Activitats

Comparing mobile phones

The objective of this activity is to learn how to read the specifications referring to mobile phones and compare two different options to choose the best one.

Read the features of two mobile phones and then answer the questions below:

Samsung Tocco Lite:

  • 3.2 megapixel camera with digital zoom
  • Video recording (QVGA 15 fps)
  • Display: TFT, 262 K colours, 240 x 400 pixels (3.0 inches)
  • Music player (MP3/AAC/AAC+/AAC++/WMA formats)
  • Stereo FM radio RDS
  • 64-voice polyphonic ringtones / MP3 ringtones
  • Integrated handsfree speakerphone
  • Memory: MicroSD memory card slot (up to 16 GB)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0
  • WAP 2.0, GPRS Class 10, EDGE
  • Quadband GSM
  • Size: 106 x 54 x 12 mm
  • Weight: 94 g
  • Battery standby: 310 - 330 hours
  • Price: €84

HTC Desire:

  • 5 megapixel camera with face detection, autofocus and flash
  • Video recording
  • Display: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom capability, 480 X 800 pixels (3.7 inches) with auto-rotate
  • Music player (aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma formats)
  • FM radio
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
  • Ringtones: MP3 ringtones
  • Internet: GPRS, EDGE, HSPA (7.2 Mbps download, 2 Mbps upload)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate, mini-USB 2.0, Wi-Fi, 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Memory: 576 MB RAM plus microSD memory card (up to 32 GB)
  • Quadband GSM (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) plus HSPA/WCDMA (900/2100 MHz)
  • Size: 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm
  • Weight: 135 g
  • Battery standby: 340 - 360 hours
  • Price: €140

Questions:

  1. Which camera has a higher capacity?
  2. Which mobile phone has a handsfree speaker?
  3. Which mobile phone has a higher screen resolution?
  4. Which mobile phone can hold more sound formats?
  5. Which mobile phone includes a radio?
  6. Which mobile phone has a bigger memory?
  7. Which mobile phone is bigger?
  8. Which mobile phone is lighter?
  9. Which mobile phone has a shorter battery duration?
  10. Which mobile phone is cheaper?
  11. Which mobile phone would you buy? Why?

Answers

  1. The camera of the HTC Desire
  2. The Tocco Lite
  3. The HTC Desire
  4. The HTC Desire
  5. Both
  6. The HTC Desire
  7. The HTC Desire
  8. The Tocco Lite
  9. The Tocco Lite
  10. The Tocco Lite
  11. I would buy … because … (open answer)

Numbers

The objective of this activity is to review the English numbers.

Write the following numbers in letters:

  1. 8:
  2. 13:
  3. 76:
  4. 146:
  5. 359:
  6. 1003:
  7. 2014:
  8. 15,381:
  9. 38,964:
  10. 120,756:
  11. 457,890:
  12. 1,567,842:
  13. 670,543,006:

Answers

  1. eight.
  2. thirteen.
  3. seventy-six.
  4. one hundred and forty-six.
  5. three hundred and fifty-nine.
  6. one thousand and three.
  7. two thousand and fourteen.
  8. fifteen thousand three hundred and eighty-one.
  9. thirty-eight thousand nine hundred and sixty-four.
  10. one hundred and twenty thousand seven hundred and fifty-six.
  11. four hundred and fifty-seven thousand eight hundred and ninety.
  12. one milion five hundred and sixty-seven thousand eight hundred and forty-two.
  13. six hundred and seventy milion five hundred and forty-three thousand and six.

Note: please notice that his is only an exercise to check if you can say the numbers. Don’t write numbers above 100 in letters.

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