Find the compound noun. Here words you need. (Account, human, pocket, circuit, pot)

1. If those two wires touch, the appliance will short-_____________________________ and probably go up in flames.
2. I need to withdraw some money out of my bank _____________________________.
3. No _____________________________ being should have to suffer what these people have suffered.
4. My mum gives me one dollar a week _____________________________ money.
5. Please, make coffee and serve it in our new coffee _____________________________.

Exercise 1. Pre-listening task. Look at this extract from a TV guide and answer the questions. [T.29]

Thatll Teach Em

Final part of the six-part series following a group of modern 16-year-old school children in a 1950s boarding school, This week: Exams!

  1. What do you think the idea of the programme was?
  2. Which of these things do you think pupils hated the most?

- the food - wearing a uniform

- not being able to watch TV - going for cross-country runs

- not being able to use mobiles - having cold showers

- having a lot of homework

Exercise 2. Listen to a TV critic talking about the programme Thatll Teach Em. Listen again and try to write down the questions.



Exercise 3. Work in pairs. Discuss these questions:



What kind of appliances do you have at home?

How often do you use them?

Do they help to reduce the time about house work?

Why did you choose that make? Are you happy with it?

Is there anything you still want to have?


Exercise 4. Read these statements and say whether you agree or disagree with each one, giving your reasons.

a Some people hate computers because they dont understand them.

b Computers belong to the 21st century, books dont.

c The internet seems to offer an enormous amount of helpful information, but in fact, a lot of it is dangerous, particularly for children.

d People forget that computers may have a health risk.

e The virtual world is becoming more important in our daily lives.


Exercise 5. Read the text and write a suitable heading to each paragraph.


WHO invented the first computer?


WHO invented the first computer? And when? The answer will surprise you: it was Charles Babbage, in the year 1832. Babbage, who was born in London in 1791, was a great mathematical genius. He was a natural inventor, and invented all sorts of new products. When he finished school, he went to study mathematics at Cambridge University. There, while Professor of Mathematics in this illustrious university, he designed his first difference engine.This was, basically, a hand-operated mechanical calculator. He took nine years to build a part of the machine.

This machine, which is in the London Science Museum, can make complex mathematical calculations. It is a basic mechanical computer. Babbage dreamed however of more complicated machines. In fact, he did not only dream; he began to design them. The result was a series of analytical engines which were in fact powerful computers! His designs contained processors (he called them mills), control units, a memory (he called it a store), and an input/output system. These are the four essential parts of a modern mathematical computer!


Exercise 6. Answer the following questions from the text.

1. Who invented the first computer?

2. Who was Charles Babbage?

3. Where did he study?

4. What did he invent?

5. Why did his dream become a true?

Exercise 7. Here is part of letter from an English friend:

Guess what? My parents have given me some money for passing my exam, so I can splash out something really special. I cant choose between buying a new computer game or saving up a bit more and getting some clothes. Which do you think would be better? And can you suggest what exactly I should get?


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