Reading and Writing 10A

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1 point
Vocabulary 1: Complete the text with the appropriate words. Do not use capital letter in any case


Digital devices have caused problems for me in the past, so I've learned to protect mine. One of the most important things I've learned to do is (1) ____________ any important files I keep on them. There's nothing worse than when you've written a big project for school and you lose all of your work at the last minute because your computer breaks down. You also have to be careful about what files you (2) _____________ from the net as files sometimes contain viruses – don't (3) ____________ on links to websites that you don't trust. It's a good idea to (4) ____________ your device when you've finished using it so that it doesn't get too hot. It's also important to protect yourself online. Make sure you've got a strong password for your email and always (5) ____________ when you finish using it – it's not safe simply to close the page.

1. ___________
2.
1 point
Vocabulary 1: Complete the text with the appropriate words. Do not use capital letter in any case


Digital devices have caused problems for me in the past, so I've learned to protect mine. One of the most important things I've learned to do is (1) ____________ any important files I keep on them. There's nothing worse than when you've written a big project for school and you lose all of your work at the last minute because your computer breaks down. You also have to be careful about what files you (2) _____________ from the net as files sometimes contain viruses – don't (3) ____________ on links to websites that you don't trust. It's a good idea to (4) ____________ your device when you've finished using it so that it doesn't get too hot. It's also important to protect yourself online. Make sure you've got a strong password for your email and always (5) ____________ when you finish using it – it's not safe simply to close the page.

2. ___________
3.
1 point
Vocabulary 1: Complete the text with the appropriate words. Do not use capital letter in any case


Digital devices have caused problems for me in the past, so I've learned to protect mine. One of the most important things I've learned to do is (1) ____________ any important files I keep on them. There's nothing worse than when you've written a big project for school and you lose all of your work at the last minute because your computer breaks down. You also have to be careful about what files you (2) _____________ from the net as files sometimes contain viruses – don't (3) ____________ on links to websites that you don't trust. It's a good idea to (4) ____________ your device when you've finished using it so that it doesn't get too hot. It's also important to protect yourself online. Make sure you've got a strong password for your email and always (5) ____________ when you finish using it – it's not safe simply to close the page.

3. ___________
4.
1 point
Vocabulary 1: Complete the text with the appropriate words. Do not use capital letter in any case


Digital devices have caused problems for me in the past, so I've learned to protect mine. One of the most important things I've learned to do is (1) ____________ any important files I keep on them. There's nothing worse than when you've written a big project for school and you lose all of your work at the last minute because your computer breaks down. You also have to be careful about what files you (2) _____________ from the net as files sometimes contain viruses – don't (3) ____________ on links to websites that you don't trust. It's a good idea to (4) ____________ your device when you've finished using it so that it doesn't get too hot. It's also important to protect yourself online. Make sure you've got a strong password for your email and always (5) ____________ when you finish using it – it's not safe simply to close the page.

4. ___________
5.
1 point
Vocabulary 1: Complete the text with the appropriate words. Do not use capital letter in any case


Digital devices have caused problems for me in the past, so I've learned to protect mine. One of the most important things I've learned to do is (1) ____________ any important files I keep on them. There's nothing worse than when you've written a big project for school and you lose all of your work at the last minute because your computer breaks down. You also have to be careful about what files you (2) _____________ from the net as files sometimes contain viruses – don't (3) ____________ on links to websites that you don't trust. It's a good idea to (4) ____________ your device when you've finished using it so that it doesn't get too hot. It's also important to protect yourself online. Make sure you've got a strong password for your email and always (5) ____________ when you finish using it – it's not safe simply to close the page.

5. ___________
6.
1 point
Grammar 1:
Complete the text with the word(s) in brackets. Use the present perfect simple form of the verb.

Hi David, I'm so excited! My parents (11) ____________ (give) me a new smartphone for my birthday. It's the same one as you've got, but mine’s silver. I can't wait to show you it! This is my first message!
(12) ____________ (you, see) how many apps you can get online these days? I (13) ____________ (not, download) any yet but plan to get loads! I love the camera too ¬– my brother and I (14) ____________ (already, take) loads of pictures! I'm going to upload them later today – they're so funny! By the way, what (15) ____________ (the teacher, ask) us to do for our maths homework? I've forgotten!

11. ___________ Do not use capital letter nor contractions at any time.
7.
1 point
Grammar 1:
Complete the text with the word(s) in brackets. Use the present perfect simple form of the verb.

Hi David, I'm so excited! My parents (11) ____________ (give) me a new smartphone for my birthday. It's the same one as you've got, but mine’s silver. I can't wait to show you it! This is my first message!
(12) ____________ (you, see) how many apps you can get online these days? I (13) ____________ (not, download) any yet but plan to get loads! I love the camera too ¬– my brother and I (14) ____________ (already, take) loads of pictures! I'm going to upload them later today – they're so funny! By the way, what (15) ____________ (the teacher, ask) us to do for our maths homework? I've forgotten!

12. ___________ Do not use capital letter nor contractions at any time.
8.
1 point
Grammar 1:
Complete the text with the word(s) in brackets. Use the present perfect simple form of the verb.

Hi David, I'm so excited! My parents (11) ____________ (give) me a new smartphone for my birthday. It's the same one as you've got, but mine’s silver. I can't wait to show you it! This is my first message!
(12) ____________ (you, see) how many apps you can get online these days? I (13) ____________ (not, download) any yet but plan to get loads! I love the camera too ¬– my brother and I (14) ____________ (already, take) loads of pictures! I'm going to upload them later today – they're so funny! By the way, what (15) ____________ (the teacher, ask) us to do for our maths homework? I've forgotten!

13. ___________ Do not use capital letter nor contractions at any time.
9.
1 point
Grammar 1:
Complete the text with the word(s) in brackets. Use the present perfect simple form of the verb.

Hi David, I'm so excited! My parents (11) ____________ (give) me a new smartphone for my birthday. It's the same one as you've got, but mine’s silver. I can't wait to show you it! This is my first message!
(12) ____________ (you, see) how many apps you can get online these days? I (13) ____________ (not, download) any yet but plan to get loads! I love the camera too ¬– my brother and I (14) ____________ (already, take) loads of pictures! I'm going to upload them later today – they're so funny! By the way, what (15) ____________ (the teacher, ask) us to do for our maths homework? I've forgotten!

14. ___________ Do not use capital letter nor contractions at any time.
10.
1 point
Grammar 1:
Complete the text with the word(s) in brackets. Use the present perfect simple form of the verb.

Hi David, I'm so excited! My parents (11) ____________ (give) me a new smartphone for my birthday. It's the same one as you've got, but mine’s silver. I can't wait to show you it! This is my first message!
(12) ____________ (you, see) how many apps you can get online these days? I (13) ____________ (not, download) any yet but plan to get loads! I love the camera too ¬– my brother and I (14) ____________ (already, take) loads of pictures! I'm going to upload them later today – they're so funny! By the way, what (15) ____________ (the teacher, ask) us to do for our maths homework? I've forgotten!

15. ___________ Do not use capital letter nor contractions at any time.
11.
1 point
Grammar 2:
Choose the correct options to complete the text.

I (16) have tried / have been trying to do my homework ever since we last spoke. I can't believe how much the teacher has given us this week. I suppose it's my fault for starting it so late. I (17) have been / have been being so busy all week, though. I can't concentrate today either because my sister and her friends have a Latin dance performance next week and they (18) have practised / have been practising for it all afternoon (and they’re still at it … !). I've asked them to turn the music down at least ten times! I still (19) haven't managed / haven't been managing to finish Exercise 1 yet! What about you? What (20) have you been doing / have you done for the last few hours? Send me a message when you get this.

16. __________ Write the option you choose, do not use capital letter nor contractions
12.
1 point
Grammar 2:
Choose the correct options to complete the text.

I (16) have tried / have been trying to do my homework ever since we last spoke. I can't believe how much the teacher has given us this week. I suppose it's my fault for starting it so late. I (17) have been / have been being so busy all week, though. I can't concentrate today either because my sister and her friends have a Latin dance performance next week and they (18) have practised / have been practising for it all afternoon (and they’re still at it … !). I've asked them to turn the music down at least ten times! I still (19) haven't managed / haven't been managing to finish Exercise 1 yet! What about you? What (20) have you been doing / have you done for the last few hours? Send me a message when you get this.

17. __________ Write the option you choose, do not use capital letter nor contractions
13.
1 point
Grammar 2:
Choose the correct options to complete the text.

I (16) have tried / have been trying to do my homework ever since we last spoke. I can't believe how much the teacher has given us this week. I suppose it's my fault for starting it so late. I (17) have been / have been being so busy all week, though. I can't concentrate today either because my sister and her friends have a Latin dance performance next week and they (18) have practised / have been practising for it all afternoon (and they’re still at it … !). I've asked them to turn the music down at least ten times! I still (19) haven't managed / haven't been managing to finish Exercise 1 yet! What about you? What (20) have you been doing / have you done for the last few hours? Send me a message when you get this.

18. __________ Write the option you choose, do not use capital letter nor contractions
14.
1 point
Grammar 2:
Choose the correct options to complete the text.

I (16) have tried / have been trying to do my homework ever since we last spoke. I can't believe how much the teacher has given us this week. I suppose it's my fault for starting it so late. I (17) have been / have been being so busy all week, though. I can't concentrate today either because my sister and her friends have a Latin dance performance next week and they (18) have practised / have been practising for it all afternoon (and they’re still at it … !). I've asked them to turn the music down at least ten times! I still (19) haven't managed / haven't been managing to finish Exercise 1 yet! What about you? What (20) have you been doing / have you done for the last few hours? Send me a message when you get this.

19. __________ Write the option you choose, do not use capital letter nor contractions
15.
1 point
Grammar 2:
Choose the correct options to complete the text.

I (16) have tried / have been trying to do my homework ever since we last spoke. I can't believe how much the teacher has given us this week. I suppose it's my fault for starting it so late. I (17) have been / have been being so busy all week, though. I can't concentrate today either because my sister and her friends have a Latin dance performance next week and they (18) have practised / have been practising for it all afternoon (and they’re still at it … !). I've asked them to turn the music down at least ten times! I still (19) haven't managed / haven't been managing to finish Exercise 1 yet! What about you? What (20) have you been doing / have you done for the last few hours? Send me a message when you get this.

20. __________ Write the option you choose, do not use capital letter nor contractions
16.
1 point
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Match the opinions (A−D) with the people (1−2). There are two opinions you don't need.

1 Susan ____
2 Mark ____

A Smartphones should be illegal.
B Smartphones are not suitable for children.

C Children should be allowed to use smartphones.

D Smartphones can help young drivers.


Answer for 1:_______________ Write the letter of ypur choice. Do ot use capital letter
17.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Match the opinions (A−D) with the people (1−2). There are two opinions you don't need.

1 Susan ____
2 Mark ____

A Smartphones should be illegal.
B Smartphones are not suitable for children.

C Children should be allowed to use smartphones.

D Smartphones can help young drivers.


Answer for 2:_______________ Write the letter of ypur choice. Do ot use capital letter
18.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Match the main ideas (A−G) to the paragraphs (3−6). There are three main ideas that you don’t need. Write the chosen letter for each question. Do not use capital letter.

3 Susan [2] ____
4 Susan [3] ____
5 Mark [2] ____
6 Mark [3] ____

A Kids need smartphones for serious reasons and not just for entertainment.
B Everybody has internet access on their phone nowadays.
C All apps require personal information.
D Downloading apps can have risks.
E Smartphones cause kids not to pay attention to their studies.
F Children are incapable of using smartphones sensibly.
G Smartphones help people who are separated keep in touch.

Answer for 3: _______
19.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Match the main ideas (A−G) to the paragraphs (3−6). There are three main ideas that you don’t need. Write the chosen letter for each question. Do not use capital letter.

3 Susan [2] ____
4 Susan [3] ____
5 Mark [2] ____
6 Mark [3] ____

A Kids need smartphones for serious reasons and not just for entertainment.
B Everybody has internet access on their phone nowadays.
C All apps require personal information.
D Downloading apps can have risks.
E Smartphones cause kids not to pay attention to their studies.
F Children are incapable of using smartphones sensibly.
G Smartphones help people who are separated keep in touch.

Answer for 4: _______
20.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Match the main ideas (A−G) to the paragraphs (3−6). There are three main ideas that you don’t need. Write the chosen letter for each question. Do not use capital letter.

3 Susan [2] ____
4 Susan [3] ____
5 Mark [2] ____
6 Mark [3] ____

A Kids need smartphones for serious reasons and not just for entertainment.
B Everybody has internet access on their phone nowadays.
C All apps require personal information.
D Downloading apps can have risks.
E Smartphones cause kids not to pay attention to their studies.
F Children are incapable of using smartphones sensibly.
G Smartphones help people who are separated keep in touch.

Answer for 5: _______
21.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Match the main ideas (A−G) to the paragraphs (3−6). There are three main ideas that you don’t need. Write the chosen letter for each question. Do not use capital letter.

3 Susan [2] ____
4 Susan [3] ____
5 Mark [2] ____
6 Mark [3] ____

A Kids need smartphones for serious reasons and not just for entertainment.
B Everybody has internet access on their phone nowadays.
C All apps require personal information.
D Downloading apps can have risks.
E Smartphones cause kids not to pay attention to their studies.
F Children are incapable of using smartphones sensibly.
G Smartphones help people who are separated keep in touch.

Answer for 6: _______
22.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Choose the correct answer, A or B. Write only the chosen letter for each question. Do not use capital letter.

7 The example in Susan [2] shows ____ .
A kids enjoy the internet more than schoolwork
B kids use their phones in class even though it’s not allowed

8 The statistic in Susan [3] shows ____ .
A some apps need personal information B some apps give you access to other people’s information


9 The example in Mark [2] shows ____ .
A there are unusual cases we need to consider
B smartphones make kids happy

10 The example in Mark [3] shows ____ .
A kids need smartphones for serious things just like adults
B kids often lose smartphones


Answer for 7: _____
23.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Choose the correct answer, A or B. Write only the chosen letter for each question. Do not use capital letter.

7 The example in Susan [2] shows ____ .
A kids enjoy the internet more than schoolwork
B kids use their phones in class even though it’s not allowed

8 The statistic in Susan [3] shows ____ .
A some apps need personal information B some apps give you access to other people’s information


9 The example in Mark [2] shows ____ .
A there are unusual cases we need to consider
B smartphones make kids happy

10 The example in Mark [3] shows ____ .
A kids need smartphones for serious things just like adults
B kids often lose smartphones


Answer for 8: _____
24.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Choose the correct answer, A or B. Write only the chosen letter for each question. Do not use capital letter.

7 The example in Susan [2] shows ____ .
A kids enjoy the internet more than schoolwork
B kids use their phones in class even though it’s not allowed

8 The statistic in Susan [3] shows ____ .
A some apps need personal information B some apps give you access to other people’s information


9 The example in Mark [2] shows ____ .
A there are unusual cases we need to consider
B smartphones make kids happy

10 The example in Mark [3] shows ____ .
A kids need smartphones for serious things just like adults
B kids often lose smartphones


Answer for 9: _____
25.
2 points
Should kids have smartphones?


Susan


[1] I think it's totally irresponsible of parents to buy smartphones (mobile phones with internet access) for their children. I know that many kids have smartphones these days and people will call me old-fashioned, but there are some very good reasons why parents should think carefully before allowing their children to carry smartphones.

[2] Since they became widely available, smartphones have been preventing kids from concentrating on their schoolwork, both at home and in class. Kids aren't allowed to use mobile phones in class, but they can find ways to keep their phones out of sight. For example, there's one kid in my class who doesn't focus on lessons because he's always using social networking sites on his phone.

[3] It’s not just that, though; there are serious security risks connected to many of the apps (programmes) you can download. I read somewhere that 25% of apps require access to things like user names, location data and even phone numbers. This means that when kids think they are just downloading the latest cool app, they may also be handing over personal information.



Mark


[1] It's unfair to tell children that they can't have a smartphone. Most new mobile phones are smartphones and the whole world is on the internet these days. We can't go back in time or pretend they don't exist!

[2] I think the fact that smartphones have made long-distance communication easier is really important. For instance, in some families children don't see their mum or dad for long periods because they travel for work. Children with smartphones can chat more easily to their parents when they are away. People don't think about situations like that when they say that kids shouldn't have smartphones.

[3] Finally, people seem to be unaware of the fact that smartphones are just as useful to kids as they are to adults. We do more than just play games on them and my smartphone has really helped me on many occasions. For example, just last week my dad was driving me to a friend’s house and we couldn’t find it … but I just entered the address and it gave us directions. The smartphone helped both my dad and me!

Choose the correct answer, A or B. Write only the chosen letter for each question. Do not use capital letter.

7 The example in Susan [2] shows ____ .
A kids enjoy the internet more than schoolwork
B kids use their phones in class even though it’s not allowed

8 The statistic in Susan [3] shows ____ .
A some apps need personal information B some apps give you access to other people’s information


9 The example in Mark [2] shows ____ .
A there are unusual cases we need to consider
B smartphones make kids happy

10 The example in Mark [3] shows ____ .
A kids need smartphones for serious things just like adults
B kids often lose smartphones


Answer for 10: _____
26.
33 points
QUESTION
You’re going to write an email to an old friend you haven’t contacted for a long time. Write 10 or more sentences.

Write about:
 why you haven’t written for so long.
 your big or important news.
 other news your old friend might be interested in.

Remember:
 try to use some of the language from the Remember how to box in your email.
 start and end your email with the right expressions.