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19. The committee was intrigued by the group's in-
terpretation of "Phantom of the Opera".
20. Please keep us apprised of any changes in the
21. What qualifies the Internet to be classified as an
integral part of life?
A. It is used throughout the world
B. It facilitates access to unlimited information
C. It is the single most important device of the
D. Its numerous attributes and impact on every
facet of society.
22. How does the writer regard the Internet?
A. As an unnecessary evil
B. As a benefit to all mankind
C. As a waste of time
D. As a tool that must be carefully managed
23. What do you understand by the phrase "an in-
dispensable tool in work and business,"?
A. The Internet is an advantage to any busi-
B. Businesses rely on the use of the Internet.
C. The Internet is a necessity in any business.
D. As a tool, the Internet can stimulate business
24. The views put forward by the writer represent a
A. Balanced perspective
B. A biased perspective in favour of the internet
C. An honest opinion
D. Is weighted against the internet
25. What does the title of the article suggest?
A. The Internet is a menace
B. The Internet has dominated society
DIRECTIONS: Read the passage carefully before attempting the questions. Each question has four options,
select the most appropriate answer based on what is contained or implied in the passage.
THE INTERNET DEPENDENCE IS AN ILLNESS OF MODERN SOCIETY
The Internet has become an integral part of life for most people over the past decade. Today, any modern man once a day
needs to communicate, work or just finds specific information by visiting the World Wide Web network. Of course, the
Internet is of utmost importance in today's world and is of great benefit to mankind: as an inexhaustible source of infor-
mation, an affordable way to acquire skills and knowledge, as an indispensable tool in work and business, as a means of
planning and leisure, as a place to meet and a way to keep in touch. Internet facilitates the selection and purchase of nec-
essary goods and services, as well as it allows you to save on your purchases.
Anyway, I will not list all the advantages and benefits of this kingdom of endless possibilities, you already know them. In
this article I would like to talk about one negative consequence accompanying the spread of the Internet around the world-
about Internet addiction.
Internet Addiction -- is a disorder in the psyche accompanied by a large number of behavioral problems and in general, it
is the inability of man to get out of the network in time, being in the continuous presence or having an obsessive desire
Psychologists are sounding the alarm and compare the phenomenon of Internet addiction to alcohol and drugs. A study
on Internet addiction shows that prolonged and uncontrolled presence in the network, changes the state of consciousness
and functioning of the brain. Gradually, this leads to the loss of the ability to learn and to think more deeply.
Nicholas Carr, a famous American scientist and writer, an expert of management and communication of information, with
a group of researchers, came to a disappointing conclusion - fast and regular skimming sites causes the human brain to
lose its ability for in-depth analytical thinking, making permanent network users impulsive and incapable of intellectual
However, disturbances are not only in thinking and memory loss, but the negative impact on people.
Plunge headlong into the network world wide web, people are gradually losing real communication skills, which lead to
some asocial behavior. Why meet with friends, when you can chat with them on Skype, why negotiate with someone
live if you can call up or just send an e-mail ... That is as previously described benefits, all these extra comforts during ex-
tended use them becomes a problem, which begins to appear in the complexity of dealing with new people and getting
into an unfamiliar company. For the Internet addict it becomes a stressful situation causing the man to withdraw into
himself which can affect his work or school.
In addition to mental and cognitive disorders, internet-dependence has lead to the emergence of dangerous physical con-
ditions. Spending a lot of time at the monstrous display screens spoils your vision. Internet addiction is accompanied by
a sedentary lifestyle which leads to various diseases of the spine and joints (scoliosis, low back pain, arthritis, etc.), car-
diovascular disease (tachycardia, arrhythmias, hypertension, varicose veins of the lower limbs, etc.) and many other dis-
Internet addiction can impact family relationships (between parents and children and between spouses). A child or sig-
nificant other who spends day and night at the computer causes the family's relations to deteriorate and to be destroyed.
Internet addiction is a big problem of modern society!
Article by Shurik Petrov
C. Excessive use of the internet can lead to illness
D. The Internet poses a real threat to society
26. "A sedentary lifestyle," (paragraph 7) is associ -
C. Over activity
27. Given the many benefits of the Internet, why does
the writer dwell on the consequences?
A. He is concerned that the Internet is subtly
B. Users are not aware of the risks associated
with the Internet.
C. To educate the reader on the repercussions of
unregulated use of the Internet.
D. The consequences of using the Internet out-
weigh the benefits.
28. The impact of the Internet on an individual's ana-
lytical capabilities is likely to result in
A. A society that is void of comprehending basic
B. A society with vast information but limited re-
C. A society that lacks the ability to receive de-
D. A society that is limited in its ability to absorb
and process information logically.
29. To substantiate his claims, the writer uses
B. Scientific research
C. Observations and experiences
D. Public opinion
30. Which of the following statements is true of the
A. The effects of the Internet are specific to phys-
ical and psychological damage.
B. Less communication occurs today because of
C. The Internet is not the problem, but it is man's
dependency on it that can result in severe
D. Human relations have suffered most because
of the use of the Internet.
DIRECTION: Read the poem carefully before attempt-
ing the questions. Each question has four options, select
the most appropriate answer based on what is implied
or stated in the poem.
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND
No man is an island,
Entire of itself;
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
As well as if a promontory were:
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