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VOCABULARY PRACTICE SECTION 1. 1. Find the information in Key information section 1 and decide if these sentences are true or false




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  1. A) Draw a family tree for yourself and using the topical vocabulary explain the relationship between your immediate ancestors and any interesting facts about them.
  2. A. Study the topical vocabulary.
  3. A. Study the vocabulary from Exercises B, E.
  4. ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
  5. ACADEMIC VOCABULARY
  6. Active Vocabulary
  7. Active Vocabulary
  8. Appendix 3 Active vocabulary
  9. B. Draw a parallel between the practice of new product development in different countries. Discuss their advantages and disadvantages.
  10. B. Practice the following conversation with a partner using the substitutions in the box.

1. Find the information in Key information section 1 and decide if these sentences are true or false. If they are false, correct them.

 

1. The Internet and the World Wide Webare synonyms.

2. Computers need to use the same protocol (TCP / IP) to communicate with each other.

3. Web TV can provide access to the Net.

4. ADSL and cable are two types of dial-up connections.

5. External, internal and PC card are types of modems.

6. Information can be sent through telephone lines, satellites and power lines.

7. The computer IP number is a way to identify it on the Internet.

8. A newsreader is an application program that reads articles on Usenet.

 

2. What Internet system should these people use?

 

1. I like receiving daily updates and headlines from newspapers on my computer.

2. Im doing some research and need computer access to the University library.

3. Id like to avoid flying to Japan to attend the meeting but I want to see what'sgoing on
there.

4. I want to read peoples opinions about environmental issues and express my views.

5. I have designed a web page and want to transfer the data to my reserved web space.

6. Id like to check my students draft essays on my computer and send them back with
my suggestions.

7. I dont want to spend too much money on international phone calls but I love hearing
his voice.

8. I live in a small village where there are no other teenagers. I wish I had the chance to
meet and chat with friends.

 

3. Decode the abbreviations from Key Information Section 3. Use the ICT dictionary, if necessary.

 

WWW, TCP, IP, ADSL, PDA, PSTN, VoIP, VoBB, FTP.

4. Choose the correct alternatives to complete this newspaper article.

 

Sharing your broadband connection with your neighbours is either the best way of making
friends or the fastest way to lose them. Thanks to new European legislation, (1) modem / wireless/
telephone
technology and a firm called MyZoness several households within 300 metres of each other can now share the cost of fast (2) broadband / dial-up / phone access. But the more people using your(3) network/chat/ Internet telephony, the slower it gets. If four people are using it at once, the surfing (4) volume/speed/size is 128kb. Clive Mayhew-Begg, chief executive of MyZones, says: Sharing broadband is just the start of a new generation of consumer-based Internet services. It starts on July 25 when MyZones will start selling £150 starter kits. These include a wi-fi (wireless technology) point and ADSL (3) 3G / modem /Web TV but not the wi-fi adapters you and your neighbours will need. These will cost an extra £60 or so for each computer logged on to the wireless network.



 

5. Complete the conversation between an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a customer. Add words from the box into spaces 116.

 

email Web spam IP modem wireless newsreader username browser internet attachments messaging file transfer protocol newsgroups broadband mail program

ISP Helpdesk Operator (HO):Customer support, good morning.

Customer (C):Yeah, hi. Who am I speaking to?

HO:My names Martin. How can I help?

C:Im having some problems with my (1) connection. I cant get online.

HO:OK. Im sure I can help. Let me just quickly check your (2) address .



C:My what? What does that mean?

HO:Its just a unique series of numbers that identifies your computer when its online. OK, just wait a sec Mmm Is your (3) plugged in and working OK?

C:Is that the same as the (4) router? The thing that plugs into the phone line?

HO:Yes. Are the lights flashing?

C:Yes, theyre flashing really fast.

HO:OK. Just turn the router off and on at the back. Is it working now?

C:Yes, it is. How did that happen?

HO:Its nothing serious sometimes you just need to reset the router. Is there anything else I can help you with?

C:Actually, yes. Im paying all this money for one of those fast, what do you call them, (5) connections, but all Im using the computer for is checking (6) and looking up information on the (7) . What else can I do with all this technology?

HO:Well, have you tried instant (8) ? You know, having real-time chats with friends over the Internet?

C:How old do you think I am? That sounds like the kind of thing my 15-year-old son would be into, not me!

HO:OK, well. How fast is your connection? If its very fast, then you can take advantage of (9) that means downloading files from the Internet onto your hard drive. Its a feature that is built into your web (10) , so its very easy to use. You can download music, films, anything you want, really.

C:That sounds expensive. How much does it cost to download a song?

HO:It depends on the site. Another thing you might want to try is (11) public discussion areas on nearly any topic. Its part of a system called Usenet. Youll need a (12) thats a program that lets you view and post messages and a (13) and password. Its all very easy.



C:OK, that all sounds interesting. Thanks for all.

HO:Actually, you might be interested in a new product weve launched this week. Can I ask which (14) you use?

C:Outlook Express.

HO:OK, we have some new anti-(15) software that helps detect junk email by looking for suspicious words in the subject line of the email. It also looks for suspicious (16) thats how viruses are normally sent between computers. It only costs £5.99 a month and


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