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ENGLISH FOR COMPUTING

JAIME A. JURADO N.

jajurado52@gmail.com

JAIME A. JURADO N.
-

2010

JAIME A. JURADO N.
-

2010



PRACTICE 1

Read the following text in a silent way.


THE

SILICON

CHIP




We

are

at

the

start

of

a

third

industrial

revolution,

and

the

protagonist

of

this

revolution

is

the

silicon

chip
.

We

find

silicon

chips

in

many

products,

but

perhaps

the

computer

is

the

most

obvious

example
.

Computers

are

rapidly

changing

the

world

we

live

in

and

the

way

we

live
.

They

are

creating

new

jobs

and

making

old

jobs

unnecessary
:

offices,

banks,

farms

and

factories

are

all

very

different

from

20

years

ago,

and

the

people

who

work

in

them

have

very

different

jobs
.

Doctors

and

scientists

use

computers

to

discover

more

about

our

bodies

and

the

world

around

us
.

Space

exploration,

genetic

engineering,

optical

fiber

technology,

scanners,

lasers,

telecommunications,

and

many

more

areas

all

depend

on

computers
.

JAIME A. JURADO N.
-

2010

Read the text again, and through the word processor write
-
down
your general ideas about what the text talks about (in Spanish).


THE

SILICON

CHIP




We

are

at

the

_____

of

a

____

industrial

revolution,

and

the

protagonist

of

this

revolution

is

the

silicon

chip
.

We

_____

silicon

chips

in

many

products,

but

_______

the

computer

is

the

most

obvious

example
.

Computers

are

rapidly

_______

the

world

we

live

in

and

the

____

we

live
.

They

are

creating

new

jobs

and

making

old

jobs

unnecessary
:

offices,

banks,

______

and

factories

are

all

very

different

from

20

years

____,

and

the

people

who

work

in

_____

have

very

different

jobs
.

Doctors

and

scientists

use

computers

to

discover

more

about

our

_______

and

the

world

_____

__
.

Space

exploration,

genetic

engineering,

optical

fiber

technology,

scanners,

lasers,

telecommunications,

and

many

more

areas

all

depend

on

computers
.

JAIME A. JURADO N.
-

2010

PRACTICE 2:

1.
Read the following text in a silent way.

2.
By using the word processor


WORD


develop the

WORKSHOP
.


COMPUTERS





The

processes

which

were

used

to

be

carried

out

by

people

operating

machines

are

now

carried

out

by

computers
.

Computers

are

used

in

car

factories

to

control

the

operations

of

production

lines,

and

many

cars

are

built

almost

entirely

by

computer
-
operated

robots
.

In

telephone

exchanges,

powerful

mainframes

are

used

to

direct

calls

which

would

formerly

have

been

connected

by

a

human

operator
.

In

airlines,

reservations

are

made,

flights

are

scheduled

and

cargos

are

loaded

by

computers
.

Banks

rely

on

electronic

data

processing,

and

in

pharmaceutical

companies,

the

functions

of

filling

containers,

sealing

bottles

and

many

other

processes

are

controlled

by

computers
.

Even

in

small

shops,

small

microcomputers

are

being

installed

to

assist

in

inventories,

stocktaking,

sales

records

and

accountancy
.

SALIR