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I)-Read the text messages from your friends Nick and Mai. Write the text messages in the full form and also write replies to them using some of the “NetLingo” in the box.

I)-Read the text messages from your friends Nick and Mai. Write the text messages in the full form and also write replies to them using some of the “NetLingo” in the box.

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Suzj: I’m not sure if he's in ... just a minute. NICK!!! Sorry he's not here. He’s probably at
his uncle's. He's usually there after four o’clock.
You: (2)_______________________________________________________________
Suzj: OK, what’s your number?
You: (3)_______________________________________________________________
Suzj: OK, I’ll tell him.
You: (4)_______________________________________________________________
Suzj: Bye
B/-You call your friend, David, but you hear an answering machine message.
David: Hello, this is David speaking. I’m afraid I'm not here at the moment, but if you’d
like to leave a message, speak after the tone. (BEEP)
You: (5)_______________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
III)-Complete the conversation, using the phrases or sentences (A-J) given.
A. It’s very useful for that.
B. What else?
C. I suppose that sometimes
D. What I mean is
E. How often do you use your phone when you are out with friends or at a meal
with other people?
F. but not usually
G. How do you feel if someone interrupts your conversation to use their mobile
phone?
H. Can I say that?
I. and things like that
J. In my opinion

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A: (1) __________________________________________________________________
B: OK, so, let me think… Well, I don’t like it when people use their mobile phones all the
time. (2) _____________, mobile phones are good for keeping in touch with people
…………. and for making arrangements with friends. (3) _______ They are good for
getting information if you have a smartphone… (4) ___________
A: (5)__________________________________________________________________
B: I use my phone a lot, you know … especially to text people to say when to meet and
if I’m going to be late. (6) __________ But some people use their phone all the time ...
they are addicted … (7) ____________ … Addicted to their phone. Yes, they are
addicted to their mobile phone … and when you speak to them, they always look at
their phone and they don’t listen to what I’m saying. (8) __________, that is not polite.
It is very rude and I think at is annoying. Umm … (9) _________ I look at my texts when
I am out with friends or at a meal, (10)__________. I try to put my phone away … when
I’m eating a meal.
A: OK. Thank you so much. Well done.
IV)-Read the questionnaire, and complete it. Work in pairs: ask and answer the
questions. Do your classmates use communication technology in the same way
as you? Keep a note of your partner's answers.
How do you feel about communication technology?
1. How often do you use your mobile?
A. I use it all the time - to call people, to take photos, for the Internet. It's an
essential part of my life.
B. I use it a lot. It’s the main way I keep in touch with people.
C. I use it for important calls when I’m out, but that’s all.
D. I don’t have one.
2. How do you feel about the phone?
A. I really hate calling people. I wait for them to call me.
B. My phone calls are short. I just say what I need to say.
C. If I’m not very busy. I enjoy long phone chats with my friends.
D. I love my phone. I spend hours every day chatting – I couldn’t live without it?
3. How do you feel about computers?
A. I love them. I spend a lot of my free time on the computer. It’s my favourite
way to relax.
B. They're really useful in my studies, but I’m not really interested in them.
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C. I use my computer sometimes but I don’t like them.
D. I’m a bit frightened of computers. I don’t know how to use one.
What do you think about an e-mail?
A. It's a wonderful way of keeping in touch with people you don’t see very often.
B. It's better than phoning because you don’t need to talk to the other person.
C. It’s OK for some situations, but with friends. I prefer to phone.
D. I never use it.
How often do you use a social network like Facebook on the Internet?
A. All the time. I love it!
B. Quite often.
C. I use it sometimes, but I’m not very interested really.
D. I’ve never used it.
A new mobile/computer with lots of new features appears in the shops. How do
you feel?
A. Excited – I want one ... now!
B. I’ll wait and see what other people say about them.
C. Oh, no! Not something new to leant about!
D. I don’t pay any attention. I'm not interested.
How do you keep in touch with your friends? Put these in order of most to least
importance.
A. texting

B. phone

C. e-mail

D. letters

D. READING
I)-Read about Michelle and Kenji and choose the correct answer.
Linking the World
Because of the Internet, people from all over the world can now be friends even if they
never meet. Michelle and Kenji are online friends. They tell us how they use their
computers.
Michelle, 15, New York, USA
"When I’m doing a school project, I use my computer to go online and search the
Internet for information. Then I write the project on the computer. Right now I’m doing
one on the Brazilian rainforest. If I find some good photos, I’ll include them. And, of
course, I use my computer to stay in touch with friends like Kenji"
Kenji, 14, Manchester, UK
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"I’m on my computer from eight until ten o’clock every evening. I use it to chat to
Michelle, play games, to check the latest football news and to chat about my favourite
team, Manchester City. If they win the match this Saturday, I’ll be really happy.
Unfortunately, Michelle is a Manchester United supporter!"
1. Michelle and Kenji are ______________.
A. brother and sister
B. friends
2. They ______________.
A. meet once or twice a week
B. have never met
3. Michelle talks to Kenji _____________.
A. online
B. on her mobile phone
4. When she does school projects, Michelle usually _______________.
A. takes her own photos
B. finds photos on the Internet
5. Kenji goes online _______________.
A. every morning
B. every evening
6. Michelle and Kenji often chat about ______________.
A. football
B. their school projects
7. Kenji supports _______________.
A. Manchester United
B. Manchester City
8. Both of them use the Internet _______________.
A. to keep in touch with their friends
B. for their study
II)-Choose the word or phrase among A, B, C or D that best fits the blank space in the
following passage.
Telepathy: Mind to Mind Communication
The (1) ___________ “telepathy” has been derived from the words “tele”
meaning “distance” and “pathy” meaning “feeling”. So telepathy actually means (2)
_____________ feelings through a distance. Telepathy is the communication (3)
___________ two minds, (4) _________ over a distance, without the (5)
___________ of the five known senses.
At some point of time or the other, we all have (6) ___________telepathy. Maybe
you were thinking of someone you haven’t talked to for months and you suddenly get a
call from them. Or (7) _________ two people are together, they might say the same
thing at the same time. These are spontaneous mind-to-mind (8)____________ that
tend to occur frequently between closely related individuals.
1.

A. letter

B. phrase

C. word
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III)-Read the passage carefully, and then answer the questions below.
Getting In Touch Through The Ages
Nobody knows who wrote the first letter or when, but we know that 4,000 years
ago in Ancient Egypt people carried letters by hand over hundreds of kilometers. Very
few people could write, so there were special people, called scribes, who wrote letters
for everyone else.
The first stamp didn’t appear until 1840 and it cost just one penny. Nowadays
one of the original stamps cost €375. Letter writing was so popular in the 1840s that
people delivered the post several times a day.
An American company - Remington and Sons - made the first typewriter in 1871.
All the letters in the word 'typewriter' were on the top line of the keyboard so that
salesmen could demonstrate the machine more easily. Amazingly, the letters are still in
the same place on the modern computer keyboard!
In 1875, when Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated a fantastic new invention
called the telephone, nobody was very interested in it. The first fax machine appeared
at around the same time, but it was so enormous that no one wanted one - in fact, fax
machine didn’t become popular for another hundred years.
Then there was the walkie-talkie, a small two-way radio first used by the US army
in the 1930s. However, since they weighed around 13.5 kilos, the talking was perhaps
easier than the walking! After World War Two, they became popular with police
officers.
Nowadays, we can send messages and pictures around the world in a few
seconds using computers and mobile phones. It is hard to believe that e-mail was only
invented in 1971, and the first text message was sent in 1992. Today we send over a
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billion text messages around the world every single day, and an incredible thirty-six
billion e-mails.
1. How did people deliver letters in Ancient Egypt?
_______________________________________________________________
2. How much did the first stamp cost?
_______________________________________________________________
3. How often did they deliver letters in the 1840s?
_______________________________________________________________
4. How are the letters arranged on a modern computer keyboard?
_______________________________________________________________
5. When did the first fax machine appear?
_______________________________________________________________
6. Why was it difficult to walk with the first walkie-talkies?
_______________________________________________________________
7. When was the first text message?
_______________________________________________________________
8. How many e-mails do we send every day?
_______________________________________________________________
IV)-Read the text, and match the headings (A-F) with paragraphs (1-5). There is one
extra heading that you do not need.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
1.

Why do “friends” websites seem dangerous?
How do “friends” websites work?
What's the best advice for people who want to use “friends” websites?
Where do Millie's friends live?
How can I find “friends” websites?
Why are “friends” websites popular?
 Millie is 14 years old and lives in Miami. She has 204 friends - and she makes
two or three more friends every week. About 20 of her friends also live in Miami.
Some go to the same school, and others go to the same music clubs and sports
centers. She often sees them. The others live in other cities and other countries:
England, Canada, Japan … She never meets these friends, but she talks to them
on the Internet. They are her “MySpace Friends”.
2.  Because of websites like MySpace, Yahoo, 360 and Bebo, people can make
friends online. These websites are very popular all over the world, especially with
young people. Users have their own homepage. They give information about
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themselves. They write letters for their webpage, show photos and give opinions.
They write about their favourite films, music and TV programmes.
3.  For many young people, a good homepage is an important part of their image.
It says: “This is me! I have something to say. These things - and these people - are
important in my life.” And these websites are also an easy way to talk to a lot of
different people. That is why teenagers like these “friends” websites.
4.  But some people are worried that these websites aren't safe. For example, it is
impossible to know that the information on a homepage is true. Perhaps the 14year- old girl you talk to online is really a 40-year-old man. So here is some
advice.
5.  Keep your webpage private. (Only friends can see a private homepage.) Do not
put photos of yourself on your homepage. Do not meet people that you only
know because of the website. And finally, remember that online friends are fun,
but they are not the same as real friends.
V)-Four people have talked about what they have done in their free time so far this
week. Answer the questions below.
Nick: I’ve spent about thirty hours on the Internet so far this week. I'm really into it. I
usually go on about 9.00 in the evening after dinner and homework. I maybe stay on
until half past eleven in the evening when the rest of my family are all in bed.
Mi: I haven't watched any TV so far this week. I don't have a television. I hate television
- it’s really bad for you.
Phong: I haven't written any letters so far this year. Nobody writes letters these days, do
they? I always send e-mails or cards if it's a birthday or something personal.
Mai: I don't know how many books I've read so far this year … too many to count. I've
read five books this week. I usually read about four or five in a week. I love reading. If I
really like a book, I might read it five or six times.
1. How many hours has Nick spent on the Internet this week?
________________________________________________________________
2. When does Nick often go to bed after going on the Net?
________________________________________________________________
3. Why does Mi hate television?
________________________________________________________________
4. How can Phong communicate with others?
________________________________________________________________
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5. How many books does Mai read in a week?
________________________________________________________________
E. WRITING
I)-Complete the answers. Write the letter of the things you should do and the things
you shouldn't do in formal e-mail etiquette.
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
I.
J.
K.

Use a title, last name, and colon to address someone you don't know well.
Write in complete sentences.
Use correct spelling.
Use emoticons, like .
Use all lower-case letters.
Punctuate carefully.
Date the e-mail.
End with your name.
Close the e-mail as a formal letter, for example, “Thank you so much”.
Include abbreviations
Use a first name and comma to address someone you know well.

Do’s: ________________________________________________________________
Don’ts: ______________________________________________________________
ll)-Read the following e-mail and circle all the formal e-mail etiquette mistakes. Then,
rewrite the formal e-mail and correct the etiquette mistakes.
Maria, Thanks 4 lunch yesterday. it was GR8 2 C U. let's continue our conversation
about the project, maybe Wednesday next week? My place? There's still lots 2 discus.
 BTW, please don't forget to bring the info we talked about.
LMK about next week. C U L8R.
Peter
Your answer:
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________
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