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The invention of email




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Card 16
 

Listen to the interview with Roy Tomlinson, who invented the sign @ and email, and answer the questions below.

1. How do people call the sign @ in different countries?

2. How did Roy Tomlinson invent email?

3. Does it trouble him that he is not very famous?

                         
 
  1. How do people call the sign @ in different countries? (Fill in missing words in column 2 and match them with column 1)
 
1.

England      

Turkey        

Greece        

Africa          

Russia         

Sweden       
 
Poland        
 
2.

  a. 's tail

  b. little

  c.

  d.  's trunk

  e. dog

  f. at
 
  g. duck
 2. How did Roy Tomlinson invent email? (Choose the correct one and fill in)
 

 
sure/ happy                              make/ invent                        a fun thing/ a bad experience
                     
3 to 6 hours/ 3 to 6 days
   
 
He was not there was a real reason to it. It was to try out and it took to do. 
 
 

3. Does it trouble him that he is not very famous?

  Yes, it does. Because he is not in the center of attention.

  No, it doesn’t. Because computer fans know what he has done.