S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 41 Number 1/4 (2005)
APPENDIX 1 The Text for the SAQ Fonnat Test
- Kang, Dae-Min
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.41 No.4, pp. 980-983
- Both men and women are living longer these days in the industrialized
countries. However, women, on the average, live longer. In
general, they can expect to live six or seven years more than men. The
reasons for this are both biological and cultural.
One important biological factor that helps women live longer is the
difference in hormones between men and women. Hormones are chemicals
which are produced by the body to control various body functions.
Between the ages of 12 and SO, women produce hormones that are involved
in fertility. These hormones also have a positive effect on the
heart and the blood flow. In fact, women are less likely to have high
blood pressure or to die from heart attacks. The female hormones also
protect the body in another way. They help the body to defend itself
against some kinds of infections. This means that women generally get
sick less often and less seriously than men. Women are also helped by
their female genes. Scientists are still not exactly sure how genes influence
aging, but they believe that they do. Some think that a woman's
body cells have a tendency to age more slowly than a man's. Others
think that a man's body cells have a tendency to age more quickly.
Recent research seems to support both of these possibilities.