Готовимся к ОГЭ по английскому и отрабатываем соотнесение высказываний и утверждений. Упражнение 23.
Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.
The speaker says that the computer
1. helps to study.
2. reduces the amount of privacy people have.
3. reduces the amount of leisure time people have.
4. makes it too easy to spend money.
5. provides lots of new kinds of entertainment.
6. is still not for everyone.
A – 6
B – 4
C – 1
D – 5
E – 3
I think a lot of people forget that the majority of computer owners are in places like the United States, Asia or Europe. And even in those countries there are still plenty of people who have never used a computer at all and certainly don’t have one for entertainment at home. After all, they’re not cheap to buy! And in some places there are communities who don’t have running water, let alone electricity or computers. It’s very unjust, if you ask me.
I think it’s a real temptation for some people – it’s too easy when you use a computer – you’re looking for a birthday present for a friend and then you notice that you can get a cheap digital camera or perhaps some new jeans and before you know it you’re typing in your credit card number and buying a couple of hundred euros worth of goods. Of course there are also dangers in giving private information on the Internet – it’s all a nightmare really.
I just don’t know how people did school projects and things like that before the age of the computer – it must have taken up all their spare time! Our teachers expect us to do a lot of research and it would take ages if we had to go to a library and look things up in books. Now the answer to almost any question is at your fingertips. I think it’s fantastic!
We’ve got cable now so we’re actually connected to the Internet all the time. We listen to the radio, the children play games. Since we’ve got one of those new flat screens we also download a lot of movies and watch them on the computer. I actually bought it originally so that I could bring work home from the office not for entertainment – but I don’t get much done with all these new possibilities.
I don’t have a computer at home – it’s too expensive! – and I try to leave the laptop in the office at the weekend. If I didn’t do that, I really don’t think I’d get any rest. I know lots of people of my age who work every weekend, answering emails, preparing presentations and doing Internet searches and so on. It can seem like quite good fun but it’s still work and I think a lot of people forget that.