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Japan's snow-covered Mount Fuji is world famous. Nearly 300,000 people climb it every year. Now they can post about it on Twitter or Facebook from the top of the 3,776-meter mountain. An Internet company has put a free Wi-Fi service on Fuji at eight different hotspots, including at the top. The Wi-Fi will be for three months. This is how long the climbing season lasts. Users will have 72 hours of free Wi-Fi access from the mountain.



The number of climbers on Mount Fuji increased after it became a UNESCO World Heritage site. The U.N. said Fuji was an important symbol of Japan. The free Wi-Fi will keep climbers safe on the mountain. They can check the weather and find shelter. They can also get help if their phone loses its signal. The highest place in the world to have a Wi-Fi hotspot is Mount Everest. The North Pole and the International Space Station also have hotspots.

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Sources
  • http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/mount-fuji-climbing-season-opens-free-wi-fi-service-available
  • http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2487413,00.asp
  • http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/mount-fuji-is-getting-free-wifi--but-its-far-from-the-weirdest-place-to-have-it-10378891.html


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

Japan's snow-covered Mount Fuji is world

a.

season lasts

2.

Nearly 300,000 people climb

b.

post about it

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Now they can

c.

Wi-Fi access

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from the top of the

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for three months

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eight different

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famous

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The Wi-Fi will be

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hotspots

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This is how long the climbing

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it every year

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72 hours of free

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3,776-meter mountain



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

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The number of climbers

a.

Space Station

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it became a UNESCO World Heritage

b.

safe on the mountain

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an important symbol

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the weather

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The free Wi-Fi will keep climbers

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on Mount Fuji increased

5.

They can check

e.

loses its signal

6.

get help if their phone

f.

have a Wi-Fi hotspot

7.

The highest place in the world to

g.

site

8.

The North Pole and the International

h.

of Japan

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Japan's snow-covered Mount Fuji (1) ___________________. Nearly 300,000 people (2) ___________________. Now they can post about it on Twitter or Facebook (3) ___________________ of the 3,776-meter mountain. An Internet company has put a free Wi-Fi service on Fuji at (4) ___________________, including at the top. The Wi-Fi will be for three months. This is how long the (5) ___________________. Users will have 72 hours of free Wi-Fi access (6) ___________________.

The number of climbers on Mount Fuji (7) __________________ became a UNESCO World Heritage site. The U.N. said Fuji was an (8) ___________________ Japan. The free Wi-Fi will keep (9) ___________________ the mountain. They can check the weather (10) ___________________. They can also (11) ___________________ phone loses its signal. The highest place in the world to have a Wi-Fi hotspot is Mount Everest. The North Pole and the International Space Station (12) ___________________.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Japan'ssnow-coveredMountFujiisworldfamous.Nearly300,000peopl
eclimbiteveryyear.NowtheycanpostaboutitonTwitterorFacebookfro
mthetopofthe3,776-metermountain.AnInternetcompanyhasp
utafreeWi-FiserviceonFujiateightdifferenthotspots,includingatt
hetop.TheWi-Fiwillbeforthreemonths.Thisishowlongtheclimbingse
asonlasts.Userswillhave72hoursoffreeWi-Fiaccessfromthemountai
n.ThenumberofclimbersonMountFujiincreasedafteritbecameaUNES
COWorldHeritagesite.TheU.N.saidFujiwasanimportantsymbolofJap
an.ThefreeWi-Fiwillkeepclimberssafeonthemountain.Theycanchec
ktheweatherandfindshelter.Theycanalsogethelpiftheirphonelosesit
ssignal.ThehighestplaceintheworldtohaveaWi-FihotspotisMou
ntEverest.TheNorthPoleandtheInternationalSpaceStationalsohave
hotspots.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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WRITING

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