PART I : ACCESS TO INFORMATION FROM WRITTEN TEXTS ( 70 points ) Read the report and answer questions 1-8 . THE BENEFITS OF READING When was the last time you read a book ? Do you only have time to read text messages , Facebook updates and news headlines ? If you aren’t reading books , you should start now . According to the latest research , reading books or short stories regularly is very good for your brain and your mental health . In 2009 , researchers at the University of Sussex in England found that just six minutes of reading a day can lower stress by 68 % . Reading can reduce stress in two different ways . First , some books help us relax and escape our problems by giving us something else to think about . Second , reading books about people and their problems can help us deal with our own problems more easily and with less stress .  אל הספר