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Ex. 4 Multiple choice. Read the questions and choose the right answer.

1. Modern mobile phone technology is based on:

a. two-way radio

b. global positioning devices

c. yuppies


2. More people bought mobile phones in the 1990s because:

a. traditional phones didn't work anymore

b. they were bad at timekeeping

c. mobile phones became a lot cheaper


3. The first mobile phone call took place between:

a. two scientists

b. two Scotsmen

c. two yuppies


4. Mobile phones are sometimes called cell phones because of:

a. a technical term for telephone masts

b. a technical term for mobile handsets

c. the number of mobile phones used in prisons


5. The first commercially available mobile phones looked like:

a. small, pocket-sized objects

b. telephone masts

c. giant plastic bricks


6. A text message saying "Gr8! Will call U 2nite" means:

a. Great! I'll call you tonight.

b. Good grief! Please call William tonight.

c. I'll be 15 minutes late



Ex. 5 Look through the text Mobile phones again. What are the following numbers associated with?

1.1876 2. 1940   5. 80 6. 160 3. 1973 4. 90   7. 15 8. 150    


Ex. 6 Work in pairs. Ask and answer the following questions:

1. How many mobile phones have you had so far? 2. Do you always have your mobile phone with you? 3. Do you turn it off at night? 4. Do you keep it on during a lesson? 5. Are you phone addictive? 6. What do you usually use your mobile phone for? (name its functions). 7. Can you imagine your life without mobile phones? Would you be really lost without it? 8. What happens when you leave your mobile phone at home?

Ex. 7 Write one or two sentences giving your opinions about these statements. Use the following expressions:

In my opinion,.. From my point of view.. I believe I`d say.


Ex. 8 Have you ever made telephone calls in English? When? What for?

A) Read a common phoning scenario checking the meaning of the words in bold.

Phoning scenario


You want to phone someone in a company. You pick up the phone. You hear the dialing tone and dial the number on the keypad. You don`t know the person`s direct line number, so you dialthe number of the company`s switchboard. One of these things happens.

a. The number rings but no answers.

b. You hear the engaged tone (BrE)/busy tone (AmE) because the other person is already talking on the phone. You hang upand try again later.

c. You get through, but not to the number you wanted. The person who answers says you`ve got the wrong numberand asks you to hold on.

d. The operator answers. You ask for the extension of the person you want to speak to.

e. You are put through to the wrong extension. The person offers to transfer you to the right extension. But you are cut off the call ends.

f. The person you want to speak to is not at their desk and you leave a message on their voicemail. You ask them to call you back or to return your call.

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