Read the text below and choose the best words to fill the gaps.
Modern technology is changing the way we live our lives. Clever gadgets make everyday activities (11)_____ and enable people to use their time effectively. But what impact will this change have on the (12)_______ and is it really a positive thing? People are busier than ever before. Technological advances mean that things are often possible with the touch of a (13)_______. A hundred years ago, however, things were very different. Everyday (14)_____, like doing the laundry, would take a whole day, and the telephone was a new invention! Nowadays, almost every household has a (15)_____ machine and a dishwasher, and there are more than 70 million mobile phones in use in the United Kingdom alone.