Are there hidden truths in dreams?
Imagine waking up after dreaming about a horrible plane crash. The next day you plan to make a plane journey that you have planned long before. Will you get on the plane?
A survey shows that you may not cancel your trip but your dream will probably influence your thoughts just as if there had been a real plane accident.
The study says that dreams are a window to the mind and they may influence what we are really doing while we are awake.
Until Sigmund Freud published his famous book on "The Interpretation of Dreams" in 1899 we hadn't really thought very much about what dreams mean. Freud called dreams a "path to the unconscious" and for more than a century researchers and scientists have been trying to find out what dreams mean.
The interpretation of dreams is still an unclear area. A team of researchers at Harvard University are entering a new field of studies: Do dreams actually influence our behavior?
They have conducted studies in different cultures and found out that dreams contain hidden truths. Commuters in Boston, for example, said that dreams affected the way they live and work. 68% said that dreams foretell the future and 63% said that at least one of their dreams have come true.
Researchers, however, warn that dreams may also lead to trouble as well. If you dream that your husband or wife is cheating on you, you may be so influenced by this so much that it could cause problems in your relationship or even provoke an affair.
5. Observe the use of the Past Perfect in "your dream will probably influence your thoghts just as if there HAD BEEN a real plane accident." Choose the correct alternative with the same verb tense.
a) You look so wet. Had you been swimming?
b) She couldn't answer the phone because she had been busy.
c) Susan had met Carol while she was shooping.
d) She looks paie as if she had seen a ghost.
e) While they were playing, they had been injured.
6. Based on the use of verb tenses in the text, choose the alternative which completes the following sentences with the adequate verb forms.
"Before you told me, I _____ of such a situation. For many years until this exact moment, I ________________ to avoid such thought".
a) Haven't really thought / are trying
b) Hadn't really thought / have been trying
c) Hadn't really thought / are trying
d) Haven't really thought / have been trying
e) Hadn't really thought / had been trying
7. The sentence "it could cause problems in your relationship" in the past would be:
a) it could caused problems in your relationship.
b) it could cause problems in your relationship.
c) it could have caused problems in your relationship.
d) it can have caused problems in your relationship.
e) it could were caused problems in your relationship.
8. Sigmund Freud:
a) Found the meanings of dreams.
b) Found a connection between dreams and the uncoscious.
c) Was worried about how much dreams could change people's lives.
d) Was one of first the scientists to study dreams.
e) Researched on the effects of bad dreams on people.