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Cell Phones
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Instructions: Watch this video clip on the topic of cell phones and answer the questions based on what you hear.

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Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

In what ways do you agree or disagree with Randall in the video? Imagine you need a new mobile or cell phone. Look around and find the best deal on a cell phone for your particular needs. Compare the deals for different companies you know and discuss which appeals to you most. What specific features do you look for in a phone? What advertising tactics do cell phone companies use to attract customers? Discuss your ideas with a partner and/or write your opinions on a related topic at Randall's ESL Blog HERE.

Questions: [ See Script ]

1. In what kind of emergency can a cell phone be helpful?

A. bad weather conditions
B. a car problem
C. a fire

2. Why are cell phones convenient?

A. You can call at anytime of day.
B. You don't need to find a public phone.
C. You can carry one easily in your pocket.

3. What is one possible drawback of having cell phones?

A. They can be expensive if you aren't careful.
B. Your phone battery might die when you really need it.
C. You might not have good phone reception in certain areas.

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