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I had a terrible evening. I got home late from work and still had a report to finish. As you know, my computer is really old and slow-I really need to install more (1) ________. Anyway, when I tried to double (2) ______on the file I wanted to work on a (3) _____appeared telling me that the file could not be opened. So I decided to try opening it using different programmes but that only made my computer (4) ____completely. The screen went blank and the (5) _____froze. By this time, I was tearing my hear out-it was past midnight and I still hadn’t started working on that report. I phoned my computer guru friend, Matt, and he told me I probably had a (6) ______in my system. I must have got it from one of those stupid joke e-male attachments-you know, like the “Love (7) ____’one. I had to resort to using my (8) ____but I hate the keyboard on it-it’s too small. At least I got my report finished. Matt’s going to send me some software to fix the problem. He also told me in future to go to the applications (9) ___and launch a good protection programme before opening unknown files. Good advice and better late than never, I suppose.
III. Read the dialogue “Web Talk” in pairs.
Sam: Hey Kira, how’s it going?
Kira: Busy! Yourself?
Sam: Not so bad. Have you checked your email lately?
Kira: No. Why?
Sam: I emailed you a page from Amazon.com. I was ordering a book on-line on business correspondence and they had a link to some other business books. I know you have been looking for something on charts and graphs, and I came across a few titles, so I emailed them to you.
Kira: Thanks a lot. I’ll check it out.
Sam: You know, I should be working, but it’s so easy to get carried away on the Web, I spend more time than on my work! Every morning, I check out the news, the weather report, new movies in town, and go to my favourite news groups. By then I need a coffee break.
Kira: Which usenet groups do you like?
Sam: I like to keep up with computer technology so I go to the Mac and IBM PC groups. But I also explore other cities-everything from UFOs to alternative medicine. It’s an education, but sometimes the time just flies and I get really behind in my work.
Kira: You know, I hardly have time to check my email much less surf the Net. My job is killing me!
Sam: The newspaper of the future will be beamed from our computer onto reusable electronic paper-I saw a television program on it. It’s incredible! I guess we’ll have to throw out our computers and buy new ones.
Kira: That doesn’t surprise me at all. I’ve been doing that every two years anyway!
From English for Business
II. Mark the sentences right, wrong or doesn’t say.
R W Doesn’t say
1. Kira has not checked her email yet. 1.
2. Sam was ordering some magazines on-line. 2.
3. Sam came across some interesting educational articles. 3.
4. Sam surfs the Internet every day. 4.
5. Kira has much time to use the Internet. 5.
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