HOW DOES THE INTERNET WORK?

Choose the best answer to each question. Then check your answers.

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1. How many computers are inter-connected to form the internet?

2. What do these computers use to communicate with each other?

3. The information shared on the computer sometimes circulates through underground

4. Other times it circulates in the air in waves transmitted by

5. The internet has caused

6. One of the problems of the internet is that it is difficult to

7. The video suggests that you shouldn't

8. You can post information on the internet

9. Something exceptional happened on Thursday,

10. What stopped working on this date?

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SPEAKING

1. Work in small groups. Talk about your use of the internet and make a note of what you say. These questions might help you.

- How often do you use the internet?
- What do you use the internet for?
- If you use it to find information, do you check the first information you find?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of the internet?

2. Compare your answers with the rest of the class. Make a note of any new ideas you hear from other groups.

3. Vote for the group that makes the best use of the internet.

WRITING

People in some parts of the world don't have access to the internet. Write a paragraph about how their life is different from yours and the advantages and disadvantages of their situation. Consider the following:

- What do these people miss by not having the internet?

- What do they gain?

- Supposing they live in poor areas in developing countries, what important information could they find on the internet?

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