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Internet and Computer Addiction

While time spent online can be hugely productive, compulsive Internet use can interfere with daily life, work, and relationships. When you feel more comfortable with your online friends than your real ones, or you cant stop yourself from playing games, gambling, or surfing, then you may be using the Internet too much.

Each persons Internet use is different. You might need to use the Internet extensively for your work, for example, or you might rely heavily on social networking sites to keep in touch with faraway family and friends. Spending a lot of time online only becomes a problem when it absorbs too much of your time, causing you to neglect your relationships, your work, school, or other important things in your life.

Many people turn to the Internet in order to manage unpleasant feelings such as stress, loneliness, depression, and anxiety. When you have a bad day and are looking for a way to escape your problems or to quickly relieve stress or self-soothe, the Internet can be an easily accessible outlet.

For many people, an important aspect of overcoming Internet and computer addiction is to find alternate ways to handle these difficult feelings.

There are a number of steps you can take to get your Internet use under control.

Tips for dealing with Internet addiction:

Ask yourself, What am I missing out on when I spend so much time on the Internet? Write down these activities and decrease your Internet time to pursue some of them.

Set reasonable Internet use goals and stick to them. Take frequent breaks, at least 5 minutes each hour, and do some other activity.

Alter your routine to break your usage patterns. If you spend evenings on the Internet, start limiting your use to mornings.

Seek out friends and acquaintances who couldnt care less about the Internet. Take time to appreciate the fact that all life is not yet online.

Stay connected to the offline world. Visit newsstands, book and music stores, and participate in entertainment such as museums, music, and live theater. Novels and poetry readings are hard to experience online.

Treat the Internet as a tool. Stay focused on the fact that the Internet is a means to an end. Plan your strategywhether youre looking for information or entertainmentwith the end in mind and youll save valuable time.

19. Rephrase the sentences using whatever, whenever, whoever, wherever, whichever, however.

1. Irrespective of method, it will be a difficult operation. (to use) 2. You can take any seat. (to sit) 3. Come and visit me any time. (to want) 4. We have to finish, no matter how long it takes. 5. Ill take anyone who wants to go. 6. Help yourself to everything. (to want)

Computers and the internet. Do the quiz.

1. Make sure you __________ your computer before you leave the office.

a) close

b) shut down

c) restart

d) lock up

2. How long are you going to be _____ the computer?

a) at

b) in

c) to

d) on

3. I can spend the whole weekend just __________the net.

a) sailing

b) swimming

c) surfing

d) windsurfing

4. Now we have broadband, were __________ to the internet 24 hours a day.

a) joined

b) linked

c) connected

d) attached

5. To open a file, just __________ on it with the mouse.

a) press

b) cluck

c) hit

d) click

21. Write a plus (+) if the speaker agrees with the main statement, and a minus (-) if they disagree.

David is very clever.

Script Answer
1. David Brown is a very intellectual young man.  
2. He is far from a really bright student.  
3. He is intelligent and knows a lot.  

Chess is a good game.

Script Answer
1. Playing chess is more than mere entertainment.  
2. Think of all the time that could be given to more active games than chess!  
3. Its reasonable to give more time to chess instead of wasting it on silly games!  
4. There is nothing like chess.  

Write your opinion.

It is impossible to live without the Internet.

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UNIT 10

The Future Continuous. The Adverb.

Meals and Food

Read the conversation after your teacher. Focus on the pronunciation.

A.: The math class isnt very exciting, is it?

B.: No, its boring. I was so bored yesterday I almost went to sleep. I was so embarrassed.

A.: Thats surprising. You were always interested in math.

B.: Not any more. Im really disappointed in this class.

Group the present and past participles into:

Its Im
. .

Translate into English using the future continuous.

1. . 2. . 3. . 4. , . 5. . 6. 2018 . (to host) (the Football World Cup). 7. ̳ . 8. . 9. (to concentrate) (basic) .

Complete the sentences using the future continuous.

1. Dont call me at six (to have a bath) 2. Dont tell mum about it (to worry) 3. Dont expect him to come next Saturday (to work) 4. Dont leave the child alone (to cry) 5. Dont come to see us tonight (to sleep)

Repeat after your teacher and say how we form adverbs.

1 careful carefully

2 easy easily

3 gradual gradually

4 significant significantly

Complete the table.

Adjective Adverb
hard
quick
neat
extreme
convincing
strange
good
different
beautiful
precise
realistic

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