The Recreative Function of Greenspace Facilities
Greenspace facilities （设施） are contributing to an important extent to the quality of the urban environment. Fortunately it is（51） longer necessary that every lecture or every book about this subject has to start with the proof of this idea. At present it is（52） accepted, although more as a self-evident statement（53） on the basis of a closely-reasoned scientific proof. The recognition of the importance of greenspaces in the urban environment is the（54） step on the right way; this does not（55）, however, that sufficient details are known about the functions of greenspace in towns and about the way in which the inhabitants （居民） are using these spaces. As to this rather complex subject I shall, within the（56） of this lecture, enter into one aspect only, namely the recreative （供消遣的） function of greenspace facilities.
The theoretical separation of（57）, working, traffic and recreation which for many years has been used in town-and-country planning, has in my（58） resulted in disproportionate （不成比例的 ） attention for forms of recreation far from home, whereas there was relatively（59） attention for improvement of recreative possibilities in the direct neighbourhood of the home. We have（60） to the conclusion that this is not right, because an important part of the time which we do not pass in sleeping or working, is used for（61） at and around home. So it is obvious that recreation in the open（62） has to begin at the street-door of the house. The urban environment has to offer as many recreation activities as（63）, and the design of these has to be such that more obligatory （必须做的） activities can also have a recreative aspect.
The very best standard of living is nothing if it is not possible to（64） a pleasant walk in the district, if the children cannot be allowed to play in the streets because the risks of traffic are too great, if during shopping you can nowhere（65） a spot for enjoying for a moment the nice weather, in short if you only feel yourself at home after the street-door of your house is closed after you.
51 A not B no C any D some
52 A generally B scarcely C rarely D seldom
53 A no B less C than D then
54 A one B second C third D first
55 A produce B utter C speak D mean
56 A district B region C area D scope
57 A lives B life C living D live
58 A lecture B opinion C talk D speech
59 A little B much C lot of D many
60 A reach B come C arrive D derive
61 A walking B running C activities D eating
62 A sky B house C home D air
63 A might B probable C could D possible
64 A make B take C bring D go
65 A look B seek C look for D find
51. B 52. A 53. C 54. D 55. D
56. D 57. C 58. B 59. A 60. B
61. C 62. D 63. D 64. B 65. D