The Reading / Listening - Level 3

A new survey suggests that people who use the Internet too much may have mental health problems. The survey said that people who are addicted to the Internet have problems in life if they cannot get online regularly. The survey is from McMaster University in Canada. Researchers looked at the Internet habits of 254 students and then looked at the students' general mental health. Thirty-three of the students were addicted to the Internet. The researchers said another 107 students had problems because of their Internet use. These included depression, anxiety, impulsiveness and inattention. A professor said we still know little about the dangers of Internet addiction and need to do more research into it.



The lead researcher in the study, professor Michael Van Ameringen, explained what kind of problems he found with students. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] had significantly more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work or school and in social settings." Professor Van Ameringen added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significantly higher amounts of depression and anxiety symptoms, problems with planning and [problems with] time management." The professor said we needed to find out just how big the problem of Internet addiction is. He also said we needed to find out if mental health problems caused Internet addiction.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Level 0 Level 1   or  Level 2

Sources
  • http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-09-internet-addiction-mental-health-problems.html
  • http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/47821/20160919/internet-addiction-lead-cognitive-impairment-mental-health-issues-study.htm
  • http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2016-09-18/internet-addiction-may-be-red-flag-for-other-mental-health-issues-study


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 :-)



Warm-ups

1. INTERNET ADDICTION: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Internet addiction. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       survey / Internet / mental health / problems / regularly / habits / depression /
       professor / addicted / activities / trouble / planning / time management / find out

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. INTERNET: Students A strongly believe the Internet is more bad than good; Students B strongly believe the Internet is more good than bad.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. ADDICTED: Rate these things for Internet addiction. 1 = not addicted; 10 = highly addicted. Share your ratings with your partner(s). Do you do these things?

  • sitting on the toilet
  • having lunch with someone
  • walking
  • studying
  • driving
  • watching a movie in the cinema
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5. MENTAL HEALTH: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the term "mental health". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. PROBLEMS: Rank these with your partner. Put the biggest problems with the Internet at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • cyber-bullying
  • identity theft
  • sleeping difficulties
  • online gambling
  • phishing
  • lack of exercise
  • traffic accidents
  • no conversation

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A survey says people should not use the Internet.     T / F
  2. The survey said Internet addicts needed to get online regularly.     T / F
  3. Researchers questioned over 2,540 people in their study.     T / F
  4. A professor said we know a lot about Internet addiction.     T / F
  5. The professor said addicts had no problem with day-to-day activities.     T / F
  6. Internet addicts suffer from depression more than non-addicts.     T / F
  7. Internet addicts find it more difficult to manage their time.     T / F
  8. We need to know if mental health problems create Internet addiction.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. survey
  2. problems
  3. regularly
  4. general
  5. dangers
  6. explained
  7. significantly
  8. symptoms
  9. find out
  10. caused
  1. considerably
  2. described
  3. hazards
  4. difficulties
  5. signs
  6. study
  7. discover
  8. frequently
  9. led to
  10. usual

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. people who use the Internet
  2. have problems in life if they cannot get
  3. looked at the students' general
  4. These included depression, anxiety, impulsiveness
  5. need to do more research
  6. explained what kind of problems
  7. trouble dealing with their day-to-
  8. significantly higher amounts
  9. find out just how big the problem of Internet addiction
  10. find out if mental health problems caused
  1. online regularly
  2. and inattention
  3. day activities
  4. Internet addiction
  5. too much
  6. mental health
  7. he found
  8. into it
  9. of depression
  10. is

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
habits
addicted
anxiety
suggests
mental
dangers
regularly
another

A new survey (1) ____________ that people who use the Internet too much may have mental health problems. The survey said that people who are (2) ____________ to the Internet have problems in life if they cannot get online (3) ____________. The survey is from McMaster University in Canada. Researchers looked at the Internet (4) ____________ of 254 students and then looked at the students' general (5) ____________ health. Thirty-three of the students were addicted to the Internet. The researchers said (6) ____________ 107 students had problems because of their Internet use. These included depression, (7) ____________, impulsiveness and inattention. A professor said we still know little about the (8) ____________ of Internet addiction and need to do more research into it.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
problems
higher
lead
out
activities
big
dealing
anxiety

The (9) ____________ researcher in the study, professor Michael Van Ameringen, explained what kind of (10) ____________ he found with students. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] had significantly more trouble (11) ____________ with their day-to-day (12) ____________, including life at home, at work or school and in social settings." Professor Van Ameringen added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significantly (13) ____________ amounts of depression and (14) ____________ symptoms, problems with planning and [problems with] time management." The professor said we needed to find out just how (15) ____________ the problem of Internet addiction is. He also said we needed to find (16) ____________ if mental health problems caused Internet addiction.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  people who use the Internet too much may have mental ______
     a.  healthy problems
     b.  health problem
     c.  healthy problem
     d.  health problems

2)  people who are addicted to the Internet have problems in life if they cannot ______
     a.  get online regular
     b.  get online regularly
     c.  get offline regularly
     d.  got online regularly

3)  the Internet habits of 254 students and then looked at the students' ______
     a.  generally mental health
     b.  general mental health
     c.  general mentally health
     d.  general mental healthy

4)  The researchers said another 107 students had problems because of ______
     a.  their Internet use
     b.  there Internet use
     c.  their Internet used
     d.  their Internet user

5)  A professor said we still know little about the dangers ______ addiction
     a.  off Internet
     b.  for Internet
     c.  of Internet
     d.  over Internet

6)  Michael Van Ameringen explained what kind of problems ______ students
     a.  he fond with
     b.  he fund with
     c.  he fondue with
     d.  he found with

7)  students addicted to the Internet had significantly more trouble dealing with ______
     a.  their day-two day activities
     b.  their date today activities
     c.  their day today activities
     d.  their day-to-day activities

8)  People with Internet addiction also had significantly higher ______
     a.  amount of depression
     b.  amounts off depression
     c.  amounts of depression
     d.  amounts of depressing

9)  The professor said we needed to find out just how big the problem of ______
     a.  Internet addiction was
     b.  Internet addicted is
     c.  Internet addiction has
     d.  Internet addiction is

10)  He also said we needed to find out if mental health problems ______
     a.  causes Internet addiction
     b.  cast Internet addictions
     c.  caused Internet addiction
     d.  cost Internet addiction

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A new survey suggests that people (1) ___________________ Internet too much may have mental health problems. The survey said that people who are addicted to the Internet have problems in life (2) ___________________ get online regularly. The survey is from McMaster University in Canada. Researchers looked at the Internet (3) ___________________ students and then looked at the students' general mental health. Thirty-three of the students (4) ___________________ the Internet. The researchers said another 107 students had problems because of their Internet use. These included (5) ___________________, impulsiveness and inattention. A professor said we still know little about the dangers of Internet addiction and need to do (6) ___________________.

The lead researcher in the study, professor Michael Van Ameringen, explained what (7) ___________________ he found with students. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] (8) ___________________ trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work or school (9) ___________________." Professor Van Ameringen added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significantly higher amounts of depression and (10) ___________________, problems with planning and [problems with] time management." The professor said we needed to find (11) ___________________ the problem of Internet addiction is. He also said we needed (12) ___________________ mental health problems caused Internet addiction.

Comprehension questions

  1. What suggests Internet addicts may have mental health problems?
  2. What do Internet addicts need regularly to not have problems in life?
  3. How many students did researchers look at?
  4. How many students had problems?
  5. What did a professor say we needed to research more?
  6. Who is Michael Van Ameringen?
  7. What did the Internet addicts have trouble dealing with?
  8. What did the Internet addicts have higher amounts of?
  9. What did the Internet addicts have problems with managing?
  10. What did a professor think might cause Internet addiction?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What suggests Internet addicts may have mental health problems?
a) software
b) a website
c) a study
d) a virus

2) What do Internet addicts need regularly to not have problems in life?
a) to get online
b) mental health
c) a study
d) addiction

3) How many students did researchers look at?
a) 254
b) 107
c) 117
d) 452

4) How many students had problems?
a) 254
b) 107
c) 117
d) 452

5) What did a professor say we needed to research more?
a) inattention
b) surveys
c) mental health
d) the dangers of Internet addiction

6) Who is Michael Van Ameringen?
a) a student
b) a professor
c) a software developer
d) an addict

7) What did the Internet addicts have trouble dealing with?
a) day-to-day activities
b) software
c) viruses
d) homework

8) What did the Internet addicts have higher amounts of?
a) wealth
b) stress
c) depression
d) significance

9) What did the Internet addicts have problems with managing?
a) retirement
b) parties
c) money
d) time

10) What did a professor think might cause Internet addiction?
a) mental health problems
b) computers
c) time management
d) social media

Role play

Role A —Phishing

You think phishing is the biggest problem regarding the Internet. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their problems aren't as big. Also, tell the others which is the least dangerous of these (and why): lack of exercise, traffic accidents or no conversation.

Role B —Lack of exercise

You think lack of exercise is the biggest problem regarding the Internet. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their problems aren't as big. Also, tell the others which is the least dangerous of these (and why): phishing, traffic accidents or no conversation.

Role C —Traffic accidents

You think accidents on the road is the biggest problem regarding the Internet. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their problems aren't as big. Also, tell the others which is the least dangerous of these (and why): lack of exercise, phishing or no conversation.

Role D —No conversation

You think no conversation is the biggest problem regarding the Internet. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their problems aren't as big. Also, tell the others which is the least dangerous of these (and why): lack of exercise, traffic accidents or phishing.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'Internet'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'addiction'.

  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • kind
    • trouble
    • higher
    • time
    • big
    • caused
    • new
    • regularly
    • 254
    • 107
    • anxiety
    • little




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Internet addiction sign of mental health problems

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What springs to mind when you hear the word 'Internet'?
    3. How important is the Internet to you?
    4. What do you think about what you read?
    5. What would life be like without the Internet?
    6. Are you addicted to the Internet?
    7. How can we help people with an Internet addiction?
    8. Are you addicted if you check social media while on the toilet?
    9. Are people who browse the Internet while walking addicted?
    10. Who is the most Internet-crazy person you know?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. Will everyone be addicted to the Internet in the future?
    3. What is wrong with spending a long time online?
    4. Is being online better than being with people?
    5. How might Internet addicts have problems with day-to-day life?
    6. What are the signs of being addicted to the Internet?
    7. How long will people spend online in the future?
    8. How dangerous is Internet addiction for children?
    9. How might the Internet help people with depression?
    10. What questions would you like to ask an Internet addict?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    A new survey (1) ____ that people who use the Internet too much may have mental health problems. The survey said that people who are addicted (2) ____ the Internet have problems in life if they cannot get online (3) ____. The survey is from McMaster University in Canada. Researchers looked at the Internet habits of 254 students and then looked at the students' (4) ____ mental health. Thirty-three of the students were addicted to the Internet. The researchers said (5) ____ 107 students had problems because of their Internet use. These included depression, anxiety, impulsiveness and inattention. A professor said we still know (6) ____ about the dangers of Internet addiction and need to do more research into it.

    The (7) ____ researcher in the study, professor Michael Van Ameringen, explained what kind of problems he found with students. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] had significantly (8) ____ trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work or school and (9) ____ social settings." Professor Van Ameringen added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significantly (10) ____ amounts of depression and anxiety symptoms, problems with planning and [problems with] time (11) ____." The professor said we needed to find out (12) ____ how big the problem of Internet addiction is. He also said we needed to find out if mental health problems caused Internet addiction.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    (a)     suggestion     (b)     suggestive     (c)     suggest     (d)     suggest    

    (a)     to     (b)     at     (c)     of     (d)     on    

    (a)     regularly     (b)     regular     (c)     regulate     (d)     regulatory    

    (a)     general     (b)     generally     (c)     generals     (d)     generalise    

    (a)     other     (b)     the other     (c)     others     (d)     another    

    (a)     few     (b)     tiny     (c)     small     (d)     little    

    (a)     lead     (b)     steel     (c)     iron     (d)     gold    

    (a)     mostly     (b)     much     (c)     many     (d)     more    

    (a)     in     (b)     to     (c)     by     (d)     on    

    (a)     height     (b)     higher     (c)     highs     (d)     highest    

    (a)     manage     (b)     management     (c)     manages     (d)     manager    

    (a)     just     (b)     justly     (c)     adjust     (d)     gest

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Put the text back together

    1  )     A new survey suggests that people who use the Internet too much may have mental health problems. The survey

    (    )     management." The professor said we needed to find out just how big the problem of Internet addiction

    (    )     is. He also said we needed to find out if mental health problems caused Internet addiction.

    (    )     The lead researcher in the study, professor Michael Van Ameringen, explained what kind of

    (    )     trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities, including life at home, at work or school and in social

    (    )     amounts of depression and anxiety symptoms, problems with planning and [problems with] time

    (    )     of 254 students and then looked at the students' general mental health. Thirty-three of the students were addicted

    (    )     use. These included depression, anxiety, impulsiveness and inattention. A professor said we still know

    (    )     little about the dangers of Internet addiction and need to do more research into it.

    (    )     regularly. The survey is from McMaster University in Canada. Researchers looked at the Internet habits

    (    )     said that people who are addicted to the Internet have problems in life if they cannot get online

    (    )     problems he found with students. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] had significantly more

    (    )     to the Internet. The researchers said another 107 students had problems because of their Internet

    (    )     settings."  Professor Van Ameringen added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significantly higher

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. the  Internet  have   problems  in  life   People  who  are  addicted  to   .
    3. at   254   the   students   Internet   Researchers   habits   looked   of   .
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    5. about   of   We   little  dangers   addiction  know   the   Internet   still   .
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    8. and   Significantly   amounts   depression   anxiety   higher   of   .
    9. just   how   big   the  problem   of   Internet  addiction   is   Find   out   .
    10. mental   addiction  health  Find   problems  out   caused   if   Internet   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    A new / newly survey suggests that people who use the Internet too many / much may have mental health problems / problematic. The survey said that people who are addicted to the Internet have problems on / in life if they cannot get online regular / regularly. The survey is from McMaster University in Canada. Researchers looked at the Internet habits / habitat of 254 students and then looked at the students' generally / general mental health. Thirty-three of the students were addiction / addicted to the Internet. The researchers said another 107 students had problems because of / for their Internet use. These included depression, anxiety, impulsiveness and inattention. A professor said we still know / known little about the dangers of Internet addiction and need to do more research into it.

    The lead researcher in the study, professor Michael Van Ameringen, explained / explanation what kind of problems he found with students. He said: "We found that [students addicted to the Internet] had / did significantly more trouble deals / dealing with their day-to-day active / activities, including life at home, at work or school and in socially / social settings."  Professor Van Ameringen added: "[People] with Internet addiction also had significance / significantly higher amounts of depression and anxiety / anxious symptoms, problems with planning and [problems with] times / time management." The professor said we needed to find out just / justice how big the problem of Internet addiction is. He also said we needed to find out if mental health problems causes / caused Internet addiction.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Th_ l__d r_s__rch_r _n th_ st_dy, pr_f_ss_r M_ch__l V_n _m_r_ng_n, _xpl__n_d wh_t k_nd _f pr_bl_ms h_ f__nd w_th st_d_nts. H_ s__d: "W_ f__nd th_t [st_d_nts _dd_ct_d t_ th_ _nt_rn_t] h_d s_gn_f_c_ntly m_r_ tr__bl_ d__l_ng w_th th__r d_y-t_-d_y _ct_v_t__s, _ncl_d_ng l_f_ _t h_m_, _t w_rk _r sch__l _nd _n s_c__l s_tt_ngs."  Pr_f_ss_r V_n _m_r_ng_n _dd_d: "[P__pl_] w_th _nt_rn_t _dd_ct__n _ls_ h_d s_gn_f_c_ntly h_gh_r _m__nts _f d_pr_ss__n _nd _nx__ty sympt_ms, pr_bl_ms w_th pl_nn_ng _nd [pr_bl_ms w_th] t_m_ m_n_g_m_nt." Th_ pr_f_ss_r s__d w_ n__d_d t_ f_nd __t j_st h_w b_g th_ pr_bl_m _f _nt_rn_t _dd_ct__n _s. H_ _ls_ s__d w_ n__d_d t_ f_nd __t _f m_nt_l h__lth pr_bl_ms c__s_d _nt_rn_t _dd_ct__n.

    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    a new survey suggests that people who use the internet too much may have mental health problems the survey said that people who are addicted to the internet have problems in life if they cannot get online regularly the survey is from mcmaster university in canada researchers looked at the internet habits of 254 students and then looked at the students' general mental health thirty-three of the students were addicted to the internet the researchers said another 107 students had problems because of their internet use these included depression anxiety impulsiveness and inattention a professor said we still know little about the dangers of internet addiction and need to do more research into it

    the lead researcher in the study professor michael van ameringen explained what kind of problems he found with students he said "we found that [students addicted to the internet] had significantly more trouble dealing with their day-to-day activities including life at home at work or school and in social settings"  professor van ameringen added "[people] with internet addiction also had significantly higher amounts of depression and anxiety symptoms problems with planning and [problems with] time management" the professor said we needed to find out just how big the problem of internet addiction is he also said we needed to find out if mental health problems caused internet addiction

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    AnewsurveysuggeststhatpeoplewhousetheInternettoomuchmayha
    vementalhealthproblems.Thesurveysaidthatpeoplewhoareaddicted
    totheInternethaveproblemsinlifeiftheycannotgetonlineregularly.Th
    esurveyisfromMcMasterUniversityinCanada.Researcherslookedatth
    eInternethabitsof254studentsandthenlookedatthestudents'general
    mentalhealth.Thirty-threeofthestudentswereaddictedtotheInterne
    t.Theresearcherssaidanother107studentshadproblemsbecauseofth
    eirInternetuse.Theseincludeddepression,anxiety,impulsivenessand
    inattention.AprofessorsaidwestillknowlittleaboutthedangersofInter
    netaddictionandneedtodomoreresearchintoit.Theleadresearcherint
    hestudy,professorMichaelVanAmeringen,explainedwhatkindofprobl
    emshefoundwithstudents.Hesaid:"Wefoundthat[studentsaddictedt
    otheInternet]hadsignificantlymoretroubledealingwiththeirday-to-d
    ayactivities,includinglifeathome,atworkorschoolandinsocialsettings
    ."ProfessorVanAmeringenadded:"[People]withInternetaddictionals
    ohadsignificantlyhigheramountsofdepressionandanxietysymptoms
    ,problemswithplanningand[problemswith]timemanagement."Thep
    rofessorsaidweneededtofindoutjusthowbigtheproblemofInternetad
    dictionis.Healsosaidweneededtofindoutifmentalhealthproblemscau
    sedInternetaddiction.

    Free writing

    Write about Internet addiction for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    The Internet should be switched off at night. Would this be good or bad? Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about Internet addiction. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. INTERNET ADDICTION: Make a poster about Internet addiction. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. SICK DAYS: Write a magazine article about Internet addiction and giving workers sick days because of it. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on Internet addiction. Ask him/her three questions about it. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to help people with Internet addiction. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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