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Post by Admin on Sat May 30, 2015 10:54 pm

Read the text carefully then do the activities that follow:
Do you remember a time when cell phones were rare? Today, it's hard to imagine a world without them. Even if you don't own one yourself, you probably see dozens of people talking on a cell phone every day. But who invented them?
To get the answer to that question, we need to look back more than a century. Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876. And then in 1900, on December 23 on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., an inventor named Reginald Fessenden accomplished a remarkable feat: He made the first wireless telephone call. He was the first to transmit the human voice via radio waves, sending a signal from one radio tower to another.
While the world waited for further developments, companies like AT&T offered some customers the chance to use radio telephones. These devices were primitive compared to today's cell phones. Only a few calls could be made on the system at a time. Callers would sometimes have to wait for another conversation to end before completing a call, which also meant that private conversations were practically impossible. The phones were expensive and some weighed up to 80 pounds (36.3 kilograms) not the sort of device you can carry around in your pocket!
On April 3, 1973, the first cell phone call was made by Motorola engineer Martin Cooper. Cooper wanted people to have freedom to talk on the phone away from their cars. So in reaction, he embarked on a project to create a more portable device. He led a team that designed the first practical cell phone. It was called the Motorola DynaTAC, and it still wasn't a tiny device -- it was 22.9 cm long and weighed 1.1 kg.

Today, Mobile phones have become a necessity in human being life. It is treated as a vital instrument carried by individual to be informed and connected with the world and have really changed the way of communications.
A/ Comprehension:(8pts)
1. Choose a title for the text.(1pt)
a- Different Inventions. b- The Developement of the Telephone. c- The Cell Phone.

2. Are the following sentences true (T) or false (F). (2pts)
a. Alexander Graham Bell invented the first wireless telephone .
b. Martin Cooper invented the first tiny device for communication.
c. common people were not allowed to use the wireless cell phones.
d.The cell phones have changed the life of people in many fields.

3. Answer the following questions according to the text .(3pts)
a. who was the first person who could transmit the voice by the radio waves ?
b. Why did Cooper Invented the cell phone?
c. Does the cell phone facilitate the life of people? Justify by quoting from the text.

4. In which paragraph is it mentioned that the first devices were not so developed as nowadays mobiles.(1pts)

5. Who/what do the underlined words refer to in the text .(1pt)
a. These (§3) b. Their (§4)
B/Text Exploration.(7pts)

1. Find in the text words or expressions that are closest in meaning to.(0,5pt)
a. Achievement (§2) = b. important (§5)=
2. Find in the text opposites of the following. . (0,5pt)
a. developed (§3) ≠ b.stable (§4) ≠
3. Which adjectives can be derived from these nouns: (1pt)
job – thank – end – care
4. Write sentence (b) so as it means the same as (a).(2pts)
1.a. Bell said:” Mr. Watson, Come here, I want you.”
1.b. Bell ordered………………………………………….
2. a. The doctor asked the patient:” How do you feel today?”

5. Combine the following pairs using these connectors: Thus, although. (2pts)
a-she tried hard
b-she still couldn’t manage it.
a-The cell phone is useful
b-Nearly everybody has one.

6. Classify these words according the pronunciation of their final “s”. (1pts)
advances–means– groups – seas

/s/ /z/ /Iz/

PART TWO: Written Expression. (5pts)
Choose only one topic.
Topic one:
Using the following notes write a short biography of Alexander Graham Bell.
- famous / scientist / Scottish
- Born / 1847, Edinburgh, Scotland.
- study / Edinburgh.
- move / London
- Assistant / father / university, London.
- Go/ Canada and USA /1871.
- open / school for training teachers of deaf people / Boston
- Invent/Telegraph /1875
- Invent/ telephone /1876
- Die / 1922

Topic two: Write a short paragraph about the disadvantages of the cell phones.

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