Opposites◆Attract, but Do Similarities◆ Attract More? Do couples really look alike or is it just our imagination? 夫妻間真的會有夫妻臉，還是只是想像呢？
For anyone who has asked a couple by mistake if they are related◆, there’s a reason why they might have thought that. Recent studies have found that couples really do look alike. In fact, couples look like each other for a number of reasons. First of all◆, the old saying “opposites attract” does not necessarily seem to be true. In fact, we are often attracted to people who are similar to us in both interests and appearance. What’s more, people have traditionally met partners within their neighborhood near their homes, at work, or in social groups like clubs. Sharing these backgrounds means sharing many things, which could include some elements of appearance like race or sense of style. But even if people don’t look like one another when they get together, there’s a good chance they will begin to look more alike in the future. Studies have shown that couples married for 25 years or more often appear similar. One possible reason is that being together for so long means many shared experiences and emotions. This could result in similar wrinkles◆, expressions, and maybe even body types.
1. attract vt. 吸引 be attracted to 受……吸引 Babe Ruth’s home runs attracted a large number of fans to Yankee Stadium. 貝比•魯斯的全壘打曾吸引許多球迷前往洋基球場。 * stadium n.（無篷）體育場 I am very attracted to the job because it will give me the chance to help others. 我被這工作深深吸引，因為它將讓我有機會幫助別人。 2. imagination n. 想像（力） Being a dancer requires a combination of grace, strength and imagination. 當一名舞者需要結合優雅、力量和想像力。 * combination n. 結合，組合 3. by mistake 失誤地，不小心地 George took someone else’s suitcase at the airport by mistake. 喬治在機場不小心拿到了別人的行李箱。 4. necessarily adv. 必然，必定（常與 not 並用） Expensive things are not necessarily better. 昂貴的東西不一定比較好。 5. appearance n. 外表 This car is similar to that car in appearance. 就外形來看，這輛車與那一輛很像。 6. background n. 背景 The detective looked into the background of the killer. 那位偵探深入研究兇手的背景資料。 * detective n. 偵探；刑警 7. result in... 導致／造成…… The poor conditions of the road resulted in the motorcycle accident. 道路狀況不良造成那起機車事故。 * condition n. 條件，狀況 8. expression n. 表情；表達 Paul had an expression of anger on his face. 保羅臉上帶著生氣的表情。
◆ opposite n. 相反的人或事物 ◆similarity n. 相似（不可數），相似之處（可數） ◆related a. 有親戚關係的；有關的 ◆first of all 首先 ◆wrinkle n. 皺紋
☆ alike vs. like 形容詞 alike（相像的）和介詞 like（像……的）比較： 1. 形容詞 alike（相像的）通常置於 look 或 be 動詞之後作主詞補語，而不可置於名詞前修飾。 例 The twins look so much alike that I cannot tell them apart. 這一對雙胞胎長得如此相像，我根本分不出來。 2. 介詞 like（像……的）後面接受詞，形成介詞片語修飾主詞。 例 Your voice sounds like your mother's. 妳的聲音聽起來像妳母親的聲音。 3. 不論是 alike 或 like，其前都不可用 very 修飾，而應用 very much 或 much。 例 Jonathan's current and previous jobs are very much alike. 強納森目前的工作跟他的前一份非常雷同。 ☆ What's more, S + V 此外／而且，…… 1. what's more 為表示「此外、而且」的轉折詞，用來補充前面提到的內容，使用時後面加逗號再接主要子句。 例 My teacher is knowledgeable. What's more, she is very patient with students. 我的老師知識淵博。此外，她對學生也很有耐心。 2. 此種用來補充說明的轉折詞還可用besides、furthermore、moreover、in addition 等。 例 The cake is tasty. In addition, it's very cheap. 這塊蛋糕很好吃。此外，它也非常便宜。