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					Technology Today
                                      Lesson A Computers are everywhere.




  Vocabulary Link           Computer words

Many common English words have different meanings when they are used
to talk about computers. Look at the pictures and study the words.




                    mouse
                                                   icon




                    menu                        window
                                      Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Vocabulary Link
                           Computer words

Many common English words have different meanings when they are used
to talk about computers. Look at the pictures and study the words.




            address                            crash




            surf                        hardware
                                           Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Vocabulary Link
                             Computer words

Use the correct forms of the words in the pictures to complete the sentences.
Use each word twice.
Common usage
                       _______?
1. Could you open thewindow It’s hot in here.
                                                                 icon             menu
2. My address is 223 Oak Street.
       ______
                 hardware
3. I went to the ________ store to buy a hammer.
       mouse
4. The ______ ran into its hole.                              window
5. I’m hungry, but I don’t see anything I like on the                            address

  _____.
  menu
6. Marilyn Monroe is a movie icon from the 1950s.
                               ____                              surf           hardware
7. When I was in California, I wentsurfing every day.
                                     ______
                    crashed
8. He accidentally ______ his car into a tree.
Keys                                                                             mouse
                                                                crash
                                           Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Vocabulary Link


                             Computer words
Use the correct forms of the words in the pictures to complete the sentences.
Use each word twice.
Computer usage
                    crashed
9. My computer ______. Can you fix it?                           icon             menu
               _____
10. Plug the mouse into the keyboard.
11. He is always surfing the net for the latest news.
                  ______
12. Open the other web page in a new window
                                        _______.              window
                                                                                 address
       ____
13. An icon is a small picture on a computer screen.
         hardwar
14. The ________ is the machinery inside a computer.
         e
15. First, click on an item in the _____.                        surf
                                    menu                                        hardware
16. Do you know her e-mailaddress ?
                              ______

Keys                                                                             mouse
                                                                crash
                                            Lesson A Computers are everywhere.


Listening
                            Computer problems

Listen to some people talking about different situations with their computers.
Match each situation and its problem.




        Situation 1                       a. a problem with a keyboard
        Situation 2                       b. an e-mail problem
        Situation 3                       c. a hardware problem


 Keys
                                          Lesson A Computers are everywhere.


Listening


                            Computer problems
Listen again. Circle the correct word.




  1. The man was e-mailing his mother / friend.
  2. The man clicked on Reply to Sender / to All.
  3. The woman received a new computer / keyboard.
  4. The woman spilled soda / coffee.
  5. The man thinks the woman needs a new computer / mouse.
  6. The woman’s computer is five / ten years old.

Keys
                                           Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Communication
                          The wave of the future

   Read about these five new products. In your opinion, which products do
   the words in the box describe? Tell your partner.



                          You can buy this inexpensive cell phone and
                          throw it away after you’ve used up the minutes.


  Throw-away cell phone



           affordable disposable    portable
                                                 reliable
           attractive innovative    rechargeable
                                              Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Communication
                             The wave of the future

 Read about these five new products. In your opinion, which products do
 the words in the box describe? Tell your partner.




                           When a stranger grabs you from behind, he receives an
                           electric shock from your jacket.

  Self-defense jacket



              affordable   disposable   portable     reliable
              attractive   innovative   rechargeable
                                          Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Communication



                         The wave of the future
 Read about these five new products. In your opinion, which products do
 the words in the box describe? Tell your partner.


                             This car gets energy from the brakes to recharge
                             the battery.



        Hybrid car


            affordable disposable   portable     reliable
            attractive innovative   rechargeable
                                         Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Communication



                         The wave of the future
 Read about these five new products. In your opinion, which products do
 the words in the box describe? Tell your partner.




                            You can wear this convenient computer anywhere.




    Wearable computer


            affordable disposable   portable     reliable
            attractive innovative   rechargeable
                                           Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Communication



                         The wave of the future
 Read about these five new products. In your opinion, which products do
 the words in the box describe? Tell your partner.


                       Doctors hope to use this tiny robot for surgery on
                       their patients.




    Fly-sized robot


             affordable disposable   portable     reliable
             attractive innovative   rechargeable
                                                      Lesson A Computers are everywhere.
        Lesson A
Communication      Computers are everywhere.


                                 The wave of the future
     Discuss the following questions with your group.




   Throw-away                                  Self-defense        Fly-sized          Wearable
                        Hybrid car
   cell phone                                  jacket              robot              computer


      ●
          Who would use each product?
      ●
          Would you use it? Why or why not?
      ●
          What might be one problem for each new item of technology?
      ●
          Which products will be common in the near future?
      ●
          Would these products improve our lives? If so, how?
                                                 Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Communication

                              The wave of the future

   Look at the products again. Agree on a product for each category.
   You can use each product more than once.




 Throw-away             Hybrid           Self-defense        Fly-sized           Wearable
 cell phone             car              jacket              robot               computer


     ●
         the most fun            ●
                                     the most dangerous
     ●
         the most practical      ●
                                     a product that isn’t good for the environment
                                                Lesson A Computers are everywhere.

Communication
                               The wave of the future

 Listen to two people talking about their computers. Pay attention to the
 expressions used. Then tell your partner what you like about the
 computer you use.




     1. I like the laptop because it’s very, very thin. It’s maybe less than
       one inch and it’s about four pounds and I can carry it anywhere I
       want.


     2. My favorite feature of my computer is the Instant Messenger. The
       reason for this is that it’s very affordable, fun and convenient and
       allows me to chat with my friends from all over the world.
Global Viewpoints:   Technology today

City Living:         The first word processor
                                                  Lesson B Modern technology
Global Viewpoints




                               Technology today
  Before You Watch

            Language Notes
            Proper names
              Philadelphia
            Other words
              digital camera            laptop
              feature                   Instant Messenger
              affordable                convenient
              chat                      online
              download
                                                 Lesson B Modern technology
Global Viewpoints




                            While You Watch
   Watch the interviews and write “T” for true and “F” for false. Correct
   the false sentences.
                                                    Lesson B Modern technology
Global Viewpoints



                          While You Watch
   Watch the interviews and write “T” for true and “F” for false. Correct
   the false sentences.
              ■




            I use the computer for
            chatting online …




          The term chat used to refer to a casual face-to-face talk. Now, people
          often use it in place of “talk” or “write” to refer to online
          conversations using computer programs like Instant Messenger (IM).
                                                   Lesson B Modern technology
Global Viewpoints


  Global Viewpoints
                          While You Watch
   Watch the interviews and write “T” for true and “F” for false. Correct
   the false sentences.
              ■




    1. Reda doesn’t know about electronics. __ T
    2. Kevin likes his laptop because it’s portable. __
    3. Alejandra thinks chatting online is affordable and fun. __
    4. Denise uses her cell phone to contact her family. __
    5. Jackie likes to search the web and download music. __
    6. Catherine phones her friends in New York. __
    7. Dave uses his computer to write papers when he’s on a train. __
    8. Julianna uses her computer to surf the Internet and do homework. __
    9. Jonathan’s computer is old and reliable. __
 Keys
                                                   Lesson B Modern technology
Global Viewpoints



                          While You Watch
   Watch the interviews and write “T” for true and “F” for false. Correct
   the false sentences.
              ■




   1. Reda doesn’t know about electronics. __ T
   2. Kevin likes his laptop because it’s portable. __
                                                    T
   3. Alejandra thinks chatting online is affordable and fun. __
                                                               T
   4. Denise uses her cell phone to contact her family. __
                                                         F
                          computer
   5. Jackie likes to search the web and download music. __T
   6. Catherine phones her friends in New York. __  F
                 e-mails
   7. Dave uses his computer to write papers when he’s on a train. __
                                                                   T
   8. Julianna uses her computer to surf the Internet and do homework. __
                                                                       T
   9. Jonathan’s computer is old and reliable. __F
 Keys                                  not reliable
                                           Lesson B Modern technology



City Living


                         The first word processor



  Main characters




                    Prof. Morgan           Tara Greene
City Living                                      Lesson B Modern technology




                                    Preview
     In this episode, Tara learns how much technology has changed.

                                 So … make those corrections,
                                 and your paper will be great.




                       Tara gets some help on a home-work
                          assignment from her professor.
City Living                                        Lesson B Modern technology




                                    Preview
     In this episode, Tara learns how much technology has changed.

                                                     I’ll e-mail my paper
                                                     to you later today.




                     Tara makes plans to turn in her term paper
                                as a computer file.
City Living                                        Lesson B Modern technology




                                    Preview
     In this episode, Tara learns how much technology has changed.
                                            In high school, I used
                                            to write my term
                                            papers on a typewriter.




                     Professor Morgan starts to talk about doing
                      homework in the days before computers.
City Living                                          Lesson B Modern technology




                                    Preview
     In this episode, Tara learns how much technology has changed.

       The first computers were so
       unreliable … I’ll never forget,
       one spring, during final exams …




                              Then she shares a story about a computer
                                   mishap from her college days.
City Living                                          Lesson B Modern technology




                                    Preview
     In this episode, Tara learns how much technology has changed.

                … it was terrible!                     What did you do?




                    In the end, Tara learns a valuable lesson about
                              depending on technology.
City Living                                             Lesson B Modern technology




                                  Preview
      Look at the photos below. Then circle True or False. Correct the false
      sentences.
               So … make those corrections,                         I’ll e-mail my paper to
               and your paper will be great.                        you later today.




  1. Professor Morgan is helping Tara with her paper.                        True             False

  2. Professor Morgan thinks Tara’s paper needs some changes.                True             False

  3. Tara plans to e-mail her paper to Professor Morgan tomorrow.            True             False

  Keys
City Living                                             Lesson B Modern technology




                                  Preview
      Look at the photos below. Then circle True or False. Correct the false
      sentences.
               So … make those corrections,                         I’ll e-mail my paper to
               and your paper will be great.                        you later today.




  1. Professor Morgan is helping Tara with her paper.                        True             False

  2. Professor Morgan thinks Tara’s paper needs some changes.                True             False

  3. Tara plans to e-mail her paper to Professor Morgan tomorrow.            True             False
                                                          today
  Keys
City Living                                                                   Lesson B Modern technology




                                  Preview
      Look at the photos below. Then circle True or False. Correct the false
      sentences.
              In high school, I used
              to write my term          The first computers were so             … it was terrible!         What did you do?
              papers on a typewriter.   unreliable … I’ll never forget, one
                                        spring, during final exams …




  4. Professor Morgan used a computer for homework in high school.                                     True False
  5. Professor Morgan tells a story about when she was in college.                                     True False
  6. Professor Morgan’s story is about a happy experience.                                             True False


  Keys
City Living                                                                              Lesson B Modern technology




                                  Preview
      Look at the photos below. Then circle True or False. Correct the false
      sentences.
              In high school, I used
              to write my term          The first computers were so                        … it was terrible!         What did you do?
              papers on a typewriter.   unreliable … I’ll never forget, one
                                        spring, during final exams …




  4. Professor Morgan used a computer for homework in high school.                                                True False
                             a typewriter
  5. Professor Morgan tells a story about when she was in college.                                                True False
  6. Professor Morgan’s story is about a happy experience.                                                        True False
                                                                              terrible
  Keys
City Living                                     Lesson B Modern technology




                            While You Watch
      What happens? Watch the video and circle a or b.
City Living                                             Lesson B Modern technology




    While You Watch       While You Watch
    What happens? Watch the video and circle a or b.


    1. What does Professor Morgan think of Tara’s paper?
      a. It needs some corrections.      b. It’s perfect.
    2. What problem did Professor Morgan use to have while using a typewriter?
      a. She made some mistakes.         b. She typed too slowly.
    3. What is Professor Morgan’s opinion of the typewriters she used in high school?
      a. They were really bad.           b. They were OK.




  Keys
City Living                                            Lesson B Modern technology




    While You Watch       While You Watch
    What happens? Watch the video and circle a or b.


    4. What does Professor Morgan say about the first computers?
       a. They were unreliable.               b. They were affordable.
    5. What happened one spring when Professor Morgan was working on a term
       paper?
       a. The batteries in her laptop died.   b. The electricity went out.
    6. What did Professor Morgan use to finish writing her paper?
       a. A typewriter.                       b. A paper and a pencil.


  Keys
City Living                                            Lesson B Modern technology




                               While You Watch
              Here are some useful expressions from the video.

       Everyday English      Talking about things      Making comparison
                             in the past
          oh my gosh           In high school I used      as affordable or as
          as for                  to …                       fast as …
          No big deal.         weren’t that bad           not as fast as some of
          nowadays             used to crash all the         the newer, more
          in those days           time                       expensive ones
                               were so unreliable
                               used to use the ones
                                  at the university
City Living                                                 Lesson B Modern technology




                                   While You Watch
    Watch the video again and fill in the blanks with the information you hear.
    Mrs. Morgan: Well, I was pretty fast, but I made some mistakes. Actually, the
                                 weren’t that bad
                 typewriters (1) _______________. Now, (2) _____ the first
                                                              as for
                 computers … (3) __________!
                                    oh my gosh
    Tara:        What do you mean?
                                          _______________.
    Mrs. Morgan: The first computers (4) were so unreliable
                           ____________________.
                 They (5) used to crash all the time And they
                 were not (6) _____________________ they are
                              as affordable or as fast as
                 now.
    Tara:        Mine’s pretty fast, but not (7) as fast as
                                                 _________
                 some of the newer, more expensive ones
                 _________________________________.
    Mrs. Morgan: I know! And (8) _________, almost everyone
                                   nowadays
                 has a computer. In those days, nobody had their
                 own computer. We (9) used to use the ones at the university
                                          ______________________________.
    Keys
City Living                                         Lesson B Modern technology




                              While You Watch
    Watch the video again and fill in the blanks with the information you hear.
    Tara:                  _________
                 So? (10) No big deal … laptops have batteries …
    Mrs. Morgan: Yes, but remember, (11) ___________ we didn’t have laptops.
                                           in those days
                 If your computer crashed, you lost everything.
    Tara:        Everything?
    Mrs. Morgan: Everything. We used to lose
                 information all the time, but that
                 time it was terrible. Everybody
                 lost their papers that
                 afternoon … including me.


     Keys
City Living                                          Lesson B Modern technology




                               After You Watch

    Look at this ad for a wide-screen TV. Circle the correct verb forms.

                                                           This Week’s Best Buy!


                      Are you planning (buying / to buy ) a new TV?
                      Do you want (seeing / to see) events as they really happen?
                      Can’t stand (viewing / to view) movies at the wrong size?




     Keys
City Living                                        Lesson B Modern technology




                              After You Watch

    Look at this ad for a wide-screen TV. Unscramble the adjectives.
                                                         This Week’s Best Buy!

                     Try our new wide-screen TV!
                     It has an amazing sound system with large speakers.
                     It’s ________ (attavicter).
                          attractive
                     The slim four-inch screen is _________ (venivation).
                                                   innovative
                     It’s ______ (bialeler). Enjoy worry-free viewing.
                          reliable




     Keys
City Living                                         Lesson B Modern technology




                               After You Watch
    Look at this ad for a wide-screen TV. Circle the correct verb forms and
    unscramble the adjectives.
                                                        This Week’s Best Buy!


                      At $3,999, it may not seem _________ (fordaflabe).
                                                 affordable
                      Don’t worry! We have a special payment plan.
                      Check out our wide-screen TV. You’ll appreciate (watching /
                      to watch) TV in a whole new way!




     Keys
                                             Lesson B Modern technology




City Living

                          After You Watch
Discuss with your partner how TV has changed modern life.
  Information for practice

    In old times                        Nowadays
     got news from newspapers only       get on the spot news from TV
     spent more time with friends        fewer people go to the cinema
     little idea about the outside         or theater
        world                            spend more time indoors
     went to the cinema or theater to    more radiation
        relax                            make the world smaller
     …                                   more noise pollution
                                         …

				
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