IEC.Pre-Inter.Reading.Matching+sentence completion. Family and relations

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  3. By Ly Nguyen
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We are all friends now - 3 (!) Skim the Reading Passage and all the questions as quickly as you can. With a partner, use the questions as a guide to discuss what the passage is about. Also discuss whether your predictions in exercise 1 above were correct. How to go READING PASSAGE about it You should spend about 20 minutes on Questions 1-13, which are based on the Reading • Read the title and Passage. skim the passage in two minutes to get Questions 1-6 an overall idea of the content. The Reading Passage has seven paragraphs, A-G. • Analyse the Choose the correct heading for paragraphs B-G from the list of headings below. headings quickly. Underline the List of Headings Example Answer general nouns. These occur a comparison of male and female use of commercial Paragraph A v towards the venues beginning of each 1 Paragraph B heading. If there ii how various media affect the frequency of contact are no nouns, think between friends 2 Paragraph C of one that relates iii the ranking of the most popular communication methods to the heading. 3 Paragraph D • Think about where iv the reasons why teenagers like using commercial venues 4 Paragraph E in the passage v the popularity of internet friends you could find 5 Paragraph F paragraphs with vi the importance of regular contact with friends met online 6 Paragraph G these types of headings. vii .,..\the popularity of neighbourhoods . ,'. • Look at the viii the impact of mobile devices on contact between friends example to help with the context. ix alternative means of communication cited by teens • Ask questions about the headings, e.g. Are headings i and iv connected? • You will not need How teens hang out and stay in touch with their closest to use all of the friends: a study of the attitudes of US teenagers aged 13 to 17 headings. • When you have A The way young people are making friends this does not necessarily mean that a finished, always around the world is changing. A US survey teen's best friend is an online friend, it does check the sequence asked teens to focus on all of the ways in suggest a certain comfort with interacting of the headings which they spend time and interact - both with friends and peers in an online space for makes sense. digitally and in person - with the friend this group of teens. who is closest to them. Many teens say C Neighborhoods also are a popular place for they 'hang out' with their closest friend in teens to connect with one another - 42% online settings, such as social media sites of teens spend time around a neighborhood or through gaming websites. More than half with their closest friend. Boys are more of teens hang out with their closest friend likely than girls to spend time with their online on a regular basis, which is similar closest friend in a neighborhood. Nearly to the share of teens who spend time with half of teenage boys say this is where they close friends at someone's house. Teenage regularly spend time with their closest boys are especially likely to spend time friend, compared with 36% of girls. online with close friends, as 62% do so D About a third of teen girls spend time with regularly, compared with 48% of teen girls. their closest friend at a coffee shop or B Many of those who have met a friend online shopping centre. Roughly one-quarter of say they spend time with their closest teens regularly spend time with their best friend on a regular basis online, which is friend at these places. Girls are twice as somewhat higher than the 41 % of teens likely as boys to hang out in these locations: who have not met a friend online. While 11

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- We are all friends now 30% of teen girls regularly spend time with smartphone users, teens who have access their closest friend there, compared with to a smartphone also are likely to be in only 16% of boys. daily touch with their closest friend. Some E Frequent contact with closest friends is 62% of teens with smartphone access are facilitated by mobile devices and social in touch with their closest friend daily, and media. Teens today have more ways 45% are in touch multiple times a day. to stay in touch with friends than ever G Phone-based methods are overall the most before. Beyond daily interactions at popular ways that teens communicate with school, teens are increasingly connected their closest friends. Looking at the overall by smartphones, social media, gaming, picture, texting comes out on top. Some and the internet. These new avenues of 80% of teens say they use this as one of communication broaden what it even the three most common ways they get means to be 'friends', changing how teens in touch. But phone calls - a technology connect and how they share with one from the analogue era - are the second another. most popular method overall, with 69% F Mobile devices help facilitate frequent of teens citing it as one of their choices. connections between close friends. Teens This is followed closely by the 66% of who have mobile internet access - teens who say social media is in their top whether through a phone, tablet or other three preferences, while just 21 % of teens mobile device - are significantly more noted gaming in any of their choices. Other likely than those without this kind of access communication methods, such as video to be in frequent touch with their closest sharing, blogging and discussion sites were friend. A full 60% of these teen mobile cited by 10% of teens or less. Some 21 % internet users are in touch daily with their of teens, however, said ' something else' to closest friend (including 42% who make any of the three most common ways they contact many times a day). This compares get in touch with their closest friend. Write­ with 47% of those without mobile internet in answers reveal that some teens use access who communicate daily with video chatting, such as the popular iPhone their closest friend, including 27% who service FaceTime, to get in touch with one do so many times a day. Focusing in on another, as well as email. Questions 7-10 Complete the sentences below. Choose NO MORE THAN 7WO WORDS from the passage for each answer. 7 The majority of teenagers spend time with their closest online friend on a 8 The best friend of a teenager is ........................... someone online. 9 Almost ........................... of male teenagers spend time with their best friend in a neighbourhood. 10 New communication devices ........................... the meaning of what a friend is. Questions 11-13 Do the following statements agree with the information in the Reading Passage? Write: TRUE if the statement agrees with the information FALSE if the statement contradicts the information NOT GWEN if there is no information on this 11 The use of social media and mobile devices among teenagers has little impact on their contact with their closest friend. 12 Social media are used by teenagers to exchange photographs. · 13 Teenagers also use video-based communication to contact friends. 4 ID Do you think electronic devices, such as smartphones, and social media improve the quality of friendships? Why/Why not? 12