Gateway B2+ Unit 3 Listening

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    Listen to a researcher explaining how she believes the Internet is affecting our minds. Complete the notes with one word in each gap. Social networking sites are increasingly popular for making on-line friendships although the interaction is via chat rooms, texts or  ________ and not face to face. But how do people maintain real friendships?

    Correct Answer
    emails
  • 3. 

    I believe a friend is a person you can call, meet for coffee or invite to your house whenever you have a  ________ .

    Correct Answer
    problem
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "problem" because the sentence is describing the qualities of a friend, stating that a friend is someone you can reach out to whenever you have a problem.

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    I also believe a friend is for life and it needs   ________ , just like a marriage. For the young, a long friendship that lasts years would be ‘too boring’.

    Correct Answer
    work, perseverance
    Explanation
    A long-lasting friendship, just like a marriage, requires effort and determination. It is not something that can be taken for granted or expected to last without any effort. Both parties involved need to work on the relationship, invest time and energy, and show perseverance in overcoming challenges. Without these qualities, a friendship may not be able to withstand the test of time and may become stagnant or boring.

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    Children today are very selfish and either eliminate or ignore a friend who is in  ________ . I blame the Internet.

    Correct Answer
    need
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "need" because the statement suggests that children today prioritize their own needs and desires over the needs of their friends. The speaker blames the Internet for this selfish behavior, implying that the easy access to information and entertainment online has made children more self-centered and less empathetic towards others.

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    Children can’t concentrate on things for more than a few minutes, unlike the older generation who could develop relationships because they had more  ________ .

    Correct Answer
    time
    Explanation
    Children can't concentrate on things for more than a few minutes because they have less time available compared to the older generation. The older generation had more time to develop relationships and focus on tasks, while children have limited time due to various factors such as school, extracurricular activities, and technology distractions.

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  • 7. 

    Listen again and choose the best answers, A, B or C. What does the speaker say about her daughter?

    • A.

      She has over a thousand online friends.

    • B.

      She has friends who can access her personal information.

    • C.

      She knows people who communicate with numerous people they have never met.

    Correct Answer
    C. She knows people who communicate with numerous people they have never met.
    Explanation
    The speaker says that her daughter knows people who communicate with numerous people they have never met. This suggests that her daughter is acquainted with individuals who engage in online communication with strangers.

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    What is the speaker’s attitude towards the younger generation?

    • A.

      They don’t have meaningful relationships.

    • B.

      They are friendly.

    • C.

      They take risks by meeting strangers.

    Correct Answer
    A. They don’t have meaningful relationships.
    Explanation
    The speaker's attitude towards the younger generation is negative as they believe that they do not have meaningful relationships. This implies that the speaker perceives the younger generation as lacking depth and connection in their interactions with others.

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    The speaker thinks that friendship ...

    • A.

      Is as important as a marriage.

    • B.

      Is more important for old people.

    • C.

      Is something that lasted longer in the past.

    Correct Answer
    C. Is something that lasted longer in the past.
    Explanation
    The speaker believes that friendship used to last longer in the past. This implies that friendships in the present are not as enduring as they once were. The speaker's perspective suggests that the nature of friendships has changed over time, possibly becoming more transient or less committed.

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    The speaker says that children are self-centred because ...

    • A.

      They get everything they want.

    • B.

      They have hundreds of friends.

    • C.

      Their priority is themselves.

    Correct Answer
    C. Their priority is themselves.
    Explanation
    The speaker suggests that children are self-centered because their priority is themselves. This means that children tend to focus on their own needs, desires, and well-being above others. They may not always consider the feelings or needs of others and may prioritize their own interests. This self-centered behavior can be attributed to their stage of development and their limited understanding of empathy and social dynamics.

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    What does the speaker suggest about the younger generation?

    • A.

      Their minds have not developed in the same way as their parents and grandparents.

    • B.

      They lose concentration because they have too many buttons to press.

    • C.

      They blame the Internet for their problems.

    Correct Answer
    A. Their minds have not developed in the same way as their parents and grandparents.
    Explanation
    The speaker suggests that the younger generation's minds have not developed in the same way as their parents and grandparents. This implies that there may be differences in the way they think, process information, or approach problem-solving compared to previous generations.

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