FILE 6 DOSSIER is about TECHNOLOGY AND TOURISM by vxK8P6u7

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									  FILE 6 DOSSIER is about
TECHNOLOGY AND TOURISM



  Write the questions and find the
    answers to extract the key
              points…
    QUESTIONS for key points
• What will tourists soon be able to use?
• What will users of BeyondGuide soon be able to
  listen to?
• Where is the service available at the moment?
• How does it work?
• Is it free now?
• What is particular about the information tourists
  can hear?
• On what kind of platforms can people receive
  the information?
 1. What will tourists soon be able
                to use?
They will be able to use their mobile phones to get
  a running commentary on the sights they visit.
2. What will users of BeyondGuide
    soon be able to listen to?


                           • They will
                             narratives
                             capital.
  Where is the service available at
           the moment?
• The service is already available in
  Washington DC and New York City, and
  the company is in the process of setting up
  audio guides in London, Rome etc.
         How does it work?
• It uses Voice software to allow callers to
  select audio content with voice prompts or
  the keypad on their phone or handheld
  computer.
             Is it free now?
• It was free when it started but now users
  pay be the call, or for unlimited use over a
  set period – for instance, $10 for 48 hours.
    What is particular about the
   information tourists can hear?
• Tourists can listen to re-enacted historical
  scenes or original archive material. For
  example, JFK’s funeral, actuality from the
  World Trade Center attacks.
   On what kind of platforms can
  people receive the information?
• On a standard cell phone, a Wap phone,
  or a handheld computer. So now you can
  leave your heavy guidebook at home and
  use a lighter tech gadget instead to get
  interesting information about the place you
  will visit.
   We can turn these questions
   into BULLET points to help
      structure our summary
A new gadget to get information about tourist
 sights
Available – where?
Software it uses to work
Does it cost anything
Kind of information a tourist can receive
Flexible platforms
       And now we can write our
              summary
• Users of a service called BeyondGuide will soon be
  able to listen to short narratives about attractions
  around the city.
• The service is currently available in Washington DC
  and New York City, and will soon be available in
  other major cities around the world.
• The service uses special voice software to allow
  callers to select audio content with voice prompts
  for instance.
• They can hear archive material, actuality, unusual
  stories.
• They can receive the information from any platform.
  Vocabulary work from the file –
       Compound nouns
• Travel guide
• Construction worker
• Phone call

Are examples of compound nouns – they
  are often used in readings.
Look at page 53 and make the compounds
  then check.
               Answer to exercise
1.    Travel guide
2.    Phone call
3.    Shareholder
4.    Construction worker
5.    Tourist hotspots
6.    Travel magazine
7.    Tourism board
8.    Cellphone
9.    Keypad
10.   An instant message market
11.   A mobile phone camera
12.   Global handset sales
13.   Music files
14.   Earth-orbiting satellites
15.   Voice-recognition technology

								
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