The Reading / Listening - 5G Network - Level 6

The Chinese technology company Huawei will set up Russia's 5G communications network. A deal was signed between the two countries on Wednesday following a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Huawei will develop the very latest next-generation 5G network in Russia over the next year. Reporters say the deal will see, "the development of 5G technologies and the pilot launch of fifth generation networks in 2019 and 2020". This will bring cutting-edge technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" with the agreement "in an area of strategic importance like 5G".



The Huawei deal with Russia comes as a relief for the tech company, which has had a turbulent time in recent months. The USA has blocked the company, citing it as a national security risk. This resulted in Google denying key services to Huawei phones. Huawei gets half of the chips it uses from US suppliers. Some journalists say the US banning of Huawei could be the beginning of the biggest trade war ever. In addition, the UK-based technology company ARM has cut ties with Huawei. ARM was a key supplier of semi-conductors for Huawei's phones. Australia, Japan and New Zealand have followed suit in banning Huawei from participating in government contracts due to security concerns.

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    5G Network - Level 4  or  5G Network - Level 5

Sources
  • https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jun/06/chinas-huawei-signs-deal-to-develop-5g-network-in-russia
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/business-48537643
  • https://sputniknews.com/business/201906061075676429-huawei-mts-5g-russia/


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Warm-ups

1. INTERNET NETWORKS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about Internet networks. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       technology / communications / network / meeting / pilot / cutting-edge / agreement /
       deal / security / risk / journalists / trade war / semi-conductors / contracts / concerns
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. SECURITY: Students A strongly believe every country should develop its own communications network to protect its security; Students B strongly believe this is not doable.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. 5G ISSUES: What do you know about these 5G issues? How serious are they? How can they be resolved? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

What You Know

How Serious

Resolutions

National security

 

 

 

Industrial espionage

 

 

 

Insecure wi-fi

 

 

 

Health problems

 

 

 

Environmental costs

 

 

 

High setup costs

 

 

 

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5. MEETING: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "meeting". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY: Rank these with your partner. Put the best cutting-edge technology at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • Drone taxis
  • Robot chefs
  • Space travel
  • Cashless payments
  • Augmented Reality
  • Holograms
  • Internet of Things
  • Driverless cars

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. set up a. Relating to the gaining of overall or long-term advantage in business, sport, war, etc.
      2. deal b. Grow or cause to grow and become more mature, advanced, or elaborate.
      3. develop c. a single stage in the development of a type of product.
      4. pilot d. Started from the beginning and established.
      5. generation e. The latest or most advanced stage in the development of something.
      6. cutting-edge f. An agreement entered into by two or more people, businesses or countries.
      7. strategic g. Test a plan, project, etc. before introducing it more widely.

    Paragraph 2

      8. relief h. Refusing to give or grant something requested or desired to someone or something.
      9. turbulent i. A thing that unites or links people.
      10. citing j. Did the same as other people.
      11. denying k. A situation of conflict, disorder, or confusion.
      12. tie l. Of great or crucial importance.
      13. key m. Mentioning as an example.
      14. followed suit n. A feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. A deal was signed between Russia, China and the USA.     T / F
  2. The leaders of China and Russia met in Moscow ahead of the deal.     T / F
  3. Huawei will pilot Russia's 5G network in 2022.     T / F
  4. Huawei's chairman said he wasn't so happy with the deal.     T / F
  5. The article said the deal was a relief for Huawei.     T / F
  6. Huawei gets over 75 per cent of its chips from the USA.     T / F
  7. A UK-based company called ARM cut off ties with Huawei.     T / F
  8. Japan and New Zealand banned Huawei from government contracts.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. set up
  2. deal
  3. develop
  4. pilot
  5. cutting-edge
  6. relief
  7. turbulent
  8. denying
  9. key
  10. banning
  1. reassurance
  2. test
  3. state-of-the-art
  4. prohibiting
  5. agreement
  6. crucial
  7. refusing
  8. establish
  9. rough
  10. expand

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. set up Russia's 5G
  2. A deal was signed between
  3. develop the very
  4. This will bring cutting-edge technology
  5. in an area of strategic
  6. The Huawei deal with Russia comes
  7. had a turbulent
  8. citing it as a national security
  9. the biggest trade
  10. participating in government contracts
  1. latest next-generation 5G
  2. risk
  3. and high-speed Internet
  4. war ever
  5. communications network
  6. due to security concerns
  7. as a relief
  8. importance like 5G
  9. time
  10. the two countries

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
latest
pilot
strategic
deal
agreement
following
over
edge

The Chinese technology company Huawei will set up Russia's 5G communications network. A (11) ____________ was signed between the two countries on Wednesday (2) ____________ a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Huawei will develop the very (3) ____________ next-generation 5G network in Russia (4) ____________ the next year. Reporters say the deal will see, "the development of 5G technologies and the (5) ____________ launch of fifth generation networks in 2019 and 2020". This will bring cutting-(6) ____________ technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" with the (7) ____________ "in an area of (8) ____________ importance like 5G".

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
citing
ties
relief
concerns
turbulent
suit
trade
half

The Huawei deal with Russia comes as a (9) ____________ for the tech company, which has had a (10) ____________ time in recent months. The USA has blocked the company, (11) ____________ it as a national security risk. This resulted in Google denying key services to Huawei phones. Huawei gets (12) ____________ of the chips it uses from US suppliers. Some journalists say the US banning of Huawei could be the beginning of the biggest (13) ____________ war ever. In addition, the UK-based technology company ARM has cut (14) ____________ with Huawei. ARM was a key supplier of semi-conductors for Huawei's phones. Australia, Japan and New Zealand have followed (15) ____________ in banning Huawei from participating in government contracts due to security (16) ____________.

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  A deal was signed between the two countries on Wednesday ______
     a.  following the meet thing
     b.  following a.m. meeting
     c.  following a meet thing
     d.  following a meeting
2) develop the very latest next-generation 5G network in Russia ______ year
     a.  overly the next
     b.  over the next
     c.  over their next
     d.  overs the next
3)  the deal will see the development of 5G technologies and ______
     a.  the plot lunch
     b.  the plot ranch
     c.  the pilot launch
     d.  the pilot raunchy
4)  This will bring cutting-______
     a.  edges technology
     b.  edged technology
     c.  edge technology
     d.  edger technology
5)  he was "very happy" with the agreement in an area of ______
     a.  strategic importance
     b.  strategically importance
     c.  strategy importance
     d.  start tragic importance

6)  The Huawei deal with Russia comes ______
     a.  as a believe
     b.  as a belief
     c.  as a relieve
     d.  as a relief
7)  for the tech company, which has had a turbulent time ______
     a.  in recently months
     b.  in recent months
     c.  on recent months
     d.  ion recent months
8)  In addition, the UK-based technology company ARM has ______ Huawei
     a.  cut eyes with
     b.  cut Thais with
     c.  cut dies with
     d.  cut ties with
9)  Australia, Japan and New Zealand ______
     a.  have followed suit
     b.  have followed suits
     c.  have followed suited
     d.  have followed suite
10)  banning Huawei from participating in government contracts due to ______
     a.  security concern
     b.  secure a tea concerns
     c.  secure it concern
     d.  security concerns

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The Chinese technology company Huawei (1) ___________________ Russia's 5G communications network. A (2) ___________________ between the two countries on Wednesday following a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Huawei will develop (3) ___________________ next-generation 5G network in Russia over the next year. Reporters say the deal will see, "the development of 5G technologies and the (4) ___________________ fifth generation networks in 2019 and 2020". This will bring (5) ___________________ and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" with the agreement "in an (6) ___________________ importance like 5G".

The Huawei deal with Russia comes (7) ___________________ for the tech company, which has had a turbulent time in recent months. The USA has blocked the company, (8) ___________________ a national security risk. This resulted in Google denying key services to Huawei phones. Huawei gets half of the (9) ___________________ from US suppliers. Some journalists say the US banning of Huawei could be the beginning of the biggest (10) ___________________. In addition, the UK-based technology company ARM has cut ties with Huawei. ARM was (11) ___________________ of semi-conductors for Huawei's phones. Australia, Japan and New Zealand have followed suit in banning Huawei from participating in government contracts (12) ___________________ concerns.

Comprehension questions

  1. When was the deal between Huawei and Russia signed?
  2. Where did Xi Jinping Vladimir Putin meet?
  3. When will Huawei pilot the 5G technology?
  4. What will 5G bring to Russia besides cutting-edge technology?
  5. What were the feelings of Huawei's chairman towards the deal?
  6. What kind of time did the article say Huawei has had recently?
  7. What did the USA call Huawei?
  8. What company denied services to Huawei?
  9. What could the banning of Huawei be the beginning of?
  10. What did the company ARM supply Huawei with?




Multiple choice quiz

1)  When was the deal between Huawei and Russia signed?
a) May 31st
b) on Wednesday
c) it hasn't been signed yet
d) at the weekend
2)  Where did Xi Jinping Vladimir Putin meet?
a) Vladivostok
b) Beijing
c) Shanghai
d) Moscow
3) When will Huawei pilot the 5G technology?
a) 2019 and 2020
b) 2020 and 2021
c) 2021 and 2022
d) 2022 and 2023
4) What will 5G bring to Russia besides cutting-edge technology?
a) better websites
b) more wealth
c) high-speed Internet
d) security
5) What were the feelings of Huawei's chairman towards the deal?
a) indifferent
b) he was very happy
c) confusion
d) he wasn't so happy

6) What kind of time did the article say Huawei has had recently?
a) a turbulent time
b) a great time
c) a stressful time
d) a successful time
7) What did the USA call Huawei?
a) advanced
b) up-and-coming
c) a national security risk
d) a serious competitor
8) What company denied services to Huawei?
a) Google
b) IBM
c) Nokia
d) AT&T
9) What could the banning of Huawei be the beginning of?
a) a trade war
b) a tech revolution
c) 6G
d) an increase in spying
10) What did the company ARM supply Huawei with?
a) rare Earth materials
b) silicon
c) finance
d) semi-conductors

Role play

Role  A – Driverless Cars
You think driverless cars is the best cutting-edge technology. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their technology. Also, tell the others which is the least cutting-edge of these (and why): holograms, robot chefs or space travel.

Role  B – Holograms
You think holograms is the best cutting-edge technology. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their technology. Also, tell the others which is the least cutting-edge of these (and why): driverless cars, robot chefs or space travel.

Role  C – Robot Chefs
You think robot chefs is the best cutting-edge technology. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their technology. Also, tell the others which is the least cutting-edge of these (and why): holograms, driverless cars or space travel.

Role  D – Space Travel
You think space travel is the best cutting-edge technology. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them what is wrong with their technology. Also, tell the others which is the least cutting-edge of these (and why): holograms, robot chefs or driverless cars.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'technology'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'network'.

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • relief
    • blocked
    • key
    • ever
    • cut
    • suit
    • set
    • signed
    • latest
    • pilot
    • edge
    • area




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - China's Huawei will build Russia's 5G network

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'Internet'?
    3. What do you know about Huawei?
    4. What do you know about 5G?
    5. What do you think of the Internet in your country?
    6. How would you like wifi and the Internet to change?
    7. Should all countries make their own Internet networks?
    8. How safe do you think the Internet is?
    9. What cutting-edge technology do you know of?
    10. Why is 5G of strategic importance?

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'network'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. Why does the US think Huawei is a security risk?
    5. Should Huawei make its own chips and conductors?
    6. What damage could a trade war do?
    7. What advice do you have for Huawei?
    8. How powerful will China become in the tech industry?
    9. How important is your mobile phone to you?
    10. What questions would you like to ask Huawei's boss?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

    STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

    STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    The Chinese technology company Huawei will set (1) ____ Russia's 5G communications network. A deal was (2) ____ between the two countries on Wednesday (3) ____ a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Huawei will develop the very latest next-generation 5G network in Russia over the next year. Reporters say the deal will see, "the development of 5G technologies and the (4) ____ launch of fifth generation networks in 2019 and 2020". This will bring cutting-(5) ____ technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" with the agreement "in an area of (6) ____ importance like 5G".

    The Huawei deal with Russia comes as a (7) ____ for the tech company, which has had a turbulent time in recent months. The USA has blocked the company, (8) ____ it as a national security risk. This resulted in Google denying key services to Huawei phones. Huawei gets half of the (9) ____ it uses from US suppliers. Some journalists say the US banning of Huawei could be the beginning of the biggest trade (10) ____ ever. In addition, the UK-based technology company ARM has cut ties with Huawei. ARM was a (11) ____ supplier of semi-conductors for Huawei's phones. Australia, Japan and New Zealand have followed suit in banning Huawei from participating in government contracts (12) ____ to security concerns.

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     up     (b)     on     (c)     in     (d)     down    
    2. (a)     singed     (b)     singled     (c)     signed     (d)     assigned    
    3. (a)     followed     (b)     follows     (c)     following     (d)     follower    
    4. (a)     port     (b)     pot     (c)     plot     (d)     pilot    
    5. (a)     rim     (b)     border     (c)     edge     (d)     sidelines    
    6. (a)     stratagem     (b)     strategic     (c)     strategy     (d)     strategically    
    7. (a)     brief     (b)     relief     (c)     chief     (d)     belief    
    8. (a)     sating     (b)     citing     (c)     sighting     (d)     sorting    
    9. (a)     crisps     (b)     fragments     (c)     chips     (d)     tokens    
    10. (a)     skirmish     (b)     campaign     (c)     battle     (d)     war    
    11. (a)     queue     (b)     cue     (c)     quay     (d)     key    
    12. (a)     quite     (b)     form     (c)     such     (d)     due

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    4. This will bring ungctti-edge technology
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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  supplier of semi-conductors for Huawei's phones. Australia, Japan and New Zealand have followed
    (...)  risk. This resulted in Google denying key services to Huawei phones. Huawei gets half
    (...)  generation networks in 2019 and 2020". This will bring cutting-edge technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's
    (...)  in Moscow. Huawei will develop the very latest next-generation 5G network in Russia over the next year. Reporters say the
    (...)  war ever. In addition, the UK-based technology company ARM has cut ties with Huawei. ARM was a key
    (...)  deal will see, "the development of 5G technologies and the pilot launch of fifth
    (...)  The Huawei deal with Russia comes as a relief for the tech company, which has had a turbulent
    (...)  president Vladimir Putin
    (...)  chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" with the agreement "in an area of strategic importance like 5G".
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    (...)  signed between the two countries on Wednesday following a meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian
    (...)  suit in banning Huawei from participating in government contracts due to security concerns.
    (...)  of the chips it uses from US suppliers. Some journalists say the US banning of Huawei could be the beginning of the biggest trade
    (...)  time in recent months. The USA has blocked the company, citing it as a national security

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. two   between   signed   was   the   A   deal   countries   .
    3. very   Develop   next-generation   the   network   .   latest   5G
    4. will   development   The   see   5G   .   deal   of   the
    5. In   area   of   like   5G   .   importance   an   strategic
    6. months   .   time   turbulent   in   It   a   recent   had
    7. chips   the   uses   .   gets   Huawei   of   half   it
    8. war   The   trade   biggest   beginning   ever   .   of   the
    9. key   was   a   of   supplier   ARM   semi-conductors   .
    10. participating   .   in   banning   suit   Followed   from   Huawei

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    The Chinese technology company Huawei will set down / up Russia's 5G communications network. A dealt / deal was signed between the two countries on Wednesday following a meeting / met between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Huawei will develop / development the very latest next-generation 5G network in Russia over / under the next year. Reporters say the ideal / deal will see, "the development of 5G technologies and the driver / pilot launch of fifth generation networks in 2019 and 2020". This will bring cutting-border / cutting-edge technology and high-speed Internet to Russia. Huawei's chairman Guo Ping said he was "very happy" with the agreed / agreement "in an area of strategic importance like / liking 5G".

    The Huawei deal with Russia comes as a relieve / relief for the tech company, which has had a turbulent / turbulence time in recent months. The USA has blocked / backed the company, citing / sighting it as a national security risk. This resulted in Google denying key / lock services to Huawei phones. Huawei gets half of the chips it uses from US suppliers. Some journalists say the US banning / binning of Huawei could be the beginning of the biggest trade war ever. In addition, the UK-based technology company ARM has cut / cute ties with Huawei. ARM was a key supplier / supple of semi-conductors for Huawei's phones. Australia, Japan and New Zealand have followed suit / dress in banning Huawei from participating in government contracts due by / to security concerns.

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    the chinese technology company huawei will set up russias 5g communications network a deal was signed between the two countries on wednesday following a meeting between chinese leader xi jinping and russian president vladimir putin in moscow huawei will develop the very latest nextgeneration 5g network in russia over the next year reporters say the deal will see the development of 5g technologies and the pilot launch of fifth generation networks in 2019 and 2020 this will bring cuttingedge technology and highspeed internet to russia huaweis chairman guo ping said he was very happy with the agreement in an area of strategic importance like 5g

    the huawei deal with russia comes as a relief for the tech company which has had a turbulent time in recent months the usa has blocked the company citing it as a national security risk this resulted in google denying key services to huawei phones huawei gets half of the chips it uses from us suppliers some journalists say the us banning of huawei could be the beginning of the biggest trade war ever in addition the ukbased technology company arm has cut ties with huawei arm was a key supplier of semiconductors for huaweis phones australia japan and new zealand have followed suit in banning huawei from participating in government contracts due to security concerns.

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    TheChinesetechnologycompanyHuaweiwillsetupRussia's5Gcommu
    nicationsnetwork.AdealwassignedbetweenthetwocountriesonWedn
    esdayfollowingameetingbetweenChineseleaderXiJinpingandRussia
    npresidentVladimirPutininMoscow.Huaweiwilldeveloptheverylatest
    next-generation5GnetworkinRussiaoverthenextyear.Reporterssa
    ythedealwillsee,"thedevelopmentof5Gtechnologiesandthepilotlaun
    choffifthgenerationnetworksin2019and2020".Thiswillbringcutting-
    edgetechnologyandhigh-speedInternettoRussia.Huawei'schairma
    nGuoPingsaidhewas"veryhappy"withtheagreement"inanareaofstra
    tegicimportancelike5G".TheHuaweidealwithRussiacomesasarelieffo
    rthetechcompany,whichhashadaturbulenttimeinrecentmonths.The
    USAhasblockedthecompany,citingitasanationalsecurityrisk.Thisres
    ultedinGoogledenyingkeyservicestoHuaweiphones.Huaweigetshalf
    ofthechipsitusesfromUSsuppliers.SomejournalistssaytheUSbannin
    gofHuaweicouldbethebeginningofthebiggesttradewarever.Inadditio
    n,theUK-basedtechnologycompanyARMhascuttieswithHuawei.ARM
    wasakeysupplierofsemi-conductorsforHuawei'sphones.Australia,Ja
    panandNewZealandhavefollowedsuitinbanningHuaweifromparticip
    atingingovernmentcontractsduetosecurityconcerns.

    Free writing

    Write about 5G network for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Internet networks are dangerous. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. INTERNET NETWORKS: Make a poster about Internet networks. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. NATIONAL: Write a magazine article about Internet networks and each country having to develop their own. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on Internet networks. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your opinions on Internet networks. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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