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Mobile Fever
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Why are we so addicted to mobile phones? There are now over forty million people in Britain with mobiles and if the present trend continues, every man, woman and child in Britain will soon have one - or two, or three!
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They can be expensive and are possibly bad for us. You can spend a lot of money if you use your mobile a lot. According to some scientists, if we go on using mobiles, we'll cook our brains. Some people even say that radiation from mobiles causes cancer.
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Teenagers are among the biggest users of mobiles, and 'texting' is creating a new language full of abbreviations such as 'How RU?' in Japan, Surveys show teenagers are reading less and mobile use is affecting the marks of secondary school learners. A big problem in Britain is crime. Last year half a million British teenagers were victims of mobile phone theft.
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As technology improves, mobiles can do more and more. If you have one of the new multimedia mobiles, you can log on the net, pay for things, play games, interact with TV programs and take photos to send to your friends.
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Reading
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Task 1. Read the text and complete the task.
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Kate and the Internet
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Kate's first class starts at eight o'clock in the morning and it is 1.30a.m now. The only sound that you can hear in Kate's small room is the clicking of a computer keyboard. Her mum does no longer know what to do. Every day, it's the same. "Kate does no longer pay attention to her studies or to the report she has to present next week. She ignores all types of homework. Her mother says: "She cares only about the conversations she carries on with people from all over the world without caring about her grades or her friends in real life".
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The Internet access in American households increases, that's why the number of teenagers who spend a long time of their lives online, has increased too. Psychologists say: "Look out! An increasing number of teens is going into a new form of addiction". In an interview Kate declared: "I'm destroying my future and I am becoming isolated from the society," "I failed English last year... I didn't care about my studies but at least, I feel free. In fact, I can talk to others about any topic without being afraid of the consequences".
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Match parts of sentences in column (A) with parts of sentences in column (B). Write the answers in column (C).
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Example: 0.The only sound that you can hear in Kate's small room
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d) is the clicking of a computer keyboard.0-d
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1. Kate spends a long
a) a big number of teenagers have become 1._____
time online,
addicted to the net.
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2. Psychologists think
b) is just one consequence of this type of 2._____
that
addiction.
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3. Isolation from society
c) and she doesn't care about her school results. 3._____
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Speaking
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Task 2. Read the examples and make up your own questions. Ask and answer them. Assess each other according to the Assessment sheet.
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Learners work in pairs. Firstly, one learner answers the questions the second learner assesses him/her on the criteria then they swap the roles. Teacher decides and includes in the Assessment sheet what vocabulary will be checked in this speaking task.
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Example:
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What piece of technology can't you live without? Why?
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How often do you watch TV? Explain your answer.
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What's your favourite gadget to communicate with friends? Explain your answer.
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I can't live without a cell phone because of its practical use.
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I watch TV only at weekends, because I don't have much time.
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I'm fond of a cell phone and the reason is that it connects me to the world.
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