... they have nine lives. Apparently, there's a great deal of truth in this idea. A cat's ability to survive falls is based on fact. Recently, the New York Animal Center made a study of 132 cats over a period of five months. All these experience have one thing in common: they have fallen off high buildings, yet only eight of them died from shock or injuries.
划线部分的句子将研究机构名称、实验数字、实验期限三个要素串接在一起，插接在主题句"they have nine lives"和延伸句"they have fallen off high buildings, yet only eight of them died from shock or injuries"之间，形成了一个有效的铺垫。这种写法虽然有点"耗字数"，但是对于写作时无话可说的考生来说，也不失为一个好的选择。
1. As can be seen in a recent survey by the China Daily, at least three out of every five interviewees believed that +延伸句
2. Recently the Beijing Youth made a study of 1,132 citizens for a period of two months. Despite their genders, occupations, religious background, social status and income levels, there is one thing in common: +延伸句
3. CCTV interviewed five people from five cities-they are from Harbin, Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Shenzhen respectively. The survey showed that +延伸句, in spite of their birthplace, educational background and socio-economical status.