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Angol olvasásértés 2014.október/3.

Középszintű angol érettségi 2014. október - 3. olvasott szöveg értése feladat.


I’m not surprised to hear, this week, that Britain has the highest internet dating turnover of any European nation. More than nine million Britons have logged on to a dating site. Ten years ago, people would rather hang over a crocodile pit than admit they met online. But today the climate is much less disapproving. Dating has changed extremely fast. It had to. Not only does the UK have a high concentration of single people, but many of us work in virtually single-sex environments. Couples I know are too busy to have dinner parties. We lack the village hall dances our parents went to. Like people in the US, we welcome different ways to meet. A third of all new relationships start online. It’s our best matchmaker. Among my friends, I don’t know anyone who hasn’t met online.

Survey results reveal the British to be enlightened and open-minded about how we meet a significant other. As someone who fell in love online, I do think internet dating is a good thing. Of course it’s lovely to meet in “real life”. The fact that someone has walked across a room and chosen you is a great help. But that room is getting smaller. Sign up to a dating website and you have more than 1,000 matches. Of course you won’t always fancy each other. But you can at least be kind and friendly for an hour. To be honest, the first meeting isn’t a date. You’re meeting for a chat to see if you would like to spend more time together.

Yes, it can feel a bit like an audition. But it’s good to be put into a situation where you have to put your cards on the table. And I guess in my job I develop email relationships with so many people, it no longer seems odd to “meet” online.

(The Observer)

Írd a mondatok elé a megfelelő betűt!

C = if there isn’t enough information in the text to say if it is true or not.

A Internet dating is more popular in Britain than in other countries in Europe.
Most Brits use the same dating agency to meet new people.
British people used to be less open about online dating some ten years ago.
There are too few places for people to meet.
The writer has persuaded a number of friends to sign up with an agency.
The writer’s personal experiences of online dating are positive.
‘Real life’ meetings carry more risks than those over the internet.
It’s best to be honest in a first meeting and to be friendly only if you like the person.
The writer recommends playing games during the first meeting.

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