The Future is Mobile

Dear all,

During the first part of today’s lesson you are going to work in a reading comprehension activity about Cell phones and sustainable development. After reading you will have to answer some vocabulary and comprehension questions related to the text.

Later, you will listen to a piece of news about How mobile phones are changing life in Africa

 

While listening answer the following questions:

Decide if the following statements are True or false. Write T or F on the space provided and justify the false statements.

1) _________ There are about 650.000 mobile phone users in African Countries.

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2) _________ The number of users in South Africa is greater than in the United States and the European Union.

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3) _________ It is said that more Africans have access to the Internet than to clean water or sanitation.

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4) _________ According to CNN, mobile phones have changed people’s life in three different ways: political activism, entertainment, and health.

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5) _________ Orange money is a mobile phone banking service.

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6) _________ Orange money says that it serves 40 million customers in 10 countries.

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7) _________ The cost of sending a payment by phone is higher than traditional transfer agents like Western Union.

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Think Critical! 

a) Do you agree with the idea that life in Africa is changing?

b) How can the massive use of mobile phones improve African’s population life style?

c) What do you think of the following statement: “…more Africans have access to the Internet than to clean water or sanitation.”

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