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BEFORE READING / LISTENING

From http://www.BreakingNewsEnglish.com/1107/110718-memory.html

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h.

The Internet is changing how we remember the past.

People doing a test did less well when they knew answers were onlin There is a new kind of memory called transitional memory. A researcher says Google is making us more stupid. The researcher said folders help us remember where we put data. The researcher said we remember the info location and not the info. She said we are getting better at organizing huge amounts of info. The researcher said we need to store memories of streets .

e.

T/F

T/F T/F T/F T/F T/F T/F T/F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

1.

suggests

2

different

3.

rely

4.

huge

5.

intelligent

6.

believes

7.

tend to

8.

quantities

9.

stuff

10.

skill

a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. j .

depend talent enormous thinks things proposes a variety have a habit of clever amounts

3. PHRASE MATCH:

(Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

1.

Researchers from

2

participants knew the answers would

3.

they did less well

4.

personal data being backed

5.

I don't think Google is

6.

good at remembering where

7.

we tend to keep

8.

organising huge quantities

9.

you can find

10.

where to go to

  • a.

    on the memory tests

  • b.

    find the information

  • c.

    we keep information

  • d.

    be available on a computer

  • e.

    it online

  • f.

    of data and facts

  • g.

    Colombia University

  • h.

    stuff online

  • i.

    making us stupid

  • j.

    up on a hard disk

The Internet is changing our memory 18th July, 2011 More free lessons at www.BreakingNewsEnglish.com - Copyright Sean Banville 2011

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