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May 9, 2011

topic: smartphone

Filed under: student presentations — richardlstansfield @ 4:26 am

-glossary-
*crime: [noun] illegal activities
*application: 1. [noun] an official request for something, usually in writing
2. computer software designed to help the user to do something (e.g. write documents)
*private: [adj] belonging to or for the use of a particular person or group; not for public use
*addict: [noun] a person who cannot stop doing or using something, especially something harmful
*navigate: [verb] to direct the way that a ship, aircraft, etc. will travel, or to find a direction across, along or over an area of water or land, often by using a map
to move around a website or between websites
*track: [verb] to follow the movements of something/somebody, especially by using special electronic equipment
*commit: [verb] to do something illegal or something that is considered wrong
*daily: [adverb] happening on or relating to every day
*hack: [verb] to access someone else’s computer system without permission in order to obtain or change information

-text-
our presantation is about smartphones.

these days, many people use smartphones. and they use these everywhere that they are.
also, there are many kinds of smartphones.[1]

smartphones have good points.
First, smartphones are useful devices. for example, google map and naver map have useful roadviews and help you navigate.[2]

also, the weather information is updated daily.
Second, smartphones have a variety of applications(or apps)
for example, kakaotalk, which sends free messages to other people and scanning bar cods to find out an item’s price.[3]

on the other hand, smartphones have bad points.
First, some people could commit crimes with appplications such as by tracking locations, and hacking some people’s private information.[4]

Second, cell phone’s monthly charges are more expensive than before.
third, thesedays, there are many smartphone addicts. we can see the people who constantly use smartphones everywhere.

-reference-

http://blog.naver.com/vita519?Redirect=Log&logNo=50110805927

http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=105&oid=092&aid=0001979783

http://blog.naver.com/mmshoney?Redirect=Log&logNo=90093878937

http://gjdream.com/v2/news/view.html?news_type=203&code_M=2&mode=view&uid=432948

-Discussion Question-

1.What do you think about the good and bad points of smartphones?

What do you think about the good and bad points of smartphones?

2.What do you think about smartphones GPS service?

What do you think about smartphones’ GPS service?

3.Samsung’s Omnia smartphone had many problems. samsung denied it,but later admitted it, and offered refunds to Omnia owners. what do you think about that?

Samsung’s Omnia smartphone had many problems. samsung denied it,but later admitted it, and offered refunds to Omnia owners. what do you think about that?

4.Dissatisfied Omnia owners burned their Omnia phones. could they have expressed their anger in a non-violeat way?

Dissatisfied Omnia owners burned their Omnia phones. could they have expressed their anger in a nonviolent way?

(class #93, Group #7)
-Group member-

1.김주희 : typing, text, references, discussion questions.
2.나라 : text, discussion questions, picture.
3.남승현 : text, discussion questions, picture.
4.이은정 : text, glossary, discussion question.

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Teacher’s Note:

I have chosen the following three vocabulary items to be on Written Test #2:

1. addict: [noun] a person who cannot stop doing or using something, especially something harmful

2. track: [verb] to follow the movements of something/somebody, especially by using special electronic equipment

3. commit: [verb] to do something illegal or something that is considered wrong

I have chosen the following question to be on the Final Speaking Exam.

– What do you think about smartphones’ GPS service?

Remember to stress it correctly.

– What do you think about smartphones’ GPS service?

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