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).
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The unhappiness of phones
Some people claim we would all feel much happier if, instead 0 of constantly checking for emails and texts, we turned off our smartphones completely and concentrated 9 those people physically present. Such messages are a big distraction and 10 people may be unaware of it, they can cause stress and unhappiness. Thinking about 11 instead of concentrating makes us less productive at work and can also lead to our having unsatisfying and incomplete personal relationships. If we are 12 careful, we will lose the knack of enjoying the warmth of human company, preferring to 13 our attention taken by messages from those far away. Some people say the art of forming real relationships and keeping them going seems to be 14 threat from the march of technology. The good news, however, is that 15 small changes to the way in which we use our phones can be very effective and that it is not 16 late to recognise the danger and do something about it. After all, we all want to be happy!