The Reading / Listening - Level 5

A British survey reveals that young people spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure has trebled in 10 years. A communications group conducted the study on thousands of 16- to 24-year-olds. It was part of a media use and attitudes report. While most online content is accessed on computers, the proportion of access via mobile devices is quickly catching up. Two thirds of adults now regularly use mobile devices. Online content has also changed in the past decade. People spend a lot more time watching videos, playing games, messaging and checking social media.



An industry expert explained why people are spending more time online. He said: "New technologies are opening up a myriad of other possibilities for young people. It's not just watching content….Inevitably, as the younger generation gets older and they set up their own home, TV viewing consumption will be affected." Over a quarter of young people watch TV online instead of on televisions. The expert added: "A 40-inch television screen offers quality you can't get from a tablet or smartphone, so televisions are never going to 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


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

This figure has trebled

a.

via mobile devices

2.

thousands of

b.

time watching videos

3.

most online content is accessed

c.

in 10 years

4.

the proportion of access

d.

media

5.

Two thirds

e.

decade

6.

in the past

f.

16- to 24-year-olds

7.

People spend a lot more

g.

of adults

8.

social

h.

on computers



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

An industry

a.

their own home

2.

people are spending more

b.

other possibilities

3.

opening up a myriad of

c.

of young people

4.

It's not just watching

d.

time online

5.

as the younger

e.

content

6.

they set up

f.

expert

7.

Over a quarter

g.

get from a tablet

8.

quality you can't

h.

generation gets older

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A British (1) ___________________ young people spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure (2) ___________________ 10 years. A communications group conducted the study on thousands of 16- to 24-year-olds. It (3) ___________________ use and attitudes report. While most online content is accessed on computers, the (4) ___________________ via mobile devices is quickly catching up. Two thirds of (5) ___________________ use mobile devices. Online content has also changed in the past decade. People spend (6) ___________________ watching videos, playing games, messaging and checking social media.

An industry expert explained why people are spending (7) ___________________. He said: "New technologies are opening up a (8) ___________________ possibilities for young people. It's not just watching content….Inevitably, as the younger (9) ___________________ and they set up their own home, TV (10) ___________________ will be affected." Over a quarter of young people watch TV online (11) ___________________ televisions. The expert added: "A 40-inch television screen offers quality you can't get from a tablet or smartphone, so televisions are never going to (12) ___________________."





THE INTERNET SURVEY

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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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

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

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