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UNIT 7. MASS MEDIA - PROS AND CONS

LESSON 66 THE INTERNET: HAVEN'T YOU BEEN SWITCHED ON YET?

1. Listen to the dialogue. Make up a similar one and then role-play it with your classmates. Then say you use the Internet for.

Mark: Hey!! Nice computer!! What’s this for?

Sandra: That’s a modem. It’s used to connect the computer to the phone line, so I can send faxes and access the Internet.

Mark: So you can go on-line and all that?

Sandra: Yes. And I use the World Wide Web for finding information on foreign languages, movies, UFOs ... just about anything.

Mark: Sports? Cars?

Sandra: Uh-huh. And I can exchange information with people, too. I belong to a “chat group” on English.

Mark: Hmm. I just use my computer to write letters and reports.

Sandra: Why don’t you get on the Internet? It’s not really expensive.

Mark: Maybe I will. It sounds like fun.

Sandra: I have such a great time working and playing on my computer. But, do you know the best thing about it?

Mark: What?

Sandra: The best thing is that I can keep in touch with my family and friends without the phone.

Mark: Oh, you use e-mail, right?

Sandra: Right. At the beginning of the year I was spending a fortune on long-distance calls back home, but now my mother and my two sisters have e-mail, so we send each other messages almost every day.

Mark: That sounds great!!

2. Read the text and do the quiz after it. Do you

personally use Google? What can you say about this search engine?

How to Change the World: Google

Google began in 1996 as a project by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Larry and Sergey were both studying at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. In their research project they came up with a plan to make a search engine that ranked websites according to the number of other websites that linked to that site.

The domain google.com was registered in 1997 and Google Corporation was formed a year later. Google started selling advertisements with its keyword searches in 2000, and so Google Adwords and Adsense were born.

The term PageRank was patented in 2001 - this term is actually named after co-founder Larry Page and not, as some think, named because it is the rank of a webpage.

In 2004, Google launched its own free web-based email service, known as Gmail. This service was made to rival the free online mail services supplied by Yahoo and Hotmail.

Google also launched Google Earth that is a map of the earth based on satellite imagery. The cool part is that you can zoom right in to street level and actually see your own street and even your house! In 2006 Google launched Google Video, a cool search tool with thousands of videos available: from personal homemade videos to TV shows made by the big television corporations.

In 2006 Google was added to the Oxford English dictionary as a verb - the verb “to Google” has become so popular that Google has even been worried that their brand name might lose their copyright and patent protections.

Today Google is the most widely used search engine on the Internet with a 54% market share and receives about a billion search requests per day. Therefore, with the many applications and products that Google has brought out, and the control it has over the Internet it is possible that Google will become a very influential part of our lives in years to come.

1. In Palo Alto, Larry and Sergey’s plan was:

a) to make a search engine.

b) to prepare a research project.

c) to rank the University website.

2. Actually, the term “PageRank” represents:

a) the rank of a webpage.

b) a co-founder’s last name.

c) the position a webpage has.

3. In 2004, Google launched Gmail:

a) to compete with Hotmail and Yahoo.

b) to start selling email advertisements.

c) to provide free Hotmail email service.

4. When the verb “to Google” was added to a dictionary,

a) Google worried about losing market share.

b) Google was sure to lose control over the internet.

c) Google worried about losing copyright protection.

5. How many search requests does Google receive per day?

a) 1,000,000 search requests.

b) 1,000,000,000 search requests.

c) 100,000,000 search requests.

3. Sort out these nouns into three groups: a) countable; b) uncountable; c) both.

1. homework

6. star

12. money

18. bell

2. apple

7. chair

13. time

19. milk

3. straw

8. butter

14. car

20. accommodation

4. hair

9. bread

15. friend

21. equipment

5. music

10. cat

16. noise

22. news

11. liberty

17. rice

4. Use the pictures, the words from the box and the model to make word combinations. Then make up sentences with the word combinations you have made up.

Model: chocolate - a bar = a bar of chocolate. I was presented a bar of chocolate at the party.

bag

tin

carton

slice

packet

bowl

pound

box

pinch

glass

bottle

litre

can

kilo

cup

barrel

tube

bucket

spoon

jar

5. Match the words with their definitions.

1. online

a. spend time online looking for web-sites

2. surf

b. connected to the Internet

3. a virus

c. a computer file sent with an e-mail message

4. a chat room

d. information that you store under a particular name

5. log on/off

e. move information from the Internet to your computer

6. crash

f. disconnected from the internet

7. offline

g. start/finish using a computer system

8. download

h. when a computer or programme stops working suddenly

9. a file

i. a web-site people use for exchanging messages

10. an attachment

j. a programme that enters your computer and damages or destroys information

6. Discuss the questions given below.

1. Do you often use the Internet? When did you first use the Internet? About how many hours a day do you use the Internet? Who uses the Internet the most in your family?

2. Have you ever bought something using the Internet?

3. Do you use the Internet for fun or education? How can the internet help you learn English? Do you take advantage of this? What are some of the ways the Internet can be used for education?

4. How can the Internet be improved? Do you think our lives have been improved by the Internet?

5. Do you think the Internet favours men or women?

6. What are the sites you most commonly access?

7. What is the best thing about the Internet?

8. What problems does the Internet create? What problems does it solve?

9. Have you ever chatted on the Internet?

10. Do you think that the Internet is safe for children? Why ? Do you think that it is important for schools to have Internet access? Why?

11. Do you think that it is a good or bad habit for young people to play computer games?

12. Give a reason why you think that email is a good way for people to communicate.

13. The Internet can help people work from home. Do you think that this is good or bad?

14. How has the Internet changed society?

7. Project work. Surf the Internet to make up a list of very important English learning resources. In your list write a short review of each site (what kind of information it contains, eg. grammar practice, vocabulary learning, etc, what type of audience it is aimed at, eg. pupils, students, teachers etc), and provide your own assessment of the sites (rank each of them as important, very important, or suggest your own assessment scale).

Model:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar This is a link to the website which helps English learners to practise grammar. It contains grammar rules and then directs visitors to do some grammar exercises. Both students/ pupils and teachers can use this website. It’s a good website, and I would rank it as “important”.





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