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Directions ： For this part， you are allowed 30 minutes to write
an essay titled"Are ( people becoming addicted to technol d-egy?". The statement given below is for your reference . You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Numerous studies claim that addiction to technology is realand it has the same effect on the brain as drug addiction .
In contemporary society ，there is a prevalent phenomenon thatpeople in growing numbers find it difficult to live without tech-nology. Numerous studies claim that addiction to technologyhas the same effect on the brain as drug addiction .
Undoubtedly ， such addiction has a range of negative effects onmodern people .Firstly，amass of students spend enormoustime playing on their mobilephones ，whichdramaticallyreduc-es their attention span and decreases their learning efficiency .The n， employees of today are too dependent on technologicaldevices while working .Asaresult，theymight， to some extent ，become lazier and even sometimes think passively .Besides，in our daily life ， modern people have become progressively indif-ferent to each other .At restaurants，we can often see that 8 out of 10 people stare at their phones instead of talking with their friends sitting next to them.
There are several ways to prevent this trend from worsening .To begin with ， parents ought to guide their kids to use technol-ogy in areasonable way.Moreover，it is high time sometech-giants launched anti-addiction systems in their products .
And finally in tonight's news, a nine-year-old boy named Joe told not to draw in class wins a job decorating a restaurant with his drawings rather than shutting down the habit of drawing in his school's workbook.
(1) Joe's parents decided to encourage his creativity by sending their son to an after-school art class. His teacher recognized Joe's talent and posted all his work online, which led to something pretty wonderful. (2) A restaurant named Number 4 in Newcastle contacted Joe's teachers to ask if the nine-year-old could come and decorated the dining room with his drawings. Every day after school, Joe's dad drives him to theOY restaurant, so he can put his ideas straight on the wall.
Once he's all done, the work will remain there permanently. Joe's dad says, Joe is a really talented little boy. He's excellent at school. He's great at football, but drawing is definitely what he is most passionate about.
Q1. What did Joe's parents decide to do?
Q2. what did the restaurant, Number 4, do?
Christine Marshall, a-34-year-old mum of one posted a tearful video on social media, Wednesday, begging for the safe return of her beloved pet dog. After combing through the security video outside a global’s shop, (3) Christine has now posted an image of a man suspected of stealing the dog. The image appears to show a man carrying the dog in his arms.
Christine also believes the video obtained from the shop shows the dog being stolen by a man before driving off in a car, which had been waiting nearby. (4) The family is now offering a 5,000 pound reward for the safe return of the dog after launching a social media campaign to find the thief, the dog is six and a half years old and was last seen wearing a red collar.
Christine said “We will pay that to anyone who brings him home, as long as they are not responsible for his disappearance, please on investigating the incident”.
Q3 What is Christine Marshall trying to do?
Q4 What does the news report say about Christine Marshall's family?
London's eggs and bread cafe offers a boiled eggs, toast, jam, and bacon, as well as tea, coffee, and orange juice. But at the end of the meal, customers don't have to worry about the bill. Hungry customers can pay whatever amount they can afford to eat at the cafe or nothing at all. (5) Owner Guy Wilson says his cafe aims to build community rather than profits. He wants to provide a bridge for people to connectWANGYI in an area that has been divided by class and wealth, by providing affordable breakfast. (6) The cafe is open in the mornings every day of the year. And has two members of staff or supervisors on shift every day. The cafe doesn't use volunteers, but pays its staff to ensure consistency in its service. It doesn't take donations and doesn't want to be seen as a charity. Mr. Wilson says when people start to know other people around them, (7) they realize they're not that different and whatever their financial background or their educational background, most people will have something in common with each other. He says it's important that his cafe can offer his customers security and permanence
Q5 What does Guy Wilson say his cafe aims to do?
Q6 What does the news report say about eggs and bread cafe?
Q7 What happens when people start to know each other according to Guy Wilson?
M: So what time do you think we should have the party on Saturday?
W: How about inviting people to come at 6:00 PM then we'll have the afternoon to prepare food and drink and stuff like that?
M: Yes. I was thinking that around six would be good too. What food should we provide?
W: Well, I had thought about baking a cake and some biscuits, and now I think we should prepare some sandwiches and snacks and some other kinds of food so that people can just help themselves rather than getting everyone to sit down at the table to eat a meal. I think that's a bit too formal. It's better to let people walk around and talk to each other or sit where they like.
M: Yes, that sounds good. I'll go to the supermarket to get some drinks. I think I might try that big new supermarket on the other side of town, see what they have. I've not been there before. I think we should get some beer and wine and some fruit juice and other soft drinks. What do you think?
W: Sounds great. I think those drinks will be enough. And I heard that the new supermarket offers some big discounts to attract customers, so going there should be a great idea. What should we do about music?
M：Maybe we should also ask Pual to bring his computer and speakers so that we can play some music. He has a great collection of different stuff. Yes. All right.
Q8. What are the speakers mainly talking about?
Q9. Why does the woman say it is a good idea to serve foods that guests can help themselves too?
Q10. What does the woman say about the new supermarket?
W: I’m thinking of buying a car. I wouldn't need to use it every day, but I think it would be very convenient to have one for the weekends.
M: That's exciting. Would this be your first car?
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