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Unit 7 Means of communication


Writing a report

11 The Internet

A Match the words and phrases 1-3 with a-c.

1 websiteb a page on the Internet
2 cyber cafe c place where you can access the Internet
3 chat room a place on the Internet where you can meet people

B Which three Internet activities do you think are most popular with teenagers?

    1 visiting chat room

    2 research for school homework

    3 visiting sports sites

    4 visiting film sites

    5 buying clothes

    6 buying CDs

    7 reading the news

    Scan the report and check your answers.

C Now read the report more carefully. Choose the best option in 1-8.

D Write an appropriate heading for each part of the report.

12 Writing

A Look at the results of this survey about the importance of the Internet for school work.

Name and age Computer at home? Type? Time on Internet (per week) How many hours used for homework?
Sally,16yes (Macintosh)73 (projects)
John,15yes (PC)82 (compositions)
Max,17yes (PC)105 (projects)
Zoe,16yes (PC)64 (projects)
Will,15no31 (compositions)
Chloe, 17yes (Macintosh)74 (projects)

B Now write a report based on the results in A. Your report should be about 200 words.

Report on the importance of the Internet for school work

1 Number of people with their own computer

Almost all people... Only one person ...

2 Amount of time on Internet

Most people...

3 Amount of time spent researching schoolwork

Over half...

4 Conclusion

This report suggests that...

REPORT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNET TO YOUNG PEOPLE

1 .....................................................................................................
Nowadays almost every teenager 1 has access to / can go on the Internet. Most people surf the Internet on computers in their home. A few people go to cyber cafes. However, cyber cafes are mostly used by people who are travelling abroad. This is because it is cheaper to email family and friends than to make a phone call.

2 .......................................................................................................
Young people use the Internet for many different reasons, and most teenagers use it everyday. A lot of young people use the Internet at school 2 to get interesting stuff / to research information for homework and projects. Many also use it to email their friends.

Nearly all teenagers have visited Internet chat rooms. Many of them use chat rooms to meet new people and 3 exchange news and information/ gossip with their friends. Teen talk is one of the most well-known chat rooms in the UK.

Over 70% of teenagers use the Internet to visit official fan sites. Leonardo DiCaprio's official website 4 is really popular / is one of the most popular, along with football sites for teams such as Manchester United. A few young people actually create their own websites which they dedicate to their favourite film star or sports star.

Not many teenagers buy clothes on the Internet. At the moment, teenagers 5 would rather buy / like getting sportswear from sports shops. However 6 my friends say that / it has been predicted that Internet shopping will become more popular with young people in the future.

3 .........................................................................................................
7 I think that /This report suggests that people are using the Internet more and more, for everything from entertainment to research. Teenagers who have Internet access use it mostly to send emails or to visit fan sites and chat rooms. In the future, the Internet will be accessible not only on computers, but also on mobile phones. Young people 8 will continue to use it / will carry on surfing more and more.

REPORT ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNET TO YOUNG PEOPLE

1 The Internet at home and away from home.
Nowadays almost every teenager has access to the Internet. Most people surf the Internet on computers in their home. A few people go to cyber cafes. However, cyber cafes are mostly used by people who are travelling abroad. This is because it is cheaper to email family and friends than to make a phone call.

2 Why do people use the Internet?
Young people use the Internet for many different reasons, and most teenagers use it everyday. A lot of young people use the Internet at school to research information for homework and projects. Many also use it to email their friends.

Nearly all teenagers have visited Internet chat rooms. Many of them use chat rooms to meet new people and exchange news and information with their friends. Teen talk is one of the most well-known chat rooms in the UK.

Over 70% of teenagers use the Internet to visit official fan sites. Leonardo DiCaprio's official website is one of the most popular, along with football sites for teams such as Manchester United. A few young people actually create their own websites which they dedicate to their favourite film star or sports star.

Not many teenagers buy clothes on the Internet. At the moment, teenagers like getting sportswear from sports shops. However it has been predicted that Internet shopping will become more popular with young people in the future.

3 The future of the Internet.
7 This report suggests that people are using the Internet more and more, for everything from entertainment to research. Teenagers who have Internet access use it mostly to send emails or to visit fan sites and chat rooms. In the future, the Internet will be accessible not only on computers, but also on mobile phones. Young people will continue to use it more and more.


Unit 1. BORN TO BE BRILLIANT. Writing descriptions. Travel and sightseeing.

Unit 2. THE WRONG MAN. Writing a profile. Words describing appearance.

Unit 3. TIMES PAST. Writing a Talk. The Millenium Dome.

Unit 4. SMALL BEGINNINGS. Writing a letter of complaint.

Unit 5.  FAME AND FORTUNE. Writing a composition. The Lottery.

Unit 6. TAKING RISKS. Writing a biography.

Unit 7. MEANS OF COMMUNICATION. Writing a report. ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INTERNET TO YOUNG PEOPLE.
 

Unit 8.  WHAT IF ... ? Writing a discursive composition. An ideal job.

Unit 9. TRAVELLERS' TALES. Writing a story. My holiday nightmare.

Unit 10. THE RIGHT CHOICE. Writing a job application.