8. Sınıf Evrensel İletişim Yayınları İngilizce Ders Kitabı Sayfa 41 Cevabı
1.How many text messages do you usually send a day? Do you use abbreviations? What are they?
2.Scan the text and answer the questions.
1.When did people first use text messages?
2.How many text messages do people send a day in Turkey?
3.How many text messages do people send a day in the world?
4.What does “B4N” mean in text language?
People first used text messages in 1999. They called the service SMS (Short Message Service). It soon became popular because text messages are cheap, fast and fun. Now, people send approximately 10 million text messages a day in Turkey. The number is over 200 billion a day in the world. Young people send most text messages. In Turkey, nearly 70% of teenagers have mobile phones or use their parents’ mobile phones. For them, text messages are exciting. In the US and Britain, teenagers generally write text messages by using short combinations of numbers, words, symbols and abbreviations. For example number 4 means “for”. Now, you can even buy books about these abbreviations. In some schools, teachers are worried about the negative effects of text messaging on teenagers. They believe that this text language is bad because it is not correct. According to them, languages are changing fast because people mostly prefer communicating with new technology.
3.Read the text and check (√) the sentences True or False. Correct the false ones.
1.Text messages are popular because they are cheap, fast and fun.
2.In Turkey nearly half of the teenagers use mobile phones.
3.You can buy books about how to write text messages.
4.Teachers believe that text messages are good for teenagers.
5.People mostly prefer face-to-face communication.
4.Write a secret text message to a friend. Use abbreviations. Then exchange your messages.