为…而担心
It all sounds rather disconcerting, but should you be worried about this?
2.a lot of 许多
I will not burden you with a lot of questions.
3.be different to 与…不同
Now, what is essential will be different to each person. For me, my family, my writing, my running and my reading are essential.
4.remind sb of 提醒某人某事
There one may see various items that remind of the battles.
1.What is the job of the person who said rich people are "bad"?
a) a business man
d) charity worker
2.For how long did the man spend looking at rich people?
a) 5 years
b) 8 years
c) 10 years
d) 9 years
3.What did a doctor say rich people are more likely to break?
b) their leg
4.What did the man say were the most important things for rich people?
a) food and drink
b) their own goals and needs
c) banks and markets
d) cars and boats
5.What did the man say wealthy people cheat more at?
6.What do poorer people give more of than richer people?
7.How many times more generous did the man say poorer people are?
8.What did the man say rich people could become (apart from nicer)?
c) more generous
d) more humane
9.What did the man say about giving?
a) we shouldn't do it
b) it's better than receiving
c) it's a giving thing
d) it's a good thing
10.What did the man say people needed to be reminded about?
b) the benefits of cooperation
d) other people