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There are lots of problems that could be associated with technology that you may read or hear about. Here are some helpful words:

la adicciónaddiction
el ataque cibernéticocyber attack
el ciberacosocyber bullying
el ciberdelitocyber crime
la dependenciadependence
el engañotrick
la estafascam
el fraudefraud
el robo de identidadidentity theft
el virusvirus

Here is an article from a technology blog about young people and technology.

First, read the introduction to the article then answer the questions in English.

Don't be tempted to read the questions before you have read the text. Make sure you read it at least twice before you try to start answering any questions.

Las adicciones tecnológicas constituyen un problema preocupante en la sociedad moderna, sobre todo entre padres y profesores, debido al hecho de que muchos menores no quieren hacer otras actividades durante su tiempo libre, por ejemplo, estar al aire libre, salir con amigos, hacer deporte etc. porque prefieren dedicar más tiempo a la tecnología.

  1. What are parents and teachers worried about?
  2. Why are they worried about this?
  1. Addiction to technology.
  2. Because young people are stopping other activities to spend more time on new technology.

Read this text carefully as the word order may be confusing. There is a lot of familiar vocabulary, eg: salir con amigos, hacer deporte but this isn't needed for any of the answers.

For the next section of the article, there is a different style of question to practise. This section is a longer text with a mix of question styles. Read it carefully before attempting the questions.

Los niños pasan prácticamente la misma cantidad de tiempo en el colegio que frente a una pantalla (aproximadamente 950 horas al año). Además, un 50% de los jóvenes de entre 12 y 19 años pasa más de tres horas al día en internet y un 58% de los adolescentes juegan a los videojuegos por medio del ordenador y de los teléfonos móviles durante una hora cada día. Estos juegos y apps son más populares que el cine, la música y las películas en DVD.

Two teenagers looking at TV screen in surprise

Which three statements are true? Write the correct letters.

AChildren spend the same amount of time at school as they do in front of screens
B50% of young people have never used the internet
CYoung people spend 950 hours a year on the internet
D50% of young people spend more than three hours a day on the internet
EMore than 50% of young people play games on their phones or on a computer
F58% of young people own a mobile phone
GVideogames are not very popular any more

The correct answers are A, D and E. There are lots of numbers and percentages in this article, which can be confusing. This doesn't mean it's a maths question, but you do need to work out which fact goes with which figure. Just because you see a percentage written down in the statement, it doesn't mean it's correct. Read what it says carefully and compare it to the text.