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    Linking Words and Reading Comprehension text on mobile phones

    Linking Words and Reading Comprehension text on mobile phones

     

    ESL-Teacher: Mohamed Boujamaa @ englishwithsimo.com ® 2017
    The telephone can be defined as a device that we use to do a lot of things such as calling people, taking pictures, sending messages and recording videos. However, no one can deny that the telephone has a lot of benefits and disadvantages as well.
    Concerning the advantages, the telephone is very useful because it helps people communicate with each other all over the world. Besides, many people use the telephone to take very nice pictures. Furthermore, it helps you to record videos of and share them with your family and friends. In addition, the telephone has many other options such as: the calculator, the countdown, the alarm clock, mp3 player …
    On the other hand, mobile phones have a lot of disadvantages. For instance, some young people use their phone to chat on Facebook. As a result, they become addicted to Facebook and neglect their school duties. Moreover, it is not free to use the phone. That is to say, you always have to pay money to make calls, send messages and surf the internet. Additionally, hackers can steal private photos and videos from the phone and share them on the internet.
    In brief, mobile phones are very useful. But, everyone should be aware of its advantages and disadvantages. For this reason, they will be able to use their phones the right way.
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    Mention two advantages of the phone.
    a)       It helps people communicate with each other all over the world.
    b)      It helps you record videos and share them with family and friends. 
     Mention two disadvantages of the phone.
    a)       Some young people become addicted to facebook.
    b)      It is not free to use the phone 
    What do the underlined words in the text refer to?
    a)       It : mobile phone
    b)      They : some young people
    c)       Its : mobile phone 
    Find in the texts words which mean the same as:
    a)       Advantages : benefits
    b)      Personal : private


    Underline all the linking words that you can find in the text.

    Classify those linking words in the following chart:
    Cause
    السبب
    Result
    النتيجة
    Definition
    التعريف
    Addition
    الإضافة
    Concession

    المثال
    Example
    التوضيح
    Explaining
    فكرة أخرى
    New idea
    التلخيص
    summarize
    Because

    For this reason

    Since

    As



    As a result

    Consequently

    Therefore

    As a consequence
    Can be defined as

    Refers to

    Can be describe as

    Means
    As well

    Besides

    Furthermore

    In addition

    Moreover

    Additionally
    However

    But

    Yet

    Although

    Despite
    Such as

    For instance

    For example

    Like
    That is to say

    In other words

    To put it differently
    Concerning

    On the other hand

    Regarding

    As for

    With regard to
    In brief

    To sum up

    Finally

    In a nutshell

    Briefly



    7. Exercise One: Fill in the blanks with the correct linking word

    a) The school gave Hamza and award because  he got the best mark last year. [despite / although / because / as a result]
    b) Although he is very sick, he goes to school every day. [despite / although / because / as a result]
    c) He has achieved a lot in his life despite working in very bad conditions. [despite / since / because / yet]
    d) His parents are illiterate consequently, they did not send him to school. [despite / consequently / because / although]
    e) International organizations solve problems such as wars, conflicts, famine and poverty. [besides / example / likewise / such as]
    f) They are twins but Khalid like football whereas Amine like basketball. [but / whereas / because / such as]

    8. Exercise Two: Link the following sentences using the expressing given.
    a) TV is a source of information. It is a source of entertainment (besides)
    => TV is a source of information. Besides, it is a source of entertainment.
    b) He got a very good mark. The test was very difficult (although)
    => Although the test was difficult, he got a very good mark.
    c) He got a very good mark. The test was very difficult (despite)
    => Despite the fact that the test was difficult, he got a very good mark.
    d) He got a very good mark. The test was very easy. (as a result)
    => The test was very easy, as a result, he got a very good mark.
    e) The government did not offer them medical support. They had to contact and international organization (therefore)
    => The government did not offer them medical support, therefore, they had to contact an international organization

    الإنجليزية مع السيمو مدونة للأستاذ محمد بوجامع من المغرب. هذه المدونة مصممة لمساعدة المتعلمين العرب على فهم جميع دروس اللغة الإنجليزية لجميع المستويات و كذلك تأهيل المتعلمين لإجتياز الإمتحانات الوطنية بنقط مشرفة. لذلك يتم إستعمال اللغة العربية لشرح دروس الإنجليزية مع تقديم تمارين، نمادج إمتحانات، شروحات بالفيديو و كذلك كتب و برامج تعلم الإنجليزية.

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