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Complete with the correct passive forms of the verb given in brackets.



1. Our lives (change) ________ radically by technology. We wouldn't be able to do without it now.
2. Communication between people (say) ________ to have become easier.
3. Computers (replace) ________ by smartphones now, which are handy and have got comparable functions.
4. Teenagers can't even imagine how life used to be before mobile phones (invent) ________.
5. Those who cannot use technological devices may (see) ________ as old-fashioned.
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Listen and tick the person who you think may be interested in the offer.
A: Teenagers who keep in contact with their many friends living abroad.
B: Anyone having friends who use the same phone provider and service.
C: Anyone making phone calls mainly from home or their place of work.
D: People who use their mobile mainly for texting.
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Complete the second sentence with one to three words so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given.


1. Friends have invited him to test new applications on his mobile. (HAS)
He ________ to test new applications on his mobile.

2. The laptop on my desk is new. My parents bought it. (BY)
The new laptop on my desk ________ my parents.

3. The offer was so good that I couldn't turn it down. (SUCH)
It was ________ offer that I couldn't turn it down.

4. Technology has changed our lives radically. (BEEN)
Our lives ________ radically by technology.

5. The new high-speed train is going to be inaugurated by the city mayor in front of a big crowd shortly. (TO)
The city  mayor is ________ the new high-speed train shortly.
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Complete the text using the words given below.



New technological ________ may have improved my life but sometimes I feel they have made it more complicated and stressful. However, I like the idea of being able to keep in ________ with my family any time of the day at the ________ of a mouse.
A computer model can be used to see the ________ of different scenarios following different strategies. You can also ________ the whole process.
Constantly upgrading our mobile phone with new applications is often a waste of money. We just feel a ________ need to get the ________ gadget.
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Complete the sentences with so, such, as or like.

The train was travelling at ________ a high speed that I could hear a whistle in my ear. It was ________ a bad experience that after that I always chose to travel by other means,________ a bus or plane. I never use my car to travel long distances, though. I just think it is ________ expensive! ________ a youngster I used to travel everywhere by car, but petrol was ________ much cheaper then and we were not as concerned about pollution ________ we are now.
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Complete the text with a word that fits the gap, using the word given in capitals with the correct suffix.


The greatest ________ (ACHIEVE) of technology so far has been ________ (COMMUNICATE) with distant countries at zero cost. New cars have to be designed as environmentally ________ (FRIEND) but also smaller and narrower to face the problem of traffic ________. (CONGEST)
Everybody now has a ________ device. (DIGIT)
You can see it as a useful tool or as a ________ (STRESS) gadget which implies total ________. (AVAILABLE)
and constant ________. (MONITOR)
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Complete the text with the correct prepositions to form phrasal verbs.


1. To start the computer, first of all plug it ________ and switch it ________.
2. Wait till the red light flashes, then go to "Class Programme" and log ________.To do so you should tap ________ your username and password.
3. To obtain a username and password, you should have signed ________ to the programme.
4. Once you are logged on, follow the instructions to download any material you like ________ the pages you are interested in. You can choose the pdf format to upload material ________ your USB key and take it home.
5. When you have finished, remember to log ________.
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Complete the following sentences using the correct form of have something done.


1. I am going to a party with some friends of mine tonight. I am going (my hair / do) ________ for the occasion.
2. This laptop needs servicing. There's something wrong with the keyboard. I must (it / fix) ________ as soon as possible.
3. Did you know that Paul will be wearing glasses? He (test / his eyes) ________ last week and he definitely can't see properly.
4. I decorated the sitting-room myself but it came out a mess. I think I (it / redecorate) ________ very soon.
5. Finally Martina (her attic / clear out) ________. Now there is plenty of space for unneeded suitcases and old stuff.
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Think of the word which best fits each gap.


In big cities, traffic moves more slowly than horse-drawn carriages one hundred years ________. There are more ________ a billion cars in the world today – and by the middle of the century there could be up to four times as ________, as the growing middle classes of countries ________ India, China and Brazil seek ________ freedom and status that appear to ________ offered by car ownership. But if so many people want to drive, how ________ we prevent massive uncontrolled congestion? How can new technology help to keep us all mobile?
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Add the correct linking phrases to complete the following review of "Smartypad".



The new tablet we are reviewing here is an easy-to-use tool which will help communication between visually impaired people.
________ the device – called Smartypad – will be presented at a workshop where only selected people will be invited, before being officially launched onto the market.
________ the device is its availability and ready-to-use system. ________ a  Braille keyboard and the price covers all accessories needed for the proper functioning of the machine. Whereas, ________ Smartypad is its shape and weight: the tablet is heavier than other tablets on the market.
________ the more complicated the machines are, the more fragile the system is. But this is not the case with Smartypad. Its high technology is the result of a joint effort between two worldwide-known companies
________ visually-impaired people asking for very basic functions just because they cannot imagine how easy communicating using this new machine can be.
________ that Smartypad will become the privileged tool for teachers of the visually impaired.
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