今天是2020年11月22日，大学英语六级口语考试今天举行。大学英语六级口语考试分三个部分，第一部分是自我介绍和问答，第二部分是陈述和讨论，第三部分是问答。本场考试讨论的主题为“The harmful effect of loneliness”，讨论的主要内容是“孤独的害处”以下展示一篇讨论，供考生参考。
Despite the convenience that science and technology has brought into life, people nowadays tend to feel more lonely than in the past. And loneliness can cause a number of damages to both physical and mental health. According to a medical research, people who often feel lonely tend to have a weaker immune system, thus they have a much higher level of blood pressure than average, and are more likely to get chronic diseases like brain damage, heart disease, even cancer. Researchers believe that loneliness can cause changes in hormone levels, which is responsible for these physical illnesses that lonely people suffer. Not only that, loneliness can result in many significant damages to people’s mental health as well. For example, people who often feel lonely might find themselves difficult to concentrate and think deeply. Without self-adjusting, they might lose interests toward their job, friends and things which they used to love, and are in danger of falling into depression eventually. Considering the damaging effects loneliness can bring about to people’s lives, it is necessary for us to avoid this harmful emotion, and help whoever is experiencing it.