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).
So Who Needs People?
People have always seen themselves as social animals, with living together as the norm, but increasing numbers are 0 SETTLING down as singles. Why is this happening?
It’s often presented as indicating the undesirable 1 of society but, actually, the reality is more interesting and less worrying. One reason more people 2 for the single life is they can 3 it but since we are able to do many things that we decide not to do, this financial answer is just one part of the explanation. Another is the communications and technological revolution, which allows people to 4 social events when they’re living alone. But a key 5 seems to be that today, young people define living alone in a positive way, as a 6 of success. They see it as a way to 7 time in developing themselves personally and professionally. This means that the whole social framework is being transformed, changing not only how we understand ourselves and our relationships but also the way we build places to live and 8 economic growth.