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TAREFA :

Read and answer:
1) “Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.”
Edwin Louis Cole

In the sentence above, the word man is referring to:
a) artists
b) readers
c) people
d) writers
2) A teenage girl using an electronic device for reading.
Which device is better suited to read ebooks? […]

The prices of e-readers are constantly going down.
Most popular models […] cost below $100.
[…]
Tablets are usually more expensive than e-readers, but
they are also more versatile. You can use them for other
purposes, such as emails, social media, web browsing, video, or games. They will also let you read ebooks
that are enhanced with images, videos, or interactive elements.
[…]
KOWALCZYK, Piotr. Tablet or e-reader? These 12 questions will help you decide. Available at: <http://ebookfriendly.com/tablet-or-ereader-questionnaire/>.
Accessed on: 6 May 2016.
Take a look at the picture which illustrates the text. The girl is using an electronic device. Choose all options
that correspond to electronic devices. There are 4 opitions.
a) cellphone
b) scanner
c) refrigerator
d) GPS
e) mechanic pencil
f) tablet
Aluno (a):_____________________________________________
Diretor: Sérgio Gentil Pereira Coordenadora: Nelita Gomes Pereira Profº: (a): Adriele Lopes
Disciplina: Inglês Série: 1° ano do Ensino Médio Data: //_
Colégio MARGIRUS 2020 – Suas Escolhas Definem o seu futuro – CONFIANÇA GERA CONFIANÇA

3) Read and answer:

The prices of e-readers are constantly going down.
Most popular models […] cost below $100.
[…]

Tablets are usually more expensive than e-readers, but they are also more versatile. You can use them for other
purposes, such as emails, social media, web browsing, video, or games. They will also let you read ebooks that
are enhanced with images, videos, or interactive elements.
In the text, the word they, in bold, refers to:

a) social media
b) tablets
c) e-books
d) other purposes
4) In the cartoon, the word it refers to:
a) parachute
b) flying
c) bird
d) tree

5)

Ebooks don’t spell the end of literature

E-readers pose no threat to books — quite the opposite, they may
just re-kindle a generation’s love for the written word

 
The other day I was on a train, reading a book. The young woman seated next to me was also reading a book.
We were both enjoying classics of English literature — hers was a Charlotte Brontë novel. The only difference
was that my book was made of paper, and hers of light on the screen of an e-reader.
Books are changing; but are the fundamentals of reading and writing? Seeing a reader gripped by digital Brontë
made me aware that electronic books are giving literacy a new dimension. Many people like this new way of
enjoying a book, and some may prefer it. Look at it this way: since the 1960s when transistor radios and — by

the end of the decade — colour televisions transformed popular culture, every new technological advance has
strengthened the appeal of the sort of media that rivals the book. Music and film, TV and video games: all have
outshone books in technological glamour. Now, suddenly, here is a technological way to read a book. It’s kind
of cool.
I don’t believe this technology will destroy the printed object; real books will never lose their charm. But people
who see today’s new ways of reading as a threat are fantasising. Literacy has been under attack for decades,
from all directions. Reading suffered its worst assault, perhaps, from television. My grandmother used to read
all the time — in fact she was the village librarian — but you wouldn’t find many people in that same village
today with the TV off, their heads in books. It is therefore surely arguable that e-readers are not the destroyers
but the saviours of the book. A generation may return to the written word because of this technology.

Internet: <http://www.theguardian.com> (adapted).

(UnB – GO) Based on the text, check the five correct items.

a) The author believes the TV was harmless to reading.
b) The writer’s grandmother worked in a bookstore.
c) If it weren’t for the e-books, more people would be reading classic literature nowadays.
d) There were more similarities than differences between the author and the young woman on the train.
e) In the excerpt “Music and film, TV and video games: all have outshone books in technological
glamour.”, the main verb contains a prefix.
f) Like the radio and television, e-readers will definitely contribute to reducing the importance of literature.
g) In a way, the advent of the e-books added technological glamour to the way people read books.
h) The author sees the new way of reading books as something interesting.
i) For the author, the problems literature faces are multiple and extend to a period before the advent of e-
books.
6) Based on the text in exercise 5 answer:
The words they on the sentence “E-readers pose no threat to books — quite the opposite, they may just re-
kindle a generation’s love for the written word”, it on the sentences “Look at it this way” and “It’s kind of
cool”, refer respectively to:
a) e-readers, new way of enjoying a book, a technological way of enjoying a book;
b) books, new way of enjoying a book, a technological way of enjoying a book;
c) e-readers, new way of enjoying a radio, a technological way of enjoying an e-book;
d) books, new way of enjoying a television, a technological way of enjoying a radio.

7) Fill in the blanks in the texts with the simple present form of the verb be.
a) In a bleak future, boys and girls _ competitors in a live TV show where the only rule kill or be killed. Katniss Everdeen one of the
girls participating.
_ Katniss going to survive the life and death game?

b) A teenage girl, Hazel, who  suffering from lung cancer, 
reluctant to take part in a support group. She changes her mind, though,
after meeting a young boy whose name  Augustus, who 
also attending the support group. Together, they _________going to experience
a whole range of emotions.   
8) Observe the infographic that follows and choose if the sentences are true (T) or false (F).

a) In the mobile era, people like reading more than before.
( ) True ( ) False

b) Only half of the people who enjoyed reading liked it even more after reading on mobile phones.
( ) True ( ) False

c) The number of people who have a positive attitude about reading is greater than the one’s with negative
attitude.
( ) True ( ) False

d) Reading on a mobile device is more enjoyable than reading traditional books.
( ) True ( ) False

e) Almost a third of the people disliked reading before reading on mobile phones.
( ) True ( ) False

9) Tania is at the library because she wants to know if a book she loves is available. Read the sentences
below and put them in order to give meaning to the dialogue between Tania and the library attendant:

( ) Yes, it is. It is a novel.
( ) Yes, he is! I am looking for The Shadow of the Wind.
( ) It is all right. I’ll come back next week. Thanks!
( ) Who is the author?
( ) You’re welcome!
( ) Hi! Is it your favorite book?
( ) Hello, I am looking for a book.
( ) Oh! Zafón… is he Spanish?
( ) He is Carlos Ruiz Zafón.
( ) Let me check. Oh, I am sorry. It is not available now