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II. Read the text once again and find in the text English equivalents for the following Russian phrases

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III. Read the first three paragraphs once again(to ____'Most young children will use their thumbs'). and define if the following statements are true (T) or false (F).

1. A quarter of British people spend 20% of their day on mobile phone.

2. 33% of people say that they have used their mobile in the bathroom.

3. The nineteen-year-old British girl sent more text messages per month than the Danish man.

4. The Danish man's mobile phone bill went up five times.

5. The British girl gave up going to classes at college because she couldn't use her mobile.

6. Most children use their mobile to speak with their friends and to play games.

7. Children use their thumbs to operate their mobiles because this finger is the strongest.

IV. Read the second half of the text to the end, and answer the following questions.

1. How do the mobile phone companies target young children?

2. How has the number of young mobile users changed in the last few years?

3. What trends can be seen in the spending habits of teenagers and under-25s?

4. What does the author think will happen in the future?

V. Find the words in the text that match the following definitions 1-8.

1. A small device – this is a word sometimes used when you don't know the correct name.

2. The treatment that ill people receive to help them recover.

3. When something is too expensive for your budget or possibilities.

4. To send a written message on your mobile.

5. Things used to attract the interest of potential buyers and to promote sales.

6. The sound that your mobile makes when someone calls you.

7. The money you can spend after you have paid for essential items.

8. Extra components that you can buy to add to another device.

VI. From having read the text, who do you think might say the following? Choose one of the people from the box. The sentences do not appear in the text.

A doctor a teacher a parent an eighteen-year-old girl a young boy

I like the new games and I send lots of messages to my friends.”

She was suffering from depression and needed treatment seriously”

“I gave him one when he was eight because I wanted to be able to contact him at all times.”

“I’m in constant touch with all my friends and I use it for my diary as well.”

“I make them turn them off before they come in.'


I. Delia is to trying to find a replacement speaker for a conference on health and safety at work. She is phoning the National Association of builders.

Listen to the first conversation, and answer the following questions.

a. What department does Suzanne work for?

b. What advice does she give to Delia?

Listen to the second conversation and answer the following questions.

a. When is the talk happening?

b. What does the man recommend?

Listen to the third conversation and answer the following questions.

a. What help does Peter James give?

b. What number does he give to Delia?

Listen to the fourth conversation and answer the following questions.

a. What money does Delia offer to pay?

b. What do Delia and Alastair agree to do?

Look at the extracts from the four telephone calls below. Complete them with the phrases used by the speakers.

1. I don’t know if you……but I’m organizing a conference about Health and Safety at work.

I’m ………………………..someone who could give a talk about the new safety standards.

2. I’m interested……………………………………………someone who could give a talk.

3. Do you know who I…………………………………….or what department could help?

4. I am putting………………………………………………………………………..now.

5. My name is Delia Wilson from A&G Construction. I was............your PR department.

6. I have just been speaking to a…………………………who said I should speak to you.

7. I understand I’d really………………..if you could recommend someone else, though.

8. I got your number from Peter James, who said that you………………………………..

Listen to the third conversation between Della and Peter James again and look at the notes below. Try to reconstruct the conversation with your partner. Change roles when you finish.

Della:Tell Peter who you are, and why you are phoning (you want him to speak at a conference).

Peter:You would like to give the presentation but you are busy. You suggest your colleague Alastair Wilkins does instead. Alastair is not in his office, so you give Della his mobile number: 564 77 0808.


Work in pairs and make a dialogue according to the situation.

You want to speak to the Head of Sales at Bond & Co., a company which manufactures silk ties, because you want to stock their ties in your department store. You telephone the company. The Head of Sales is not in his office so you leave a message with Student B, a Sales Representative. Student A telephones you and asks to speak to the Head of Sales who is not in the office at the moment, so you offer to take a message. Explain that the Head of Sales is not available and ask if you can take a message, find out your caller’s name and a contact number for him/ her, ask what message the caller wants to leave. Be careful with telephone language and ask your partner to spell things if necessary.


Write the short email that Della sends to Alastair Wilkins. In your email thank him for agreeing to speak at the conference and include the most important details about the conference. Remind him about the phone call at 11:00

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