English Listening Comprehension Exercise for Advanced English Learners : Reading Before Bed

English Listening Comprehension Exercise for Advanced English Learners : Reading Before Bed

 

English Listening Exercise for Advanced English Learners

Reading Before Bed: Printed Books vs Tablets and Smartphones

Description: This is an advanced English listening comprehension/ fill in the blanks exercise, which you can either do online or download as .doc file to work on your computer. Also available for download are the audio file (.mp3) as well as the Answer Sheet (including quiz questions).
Topic: Research, science and health

2. Read vocabulary explanations:

  • researcher /rɪˈsəːtʃə/ – usually a scientist who works on/ investigates something
  • participant /pɑːˈtɪsɪp(ə)nt/ – a person who takes part in something
  • consecutive /kənˈsɛkjʊtɪv/ – following each other continuously
  • to secrete (of organs, cells etc.) /sɪˈkriːt/ – to produce a substance
  • circadian /səːˈkeɪdɪən/ – recurring naturally on a twenty-four-hour cycle

3. Answer the questions:

1. Before bedtime it is best to read:
2. “To participate” means:
3. How many people took part in the research?
4. How long were they supposed to read before bedtime?
5. How long did the research take?

 

 

6. What happened on the fifth night?
7. Participants reading the iPad took longer to fall asleep. How much longer?
8. What did participants reading the iPad report the next morning?
9. Does the original Kindle produce its own light?
10. It is best to read gadgets that produce their own light:

 


 

Resources: Scientific American

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