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Complete each sentence with the correct form of the verb
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People often tend to talk about things they do every day, describing both good and bad habits, hobbies and obsessions. But only a few are ready to share their experience of getting rid of addictions.
Look at the pictures below. Who would you like to make friends with? Will you change your mind after reading descriptions?
Complete sentences with appropriate words or phrases
Watch a short film on giving presentations and choose the correct option
Listen to the presentation again and fill in the gaps
Read the article and choose the correct option A-F. The apps may be chosen more than once
Six apps we couldn’t live without
A few years ago, the most popular apps were casually addictive games that provided us with entertainment during our daily commute. Now there is a whole new generation of them that are influencing our offline life more and more each day. Here is a list of six of the apps we couldn’t possibly live without today.
This free app allows you to exchange payments with people you know via your smartphone, linking to your Facebook friends and email contacts, as well as your bank. Opt to give someone enough trust and they can withdraw money directly from your account, through the app. You can also build up a pile of cash in your Venmo account, so that next time you head out to dinner with friends, it’s fairly easy to split the bill or pay someone back.
When it comes to sharing photos through our phones, most people prefer Instagram, the app bought by Facebook for $1 billion in late 2012. With 150 million monthly active users sharing 16 billion photos a day, Instagram has added a feature that gives users more control over who sees their photos. Instead of posting a photo to your entire network, you can send it to between one and 15 people, preventing strangers from viewing your pics without your knowledge.
This matchmaking app lets users trawl through photos of other singles on their smartphone, swiping the ones they like to the right and those they don’t to the left. If two people swipe each other to the right, Tinder notifies them of their «match». Tinder is reportedly used by more than one per cent of the population in some countries and it has been suggested that the kids of the future will ask their parents which app they met in.
Uber is a car-for-hire app that finds a driver within your area and, assuming you’re in a metropolis, can often send it to your doorstep within minutes. It was named tech company of the year in 2013 because of the changes it was likely to bring to our lives. Since then, however, transport authorities have accused the company of operating an illegal taxi service, and legal action has been threatened.
This was the first app to successfully build up an enormous databank of maps and traffic reports through crowdsourcing. Waze has succeeded in creating a highly accurate navigation service by tracking the GPS coordinates of its users. It also diverts them away from built-up traffic when enough of them report in that they’re stuck in a jam.
WhatsApp was the first of the messaging apps to offer a free texting service that synched with your mobile number and address book so that you didn’t have to register with a username. Founded in 2009, it now has 400 million active users to whom it charges a minimal annual subscription after one free year. The app’s main advantage is that it can be used to avoid expensive texting charges when communicating with friends and colleagues overseas.
Which app does it refer to?
Look at the highlighted words in the text and match them to the definitions below
Read the extract from a newspaper article and think of a problem described
Madness around social networks
Kids Can Now Sue Parents for Posting Pics on Social Media
Here’s hoping a lot of parents look good in orange:
A new law in France will allow kids to sue their parents for posting pictures of them on social media, with convicted moms and dads facing up to $48,000 in fines and a year in prison.
And, just so we’re clear, we’re not talking about child pornography or other legitimately objectionable photos here — we’re talking about any photos.
The existing law already protects against pornography and «revenge selfies», but now kids will have the legal right to take their parents to court over virtually any photo they feel violates their privacy on any level — so if, say, an irate 18-year-old decided to get back at Mom and Dad for that pic from his second birthday party when he smeared cake all over his face, well, he could really get back at them.
Answer the questions to generate ideas for your writing:
What can be possible reasons/pretexts for implementing such a law?
- What child’s rights does it protect? What does it aim at?
- Is bringing up a parents’ business only or responsibility of society?
- What can parents be charged for in your country? Do the legal regulations in this sphere need some changes? If yes, which ones?
- Up to what extent is government’s control over parents’ behaviour desirable or necessary?
- What consequences for family relations can the law described in the article have?
Express your opinion on the problematic situation covered in the article. Use phrases from the list below
- Read the topic and the questions carefully.
- Plan what you are going to write about.
- Write the text according to your plan.
- Learn the rules and see the sample 🔗here.
- Please use 🔗Grammarly to avoid spelling and some grammar mistakes.
- Check your writing before sending it for evaluation.
«Kids suing parents»
Choose a statement you like and make a 3-minute speech
Express your opinion on one of the statements:
a) Good habits are hard to form, but easy to live with; bad habits are easy to form, but hard to live with.
b) People are prisoners of their phones, that’s why they are called cell phones.
Allow your browser the access to the microphone, press the button «Record» and record the speech you have prepared
If you open the lesson plan you will be able to assign separate pages as homework or all the homework pages at once.
- Grammar challenge
- Vocabulary chase
- Listen and choose
- Reading comprehension
- Can you write?
- Speak your mind