The Reading / Listening - Level 4

More people are speaking to their mobile devices for online search. Better voice recognition technology means our technology now understands us. Google's recent Mobile Voice Study found that voice searches on mobile devices more than doubled in the past year. It said voice search is more popular with teenagers than adults. The researchers found that 55% of teenagers and 41% of adults used voice search more than once a day.



Google explained that voice search is a key feature of the Google app. It said voice search is becoming more important because people spend more time on their mobile phones. Teenagers think voice search is a normal part of technology. Adults say it makes them feel "tech savvy". People use voice search to multi-task while watching TV or cooking. Almost a third of the teenagers surveyed said they get answers to their homework by using voice search.

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Sources
  • http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2375895/Teens-Love-Google-Voice-Search
  • http://www.cnet.com/news/google-voice-search-siri-cortana-teen-study/
  • http://www.techtimes.com/articles/17923/20141015/teens-find-voice-search-cool-adults-not-so-much.htm


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

people are speaking

a.

mobile devices

2.

our technology now

b.

teenagers than adults

3.

voice searches on

c.

to their mobile devices

4.

more than doubled

d.

a day

5.

more popular with

e.

understands us

6.

more than once

f.

in the past year



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

a key

a.

"tech savvy"

2.

people spend more

b.

of technology

3.

a normal part

c.

time on their mobile phones

4.

it makes them feel

d.

multi-task

5.

People use voice search to

e.

of the teenagers surveyed

6.

Almost a third

f.

feature of the Google app

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

More people are speaking (1) ___________________ for online search. Better voice recognition technology means (2) ___________________ understands us. Google's recent Mobile Voice Study found that voice searches on mobile devices (3) ___________________ in the past year. It said voice search (4) ___________________ teenagers than adults. The researchers found that (5) ___________________ and 41% of adults used voice search (6) ___________________ day.

Google explained that voice search (7) ___________________ of the Google app. It said voice search is becoming (8) ___________________ people spend (9) ___________________ their mobile phones. Teenagers think voice search is a normal part of technology. Adults say it (10) ___________________ savvy". People use voice (11) ___________________ while watching TV or cooking. Almost a third of the teenagers surveyed said they (12) ___________________ their homework by using voice search.



VOICE SEARCH SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about voice search in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

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Q.5.

 

 

 

 

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about voice search for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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Answers

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