Is the art of conversation dying? The other day, my wife 16 two teenage children did something we haven’t 17 for ages. It didn’t require the Internet, a TV screen, batteries… or anything else for thatmatter. But we all 18 it so much we’re thinking of doing it again sometime.
We had a conversation. The kind of real, live conversation that was 19 when I was growing up, but which seems all too rare these days. Today we have chat rooms, text messages, e-mails but we seem to be losing the 20 of communicating face-to-face. We all know 21 young people are out on a date(约会）these days, they spend most of that time 22 their mobile phones. And teenagers nowadays seem to 23 communicating with their friends by sending text messages rather than actually 24 to them.
If we carry on like this，in the future, we’ll lose the use of our 25 .What do you think? E-mail me, and who knows? Maybe we could even have a real conversation about it!
16. A. and B. or C. but D. after
17. A. made B. known C. done D. seen
18. A. acted B. blamed C. decided D. enjoyed
19.A.common B. careful C. extra D. enough
20.A.name B. art C. attention D. aim
21. A. because B. how C. when D. unless
22. A. buying B. collccting C. repairingD. answering
23.A.dislike B. prefer C. admire D. believe
24.A.writing B. introducing C. speaking D. hurrying
25. A. eyes B. voiccs C. mouths D. hands