Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the correct answer to each of the questions from 35 to 42.
The Internet has become an important part of our modern lives. In fact, it is impossible for many people to imagine a day without some contact with the Internet. Most people use the Internet to shop, send e-mail, and for social networking. However, some people find it hard to control how much time they spend online.
So, how much Internet is too much Internet? Experts agree that people who use the Internet so much that it causes problems with their daily activities are spending too much time online. They say that some people may actually be addicted to the Internet in much the same way as some people are addicted to gambling or alcohol. Signs of Internet addiction include spending more and more time online, reducing or giving up social, work-related, or hobby-related activities in favor of spending time online, and giving up sleep to spend time on the Internet.
Experts say that this becomes a real problem when a person starts experiencing problems sleeping, problems in their home and work life, and problems in having good social relationships. People who use the Internet excessively also seem to be more likely to show signs of depression
How do you know if you are spending too much time online? Some common warning signs include checking your e-mail every few minutes, always thinking about your next online session, and getting complaints from the people around you about how much time you spend online.
Showing any of these signs may mean that you are on your way to becoming addicted to the Internet. However, experts agree that there is hope. They say that simply understanding that spending too much time online is a problem may be the first step to solving the problem. They believe that, in most cases, doing something as simple as creating a better system for managing your time online can solve the problem.
The Internet is a wonderful tool for communicating and finding information. However, as with most things in life, you have to learn to use it carefully, and make sure you keep a healthy balance between it and the other important things in your life.
The main idea of the reading passage is _____.
using the Internet too much can be a big problem
the Internet is the most useful modern tool for communication
too many people use the Internet nowadays
most people use the Internet too much
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Correct answer: A