- survey /ser-vey/
- consume /kuhn-soom/
- surf /surf/
- official /uh-fish-uh-l/
- outcome /out-kuhm/
[noun] a set of questions people are asked to gather information or find out their opinions
A recent survey shows that the density of the rural population is decreasing.
[verb] to use time, especially in large amounts
Several minutes were consumed searching for the puzzle piece.
[verb] to spend time visiting a lot of websites
She likes to surf the internet in her spare time.
[noun] a person who has a position of responsibility in an organization
Health Department officials have been urging people to eat less meat.
[noun] the result or effect of an action, situation, or event
The outcome of the election survey will be announced by the end of the week.
According to the survey, 79% of the respondents watch online videos, 76% play games, and 66% surf different sites or send emails. Officials from the Cabinet said that Japanese youth are consuming lengthy hours online every year. The government plans to study the outcome of the survey with the help of professionals to come up with a prescribed time duration in using the internet.
True or False:
- Officials surveyed 50,000 people in 2018.
- According to the public opinion poll, the result is a minute longer than last year.
- Respondents spend at least three hours of surfing every weekend.
- Young people in Japan spend longer hours online every other year.
- The percentage of respondents who use the internet to view online videos is less than 76 percent.
- Do you think the government should also survey people aged between 20 and 40? Why or why not?
- Do you think three hours of surfing is enough? Why or why not?
- Do you agree that people who are using the internet are increasing? Cite your answer.
- Do you think it is important for schools to have Internet access? Explain your answer.
- In your opinion, what is the most important feature of the Internet? Elaborate your answer.
Express Your Opinion:
- “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one.” – Neil Gaiman
- “No matter how well you know the rules of netiquette, you will eventually offend someone who doesn’t.” – Don Rittner
- “Social networks aren’t about Web sites. They’re about experiences.” – Mike Dilorenzo