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An Internet activity log improves your time management

Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A–F и утверждениями, данными в списке 1–7. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей цифрой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы можете прослушать запись дважды.

  1. An Internet activity log improves your time management.
  2. Reducing the time on the Internet is helpful.
  3. Reckoning with the correspondence is an everyday habit.
  4. It is necessary to organize the work area.
  5. It is better to avoid multitasking.
  6. Concentrating on the most important.
  7. A plan list is made to achieve the goals.

Speaker A

If I find myself asking “Where does all the time go?”, there is a great way to find it out. For one week, I write down everything I do while using the Internet. What websites I visit, how much time I spend on each, how often I refresh or update pages, etc. Often our worst Internet time-wasting habits are things we do without thinking. I include the time I spend using the network on my smart phone or other device.

Speaker B

It’s amazing how much space I can free up in my brains just by having a workspace free of visual distractions. If there’s a pile of papers asking to be organized, or dirty dishes scattered around, it’s going to be more difficult for me to focus on the task at hand. I prefer to try to keep my desk free of everything but current projects and whatever items I use every day.

Speaker C

Is there a song I’ve been meaning to listen to? Do I need to read some restaurant reviews to decide where to bring my mom for her birthday? Do I need to look through the prices for a home-improvement project? This is something I should be doing throughout the day, every day, as things get into my head. Keeping an Internet to-do list before I open my browser will give me a clearer sense of purpose, and remind me of my long-term timemanagement goals.

Speaker D

Some people are most active in the morning, others don’t reach their peak until the middle of the night. If I have some flexibility in my daily schedule, I try to plan my Internet time for when I am most likely to be awake, energized, and thinking clearly. I try to minimize my screen time. In other words, simply aiming to spend less time on the Internet in general is a good start.

Speaker E

While it might seem like it’s more productive to do two or three things at once, it can actually slow us down in the long run. As for me, I am not able to give my full attention to any one thing. It might be tempting to switch back and forth between Internet tasks in order to keep things interesting, but I try to stick to my Internet to-do list, finishing each thing before I move on to the next.

Speaker F

I prefer to check my email just three times daily: once in the morning, once around lunch time, and once in the evening. My email, while necessary, can be as bad for time-management as social networking sites if I am constantly refreshing or checking it. I make sure to delete, save, or respond to every new email in each sitting. This will not only save my time in the long run, but will give me a sense of accomplishment as I stay on top of my mail.

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