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Before you read…

a) Do you get distracted easily?

b) In your opinion, what are the most distracting activities on the Internet?

1. The text below mentions the expression “the age of distraction”. Is the Internet the one to blame, or is it the way we deal with the new communication technologies?

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2. Based on the infographic above and on your knowledge about the topic, which option in parentheses makes appropriate recommendations to help people focus? Use your notebook.

Managing your space

A (Do/Don’t do) just one thing at a time.

B (Keep/Don’t keep) distractions away from you.

C (Spend/Don’t spend) ten minutes organizing your things.

Take a digital technology detox

D (Spend/Don’t spend) time with your family and friends.

E (Use/Don’t use) your cell phone, send e-mail, watch TV, or access Facebook.

Help for addicts

F (Use/Don’t use) blocker programs or adopt an alternative way to write.
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Take time to reflect and review

Early in the morning, G (check/don’t check) your e-mail until you have decided what the three most important things to be done are.

At the end of the day, H (reflect/don’t reflect) on what you did during the day.

Managing e-mail

I (Turn on/Don’t turn on) e-mail alerts.

J (Keep/Don’t keep) your computer disconnected from 8 am to 10 am.

K (Check/Don’t check) e-mail two or three times a day.

Create rituals/habits

L (Have/Don’t have) a quiet morning: read, meditate, go for a walk. Before bedtime, M (wash/don’t wash) your face, clean the dishes, read a book.

How to work

N (Stay/Don’t stay) away from the computer.

O (Work/Don’t work) for fifty minutes and have a break for twenty minutes.


1. The following text is a description of a social networking service. In your notebook, replace the letters by the appropriate verbs to complete the text. Use the correct tense.

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A social networking service A an online service, platform, or site that B on facilitating the building of social networks or social relations among people who, for example, C interests, activities, backgrounds, or real-lifeconnections. A social network service D of a representation of each user (often a profile), his/her social links, and a variety of additional services. […]

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