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1. Read the text that follows and fill the gaps with the words below.

a. cell phones; b. technological world; c. wi-fi; d. social networks; e. texting


These days, people feel really addict to technology. Is not rare when a group of
friends go to a bar or a restaurant and, before asking for the menu, they ask for the
_________ password.
They sit all together and instead of talking with each other, they keep looking at
their____________.
Theyre _________ with other friends that are not present, surfing the internet or
checking facebook or other______________.
It keep us thinking if the______________, where we can keep in touch with everyone
in the planet near or far, is making us truly anti social.
2. Looking at the following picture make a list of pros and cons

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3. Join the sentences using the words given in brackets.


a. Toms father is learning how to use the computer. He wants to get a better
job. (in order to)
b. Teenagers have no sense of privacy. Teenagers post their lives on
Facebook. (who)
c. Technology makes our lives easier. We have to be responsible so we dont
become addicted. (but).

4. Read the text and answer the questions.

Our generation is one of technology. While we may be critiqued for our short
attention spans, lack of face to face communication and procrastinating abilities, we
will change the world. In fact, we already have.
Our short attention spans created a demand for fast service by 2015 drones will
deliver to your door a half hour after you order a package from Amazon. If we dont
talk to you face to face, you can text us, post on our wall, message us on Facebook, or
send us a Tweet. If you want to really SEE how we are doing, give us a Skype call or
FaceTime us. While we may seem insensitive, no longer sending Christmas cards to
our family, we may update our status to Merry Christmas and tag you in it. Every
year, I chat with my extended family over a videocamera on our laptops to share our
Christmas gifts.
Procrastinating may be the worst of our faults, but it is a symptom of a huge leap for
humanity. Information is readily available to each of us, from our smartphone to our
tablet to our home laptop or desktop. When teachers warn that This essay cannot be
completed in the hour before class we take it as a challenge. Typing is often faster
than writing with pencil and pen, and I have every database across the country at my
fingertips. When we dont procrastinate, we create the best projects our teachers have
witnessed. I created a brochure for astronomy, far from the threefold, crayon-colored
and glued dinosaur of the past, this was created on Pages with a template. My teacher
asked if he could have a copy, and I could easily mail him. In English, we can create a
Prezi (3D presentation platform) that will keep the interest of our peers while we
present on Hamlet.
Creativity is encouraged with new technology, because we have so many options to
express our passions. I can create an interactive website to prove my knowledge of a

concept instead of a lengthy essay. Time is a hot commodity, and while we waste
much of it on trivial sites like Pinterest, we also save it on the important projects by
having technology to aid in creating it. With responsibilities piling up during senior
year, applying to schools needed to take as little time as possible. Thanks to the
Common App, I only needed to create one application that I sent to all the schools
where I was applying. Trying to get a head start on my college education, I take a
college class streamed through a TV at my high school.
Although we have sped up the world a bit, we remember that tradition is important.
For instance, we document all events that happen in our lives. We can create online
scrapbooks and photo albums. Entire libraries fit into a tablet the size of a childrens
book, and can be shared with family members. Technology is slowly creeping into
schools, as well. While I can take online classes and have creative presentations, I
cannot access a document sharing website called Google Drive while at school. My
astronomy teacher is often thwarted in showing us interactive presentations of
constellations because they are blocked by the filter on our WiFi. Computers are slow,
and the netbooks are outdated. Even though there are obstacles to our progression, we
are steadily integrating technology into our education.
Our generation is also obsessed with online trends, which is both beneficial and
damning. Revolutions began on Facebook, hashtags on Twitter allow movements to
rally in everyday life. If ever there was going to be a situation like in the movie
Catching Fire, the resistance would be strongest on the Internet. A common love can
unite people from across the globe, whether that be for a TV program or a cause
needing attention. While we have our shining moments, we also have some
questionable movements. The worst trend of late would have to be Vine, a video
sharing website that can only create videos that are six seconds long. Our attention
span hits a new low with this one. Miley Cyrus sparked an obsession with twerking
and the song Blurred Lines outraged bloggers across the internet. Still, the
exponential use of technology continues. Those that said the Internet would just be a
phase, are swallowing their words.
Truly, our generation is different from the last. We dont send Christmas cards, or go
out of our way to have a lengthy conversation face to face. Relationships are not
signified by the sharing of a letterman jacket or pins, but rather a status change on
Facebook. Our communication and vocabulary may be lost on the older generation,
but we can talk faster and with more people than ever before. Our leaps in technology
are expansive, and may soon reach Back to the Future decibel. For now, we will
continue to change the world if we are not too busy scrolling through our phones.
1. According to the text, witch is the main fault of this generation?

2. What happens when technology and creativity come together?


3. Do you think that the text represents your generation? Why?
4. Name the differences between the generation mentioned in the text and the
one before that.

Choose the correct adjective order. 1


I bought a pair of _____ shoes.
black leather
leather black

Q2 - It was a ____ car.


red fast
fast red

Q3 - It's a ____ building.


big round
round big

Q4 - I bought ____ knife.


a Swiss army
an army Swiss

Q5 - It's ____ film.


a beautiful old
an old beautiful

5. 1. By this time next year, I (build)


_______________________________________________________ my own boat.
6. 2. By the end of the day, she (bake)
_______________________________________________________ a dozen cakes.
7. 3. He (finish) _______________________________________________________
cleaning the car in an hours time.
8. 4. After they (shut)
_______________________________________________________ the gates, they
(not, let) ____________________________________
9. __________________ anyone else in this evening.
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5. When I (come)
_______________________________________________________ again, I (write)
_______________________________________________________
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the first chapter of my book. If you like, I (bring)
_______________________________________________________ it with me
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so you can have a look at it.

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6. They (spoil)
_______________________________________________________ the forests by the
time the state (introduce)
14.
_______________________________________________________ laws to
stop air pollution.
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7. Mrs Kennedys poodles (die)
_______________________________________________________ by the time
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