2.3 COM POUND WORDS
Match a word from box A with a word from box Band use the compound words to complete the sentences below.
A automatic cyber labour remote silicon wireless
B chip connection control pilot saving space
1 I can access the Internet from anywhere in my house because my laptop has a ………..
2 The invention of the ………..made watching television an even more passive experience.
3 In my view the dishwasher is one of the greatest ……….. devices.
4 People often talk about emails and text messages being lost in ………..as if it were a real place.
5 Even flying a plane has been automated now. The ……….. is used for most of the flight.
6 The invention of the ……….. meant that computers could be much smaller.
- wireless connection
- remote control
- cyber space
- automatic pilot
- silicon chip
2.4 Correct the mistakes in the text. Use ONE WORD only. Hyphenated words (e.g. state-of-the-art) count as one word.
Today’s 1 advanced has brought many benefits. For example, nowadays we have many 2 small tools that can save time in the home and, if you have access 3 with a computer and a telephone 4 connect then you can work almost anywhere you choose. What is more, modern software 5 programmes are so user-friendly that you don’t even need a great deal of computer knowledge to be able to 6 play them.
However, there are some disadvantages to the 7 technology era. For example, people today want to have the very 8 last technology but, as new technology dates very quickly, an increasing amount of computer hardware is being dumped. This adds to our already serious pollution problems. Furthermore, 9 computerise has led to fewer jobs and less human contact as many everyday transactions are now done 10 with computer rather than manually.
- advanced/ high/ modern/ state-of -the-art / cutting-edge / leading-edge
- gadgets/ appliances/ devices
- technological/ digital/ computer
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