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36 Unit 03 | See it. Want it. Buy it. Study the Strategies box , then read the text about buying habits of US teenagers. Some words are missing. Complete the text by writing one word for each gap (1–11) in the spaces provided. The first one (0) has been done for you. LANGUAGE IN USE 11 a Strategies box Language in use – Open gap fill (OGF) Open gap tasks often test your knowledge of word collocation – knowing which words are usually used together. What helps with this most is increasing your range of vocabulary through reading and studying. There are also some more practical things you can keep in mind when doing this kind of task: Every gap must be filled with exactly one word. Contractions such as don’t or I’m count as one word. For many gaps, there is more than one possible answer. Write down only one! If you can’t think of a word right away, start by thinking about what kind of word (noun, verb, preposition, etc.) the sentence needs. Make sure you use the right form of the word. For example, a noun can be singular or plural, a verb might need a suffix like -s or -ed . What teenagers are buying Teenagers buy a lot of different things, according to a new study. “Teenagers are spending (0) on fashion, beauty products, digital media, food, video games and entertainment,” lists Tamara Jeely, the analyst responsible for the study. The study surveyed 6,500 US teens who were an average age of 16.5 years old, in a total of 46 US states. “More and more teens appear to be taking employment; 39 percent of teens said they hold a part-time (1) . This is quite a big increase (2) to last year.” Overall, the survey found that teens (3) 38 percent of their money on fashion. “Clothing, accessories, footwear and fashionable sportswear are very (4) . In addition to this, girls will spend about 10 percent of their income (that’s pocket (5) added to what they might earn) on beauty (6) ,” Ms Jeely explains. When it comes to teenage males, they are spending the most on food (20 percent), clothing (15 percent) and then video games (13 percent). “According (7) our data, the average teenage male is expected to spend $214 on video games this year, (8) is quite a large sum,” Ms Jeely states. Restaurant (9) make up 22 percent of total overall spending for teens. “When teens dine out, they tend to choose limited-service (10) , like Starbucks or McDonald’s, rather than the full-service dining experience that comes at a higher (11) . The average check for a teenage meal is somewhere between $4 and $17.” Go through the article again. What do these figures relate to? 16.5, 39, 38, 10, 15, 22. b 0 money 4 8 1 5 9 2 6 10 3 7 11 Nur zu Prüfzwecken – Eigentum des Verlags öbv