CAE Reading and Use of English Part 2
For questions 9-16, read the text below and think of the word which best fits each gap. Use only one word in each gap. There is an example at the beginning (0).
Doodling Is Good
The next time you are caught doodling, that is making unconscious or unfocused drawings 0 when you should be listening, declare that you are simply trying to boost your concentration.
Recent research suggests that, 9 than something to be frowned on, doodling should be actively encouraged because it improves our ability to pay attention. A study which compared 10 well people remembered details of a dull speech found that people who doodled throughout retained much more information than those trying to concentrate on listening.
Doodling, however, is not the same as daydreaming. It is quite common 11 people to start daydreaming when they are stuck in a boring lecture 12 listening to a tedious discussion, and then to pay little attention to what is 13 on around them. But the research suggests that doodling should no 14 be considered an unnecessary distraction. Not 15 is doodling sufficient to stop daydreaming without affecting our task performance, it may actually help keep us 16 track with a boring task.