Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений A-G соответствуют содержанию текста (1 — True), какие не соответствуют (2 — False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 — Not stated).
A) The research has shown that most teenagers have some kind of addiction.
B) The majority of computer addicts in Margaret’s study miss classes at school.
C) All of the computer addicts in Margaret’s study are smart people.
D) According to the survey girls are not as keen on using a computer as boys.
E) The study has shown that most of the computer science teachers are males.
F) Margaret believes a computer makes people less sociable and less selfassured.
G) Margaret’s research indicated that computer addicts suffer from serious diseases.
A) The research has shown that most teenagers have some kind of addiction. FALSE
B) The majority of computer addicts in Margaret’s study miss classes at school. NOT STATED
C) All of the computer addicts in Margaret’s study are smart people. TRUE
D) According to the survey girls are not as keen on using a computer as boys. TRUE
E) The study has shown that most of the computer science teachers are males. NOT STATED
F) Margaret believes a computer makes people less sociable and less selfassured. FALSE
G) Margaret’s research indicated that computer addicts suffer from serious diseases. NOT STATED
Interviewer: You are listening to Sunrise FM, your local radio station. With me in the studio today I’ve got Margaret Shearer, a child psychologist who has done a research into teenage addictions. Margaret, are they numerous? I mean addictions.
Margaret: Not really. Mostly teenagers have bad habits like smoking, drinking alcohol and talking on the phone. But sometimes they turn into addictions. For example, five in two hundred teenagers spend almost all their free time using their computers. They are usually defined as computer addicts.
Interviewer: And what are these computer addicts like?
Margaret: Most of them are boys and young men aged ten to twenty nine. The addicts in my study range from nine to sixteen! All of them spend about twenty four hours a week on the home computer playing computer games, or chatting, or browsing the Net. The majority of pupils and students also use computers at school.
Interviewer: Are there any other similarities within the group?
Margaret: All of them are very intelligent. They are interested in science and technology and they are usually very shy people who like being alone.
Interviewer: And how about girls?
Margaret: That’s a good question. A survey in schools showed that girls were less interested in computers. They were not as involved as boys. Possibly it’s because girls have other priorities. IT and programming are traditionally male subjects. I must admit, I share this prejudice too. Possibly it’s because most of the computer teachers give girls less attention. And parents think it is less important for girls to be good at the computer. Otherwise there is no reason why girls shouldn’t be computer experts.
Interviewer: Is computer addiction really so harmful?
Margaret: It depends. Young people in my study were quite shy. Using computers gave them confidence. It’s positive. They learnt to communicate with other users through computer networks and the people they met in school and work thought of them as experts who could help them when they had problems with their machines. On the other hand, this addiction may lead to poor health through rushed meals, lack of sleep and exercise.