Life through a lens

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Life through a lens

  1. 1. English by telephone « Live Online » 
  2. 3. The article is about TV, the Internet and reading habits of British children. Decide whether the following statements are True or False and check your answers in the text: <ul><li>More than 80% of schoolchildren turn on the TV when they return home from school. </li></ul><ul><li>Only 50% of schoolchildren read books in their own time every day. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 50% of schoolchildren in Britain own a computer or a laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>More than half the children surveyed have their own profile on a social networking site. </li></ul><ul><li>Almost three in four 13 to 16 year olds watch TV in bed. </li></ul>
  3. 4. Answer the following according to the text: <ul><li>What are the reasons for the increase in the number of hours children spend in front of a screen? </li></ul><ul><li>What does the phrase « children now multitask » mean? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the children’s main reason for the use of the Internet? </li></ul>
  4. 5. Answer the following according to the text: <ul><li>4. Which of these best describes the conclusions of the survey? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People are worried that children are spending too much time in front of television and computer screens. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s use of computers and TV viewing habits should be regarded as normal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Internet is now an essential part of people’s lives. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Find the following words or phrases in the text: A three-word verb meaning to continue to follow. (paragraph 3)
  6. 7. Find the following words or phrases in the text: A adjective meaning not willing to do something. (paragraph 3)
  7. 8. Find the following words or phrases in the text: An adverb meaning every year. (paragraph 10)
  8. 9. Find the following words or phrases in the text: A two-word verb meaning look quickly at a magazine or newspaper. (paragraph 13)
  9. 10. Find the following words or phrases in the text: A verb meaning imagine or think of doing something. (paragraph 13)
  10. 11. Find the following words or phrases in the text: A two-word verb meaning agree to join a course or organisation. (paragraph 16)
  11. 12. Find the following words or phrases in the text: A word meaning the time of life when you are a child. (last paragraph)
  12. 13. Find the following words or phrases in the text: A participle meaning increasing. (last paragraph)
  13. 14. Complete the table using words from the text:

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