2 DATES 2 Write these dates as figures. CHECK MonthsJanuary JulyFebruary AugustMarch SeptemberApril OctoberMay NovemberJune December*= 3/10/1875 in US English ( month before day )2 Write these dates as figures.1 The tenth of March eighteen seventy-five /3/1875*2 Nineteen seventy-one _________3 July the first nineteen forty-one ________4 The twenty-eighth of April two thousand and one ____5 January the first nineteen fourteen _________3 Match the dates to the events opposite. Then turn to page 101 to find out if you’re right.
3 THE FIRST4 Listen to the story of the first . Then read the text and circle the correct form of to be .The American computer scientist, Ray Tomlinson , was / werethe first person to send an . It was / were some timein 1971 , but he can’t remember exactly when.It wasn’t / weren’t big news at the time because the twocomputers was / were in the same room.And his message wasn’t / weren’t very interesting - itwas / were Just : ‘QWERTYUIOP’.Why? was / were this anew computer language?No, they was / were the letters at the top of hiscomputer’s keyboard !
4 6 Ask and answer some more questions about business firsts. 5 Fill the gaps with was or were. Then take turns to ask and answer the questions.1 when was the first ?2 __________ it big news ?3 Where __________ the two computers ?4 What __________ the message ?5 Where __________ the letters of the message ?CHECK The past of to be? Short answersHe was the first He wasn’t the first Was he the first Yes, he was./ No, he wasn’tThey were the first. They weren’t the first. Were they the first? Yes, they were./ No, they weren’t.Ask and answer some more questions about business firsts.A Turn to page B Turn to page 98.NOW YOUWhen was the first …..?It was …..
5 GRAMMAR Past simple (1)REGULAR VERBS1 Read the story of the TV advert and write the past form of these verbs.appear appeared disappear ________ watch ________Stay ________ ask ________ Interrupt ________The first TV adverton the evening of 1 July 1941, a lot of New Yorkers were at home to watch thebaseball game on TV between the New York Dodgers and the PhiladelphiaPhillies. But that evening they watched more than just a baseball game; theyalso watched a small piece of business history.Because at one point in the evening, the TV station interrupted the programmeand a Bulova watch appeared on the screen. It stayed there for sixty secondsand then disappeared.‘ What was that ?’ people asked. In fact, it was the world’s first TV advert!
6 2 Listen to the story of the phone call 2 Listen to the story of the phone call. Then fill the gaps with the past form of the these verbs. ( They’re all regular.) laugh call realise ask show startThe first phone callThe first phone call was on March , when Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, __________ his assistant. His first words were, ‘ Mr. Watson, come here, I want you. ‘Bell and Watson __________ that their phone was a fantastic business idea. They __________ it to someAmerican businessmen and _____For $ 100,000. But the businessmen______ : ‘ It’s just an electrical toy.’So Bell ______ his own company and soon, with the name American Telephone and Telegraph, it was the top company in the USA.CHECK Regular past verbsPresent Past Present Pastappear ed appeared start ed startedask ed asked show ed showedGrammar reference page 104
7 The first passenger flight IRREGULAR VERBS3 Read the story and write the past form of these verbs. (They don’t end in –ed because they’re irregular.)Leave left go ______ have ______Fly ______ cost ______ make ______The first passenger flightThe first passenger flight left from St Petersburg, Florida on 1 January 1914 andwent to Tampa Bay, less than 40 kilometres away. It was a very small plane andit only had space for the pilot and one passenger.For the next four months, the plane flew between St Petersburg and TampaBay tow times a day, and a return ticket cost $10. This first airline companyonly made a very small profit, but it was the start of a very big industry !CHECK Irregular past verbsPresent Past Present Past Present Pastbe was/ were do did make madego went have had cost costFor more, go to page 120
8 4 Read this story and put the verbs in brackets ( ) into the correct form. ( Some are regular and some are irregular.) Then listen and check.For many years Dennis Tito ( be ) _____ a top American businessman. During his career, he (make) _____ millions and millions of dollars. But he always (have) _____ a dream- to be an astronaut. So, one day, he (ask) _____ the American space agency NASA, ‘How much does it cost to go into space?’ The answer (be) _____: ‘ sorry. Space is not for tourists.’The firsttouristin spaceREGULAR AND IRREGULARso, Tito (go) _____ to the Russians and (ask) _____ them the same question. The Russians (be not) _____ sure. ‘ How about $20 million?’ (ask) _____ Tito. This time, the answer (be) _____ ‘Yes’.And so in April 2001.Tito (leave) _____ from Baikonur,Kazakhstan in a Russian Soyuz-TM rocket and (fly) _____ to the International Space Station. While he (be) _____ in space,Tito (have) _____ a fantastic time, just like a normal tourist!NOW YOU5 Work in groups. Group A Turn to page 95. Group B Turn to page 98. Take turns to tell one of the stories to each other.
9 Working lifeComputer problems1 Tamir Azeez works from home. He has a problem with his computer and his friend, Alex. Quickly read the below and find the answers to these questions.1 Which part of his computer has a problem?2 How old is his computer ?3 How can Alex contact him?4 His computer isn’t working, so how can he send s?Hi Alex,I’m writing to ask for help because I’m having a really bad time with my computer. I had some problems with it yesterday afternoon, then last night the screen went blank and about three hours’ work disappeared! What can I do? It’s driving me crazy, because it was new last month! Anyway, I know you’re busy because you’re on holiday next week, but can you help? I have an important meeting all day tomorrow, so can you call me on my mobile some time today? I’m working in an Internet café this morning, so you can also me.Thanks very much,Tamir
10 2 Look at the e-mail again and write when these things happen 2 Look at the again and write when these things happen. Put them in the right order.Tamir has problems Yesterday afternoonHis screen goes blank _________________He gets a new computer _________________Alex goes on holiday _________________Tamir has an important meeting _________________He works in an Internet café _________________3 Put these phrases in the right order and write Alex’s reply.Dear Tamir,To hear from you.Regards, AlexBut I’m in a meeting for the rest of the day.I’d really like to helpWhy don’t you call a computer helpline?Thanks for your . It’s good.
11 4 Listen to the conversation between Tamir and the person on the computer helpline. Then answer these question.1 Which system does he have? Tick the right answer.Apple Linux Windows2 What’s on his screen?3 What happens when he moves the mouse?4 Does the man solve the problem?A COMPUTERHELPLINE5 Here is a guide for people who work on the computer helpline. Write what they should say for points 1-4. Then listen to the phone conversation a gain and compare.COMPUTER HELPLINE MANUAL1 Start the conversation.___________________2 Ask for the person’s name and phone number. .________________3 Ask about the person’s system. ._________________4 Ask about the problem. .________________6 Role play this situation, using some of the language on these page.A Call a helpline about a problem with your. Turn to page 96.B You work on a computer helpline. Turn to page 99.Swap roles.NOW YOU
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