The Reading / Listening - Level 0

British people use technology for 20 minutes longer than they sleep. Many adults use technology for eight hours and 41 minutes a day. This is because of high-speed Internet. People spend more time online. Many people use their phone and watch television at the same time. People watch TV for about three hours a day.



Six-year-olds understand technology the same as 45-year-olds. Fifteen-year-olds are best with technology. A doctor said we are more anti-social. He said we talk less face-to-face. People cannot stop using their phones. Technology also means people work at home using their phone or computer.

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Sources
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/we-now-spend-more-time-in-front-of-a-screen-than-in-bed-ofcom-study-shows-9652631.html
  • http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/06/britain-communications-idUSL6N0QC4NF20140806
  • http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/news/cmr-2014/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

people use technology for 20 minutes

a.

speed Internet

2.

Many adults

b.

their phone

3.

eight hours and

c.

use technology

4.

This is because of high-

d.

longer than they sleep

5.

People spend more

e.

about three hours a day

6.

Many people use

f.

time online

7.

watch television at

g.

41 minutes a day

8.

People watch TV for

h.

the same time



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Six-year-olds understand

a.

best with technology

2.

the same

b.

at home

3.

Fifteen-year-olds are

c.

to-face

4.

we are more anti-

d.

or computer

5.

He said we talk less face-

e.

technology

6.

People cannot stop

f.

social

7.

people work

g.

as 45-year-olds

8.

using their phone

h.

using their phones

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

British (1) ___________________ for 20 minutes longer than they sleep. Many (2) ___________________ for eight hours and 41 minutes a day. This is because of (3) ___________________. People spend (4) ___________________. Many people use their (5) ___________________ television at the same time. People watch TV for about (6) ___________________.

Six-year-olds understand technology (7) ___________________ 45-year-olds. Fifteen-year-olds (8) ___________________ technology. A doctor said we are (9) ___________________. He said we talk (10) ___________________. People cannot (11) ___________________. Technology also means people work at home (12) ___________________ or computer.





PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Britishpeopleusetechnologyfor20minuteslongerthantheysleep.Manyadults
usetechnologyforeighthoursand41minutesaday.Thisisbecauseofhigh-spe
edInternet.Peoplespendmoretimeonline.Manypeopleusetheirphoneandwat
chtelevisionatthesametime.PeoplewatchTVforaboutthreehoursaday.Six-ye
ar-oldsunderstandtechnologythesameas45-year-olds.Fifteen-year-olds
arebestwithtechnology.Adoctorsaidwearemoreanti-social.Hesaidwetalkles
sface-to-face.Peoplecannotstopusingtheirphones.Technologyalsomeansp
eopleworkathomeusingtheirphoneorcomputer.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: 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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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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WRITING

Write about technology for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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Answers

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