Posted by: crisdiaz24 | November 30, 2011

MULTITASKING – CLOZE TEST

MULTITASKING

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Latest: most recent.

Dweller: a person who lives in a city, town, cave, etc.

Gadget: a small device or machine with a particular purpose.

Time-saving: reducing the amount of time needed for doing something.

Frenzy: (an example of) uncontrolled and excited behaviour or emotion, which is sometimes violent.

Hand-held: [before noun] describes something that has been designed so that it can be held and used easily with one or two hands.

Earpiece: the part of a telephone that you hold near to your ear.

Satnav: navigation using information from satellites.

Blizzard: INFORMAL a large amount of something which arrives or is produced together in a confusing or badly organized way. A severe snow storm with strong winds.

Simultaneously: / ˈsaɪməlˈteɪniəsli /

Far more: much more.

Engaged: busy.

Respondent: a person who answers a request for information.

To catch up with: to learn or discuss the latest news.

Update: when you update something or someone with new information.

NHS: National Health Service, Seguridad Social.

Peak: the highest, strongest or best point, value or level of skill.

On the go: very busy, in the process of being used.

Over dinner: during dinner.

 

THE GREAT MYTH OF MULTITASKING

 

To burn a CD: to copy information, recorded music, images, etc. onto a compact disc.

MSN: Short for MSN Messenger, the instant messaging service from MSN. MSN Messenger became Windows Messenger in Windows XP and then Windows Live Messenger

Paper: a piece of writing on a particular subject written by an expert and usually published in a book or journal, or read aloud to other people.

To juggle: to succeed in arranging your life so that you have time to involve yourself in two or more different activities or groups of people. to throw several objects up into the air, and then catch and throw them up repeatedly so that one or more stays in the air, usually in order to entertain people.

Occurrence: something that happens.

To be engrossed: giving all your attention to something; absorbed.

Soap: soap opera (INFORMAL soap) a series of television or radio programmes about the lives and problems of a particular group of characters. The series continues over a long period and is broadcast (several times) every week.

To bump into: to meet someone you know when you have not planned to meet them.

To run over: If a vehicle or its driver runs over someone or something, the vehicle hits and drives over them.

To stir: to cause something to move slightly.

To carry out: to do or complete something, especially which you have said you would do or that you have been told to do.

To clog: to (cause something to) become blocked or filled so that movement or activity is difficult; to block.

Laboratory: /ləˈbɒrəˌt(ə)ri, ˈlab(ə)rəˌt(ə)ri/

Overloaded: having or supplied with too much of something.

Cognition: when you think or use a conscious mental process.

To overcome: to defeat or succeed in controlling or dealing with something.

 


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