Ex. 8 Now your turn to make questions using these prompts. Practise asking and answering the questions.
Example: When/first/use the Internet When did you first use the Internet?
1. What type of internet connection/have at home?
2. How fast/your Internet connection?
3. How much/pay for broadcast access?
4. How often/access the Internet?
5. Do/use your mobile phone to access the Internet?
6. Do/use the Internet in public spaces using Wi/Fi?
7. Do/play games online?
8. How many newsgroups/subscribe to?
Ex. 9 Imagine your partner is new to using the Internet. Explain to him how to reach a website. The following words/word combinations might be helpful.
To connect to the Internet, computer, modem, Internet service provider, access, wireless, things you can do, email, instant messaging, real-time chats, look for information.
Grammar Focus (Reported Speech)
Ex. 10 Find the mistake and correct it.
1. A new survey in Britain revealed that young people spend over 27 hours a week online. 2. I asked my friend how can I access the Internet. 3. I don't think I really understand what is the Internet. 4. He said us that a modem is a device that connects a PC to the telephone line. 5. Ofcom found that online content has changed considerably in the past ten years. 6. The expert told TVs would never be unimportant. 7. I wonder what would life be like without the Internet? 8. I said I’ll email them.
Lesson 5. Objectives – to introduce the topic of the Email,to acquire vocabulary related to the Email, to develop reading and listening skills, to encourage students writing on the topic, to check learned lexis and grammar material
Video “Texting Overtakes Talking in UK, Says Ofcom Study”
Ex. 1 Work with a partner to discuss the following:
a) Do you often write emails?
b) Who do you usually write emails to? What about?
c) Have you ever written emails in English? If so, what problems did you have?
d) Which email programme do you use?
e) Why are abbreviated word forms used in emails?
Reading and Vocabulary
Ex. 2 Read the text and answer the questions:
- What are the main advantages of email?
- How does the text compare emails to phone calls and to traditional letters?
It once seemed that the telephone had made writing to people, and especially to friends, unnecessary. Email has allowed us to find its benefits again. Phone calls are intrusive; they always interrupt something, even if it is only thought. Email, like the letter, has better manners. It respects the demands of more urgent business and allows for differences in time zones. It waits to be read in a so-called ‘mailbox’. Emails are usually more informal than letters – they allow writers to put down present thoughts and even changes of mind. This informality also means that it seems OK to write a two-line message to someone on another continent, or to send a joke or an unimportant piece of gossip to someone in the next office