FILE 6 DOSSIER is about

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Nov 17, 2013 (4 years and 1 month ago)

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FILE 6 DOSSIER is about
TECHNOLOGY AND TOURISM

Write the questions and find the
answers to extract the key
points…

QUESTIONS for key points


What will tourists soon be able to use?


What will users of BeyondGuide soon be able to
listen to?


Where is the service available at the moment?


How does it work?


Is it free now?


What is particular about the information tourists
can hear?


On what kind of platforms can people receive
the information?

1.
What will tourists soon be able
to use?

They will be able to use their mobile phones to get
a running commentary on the sights they visit.

2. What will users of BeyondGuide
soon be able to listen to?


They will be able to listen to short
narratives about attractions around the
capital.

Where is the service available at
the moment?


The service is already available in
Washington DC and New York City, and
the company is in the process of setting up
audio guides in London, Rome etc.

How does it work?


It uses Voice software to allow callers to
select audio content with voice prompts or
the keypad on their phone or handheld
computer.

Is it free now?


It was free when it started but now users
pay be the call, or for unlimited use over a
set period


for instance, $10 for 48 hours.

What is particular about the
information tourists can hear?


Tourists can listen to re
-
enacted historical
scenes or original archive material. For
example, JFK’s funeral, actuality from the
World Trade Center attacks.

On what kind of platforms can
people receive the information?


On a standard cell phone, a Wap phone,
or a handheld computer. So now you can
leave your heavy guidebook at home and
use a lighter tech gadget instead to get
interesting information about the place you
will visit.

We can turn these questions
into BULLET points to help
structure our summary



A new gadget to get information about tourist
sights


Available


where?


Software it uses to work


Does it cost anything


Kind of information a tourist can receive


Flexible platforms

And now we can write our
summary


Users of a service called BeyondGuide will soon be
able to listen to short narratives about attractions
around the city.


The service is currently available in Washington DC
and New York City, and will soon be available in
other major cities around the world.


The service uses special voice software to allow
callers to select audio content with voice prompts
for instance.


They can hear archive material, actuality, unusual
stories.


They can receive the information from any platform.

Vocabulary work from the file


Compound nouns


Travel guide


Construction worker


Phone call


Are examples of compound nouns


they
are often used in readings.

Look at page 53 and make the compounds
then check.

Answer to exercise

1.
Travel guide

2.
Phone call

3.
Shareholder

4.
Construction worker

5.
Tourist hotspots

6.
Travel magazine

7.
Tourism board

8.
Cellphone

9.
Keypad

10.
An instant message market

11.
A mobile phone camera

12.
Global handset sales

13.
Music files

14.
Earth
-
orbiting satellites

15.
Voice
-
recognition technology