Theme: “Mobile Phone”
Социокультурный аспект - знакомство с историей появления телефона и сотового телефона; с языком СМС, его особенностями;
Развивающий аспект - развитие способности к догадке по контексту, по словообразовательным элементам; развитие внимания, памяти; развитие умения переключаться с одного вида речевой деятельности на другой;
Воспитательный аспект – формирование положительного отношения к фактам чужой культуры; развитие умения работать самостоятельно и в группе;
учебный аспект – формирование лексических навыков; развитие умения читать и слушать с целью полного понимания и извлечения конкретной информацию
Type of the lesson: combined
Visual aids: slides, cards, a table – card, new words.
Teaching methods: interactive methods, question- answer, individual work
Procedure of the lesson
I. Organization moment: Good morning? Glad to see you! How are you? What date is it today? Who is absent today? What problem has he (she)? Are you ready for the lesson? Let’s start!
II. Warm – up:
Look at the pictures, read the name of our lesson today. Who can do it? “WAN 2 TLK? SO WOT R U W8ING 4?”. Can you guess what we are going to talk about?
Yes. You’re right, about the unusual language, the language of SMS. But not only about it, about mobile phones too. I think mobile phones play a great role in our lives. We can’t imagine our lives without them now. Everybody: children, teenagers, adults use them every day. Why are they so popular?
IV. Demonstration of the new
Mobile phones, or cellular phones- Мобильные телефоны или сотовые телефоны
coverage area- зоной покрытия.
base stations- базовые станции,
out of range- из диапазон
Reading and listening to the article about mobile phones.
Mobile phones: definition and technology. Mobile phones, or cellular phones, are devices that enable
Communication to all types of telephones while moving over a wide area called the coverage area.
The term ‘cellular’ comes from the fact the phone calls are made through base stations, communication towers or antennas, which divide the coverage area into cells. As you move from cell to cell, the calls are transferred to different base stations belonging to the same or a different telephone company. This capability of mobile phones is called roaming. The phone is said to be out of range when it cannot communicate with a base station.
A brief history
-1G, First Generation phones started in the 1980s when Motorola introduced the first hand-held phones. They used analogue technology and the main drawback was the small number of channels that could be used at a time.
-In the 1990s, 2G mobiles introduced digital transmission methods that converted voice into binary information, increasing the number of channels, the speed of transmission between the phone and the base station enabling a reduction in size. The most common standard, GSM, Global System for Mobile communications, started to be used at this stage. One of the features of this technology is the of SIM cards, a type of smart card that contains the user’s information, the connection data and the phonebook. It also enables the user to change service provider without changing the handset.
-3G phones offer a high-speed data transfer capability. Some of these phones are called smart phones and combine PDA capabilities with the usual functions of a digital phone. The new communication standard, UMTS, Universal Mobile Telecommunications System, enables the multimedia transmissions that are becoming common nowadays.
-New standards are being developed that will open the way to new 4G phones with an emphasis on multimedia, real-time television and radio.
Features and functions
Mobiles have become an essential part of our lives and there are many uses for them.
I’ve bought a new mobile with My mobile has programmable
Bluetooth a wireless technology, to ring tones so l can personalize my
connect my phone to other devices phone’s melodies or sounds, and
at home or in my office. It also has changeable faceplates, which make
WAP, Wireless Application Protocol the front look different. I used to
which enables access to the wireless just send SMS (short message
Web, and an integrated PDA, a service) short text messages. Now I
digital assistant, where I keep my can also take and send pictures with
appointments and sales records. the built-in digital camera.
I’m very concerned about safety
I’m mad about music so love in the car. That’s why l bought a
having a mobile which integrates hands-free kit, so l can drive and
radio and MP3, the most usual talk on the phone without taking
music file format on the Web, I can risks.
download music from the Net and
listen to it on my mobile.
-Do you know who invented the first telephone and when?
by Craig Duncan
When Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876, it was a revolution in communication. For the first time, people could talk to each other over great distances almost as clearly as if they were in the same room. Nowadays, though, we increasingly use Bell’s invention for emails, faxes and the internet rather than talking. Over the last two decades a new means of spoken communication has emerged: the mobile phone.
The modern mobile phone is a more complex version of the two-way radio. Traditional two-way radio was a very limited means of communication. As soon as the users moved out of range of each other’s broadcast area, the signal was lost. In the 1940s, researchers began experimenting with the idea of using a number of radio masts located around the countryside to pick up signals from two-way radios. A caller would always be within range of one of the masts; when he moved too far away from one mast, the next mast would pick up the signal. (Scientists referred to each mast’s reception area as being a separate “cell”; this is why in many countries mobile phones are called “cell phones”.)
However, 1940s technology was still quite primitive, and the “telephones” were enormous boxes which had to be transported by car.
The first real mobile telephone call was made in 1973 by Dr Martin Cooper, the scientist who invented the modern mobile handset. As soon as his invention was complete, he tested it by calling a rival scientist to announce his success. Within a decade, mobile phones became available to the public. The streets of modern cities began to feature sharp-suited characters shouting into giant plastic bricks. In Britain the mobile phone quickly became synonymous with the “yuppie”, the new breed of young urban professionals who carried the expensive handsets as status symbols. Around this time many of us swore that we would never, ever own a mobile phone.
But in the mid-90s, something happened. Cheaper handsets and cheaper calling rates meant that, almost overnight, it seemed that everyone had a mobile phone. And the giant plastic bricks of the 80s had evolved into smooth little objects that fitted nicely into pockets and bags. In every pub and restaurant you could hear the bleep and buzz of mobiles ringing and registering messages, occasionally breaking out into primitive versions of the latest pop songs. Cities suddenly had a new, postmodern birdsong.
Moreover, people’s timekeeping changed. Younger readers will be amazed to know that, not long ago, people made spoken arrangements to meet at a certain place at a certain time. Once a time and place had been agreed, people met as agreed. Somewhere around the new millennium, this practice started to die out. Meeting times became approximate, subject to change at any moment under the new order of communication: the Short Message Service (SMS) or text message. Going to be late? Send a text message! It takes much less effort than arriving on time, and it’s much less awkward than explaining your lateness face-to-face. It’s the perfect communication method for the busy modern lifestyle. Like email before it, the text message has altered the way we write in English, bringing more abbreviations and a more lax approach to language construction. The160-character limit on text messages has led to a new, abbreviated version of English for fast and instantaneous communication. Traditional rules of grammar and spelling are much less important when you’re sitting on the bus, hurriedly typing “Will B 15min late - C U @ the bar. Sorry! :-)”.
Mobile phones, once the preserve of the high-powered businessperson and the “yuppie”, are now a vital part of daily life for an enormous amount of people. From schoolchildren to pensioners, every section of society has found that it’s easier to stay in touch when you’ve got a mobile. Over the last few years mobiles have become more and more advanced, with built-in cameras, global positioning devices and internet access. And in the next couple of years, we can expect to see the arrival of the “third generation” of mobile phones: powerful micro-computers with broadband internet access, which will allow us to watch TV, download internet files at high speed and send instant video clips to friends.
Alexander Graham Bell would be amazed if he could see how far the science of telephony has progressed in less than 150 years. If he were around today, he might say: “That’s gr8! But I’m v busy rite now. Will call U 2nite.”
Task 1. Choose the right variant to complete the sentences.
Modern mobile phone technology is based on … (a. two-way radio; b. global positioning device; c. yuppies)
More people bought mobile phones in the 1990s because… (a. traditional phone didn’t work anymore; b. they were bad at timekeeping; c. they became a lot cheaper)
The first mobile phone call took place between … (a. two scientists; b. two Scotsmen; c. two yuppies)
Mobile phones are sometimes called cell phones because of … (a. technical term for telephone masts; b. technical term for mobile handset; c. the number of mobile telephones in prison )
The first commercially available mobile phones looked like … (a. small pocket-sized objects; b. telephone masts; c. giant plastic bricks)
A text message saying “Gr8! Will call U 2nite” means … (a. Great! I’ll call you tonight; b. good grief! Please call William tonight; c. I’ll be 15 minutes late)
Знакомство с языком СМС, выполнение заданий в группах.
Task 2. Match the text symbols with their meanings:
Please call me
Bye-bye for now
VII. EX 29.1 Complete this text about basic principles of mobile telephony with words from A opposite.
Mobile phones, also called (1) ……………………………. , or cell phones for short need a network of towers or antennas to transmit calls. In a cellular system, a city is divided into smaller sections or (2) ……………. where the (3) ………… usually occupy a central position. When you are outside your service provider’s (4) …………….. area, your telephone may become out of (5) ………… unless your telephone allows (6) …… , i.e. the ability to use another service provider’s network.
EX 29.2 Read B opposite and decide if these sentences are true or false. If they are false, correct them.
1 1G phones had a slower transmission speed than 2G.
2 2G phones introduced analogue technology.
3 GSM started to be used in the 80s.
4 Smart phones can be used for other purposes, e.g. as a personal digital assistant.
5 People won’t be able to watch live TV on 4G phones.
6 SIM cards enable users to keep important information.
7 UMTS, the standard used in 3G phones, has made video phones a commercial reality.
EX 29.3 Read C opposite and match the CNET.com phone reviews (1-5) to the descriptions of users who might be interested in them (a-e).
1 This is the multimedia 2 This is the best smart 3 This model is the best
phone, with a 1.3-megapixel phone, with wireless phone for SMS addicts,
digital camera, TransFlash support (Bluetooth and with a QWERTY
card slot, Bluetooth and an Wi-Fi), WAP and email. Keyboard and multiple
MP3 player. messaging options.
4 This is the best status-symbol 5 This phone is the best for
phone, with a striking teens, with an eye-catching
design, beautiful display and pop-up display, vibration
speakerphone; it’s a world feedback for game playing,
phone. Hands-free kit included. programmable ring tones
and changeable faceplates.
a People who love talking,
playing games and d People who want email
unusual ring tones and to surf the Web
e Mobile phone fanatics
b People who prefer who travel a lot and want
writing to phoning c Phone users who love taking to make an impression.
pictures and watching videos,
and music lovers.
Write the correct spelling for each of these text “words” and find the hidden word. (слайд8)
Do the crossword
L8R 2. B4 3. TXT 4. 2 5. 2NITE 6. XLNT 7. GR8
Turn this text conversation into spoken language:
– Wan 2go 2da cinema l8er 2nite?
Cant go 2nite. Hav a d8! Is w/end ok 4u?
– Yes, Sat ok. Wot do u wan 2c?
Not a cartoon. I h8 cartoons! Hav u cn SpyGame?
– No but iwan 2c! I luvbradpitt! cu@7?
Ok CW 2CU! Bbfn!
IX. Home task: Text p.68 Ex.29.3 p.69
So, you have been very active today.
The lesson is over, have are rest!
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