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Every day you read in newspapers, books and magazines that it is important to avoid stress.
Stress can kill, they say. Stay calm. Be relaxed. Slow down. Don`t worry so much and don`t
work so hard. Unfortunately this is difficult. There are always money problems and family
problems. Our cities are full of traffic and noise. Stressful situations seem to be everywhere.
When people are under stress they react in different ways. Some people find it difficult to stay
calm and often become tense. Little things, like a baby crying, can make them irritated. They get
annoyed if they have to wait just a few minutes too long in a store or a restaurant. These people
are usually very moody. One minute they are fine and the next they can be really angry
absolutely furious. Other people seem to stay calm almost all the time, and rarely get angry. For
example, if they are caught in bad traffic, they don`t get frustrated. They sit calmly in their cars,
telling themselves that there is nothing they can do about a situation. These people are not
moody at all. They don`t change from moment to moment, but always seem to be in control of
Some doctors give names to these two personality types: Type A people and Type B people.
Type As work very hard, worry hard, worry a lot, and are often badtempered. Types Bs are the
opposite. They don`t worry. Work is not so important to them and they don`t get angry easily.
They like to relax a lot and have fun. These doctors say it is better for your health and your heart
if you are a Type B person. Type A or Type B?
1. You should avoid stress because
it brings about money problems
it makes you relax
it ruins your health
2. According to the passage one should
a) worry a lot
b) not work at all
relax and have Fun
3. Type A persons
b) stay calm in any situation
c) are not always good tempered
4. Type B persons
a) enjoy life and work
b) get frustrated in traffic
5. “Moody” people are those
a) who can be easily irritated
b) who can`t get angry easily
c) who enjoy life