Exercise 1 page 52
Exercise 2 page 52
1 mobile phones
5 SMS language
Exercise 3 LISTENING 26 page 52
1 I use my phone all the time. I sometimes text, but I actually prefer to phone. In fact, some of my calls are really long. I’ve got a wireless headset and I walk down the street, talking to my friends. I know it looks silly, but I don’t care. I like chatting. Fortunately, my phone contract gives me unlimited calls at the moment. Or it would cost a fortune. Oh, excuse me…Oh, hi, Jenny! I’m in town…yeah, that’s right…
2 I really like mobile phones and I love having the latest model. I usually get a new phone every six months. At the moment, I’ve got the latest iPhone. It can do everything – texts, emails, games, music, videos…Do you want to see a video from my holiday…?
3 I love my phone. Obviously I use it for texting and phoning, but I also listen to a lot of music on it. I’ve got earphones for it. It’s great. And I love all the different ringtones you can get. I change my ringtone every month – you just dial a number and download a new ringtone. It’s easy. This is my ringtone at the moment. Listen.
4 My friends and I have all got mobiles, and we spend a lot of time texting each other. It’s much cheaper than making voice calls. It costs about 10p to send a text message. It’s also quicker. I’m quite fast. Look! [texting sounds] Wait a minute…There you are – Zoe’s just answered…
Challenge! LISTENING 27 page 52
1 Call me before tomorrow.
2 I love you.
3 See you later.
4 Thanks for your message.
5 Are you at home?
See LISTENING 27 transcript.