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VOCABULARY PRACTICE SECTION 2. 1. Look at Key information section 2 and find the following.
1. Look at Key information section 2 and find the following.
1. the most common extensions for graphics files
2. the most common text formats
3. three popular video formats
4. three common file formats for storing audio data
5. the distribution of audio and/or video signals which transmit programs to an audience
6. to copy or move programs or information into a computer's memory, especially from the Internet or a larger computer
7. attempts to simulate an abstract model of a particular system
8. a computer terminal that provides information access via electronic methods
9. a computer-based simulated environment
10. the process of becoming aware of various physiological functions
2. Complete texts with words from boxes.
By (4) … signals and having (5) … equipment in homes, the latter also enables subscription-based channels and pay-per-view services. Broadcasting focuses on getting one message out and it is up to the general public to do what they wish with it.
to an audience.
It differs from (3) … presentation software in its features and its interactivity potential.
An advantage of working with multimedia presentation software is that it doesn't require that a user have any detailed knowledge of (4) … or code writing. The software usually comes with tutorials that are easy to follow and command functions that are self-explanatory and intuitive.
Images, documents, text, and (1) … like MP3 and WAV files can all be manipulated and combined using the software to create a presentation. Even complete or pieces of (2) …, videos and animations can be added to a multimedia presentation. Active (3) …, special characters and other (4) … can be added later using the software's editing (5) … or paint-like application. When using these editing tools, animating, rotating — creating smooth transitions between images — and making timelines can be done easily and quickly.
Multimedia presentation software can have the ability to (1) … other presentation software file formats into the program and (2) … them into their own propriety file formats or into universal formats like EXE files or AVI/QuickTime videos. Screen savers and CD menus can even be created from these files. Completed presentations may be (3) … as attachments and some can even be played automatically through the recipient's browser.
A virtual world is an (1) … three-dimensional world created with computer graphics imagining (CGI) and other rendering software. One of the hallmarks of a virtual world is that a user can interact within the environment by virtue of an avatar, or a (2) … character that represents the user. The avatar manipulates and interacts with objects in the virtual world by mouse movements and keystrokes (3) … by the user. In simple terms, the avatar is a remote (4) … character or proxy.
In addition to graphics, a virtual world also provides sound effects and may offer streaming sound for listing to music, radio or scripts issuing from within the virtual environment. In (5) … games and environments, chat and instant messaging allow avatars to communicate with each other in the virtual world.
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