Task 2: Who uses thesetypes of computers? Whatfor?Make a list. Example: Studentsfrequently use laptops to do homework
Study these details of different types of computer. Find the answers to these questions. Which type of computer is: The most common? small enough for a pocket? The most common portable? used by many people at the same time? the most powerful? not suitable for a lot of typing? Task 3. Reading: Types of computer
We use adjectivesto describe objects, people, animals, etc. Describing and comparing Themacis.. Thecellphone
ComparativeWe can compare one type of computer/device with another Iphones are than Minicomputers are bigger than microcomputers.
Superlative We can compare mainframes to all other types of computers Mainframes are the biggest computers. Mainframes are the most _______ computers. Mainframes are the most _________ computers.
TASK4 Choose the correct adjective. Then fill in the gaps with the correct form of the adjective. 1)Light/heavy Laptops are ____________________ than desktop computers but ______________than notebooks. 2) large/smallThe mainframe is the ______________type of computer. A minicomputer is ________________ than a microcomputer 3) common /good Personal computers are _________________ than mainframes but mainframes are ___________________than personal computers at processing very large amounts of data. 4) Powerful/expensiveMinicomputers are ________________ than mainframes but they are also _____________________ 5) Fast/ cheap New computers are _____________ than older machines 6) Powerful/ expensive Laptops are often ___________ than PC`s but they are not as ___________________
Aids to communicationHere are some phrases to use when agreeingor disagreeingwithsomeone.
A: I think the best computer for a ______ is a __________ b: I agree / I think so too. B: I disagree / I don't think so A) Why? B)Because _________
John Wilmot is a salesperson and he spends a lot of time visiting customers. He wants a computer to carry with him so he can access data about his customers and record his sales. Pal Nye is a personnel officer. She needs a computer to keep staff records and to keep a diary of appointments. She also needs a computer for writing letters. The University of the North needs a computer to look after its accounts. Its network, the records of all students and staff, and to help with scientific research. The James family want a computer for entertainment. writing letters, the Internet, and for calculating tax. Problem-solving: Task 8 In pairs, decide what sort of computer is best for each of these users.