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  • Being able to multitask—doing several things at the same time—is considered (考虑,认为) a welcome skill by most people. But if we consider the situation of the young people aged from eight to eighteen, we should think again.
    What we often see nowadays is that young people juggle a larger number of electronic devices (电子产品) as they study. While working, they also surf on the Internet, send out emails, answer the telephone and listen to music on their iPods. In a sense, they are spending a large amount of time in fruitless efforts (努力) as they multitask.
    Multitasking is even changing the relationship between family members. As young people give so much attention to their own worlds, they seem to have no time to spend with the other people around them. They can no longer greet family members when they enter the house, nor can they eat at the family table.
    Multitasking also has an effect (影响) on young people’s performance at university and in the workplace. When asked about their opinions of the effects of modern gadgets (器具) on their performance of tasks, many young people gave a positive (肯定的) response (回应). However, the response from the worlds of education and business was not quite as positive. Educators feel that multitasking by children has a serious effect on later development of study skills. They believe that many college students now need help to improve their study skills. Similarly, employers (雇主) feel that young people entering the job market need to be taught all over again, as modern gadgets have made it unnecessary (没必要) for them to learn special skills to do their work.
    【小题1】 What does the underlined word “juggle” most probably mean?
    A.Want to buy.
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    B.Use at the same time.1 S3 b. G* b- R0 C. N$ j& K 
    C.Take the place of.
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    D.Search information from.0 `6 I3 Y( h( ^/ M 
    【小题2】In Paragraph 3, the author points out that__________.
    A.family members do not greet each other" f8 L7 j$ L1 j" d3 I 
    B.family members do not eat at the family table D% V" O0 Q0 T K 
    C.young people get on well with their families% ]/ e4 ]2 D4 a9 Y% j/ g N. `# J 
    D.young people hardly communicate with their family members# b7 ^# I0 A' P: c9 G/ ] 
    【小题3】What’s the main idea of the last paragraph?
    A.Young people must learn skills for future jobs.! H/ T$ b! A* @% Z" S3 J% h2 A! J 
    B.Young people benefit (获益) a lot from modern gadgets.6 H4 b- W! h A" N: F 
    C.Multitasking is an important skill to young people.% Y/ W7 a% j+ ?5 i# j# c 
    D.Multitasking influences young people’s development seriously.
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    【小题4】Which of the following is TRUE according to the passage?
    A.Young people think multitasking is good for their study and work.
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    B.Employers consider it unnecessary for young people to be taught all over again.