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


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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