When I asked my daughter which
item she would keep: the phone, the car, the cooker, the computer, the TV, or
her boyfriend, she said, "the phone". Personally, I could do
without the phone entirely, which makes me unusual. Because the
telephone is changing our lives more than any other piece of technology.
Point 1. The telephone
creates the need to communicate, in the same way more roads create more
traffic. My daughter comes home from school at 4:00 pm and then spends
an hour on the phone talking to the every people she have been at school with
all day. If the phone did not exist, would she have anything to talk
Point 2. The mobile
phone means that we are never alone. "The mobile saved my
life," says Crystal Johnstone. She had an accident in her Volvo on
the A45 between Otley and Skipton. Trapped inside, she managed to make
the call that brought the ambulance to her rescue.
Point 3. The mobile
removes our secret. It allows marketing manager of Haba Deutsch, Carl
Nicolaisen, to ring his sales staff all round the world at any time of day to
ask where they are, where they are going, and how their last meeting
Point 4. The telephone
separates us. Antonella Bramanate in Rome says, "We worked in
separate offices but I could see him through the window. It was easy to
get his number. We were so near---but we didn't meet for the first two
Point 5. The telephone
allows us to reach out beyond our own lives. Today we can talk to
several complete strangers simultaneously () on chat lines (at least my
daughter does. I wouldn't know what to talk about). We can talk
across the world. We can even talk to astronauts (if you know any) while
they're space-walking. And, with the phone line hooked up to the
computer, we can access the Internet, the biggest library on Earth.
1. Point 1 mainly tells us that __________.
the writer's daughter enjoys talking on the phone.
roads create more traffic.
phones create the need to communication
it's easy to communicate through phones.
2. People's attitude towards mobile phone is that it _________.
helps people deal with the emergency.
brings convenience as well as little secret to people.
is so important and should be encouraged.
D. is part of
3. Which do you think support the idea that phones improve people's life?
Point 1 and 2.
Point 3 and 4.
Point 1 and 3.
Point 2 and 5.
4. It is possible to talk to several complete strangers at the same time through
A. the TV screen.
B. a fax machine.
C. the Internet.
D. the phone.
5. Which is the most suitable title for the passage?
B. Kinds of
C. How to Use Phone
D. Advantages of
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