A recent study by Dr. Martin Wang of Taiwan Student Center showed that there has been a decrease in TV watching among students, instead of watching TV, students are now playing video games and using the Internet more. In the l , Dr. Wang surveyed students throughout Taiwan in 2014. He asked them what they did in their spare time. The data was compared to a 2 survey he did in 2013. "Although students are watching 3 TV, they are still playing indoors." said Dr. Wang. "We saw a big 4 in surfing the Internet and playing video games."
Dr. Wang found students watch TV 5 ten percent less, but they play video games five percent more and surf the Internet eight percent more. Some experts believe the trend is 6 Video games and Internet surfing have both been 7 to increase intelligence. However, Dr. Wang warned there are some side 8 . For example, using computer too much may cause students to become nearsighted. Furthermore, the more students 9 indoors, the less they exercise.
The study indicated that two percent less students list playing sports as their favorite 10 . "The lack of exercise can cause depression (沮丧) and weight 11 ," said Dr. Wang.In addition, students may become clumsi er.
Though the study proved that students are 12 more, Dr. Wang thought that this is misleading. Most students are not reading novels. 13 , they are reading Japanese cartoon books. Dr. Wang pointed out that most students, after doing their homework, are too tired to read 14 books. Dr. Wang suggested that Taiwan schools should 15 the amount of homework for students so that they may have adequate time to read and exercise.
1. A. school B. class C. center D. study
2. A. recent B. similar C. new D. latter
3. A. less B. more C, fewer D. better
4. A. increase B. pressure C. gap D. decline
5. A. gradually B. sharply C. nearly D. rapidly
6. A. subjective B. positive C. negative D. sensitive
7. A. changed B. decided C. ignored D. shown
8. A. reasons B. benefits C. effects D. aspects
9. A. gather B. refuse C. wait D. stay
10. A. activity B. subject C. instrument D. work
11. A. decrease B. loss C. gain D. record
12. A, reading B. playing C. thinking D. learning
13. A. Therefore B. Instead C, Somehow D. Anyway
14. A. funny, B. simple C. amusing D. serious
15. A. enlarge B. bargain C. reduce D. measure
A rich man wanted to have a wonderful wedding for his daughter, and wanted the wedding to be famous. 16 he invited the best musicians to make wonderful music and the best cooks to make good food. He also invited a shoemaker, because he was the 17 (wise) man in town, and if he will come, the wedding will be famous!
The shoemaker came to the cit y for the first time. It 18 (rain) at that time and the streets were full of holes, 19 were full of water. Unfortunately he fell into a hole; getting out of the hole, he was wet and dirty.
He went 20 (hurry) to the house of the rich man. The servants opened the door and saw him. They said, "Go away! No beggars today. It's the daughter's wedding: and it'll be 21 famous one !"
He went to another rich man's house, washed himself and borrowed some fine clothes and boots. Then he went to the wedding. Everyone was happy 22 (see) him. But he poured the wine into the pocket of his coat, the soup into his boots, put the meat and vegetables into the pocket of 23 trousers.
Suddenly the rich man shouted, "Are you crazy? Are you a wise man 24 a fool?"
"Oh, I'm sorry, Sir. You see, I came twice this morning; the only difference was my clothes! I thought you had invited my clothes 25 dinner! So I fed my clothes!"