Listen to the following document and do the following activity:

1. Read the statements. Guess if  a-h  below are true (T) or false (F).

a. Most Americans think online dating isn’t a good way to meet people. T / F
b. Up to 60% of Internet users said it was OK to find a partner online. T / F
c. Around 10% of Americans have tried Internet dating services. T / F
d. About a third of Americans think online dating helps marriages. T / F
e. A sociologist advised women to be careful of creepy guys. T / F
f. Men find it difficult to find a date because women get many messages. T / F
g. Very few people read profiles and know the person behind the profile. T / F
h. Less than half of people said their date didn’t match his/her profile. T / F

2. Listen to the document again and complete the gaps with ONE word

A new report says most Americans think online dating is a good (1) ____________ to meet people. Almost 60 per cent of Internet users said there is nothing (2) ____________with trying to find a partner on the Internet. This has changed from ten years ago when the (3) ____________was 44 per cent. The report is from the Pew Research Center. It says around one in ten Americans has used online dating (4) ____________. It also said 11 per cent of people who started a long-term relationship in the past (5) ____________met their partner online. However, some people think the Internet does not help with marriage. Around 32 per cent of people (6) ____________that «online dating keeps people from (7) ____________down because they always have (8) ____________for people to date».    
Sociologist Dr Kevin Lewis of the University of California told the USA Today newspaper that women must be (9) ____________with online dates. He said: «For women, there are lots of guys who are just (10) ____________or unattractive or undesirable.» He also said men can have problems (11) ____________a date: «They can’t get a woman to (12) ____________because [women get] so many (13) ____________.» Dr Lewis also said that 38 per cent of online daters have read an online (14) ____________of someone they knew. The Pew Report warned people to be careful about those who tell (15) ____________about themselves online. About 54 per cent of online daters said they had a date with someone who was a lot (16) ____________from their profile.    

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