Text Messaging :-) or :-(
The latest thing among British teenagers is text-messaging– sending little e-mails by phone to their friends.
96% of British students under 16 who have a mobile phone use their phones to send text messaging. because it’s cheaper and more private than making calls. The craze has also produced its own language: GR8 2CU (Great to see you); RUOK (Are you Okay?); THX (Thanks); :-( (No) and :’–( (I’m sad)… Nosy parents or teachers can’t understand it. For most adults this language is a code that only teenagers can handle. “Text messaging is cheaper so I use it a lot more than phoning,” says Rachel. “The coolest thing is that my parents can’t read my messages. Isn’t that XLNT and GR8? :-) ?”
Source: In Focus and Cool Zone (adapted)
Now, answer the questions about the text.
a. What is the latest thing among the British teenagers?
b. Why “texting” is great for teenagers?
c. How do they understand the abbreviations?
e. Which sentence is in the superlative form?
2. Look at the picture and answer the questions.
a. Who is the tallest?
b. Who is the thinnest?
c. Who is the shortest?
d. Who has got the biggest nose?
e. Who has got the smallest nose?
3. Choose the correct superlative of the adjectives.
a. Paul has got the most expensive expensivest car I know.
b. My house is the biggest the most big in my street.
c. Summer is the hottest the hotest season of the year.
d. Sara is really intelligent. In fact she is the intelligentest the most inteligent person I know.
e. Our class is the most noisy the noisiest of the school. I wish it wouldn’t!
4. Read and complete the text with the verbs into Simple Past.
a. Was, met, invented, went, made.
b. Were, meet, invent, go, make.
c. Were, met, invent, went, made.
d. Was, meet, invented, went, make.
a. What kind of text is it?
It is a fairy tale. It is a biography.
It is a scientific text. It is a recipe.
b. Write T for true or F for false, according to the text.
Jobs was adopted.
He worked for Nintendo.
He quit Apple Inc. in 1985.
He died in October, 5, 2011
5. Look at the pictures and complete the sentences with the correct verb into Simple Past.
WATCH - STUDY – SEE - TRAVEL – GO – PLAY
a. Emily Spanish yesterday.
c. Peter TV last night.
d. Sarah shopping last Saturday.
e. Maggie cards with her mother.
f. Erika a mouse in her office.
6. Write the sentences into the asked forms:
a. She went to the club with her friends. (NEGATIVE)
b. They didn’t study last night. (INTERROGATIVE)
c. Did he travel to France? (AFFIRMATIVE)
d. He didn’t like to do it. (AFFIRMATIVE)
7. Follow the example and change the sentences to the Future.
Ex.: He studies English for the test.
He will study English for the test.
d) She tells her the truth.
e) You travel to England.
f) He plays soccer at the club.
8. Tick () the correct NEGATIVE sentences.