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1 Communicating on line

2 Dr. Isora Enriquez O’Farril MSc.Marisol Patterson Peña

3 Aim of the lesson This lesson looks at: This lesson looks at:  the strategies used to communicate on line.  the use of the gerund after prepositions.  the use of modality in English.

4 The presenter speaks about: a. The Internet b. Social networks c. Electronic mail

5 The presenter speaks about: a. The Internet b. Social networks c. Electronic mail

6 Complete Electronic mail, commonly called is a method of exchanging digital messages across the internet or other computer networks. Electronic mail, commonly called is a method of exchanging digital messages across the internet or other computer networks.

7 Select the prepositions used by the speaker. Communication is the most popular use of the INTERNET, with at the top of the list. Electronic mail, commonly called is a method of exchanging digital messages across the internet or other computer networks. Communication is the most popular use of the INTERNET, with at the top of the list. Electronic mail, commonly called is a method of exchanging digital messages across the internet or other computer networks.

8 For some people, it is the most frequent form of communication. That's why it is considered one of the most widely used internet applications. For some people, it is the most frequent form of communication. That's why it is considered one of the most widely used internet applications. An message consists of the following general components: Headers, body and attachment. An message consists of the following general components: Headers, body and attachment.

9 Select the prepositions used by the speaker. Communication is the most popular use of the INTERNET, with at the top of the list. Electronic mail, commonly called is a method of exchanging digital messages across the internet or other computer networks. Communication is the most popular use of the INTERNET, with at the top of the list. Electronic mail, commonly called is a method of exchanging digital messages across the internet or other computer networks.

10 For some people, it is the most frequent form of communication. That's why it is considered one of the most widely used internet applications. For some people, it is the most frequent form of communication. That's why it is considered one of the most widely used internet applications. An message consists of the following general components: Headers, body and attachment. An message consists of the following general components: Headers, body and attachment.

11 Gerund after prepositions - - I will call you after arriving at the office. - Please have a drink before leaving. I will call you after my arrival at the office. Please have a drink before your departure.

12 Gerund after prepositions - - I am looking forward to meeting you. - Do you object to working late? - - I am looking forward to our lunch. - Do you object to this job?

13 Gerund after prepositions - - Tara always dreams about going on holiday. - - Tara always dreams about holidays. -

14 Gerunds after Prepositions This is a good rule. It has no exceptions! This is a good rule. It has no exceptions! After a preposition we must use a gerund. After a preposition we must use a gerund. Notice that you could replace all the above gerunds with "real" nouns. Notice that you could replace all the above gerunds with "real" nouns.

15 - They were accused of breaking into a shop. - I agree with playing darts. - They apologized for being late. - She doesn't believe in getting lost in the wood. Gerund after prepositions

16 - Success may depend on becoming more patient. - They feel like going to bed. - You must get used to working long hours. -The girls insisted on going out with Mark. Gerund after prepositions

17 - I'm looking forward to seeing you soon. - I'm looking forward to seeing you soon. - I stopped Andrew from smoking. - I stopped Andrew from smoking. - They often talk about travelling to New Zealand. - They often talk about travelling to New Zealand.

18 Gerund after prepositions - Frank thinks of playing chess. - Frank thinks of playing chess. - We warned them against using this computer. - We warned them against using this computer. - The patient worries about having the check-up. - The patient worries about having the check-up.

19 How do you say it? deleteforwardattachmentsubjectsend enterbackspaceshiftescapereceive

20 More acronyms - LOL: Del inglés Laughing Out Loud, que viene a significar “me parto de risa” - XD: representación gráfica para expresar una carcajada, risa o felicidad.

21 More acronyms - BRB: Del inglés Be Right Back. Significa vuelvo enseguida, - NSFW: Del inglés Not Suitable For Work. - OMG: Oh My God!

22 More acronyms If you take part in ICs (Internet Chats) to improve your English, or just for fun, you will come across acronyms which will confuse you unless you learn a few first. If you take part in ICs (Internet Chats) to improve your English, or just for fun, you will come across acronyms which will confuse you unless you learn a few first.

23 ADN Any Day Now (un día de éstos) AFAIK As Far As I Know (que yo sepa/hasta donde yo sé) AFK Away From Keyboard (no estoy al teclado) BAK Back To Keyboard (ya estoy de vuelta/regresé al teclado)

24 BBIAB Be Back In A Bit (regreso enseguida) BFN or B4N Bye For Now (adios por ahora) BRB Be Right Back (vuelvo de inmediato)

25 BTW By The Way (a propósito, ya que estamos) CU See You (nos vemos) CULR See You Later (hasta luego, te veo más tarde) CUO See You Online (nos vemos en línea)

26 DIKU Do I Know You? (¿Te conozco?) FYI For Your Information (para tu información/para que estés al tanto) GR Great !! (fantástico !!) )

27 Use simple grammar. Avoid things like the passive. Write short sentences. Write short sentences. Use paragraphs to keep the clear and easy to understand. Do

28 Don´t Use capital letters to write whole words as in s, this is considered shouting. Use exclamation marks.

29 Don´t Use abbreviations like coz and uni, as the recipient may not understand them. Use acronyms like BTW for the same reason.


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