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.
Adapted from . Accessed on April 15, 2016.
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.