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a List 5 or more words related to the telephones.
|New Phone, Who Dis?
50 years ago, the very first call with a cell phone was made.
Read more about the history of the cell phone.
Find the words in the text. Connect the words and expressions that have the same meaning.
|1. cell phone
|a. to become available in shops so people can buy it
|b. the beginning of a big change or event
|c. designed to be used while you hold it in your hands
|d. easy to carry around
|e. a hard block of baked clay that is used to build houses
|6. to get to work
|f. to make something seen or known because you are proud of it
|7. a brick
|g. the paths along the sides of streets where people can walk
|8. to show something off
|h. a period of time that a battery can be used
|9. the start of something huge
|i. to put electricity into a battery so that a machine or device will run
|10. to go on sale
|j. to say something in a light, funny way
|11. to charge something
|k. a small telephone that people can take with them and use outside their homes
|12. to joke
|l. so special that you can hardly believe it
|13. battery life
|m. to start working
a Put the events in the right order.
1 Cell phones can do things like take pictures, play games, and search the internet
2 Motorola and AT&T start working on a cell phone system.
3 Martin Cooper is 94 years old.
4 Martin Cooper makes the first call ever with a handheld cell phone.
5 The first cell phones are sold in shops for around $4,000.
b True or false?
1 Martin Cooper liked the idea that cell phones could only be used in cars.
2 Martin Cooper and his team needed 90 days to design and create the first cell phone.
3 Martin Cooper invented the first cell phone with Dr. Joel Engel.
4 The first cell phone was a big and heavy thing.
5 With the first cell phones your call could not take longer than about 30 minutes.
6 Motorola is working on tiny cell phones that we can wear inside our ears.
7 3% of adults in the United States do not have a cell phone.
c “Portable means freedom,” Martin Cooper said. What did he mean?
1 Freedom is a portable word.
2 Only people with cell phones are really free.
3 People with cell phones can walk and talk anywhere they want.
4 Portable cell phones are only available in free countries.
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