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高三阅读理解You are checking your emails when you start

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You are checking your emails when you start daydreaming about where to go on your summer holiday. This reminds you to compare the cost of local gyms. Then you suddenly decide to look up some place for your birthday party.

You may think you are browsing the Internet in a slightly absent-minded manner. You are, in fact, “wilfing”. According to a survey for a financial website, almost seven in ten Internet users admit to the newly named habit. The study of 2400 people carried out by YouGov found that more than a quarter of Internet users wilf ---- a rough acronym of What Was I Looking For? ---- for two days every month.

Pete Cohen, GMTV’s resident life coach and motivator, said, “Stopping yourself wilfing takes a mixture of planning and willpower. These days there are all manners of website attracting our attention. Internet users need to set themselves a specific surfing goal and a time limit to keep on track.”

Shopping in the online activity is most likely to make users wilf. Men are more likely to admit to being wilfers than women. A third of the men questioned said the habit had damaged their relationship with a partner. The good news is that wilfing is a habit people tend to grow out of. Internet users aged 55 or over were three times less likely to wilf than those aged under 25.

Jason LIoyed, from moneysupermarket.com, said, “The Internet was designed to make it easier for people to access the information they need quickly and conveniently. Although people log on with a purpose, they are now being offered so much choice and online distractions that many forget what they are there for, and spend hours aimlessly wilfing instead. It’s important that people do not allow unnecessary online distractions to get in the way when surfing in the Internet, as it can affect productivity in the workplace and relationship at home.”

Are you a wilfer, lost in the Internet?


56. The underlined word “acronym” in Para. 2 most probably means ______.

A. a phenomenon that makes people daydream

B. a summary of the book “What Was I Looking For?”

C. an expression meaning taking people’s attention away

   D. a word composed of the first letters of the words in a phrase

57. What is an efficient way to stop wilfing according to the passage?

   A. Stopping taking a mixture of planning and willpower to keep on track.

   B. Trying to focus on different subjects at the same time.

   C. Trying to set a surfing goal and a time limit.

   D. Logging on the Internet all the time.

58. It can be concluded from paragraph 4 that ______.

   A. men are less likely to be wilfing than women

   B. wilfing damages the relationship between partners

   C. as you grow older, you’ll become more and more wilfing

   D. one third of Internet users will be wilfers lost on the Internet

59. What can be called “wilfing” according to the passage?

   A. You spend hours aimlessly surfing the Internet every day.

   B. You suddenly decide to look up some information about clothes.

C. You are accessing the information you need quickly and conveniently.

D. You are browsing some of your emails which haven’t been checked for months.


答案 56-59: DCBA 

原题来自:上海市虹口区2016-2017学年度第一学期期终教学质量监控测试高三英语试卷答案

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