FEELING UNDER THE WEATHER?
The commonly held 0. belief (BELIEVE) that the weather affects our moods which 1. ________________ (ORIGIN) gave rise to this expression has now received 2. ________________ (SCIENCE) confirmation from research carried out at the University of Kiev. The researchers found that 3. ________________ (EXPOSE) to an atmospheric 4. ________________ (DISTURB) such as a storm can cause the air pressure to fluctuate. This not only causes people’s hearts to beat faster but has an adverse effect on their 5. ________________ (PERFORM) of tasks. When volunteers were observed under 6. ________________ (CONTROL) conditions, their ability to recall objects improved 7. ________________ (NOTICE) when regular air pressure was restored.
FROM W. S. FOWLER