3. Read the passage and the answer the questions:
With the introduction of the internet into our daily lives, we have changed from a society
of eight to two hours (that works from eight in the morning until two in the afternoon) into a
twenty four-hour society. Everything in this lifestyle is open all hours. You can buy your
grocery at midnight, book your holiday on the internet at 3 am and do business online at
dawn. Time has become open and places have been linked. The world has changed into a
small global village whose parts are linked, news is available and restrictions or borders are
cancelled. It has become one unit in which all elements are easy to reach.
Before you join the 24-hour revolution, take a minute to listen to what your body is trying
to tell you. This “round the clock” lifestyle is not what the Great Creator intended for us.
In an area of our brains, we have a "body clock" that controls our body's natural rhythms.
It tells us when it is the right time to eat, sleep, work or play. It plays an important part in
our physical and psychological well-being. It is, in fact, what makes us control many things
including our hormones, temperatures, immune system and activity. It regulates the tempo
and brings in all the different instruments on time to make music rather than noise. If we try
to ignore our body clocks, or even to switch them off for a while, we not only deprive
ourselves of much needed rest, but we also run the risk of seriously damaging our health.
Accordingly, we need to have a daily routine.
It is true that technology has facilitated many life activities and is still going forward. It
won’t stand still. However, we have to bear in mind that we mustn’t let technology turn us
into machines. At the same time it mustn’t deprive us of feeling, relaxing, and living
normally and naturally as the Creator has intended us to do.
- Choose the correct answer from a, b, c or d:
1. A 24-hour society means a society that works …………………………….