FCE Reading and Use of English Practice Test 9

The old, print-friendly test

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).


A branchВ item C piece D part

Checking your mobile phone

How often do you check your phone? For many of us, our phone is an essential 0 _____of everyday life, but apparently we are spending an increasing amount of time checking it for information without being 1 of doing so.

Research in Helsinki shows that phone checking 2 lasts less than 30 seconds on each occasion, and usually 3 of opening a single application such as social media. The study also found many users check their mobiles throughout the 4 day, and that what they check is often 5 with particular contexts. For instance, when travelling to work or college, people tend to check their email; if they are bored, they get a quick 6 on the latest news.

Checking this frequently can easily become a habit, which some say can 7 us from more important things. Others, though, believe that being able to 8 so much new information so quickly makes life far more interesting.

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