XIII. Read the passages below and choose the heading to each text. In two teams ask and answer questions about 3G Internet.
Difference between Wi-Fi and 3G Internet; Advantages of 3G; Expanded Networking; Access to 3G
To access 3G Internet, a user must have a 3G compatible device like a mobile phone or a tablet. Most service providers require a subscription to use their 3G network.
Both WiFi and 3G Internet are similar; they provide users with wireless access to the Internet. The key difference lies in the fact that 3G networks also allow users to make phone calls and access other features from mobile devices, which require some sort of Internet connection to complete. WiFiŽ is mainly for surfing the Internet and typically a user cannot make a phone call using such a connection.
Since 3G networks are more readily available than WiFiŽ, travelers may opt for 3G plans. Internet speeds are often slower on a 3G network than a broadband Internet connection, but the user can access the 3G Internet almost anywhere with signal coverage. This gives it a much broader range than other networks, which may be based on hotspots or hubs in certain areas.
Those people traveling for business who want to share a 3G broadband connection among a group of peers can set up a 3G network. To do so, the user needs a 3G router and modem, or a device that acts as both. The modem connects a computer to the 3G network and the router sends out a signal so others in the same room can connect to the Internet. One drawback of 3G Internet connection, however, stems from the short range it covers, typically only the size of a small room.
XIV. Check your vocabulary! Choose the best word (a, b or c) to complete the sentences.
1. ADSL is more commonly known as __________.
a. longband b. broadband c. wideband
2. Broadband Internet connection is much faster than _________.
a. dial-in b. dial-through c. dial-up
3. Before you can connect to the Internet for the first time, you have to __________ an account with an ISP.
a. set b. set up c. set in
4. Each time you want to connect to your ISP's system, you have to enter a log-in name and a __________.
a. security word b. safe word c. password
5. You can set your computer to __________ your log-in details, so you don't have to type them in each time.
a. store b. remember c. recall
6. With a broadband connection, you usually have to pay a _________.
a. fixed monthly price b. fixed monthly fee c. fixed monthly cost
7. With dial-up, you can usually choose a ________ tariff.
a. pay-as-you-go b. pay-what-you-want c. pay-if-you-like
8. Some broadband contracts limit the amount of _________ you can have each month.
a. pages b. traffic c. use
9. Looking at web pages can be called "navigating the Web" but is more commonly called ________.
a. "surfing the net" b. "skiing the net" c. "swimming the net"
10. You can often find the answer to a question by ________ on the Internet.
a. looking at it b. looking for it c. looking it up
11. When your computer is not connected to the Internet, it is ________.
a. out of line b. offline c. off the line
12. Internet banking is also called ________.
a. online banking b. on the line banking c. inline banking
13. An unexpected disconnection from the Internet is called a __________.
a. lost connection b. missed connection c. dropped connection
14. A file which is copied from the Internet onto your computer is called _________.
a. an upload b. a download c. a load
15. Downloading files from the Internet can ________ your computer with a virus.