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).
Communication gone too far?
We are keen to keep in touch with friends at 0 all hours of the day or night – and tweeting has become a mainstream form of communication. But 9 it really appropriate in all situations?
Many tweeters have a strange urge to post their reactions to things as quickly as possible, to avoid being thought of as behind the times. But 10 if in a theatre, people tweet during the performance itself, thereby ruining it for those around them? It’s hard to imagine a live theatrical experience as anything 11 than devalued when half the audience can be seen in the glow of their phone screens, tweeting away 12 of following the play. But the success of a performance requires the audience to 13 attention.
Some US theatres have 14 matters into their own hands 15 designating some sections as ‘tweet seats’, well away from others. Nevertheless, when even part of the audience is inattentive – doing something 16 composing a thought in a tweet – it affects the whole atmosphere.
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