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  1. 3. At present 3. were of historical importance

  2. in 1939.

  3. 4. Satellite and cable TV makes 4. television has had great influ- it possible ence on people's life and way of

  4. thinking.

  5. 5. Recently black-and-white TV 5. is the most important stage in

  6. the development of TV since the appearance of colour television.

  7. 6. The next major advance in 6. to watch TV programs in dif-

  8. ferent parts of the country and throughout the world.

  9. 7. The invention of high-defini- 7. there are different kinds of tele- tion television with a picture re- vision systems: satellite, cable, col- sembling a wide screen film our, pocket-size, digital, high-de­ finition television.

  10. Exercise 3. Read and learn.

  11. At the Telephone

  12. Mr. Smith: Can I use your telephone for a long distance call? I couldn't find a pay phone in the building.

  13. Mr. Wilson: Sure.

  14. Mr. S.: My wife is going to meet me in New York tomorrow. I want to tell her what time the train gets in.

  15. Mr. W.: Here you are. New York you can dial the number direct. Dial 2 and then the number.

  16. Mr. S.: There's no answer. I'll call later.

  17. Mr. W.: You can use the telephone any time you want.

  18. Mr. S.: Direct distance dialing is wonderful, isn't it?

  19. Operator: Trunk-service (междугородная), number, please? Mr. Jones: London Victoria 2884. I say, operator, will you hurry it

  20. up for me as I have a train to catch in a few minutes? O.: Unless your number is engaged, I can put you through

  21. almost at once. I am sorry, sir, your number is engaged.

  22. (After a few seconds.) I have got your number. Hold the

  23. line, please. Mr. J.: Oh, it's you, Mary?

  24. Mrs. Jones: Is it you, George, dear? How are you? So pleased to hear

  25. your voice again! When are you going to come back?

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  27. Mr. J.: I can't hear you, dear. Operator, will you try again.

  28. O.: I think that's better now.

  29. Mr. J.: Are you there? Is that you, Mary, dear? I say, can you

  30. hear me?

  31. Mrs. J.: Yes, dear, I can.

  32. Mr. J.: I shall be arriving at Waterloo Station at 5.40 this after-

  33. noon. Will you come and meet me?

  34. Mrs. J.: Certainly, darling.

  35. Mr. J.: There is something else I want to tell you. Get hold of

  36. Smith at the office, will you? Ask him to ring me up to­morrow in the morning.

  37. O.: Your time is up. If you want to speak on, drop another

  38. sixpence, please.

  39. Mr. J.: All right, dear, so long.

  40. Exercise 4. Speak about:

  1. The history of television development.

  2. Future development of television.

  1. Use exercise 1 and 2 and the following words and word combinations for your topic: to be interested in; research; it is announced (reported) that; to solve prob­lems; it became clear; compared to (with); to call; have an advantage; to find appli­cation in.

  2. Exercise 5. Comment on the following statements:

  1. Opponents usually say that the young people are too passive and too lazy (ленивы) because they watch TV so much now.

  1. We don't need the telephone, telegraph and television.

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