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2002年3月 section2 questions 1～5(全真试题集p95)
helen beasley says she did not set out to become a surrogate mother.
helen beasley 文章开头出现的一个人物
主句：beasley could not be much farther from a happy ending 说明这篇文章描述的是一件坏事情。.
she’s mired in a bitter legal battle with charles wheeler and martha berman, the san francisco attorneys who found her classified ad on the internet and flew her over last march for a trip to a fertility clinic.
pregnant with one more baby than wheeler and berman wanted, beasley says, she has received only 1, 000 of the 20, 000 they originally agreed to pay her.
the fate of the twins she’s carrying but does not want or have legal rights to will be decided by a california court, in one of the most bizarre surrogacy cases yet.
beasley acknowledges the wheeler and berman, who have refused to talk to the media, made it clear in their discussions that they wanted just one child.
what’s more, notes stanford law professor deborah rhode, "theirs was a very extensive contract.
what’s more ：更有甚者
furthermore，moreover，that is，that is to say，i.e，also
stanford law professor deborah rhode：文章中的头衔可以略看
there were 50 clause providing for every contingency, "including the case of a multiple pregnancy, a real possibility given that three donor eggs fertilized by wheeler’s sperm were implanted in beasley’s womb.
the contract required beasley to honor the couple’s decision about whether to have a selective reduction, the termination of one or more fetuses in a multiple pregnancy.
still, beasley says, "i didn’t realize they would go so ballistic" over the idea of twins.
beasley claims she would have gone through with the selective reduction has wheeler and berman made the arrangements early in the pregnancy.
but, as she tells it, there was a lengthy e-mail row between the two sides after beasley returned to england:
but关键转折词，异曲同工的词还有however, yet, nevertheless, nonetheless这些词后面的信息很重要
2. the word "row" in the sentence "there was a lengthy email row between the two sides"(para. 4) can be replaced by ________.
(a) negotiation磋商 (b) argument 争吵
(c) communication交流 (d) dialogue对话
it was a petty affair in which each accused the other of going on vacation without warning, but it took weeks to mediate.
by the time wheeler and berman booked beasley’s flight to california for the reduction, it was week 13 of her pregnancy, she says.
at that stage, beasley felt that terminating a fetus was wrong. plus, the late date increased the risk that both fetuses would be lost in the procedure. her high blood pressure was already complicating the pregnancy.
at that stage：在那个阶段
beasley claims that wheeler and berman’s lawyer, who declined to comment, presented her with two options: to terminate one fetus as requested or terminate both and still get paid.
unwilling to do either, beasley tried to compromise option of seeking other potential parent.
the 26-year-old legal secretary from shrewsbury, england, a single mom with a 9-year old son, was thinking more about becoming a paid egg donor.
egg donor. 卵子捐献者
when she bought her first computer and did some research on the internet, the tales of childless couples she came across broke her heart, she says, and made her think of going one step further, as some 20, 000 surrogate moms do each year in the u.s. "
the more i thought about it, "she says, "the more i thought of happy endings."
six-and-a-half months after her first surrogate pregnancy began, as twin babies kick inside her, beasley could not be much farther from a happy ending.
she says both sides offered candidates but fought over what-if anything-the newcomers would pay wheeler and berman for their in-vitro fertilization and donor-egg expenses.
in britain the matter would have been simpler. there, surrogate mothers have full legal rights to the babies they bear for at least the first six weeks. but since the contract was signed in california, beasley, now living in san diego, supported by her lawyer there, is suing to sever the couple’s rights over the children and claim unspecified damages.
by last thursday the blood was so bad that berman had the man who came to serve her with papers thrown out of her office building.