1. which of the following / what can be / may be / is the best title for the text?
2. which of the following can best serve as the title of the passage?
3. which one could be the best title of the passage?
4. the best / most suitable title for this text would be _____.
some of the world's most famous musicians recently gathered in paris and new orleans to celebrate the first annual international jazz day. unesco (united nations educational, scientific and cultural organization) recently set april 30 as a day to raise awareness of jazz music, its significance, and its potential as a unifying (联合) voice across cultures.
despite the celebrations, though, in the u.s. the jazz audience continues to shrink and grow older, and the music has failed to connect with younger generations.
it's jason moran's job to help change that. as the kennedy center's artistic adviser for jazz, moran hopes to widen the audience for jazz, make the music more accessible, and preserve its history and culture.
"jazz seems like it's not really a part of the american appetite," moran tells national public radio's reporter neal conan. "what i'm hoping to accomplish is that my generation and younger start to reconsider and understand that jazz is not black and white anymore. it's actually color, and it's actually digital."
moran says one of the problems with jazz today is that the entertainment aspect of the music has been lost. "the music can't be presented today the way it was in 1908 or 1958. it has to continue to move, because the way the world works is not the same," says moran.
last year, moran worked on a project that arranged fats waller's music for a dance party, "just to kind of put it back in the mind that waller is dance music as much as it is concert music," says moran. "for me, it's the recontextualization. in music, where does the emotion (情感) lie? are we, as humans, gaining any insight (感悟) on how to talk about ourselves and how something as abstract as a charlie parker record gets us into a dialogue about our emotions and our thoughts? sometimes we lose sight that the music has a wider context," says moran, "so i want to continue those dialogues. those are the things i want to foster."
1. which of the following can be the best title for the text?
a. exploring the future of jazz
b. the rise and fall of jazz
c. the story of a jazz musician
d. celebrating the jazz day
the intelligent transport team at newcastle university have turned an electric car into a mobile laboratory named "drivelab" in order to understand the challenges faced by older drivers and to discover where the key stress points are.
research shows that giving up driving is one of the key reasons for a fall in health and well-being among older people, leading to them becoming more isolated (隔绝) and inactive.
led by professor phil blythe, the newcastle team are developing in-vehicle technologies for older drivers which they hope could help them to continue driving into later life.
these include custom-made navigation (导航) tools, night vision systems and intelligent speed adaptations. phil blythe explains: "for many older people, particularly those living alone or in the country, driving is important for preserving their independence, giving them the freedom to get out and about without having to rely on others."
"but we all have to accept that as we get older our reactions slow down and this often results in people avoiding any potentially challenging driving conditions and losing confidence in their driving skills. the result is that people stop driving before they really need to."
dr amy guo, the leading researcher on the older driver study, explains:"the drivelab is helping us to understand what the key stress points and difficulties are for older drivers and how we might use technology to address these problems."
"for example, most of us would expect older drivers always go slower than everyone else but surprisingly, we found that in 30mph zones they struggled to keep at a constant speed and so were more likely to break the speed limit and be at risk of getting fined. we're looking at the benefits of systems which control their speed as a way of preventing that."
"we hope that our work will help with technological solutions (解决方案) to ensure that older drivers stay safer behind the wheel."
2. what is the best title for the text?
a. a new model electric car
b. a solution to traffic problems
c. driving services for elders
d. keeping older drivers on the road