The Reading / Listening - Level 4

A survey shows that 16- to 24-year-olds spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure has trebled in 10 years. A communications group conducted the study as part of a media use and attitudes report. Most online content is accessed on computers, the use of mobile devices is quickly catching up. Two thirds of adults now use smart phones. People also spend more time watching videos, playing games, messaging and checking social media online.



An industry expert said new technologies are opening up countless possibilities for young people. He said it's not just watching content. He also said we are changing the way we watch TV. Over a quarter of young people watch TV online instead of on televisions. The expert said a large television screen offers quality you can't get from a tablet or smartphone. He said televisions would never become "unimportant".

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Sources
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/11597743/Teenagers-spend-27-hours-a-week-online-how-internet-use-has-ballooned-in-the-last-decade.html
  • http://www.cbronline.com/news/telecoms/connectivity/young-people-nearly-triple-internet-use-in-decade-4574934
  • http://europe.newsweek.com/young-brits-spend-more-day-week-online-327172


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

This figure has

a.

watching videos

2.

a media use and

b.

accessed on computers

3.

Most online content is

c.

trebled in 10 years

4.

the use of mobile devices

d.

media

5.

Two thirds

e.

attitudes report

6.

use smart

f.

is quickly catching up

7.

spend more time

g.

of adults

8.

social

h.

phones



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

An industry

a.

technologies

2.

new

b.

of young people

3.

opening up countless

c.

we watch TV

4.

it's not just watching

d.

expert

5.

changing the way

e.

screen

6.

Over a quarter

f.

possibilities

7.

television

g.

get from a tablet

8.

quality you can't

h.

content

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A (1) ___________________ 16- to 24-year-olds spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure (2) ___________________ 10 years. A communications group conducted (3) ___________________ of a media use and attitudes report. Most online (4) ___________________ on computers, the use of mobile (5) ___________________ catching up. Two thirds of adults now use smart phones. People also spend more time watching videos, playing games, messaging (6) ___________________ media online.

An industry (7) ___________________ technologies are opening up countless possibilities for young people. He (8) ___________________ watching content. He also said we are changing (9) ___________________ TV. (10) ___________________ young people watch TV online instead of on televisions. The expert said a large television (11) ___________________ you can't get from a tablet or smartphone. He said televisions would never (12) ___________________.





THE INTERNET SURVEY

From  http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1505/150516-internet-use-4.html

Write five GOOD questions about the Internet in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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e)

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f)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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b)

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c)

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d)

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FREE WRITING

Write about the Internet for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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