Read the following text. Choose the best word (s) for each numbered blank and mark A, B, C or D on the ANSWER SHEET. (10 points)
People have speculated for centuries about a future without work.Today is no different， with academics， writers， and activists once again 1 that technology is replacing human workers. Some imagine that the coming work-free world will be defined by 2 . A few wealthy people will own all the capital ， and the masses will struggle in an impoverished wasteland..
A different and not mutually exclusive 3 holds that the future will be a wasteland of a different sort， one 4 by purposelessness： Without jobs to give their lives 5 ， people will simply become lazy and depressed. 6 today ’ s unemployed don ’ t seem to be having a great time. One Gallup poll found that 20 percent of Americans who have been unemployed for at least a year report having depression， double the rate for 7 Americans. Also， some research suggests that the 8 for rising rates of mortality， mental-health problems， and addicting9 poorly-educated middle-aged people is shortage of well-paid jobs. Perhaps this is why many 10 the agonizing dullness of a
doesn’ t11 follow from findings
these that a world without
would be filled with unease. Such visions are based on the
12 of being unemployed
a society built on the concept of employment. In the
work ， a society
designed with other ends in mind could
14 strikingly different circumstances for the
future of labor and leisure. Today， the
15 of work may be a bit overblown.
jobs are boring， degrading， unhealthy， and a waste of human potential，” says John
Danaher， a lecturer at the National University of Ireland in Galway.
These days，because leisure time is relatively
16 for most workers，people use
their free time to counterbalance the intellectual