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Reading and Understanding Functional Text Practice I. Directions: Use the Table of Contents from this VCR manual to ans wer the questions that follow. TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTENTS I. GENERAL INFORMATION A. Important safeguards and precautions 4 B. Features 6 C. Accessories 6 D. Remote control 8 II. SETTING UP A. Connecting the VCR 10 B. Setting the clock 12 C. Setting the channels 14 D. Menu screen 16 III. BASIC OPERATIONS A. Playback 18 B. Rewind 19 C. Pause 20 D. Fast forward 21 IV. RECORDING A. Recording a TV program 22 B. Simple recording timer 24 C. Recording with the timer 25 V. HELPFUL HINTS A. Fixing problems 31 B. Service information 32 C. Warranty 40 1. In what part of this manual will you find information about how to record while watching another TV show? A. Part II. Setting Up B. Part IV. Recording C. Part III. Basic Operations D. Part I. General Information 2. In what part of this manual will you find information about how to set the Universal Remote Control code? A. Part II. Setting Up B. Part V. Helpful Hints C. Part I. General Information D. Part IV. Recording ASU 3. In what part of this manual will you find information about how to fast forward and rewind? A. Part I. General Information B. Part II. Setting Up C. Part III. Basic Operation D. Part IV. Recording 4. In what part of this manual will you find information about the coaxial cable and t he AA batteries for the remote control unit that came with the VCR? A. Part V. Helpful Hints B. Part II. Setting Up C. Part I. General Information D. Part IV. Recording 5. In what part of this manual will you find information that tells about all the features of the VCR and what they do? A. Part II. Setting Up B. Part I. General Information C. Part V. Helpful Hints D. Part III. Basic Operation 6. In what part of this manual will you find information about how to remove a broken cassette? A. Part V. Helpful Hints B. Part III. Basic Operations C. Part I. General Information D. Part II. Setting Up 7. In what part of this manual will you find information about adjusting the clock for Daylight Savings Time? A. Part V. Helpful Hints B. Part III. Basic Operations C. Part I. General Information D. Part II. Setting Up 8. In what part of this manual will you find information about how to change recording speeds? A. Part II. Setting Up B. Part IV. Recording C. Part V. Helpful Hints D. Part I. General Information 9. In what part of this manual will you find information to help you when your VCR is not working? A. Part II. Setting Up B. Part IV. Recording C. Part V. Helpful Hints D. Part I. General Information 10. In what part of this manual will you find out what the company will do for you if the VCR does not work within the first year of your purchase? A. Part II. Setting Up B. Part IV. Recording C. Part V. Helpful Hints D. Part I. General Information II. Directions: Use the parts of the various Instruction Manuals to answe r the questions that follow. Your family just bought a VCR. Some of the functions of this VCR are as follows: Auto tracking function: Automatically adjusts the tracking condition for maximum picture quality. Timer recordings of 8 programs over a month: Recording of up to eight TV programs can be preset as much as one month in advance. Index function: The beginning of a desired scene can be located easily with the index mark/index search function. Auto head cleaner: Cleans the video heads each time a cassette is loaded or unloaded. 1. Your family will be going on a weeklong trip next month, and you want to be sure to record your favorite program so that you don’t miss anything. What function of your VCR will you use to do that task? A. The auto head cleaner B. The index function C. The timer recordings feature D. The auto tracking function ASU 2. You want to find a favorite scene in a movie and replay it. What function of your VCR will you use to do that task? A. The auto head cleaner B. The index function C. The timer recordings feature D. The auto tracking function 3. You are using the VCR to watch a movie. Suddenly, the picture on the screen becomes unsteady. Then, just as quickly, the picture is perfect again. What function of the VCR is at work in this instance? A. The auto head cleaner B. The index function C. The timer recordings feature D. The auto tracking function Your father is putting a TV antenna on the roof of your house. The directions for installation of the antenna include the following information: Power sources: This product should be operated only from the type of power source indicated on the antenna’s marking label. If you are not sure of the type of power supply to your home, consult your dealer or your local power company. Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets or extension cords as this can result in fire or electric shock. Power-cord protection: Power-supply cords should be routed so that they are not likely to be walked on or pinched by items placed upon or against them. Water and moisture: Do not use this product near water. 4. Your family has just moved to this home, and your father is not certain about the type of power supply coming into the house. According to the instructions for installation, what should your father do before trying to install the antenna? A. He should call the local power company. B. He should write to the company that made the antenna. C. He should go ahead and install the antenna anyway. D. He should forget about installing the antenna. 5. Your father has two choices about where to install the antenna; on the side of the house facing the street, or on the side next to the swimming pool. According to the instructions, why is it safer to install the antenna on the street-side of the house? A. It is easier to install the antenna on the street side. B. The antenna should not be installed near any water. C. The pool-side of the house is pretty and shouldn’t be spoiled. D. The antenna will not fit well on the pool-side of the house. 6. You have noticed that wall outlets near the TV have extension cords and are overloaded. According to the instructions, why is it dangerous to have so many wires and extension cords in wall sockets? A. Having many wires and cords doesn’t look nice. B. The wires could get tangled up and worn. C. Overloading wall sockets can create a risk of fire. D. Someone could trip on the many wires and cords. ASU Your parents have just bought a programmable wall switch security timer for the house. The security timer has been installed and is ready to be programmed. The manual that was included with the timer states that, for 24-hour self-programming, the following actions must be carried out: Move the control lever to the OFF-CLEAR position for at least 5 seconds. The red indicator light will go off. Previous time settings will be erased from memory. Move the control lever to ON. The red indicator light will start flashing. Turn light(s) ON and OFF as you normally would during this 24 hour time period. When you turn the lights ON the first time, the red indicator light will go OFF and will remain OFF (However, if you turn the lights OFF in less than 30 minutes from the ON time, the red indicator light will resume flashing. This is because each ON/OFF period must be at least 30 minutes long). At the end of the first 24-hour period, the timer will be fully programmed and the red indicator light will stay ON. After that initial period, the security timer will automatically repeat the lighting pattern you have entered. 7. According to the above instructions, what happens when you move the control lever to OFF- CLEAR? A. The control lever stays in that setting for at least 5 seconds. B. The lever goes ON and the red indicator light starts flashing. C. The security timer stops working and cannot be restarted. D. The red indicator light goes OFF and previous time settings are erased. 8. What makes the red indicator light start flashing? A. Moving the control lever to OFF makes the red indicator light start flashing. B. Moving the lever to ON after starting the process, makes the light begin flashing. C. Removing the security timer from the wall socket makes the light begin flashing. D. Turning the light ON and OFF quickly many times will make the light begin flashing. 9. What has to be done to permanently program the security timer? A. Turn the light(s) ON and OFF as you would during a 24- hour period. B. Set the red indicator light so that it is permanently OFF. C. Turn the light(s) ON only once and set the timer at that hour. D. Rotate the time dial clockwise until it is at the time you want. 10. What happens if there is not a 30- minute interval between turning the light(s) ON and OFF when programming the security timer? A. The security timer stops working. B. The red indicator light stops flashing. C. The red indicator light begins flashing. D. The security timer becomes hot to the touch. ASU III. Directions: Read the VCR Programming Instructions below, then select the correct ans wer to each question that follows. Programming the remote control for your TV: Step 1: Insert the four batteries. Step 2: Turn on your TV. Step 3: Press and hold the TV button. Step 4: Enter one of the three-digit TV codes listed on the back of this sheet. Step 5: Release the TV button and press CHAN up or down to see if the TV responds. Step 6: If the TV does not respond, repeat Steps 2 through 5 with the next code listed for your brand. 1. What must a person do first to start the programming sequence? A. Turn on the TV. B. Connect the remote. C. Turn on the VCR. D. Insert batteries. 2. To program the remote for a TV set, what is the most important thing to do? A. Try out all channels. B. Turn on the TV set. C. Install an antenna. D. Repeat Steps 2 through 5. 3. What must be done with the remote after the TV is turned on? A. Enter a code. B. Insert batteries. C. Press the TV button. D. Release the TV button. 4. What is important to remember to do in Step 3? A. To hold down the TV button. B. To turn on the TV set. C. To insert the batteries. D. To release the TV button. 5. What must be done while the TV button on the remote is held down? A. Read the directions. B. Read the TV codes. C. Enter a three-digit TV code. D. Press CHAN up or down. 6. Once a three-digit code is entered, what should be done next? A. The TV button is pressed again. B. A new three-digit code is entered. C. The TV button should be released. D. The remote and TV are turned off. 7. What should be done next? A. Enter a new three-digit code. B. Press CHAN up and down to see if the TV responds. C. Press and hold the TV button again. D. Read the company’s warranty for their product. 8. If the TV does not respond to the remote, what should be done? A. Steps 1 through 6 should be repeated with the next code for your brand. B. Steps 3 through 5 should be repeated with a new code for your brand. C. Steps 1 through 5 should be repeated with a new remote control. D. Steps 2 through 5 should be repeated with the next code for your brand. ASU 9. What important information does the company provide in the directions to assist the consumer in programming the remote control? A. A list of dealers that sell their remote control. B. A list of all the styles of remote controls that they make. C. A list of three-digit codes on the back of the directions. D. A description of what each part of the remote control does. 10. What are important steps to carry out correctly for programming the remote? A. Steps 2, 3, 4, and 5. B. Steps 1 and 6. C. Steps 5 and 6. D. Steps 2 and 3. IV. Directions: Examine the illustration below, then select the correct ans wer to each question that follows. VHF Antenna Connecting VHF Antenna Only – Antenna connector When the VHF/UHF antenna (supplied) terminal on the TV is combined. VHF/UHF IN VCR VHF/UHF OUT 75-ohm coaxial cable (supplied) TV VHF/UHF 1. According to the above diagram, the antenna connector is _. A. supplied B. not supplied C. a red box D. very big 2. What kind of antenna is shown in the diagram? A. VHF B. THF C. UHF D. AHF 3. What kind of terminal is it necessary to have on the TV? A. Coaxial cable B. VHF/UHF C. EAC D. Input/Output 4. What equipment connects the VCR and the TV? A. F-type connector B. 75-ohm coaxial cable C. VHF/UHF terminals D. EAC-66 U/V band separator/mixer ASU 5. What terminal is located near the top of the VCR? A. UHF OUT terminal B. Audio terminal C. VHF/UHF IN terminal D. Video terminal 6. What terminal is located near the bottom of the VCR? A. Audio terminal B. VHF IN terminal C. Video terminal D. VHF/UHF OUT terminal 7. What equipment connects the VHF antenna and the VCR? A. F-type connector B. 5-ohm coaxial cable C. The antenna connector D. EAC-66 U/V band separator/mixer 8. What equipment is not labeled in the diagram? A. Antenna B. Additional terminals on the VCR C. TV D. Connectors 9. What kind of important information is missing from the diagram? A. Safety precautions. B. Names of TV set models. C. Names of VCR models. D. Company information. 10. What does the label VHF/UHF mean? A. Only very high frequency can be used. B. Only ultra high frequency can be used. C. Neither frequency can be used. D. One or both frequencies can be used. ASU Directions: Read the selection below and then select the correct answer to each question that follows. Instruction Manual for a Portable Compact Disc Player To play the first track on your new CD player, follow the instructions from the manual below. 1. Connect the supplied headphones. 2. Open the top cover of the disc player. 3. Insert a disc. 4. Close the cover. 5. Make sure the HOLD switch has been released. 6. Press “play/pause” button. 7. Adjust the volume. 8. Enjoy your portable compact disc player. 1. What are the above instructions designed to do? A. to help the consumer understand how the disc player is manufactured at the plant. B. to help the consumer play the first track of the disc player. C. to help the consumer learn about how and when disc players were invented. D. to help the consumer understand how to make a disc player of their own. 2. Instruction #1 states, “Connect the supplied headphones.” What information is missing from this instruction? A. “Connect the headphones to the phones terminal located on the side of the disc player.” B. “These headphones are manufactured by ABC Headphones Company in Juneau, Alaska.” C. “Remove headphones from disc player to start process.” D. “Put together supplied parts to construct headphones.” 3. Instruction #3 states, “Insert a disc.” What information is missing from this instruction? A. “These discs are made especially for this player.” B. “Joe Brown, Hector Morado, and Julia Torres made these discs.” C. “Insert disc under the disc player.” D. “Insert disc label side up and press over the center hole until it clicks.” 4. Instruction #4 states, “Close the cover.” What information is missing from this instruction? A. “Polish the cover so it is clean.” ASU B. “Press down on the central front portion of the top cover until it clicks.” C. “Close battery cover.” D. “Close the plastic CD cover case.” 5. Instruction #5 states, “Make sure the HOLD switch has been released.” What information is missing from this instruction? A. A list of all the switches on the disc player. B. How to play a CD on the disc player. C. What to do if the switch has not been released. D. Ways to enjoy the disc player. 6. Instruction #7 states, “Adjust the volume.” What information is missing from this instruction? A. How to increase or decrease the volume. B. How to help people enjoy the music that you enjoy. C. How to play CD’s backwards as well as forward. D. How to order replacement parts. 7. Read all of the directions, steps 1 through 8. What instructions seem extra or unnecessary? A. “Enjoy your portable compact disc player.” B. “Connect the supplied headphones.” C. “Press play/pause and start playback.” D. “Insert a disc.” 8. Which of the following information would be important to add to the instructions? A. New and better disc players. B. How to stop or pause playback. C. Other products made by the company. D. Favorite CD’s being sold today. 9. What other information would be important to add? A. Locations of the company. B. List of company executives. C. Favorite CD’s being sold today. D. Safety precautions. 10. What information would be extra and NOT important to a consumer? ASU A. How to assemble parts. B. Safety information. C. Company executives’ top 10 choices for best CD’s. D. Tips for maintenance and repair. Answer Key 1. A B C D 2. A B C D 3. A B C D 4. A B C D 5. A B C D 6. A B C D A B C D ASU A B C D 7. 8. 9. 10. ASU