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2. In your notebook, replace the letters by the verbs in parentheses. Decide if the actions are in progress or are routines/habits.

We A (live) in curious times. It’s called the Age of Information, but in another light it can be called the Age of Distraction.


When we B (work), we C (have) distractions coming from every direction. In front of us D (be) the computer,with e-mail notifications and other notifications of all kinds. Then there’s the addicting lure of the browser, which E (contain) not only an endless amount of reading material that can be a black hole into which we never F (escape), but unlimited opportunities for shopping, for chatting with other people, for gossip and news and lurid photos and so much more. […]

Computers G (take over) our lives. And while I H (be) as pro-technology as the next guy (more so in many cases), I also I (think) we need to consider the consequences of this new lifestyle. […]

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1. Read the following excerpt and answer the questions in your notebook.


An April 2009 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that 56% of adult Americans have accessed the internet by wireless means, such as using a laptop, mobile device, game console, or MP3 player. The most prevalent way people get online using a wireless network is with a laptop computer; 39% of adults have done this.

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a) Who has accessed the Internet by wireless means?

b) Does the text mention when the Internet was accessed?

c) What does “this” in “39% of adults have done this” refer to? What is more important, the fact itself or when it happened?

d) Find in the text two sentences which refer to actions that happened at an unspecified time in the past. Which tense is used in these sentences?

e) Would you say these figures are the same for Brazil and your community?

f) Would Wi-Fi Internet be relevant for your community?


1. In your notebook, write the correct combination of letters–numbers to match the symbols and their meanings.

A Credit Card

B Podcast

C Wireless

D Upload

E Bluetooth

F Download





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1. Replace the letters with the appropriate tense of the verbs in parentheses to complete the sentences about the history of the radio. Use your notebook.

James Clerk Maxwell A (not/create) the first radio.

He B (develop) the first radio-wave mathematical formula.

In 1888, Heinrich Hertz C (test) Maxwell’s assumption.

The radio D (be) a subdivision of telecommunication.

“When E Oliver Lodge F (name) the coherer?” “In 1894.”

In 1888, Temistocle Calzecchi-Onesti G (demonstrate) that a tube with iron filings conducted an electrical current.

Radio communication H (involve) the transmission of electromagnetic waves.

Before the 19th century, many scientists I (try) to invent something like the radio.

Marconi J (notice) that electromagnetic waves K (travel) between two points separated by an obstacle.

2. In your notebook, list other verbs according to the adequate spelling rule. Do you notice any recurrent patterns in the categories?

Simple Past spelling rules






dance - danced

love - loved

live - lived

cut - cut

put - put

hit - hit

stop - stopped

rub - rubbed

plan - planned

play - played

annoy - annoyed

enjoy - enjoyed

worry - worried

study - studied

copy - copied

3. Ask a classmate if she/he has ever done the following actions. Write the questions in your notebook.

Example: Text during a class. Have you ever texted during class?

a) Receive an unexpected call in the movies.

b) Access the Internet on a smartphone.

c) Download apps on your cell phone.

d) See someone texting while driving.

e) Exchange files via Bluetooth.

f) Leave a message on voicemail.

g) Send pictures via SMS.

h) Film with a smartphone.

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4. Write five statements about your classmate based on the answers you received in activity 3. Look at the two examples below. Include the words never, yet, or already.

Paula has never texted during a class.

Paula hasn’t texted during a class yet.

5. Add at least 5 examples of irregular verbs in each category of the chart below. Check the list on page 172 as necessary.

All forms are the same

cut – cut – cut

2nd and 3rd forms are the same

lose – lost – lost

All forms are different

drive – drove – driven

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Newspaper staff positions

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A typical day in a Brazilian newsroom, 2015.

1. In your notebook, write the correct combination of numbers–letters to find out what each professional does at a newspaper company.

I Advertising manager

II Business manager

III Copy editor

IV Editor-in-chief

V Features editor

VI Managing editor

VII News editor

VIII Opinion editor

IX Photo/Graphics editor

X Sports editor

A reviews all photos and graphics in the paper and edits them to fit layout.

B reads and edits feature stories, assigns stories to writers, and manages the layout of the features section.

C determines the layout of all ads, sells advertisement spots, and designs some ads.

D is in charge of the news section, reads and edits all news stories, works out the layout of the sections, and assigns specific stories to writers.

E reads and edits the entire sports section, manages layout, and occasionally writes an article for the section.

F proofreads the entire paper, edits copy and photos to fit layout.

G reads and edits the entire opinion section, usually writes his/her own column, and manages the layout of the opinion section.

H oversees all phases of the production of the paper, reviews all articles and sections, and assigns staff with their stories, along with the section editors.

I manages money of the newspaper and is in charge of marketing, salaries, and the overall budget.

J helps the editor-in-chief decide content of the issue, designs overall layout and section layout with section editors.

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