(1)The British government has called for more men to consider a career innursing. Figures show the number of male nurses has fallen in the last three years. Now, the number of men working in the nursing sector has reached usseven year low. Numbers of male nursesincreased between 2011 and 2014 and reached a peak of 7168. This figure hasdropped to only 6924 in 2017. (2-1)The UK Health Secretary said this isclearly a cultural problem, and probably one that exists in many parts of the world. But we can make efforts to change that now. We want to persuademales to think about career options of going into nursing. (2-2)There is absolutelyno reason why men can't go into this profession. The health secretary said thatthe government already has plans to attract a more varied workforce intonursing. She stated, we are leading the way on workforce planning. We will become the first nation in europe to publish a national health and careworkforce plan.
预览两道题各选项,由反复出现的 male nurses可知,新闻内容与男护士有关。结合第1题选项中的 the number、 dropped to a record low、 shortage、 gone down等词可知,本题考查内容可能与男护土数量下 降有关。第2题各选项均为名词短语,结合选项语义可知,本题可能考查男护士数量下降的原因。
1. What problem is Britain facing?
2. What is the cause of the problem according to the UK Health Secretary?