CAE Reading and Use of English Part 1
For questions 1-8, read the text below and decide which answer (А, В, C or D) best fits each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).
Our obsession with recording every detail of our happiest moments could be 0 damaging our ability to remember them, according to new research.
Dr Linda Henkel, from Fairfield University, Connecticut, described this as the ‘photo-taking impairment effect’. She said, ‘People often whip out their cameras almost mindlessly to 1 a moment, to the point that they are missing what is happening 2 in front of them.’ When people rely on technology to remember for them — 3 on the camera to record the event and thus not needing to 4 to it fully themselves — it can have a negative 5 on how well they remember their experiences.
In Dr Henkel’s experiment, a group of university students were 6 on a tour of a museum and asked to either photograph or try to remember objects on display. The next day each student’s memory was tested. The results showed that people were less 7 in recognising the objects they had photographed 8 with those they had only looked at.