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ENGLISH III

DESCRIPTIONS Unit 2

USES
1. Look at the safety equipment. Describe what they are used for.

2 Rewrite the sentences using the word(s) in parenthesis and the necessary forms of verb be. Then write 4 more
sentences describing used of the items in the picture above.
1. Chisels cut out pieces of wood. (for) Chisels are for cutting out pieces of wood.
2. Jump leads carry an electrical current from a charged battery to a flat one. (are
used).
3. Carburetors mix fuel with air.
(designed)
4. The two thick fins at the rear of the ship are like stabilizers. (act as)

5. Lightning conductors carry electricity down the side of a building and a thunderstorm.
(designed)
6. The impeller on a jet ski is like a propeller. It pushes the craft through the water (act as .and)
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7. ..
8. ..
9. ..
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3. Look at the descriptions and the devices. Read them and match descriptions and pictures.

4. Read the sentences. Write the sentence numbers in the correct columns.
A. Uses for a net

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B. Uses for a sheet

You can use it to provide shade.


You can slit it and use it as a water dish for chicks.
It can be used for protecting fruit from birds.
You can use several of them to catch falling objects on a building site.
You can cut it up and make rubber shoes form it.
You can carry tools for it.
They can act as weights to keep down a large plastic cover.
You can use it to climb a tree.
It can be used for containing luggage loads in a plane.
It can be used for protecting food from flies.
Three of them placed vertically can act as a growing pot.
You can use it to prevent birds from flying away.

C. Uses for a tyre

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5. Study how to describe uses


Simple Present
Preposition for + Noun
to + Verb
act as + Noun
Passive voice

What does the carburetor do? It mixes air and petrol.


What is this tool for? Its for hammering in nails.
You use this machine to charge batteries.
This device is designed to detect metals.
The fan of a hovercraft acts as a propeller.
What is this machine used for? It is used for producing drinking
water.

6. Write your own sentences for the provided pictures.

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7. Listen to some inventors describing their inventions. Identify the inventions.


1. Invention 1 .
2. Invention 2 .
3. Invention 3
8. Listen to the conversation. Complete the gaps. Confirm the information you wrote in 6.

9. Look at the pictures. Ask and answer about their uses.

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Hydrant Valve

Hose Box

Fire Alarm

Hose Reel

Smoke Detector

Fire Bucket

Water Monitor

Safety Hard Hat

Hydrant Accessories

Spinkler

Hydrant Blank Cop and Washers

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10. Match the GPS applications (numbers to the descriptions (letters)

1. topographical surveying

a. navigation and safety at sea

2. geological exploration

b. setting out positions and levels of new structures

3. civil engineering

c. mapping surface features

4. avionics equipment

d. applications in mining and the oil industry

5. maritime applications

e. highway navigation and vehicle tracking

6. cars and trucks

f. air traffic control, navigation and autopilot systems

11. Use the applications and practice a conversation


A: Tell me about the GPS. What is it for?
B: It is a device used for navigation. It also has associated applications related to topographical survey.
A: Oh really! Can you explain about it, please?
B: Sure! It can be used for mapping surface features.
A: Interesting. Can I use it in maritime applications?
B: Of course! It can be used in
12. Look at the tools in pages 4 and 5. Create conversations describing uses.
Dont stop there!
Ask for the cost, materials and
get one!

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REVIEW OF COMPARISON, CONTRAST AND USES


13. Look at the chart. Complete the conversation based on the information in the chart

A: Whats the difference between the Classic and the Fonarama e-Phones?
B: Well ,the Fonarama is much (1)than the Classic. Its only 9.7 mm thick.
A: I see. And what about the weight?
B: The Fonarama is (2) .. than the Classic. It weighs only 94 g.
A: And what about the screen size?
B: The screen size of the Fonarama is much (3). Its only 72mm across.
A: I prefer a (4). Screen size. It is for seeing movies.
B: Certainly. Which one would you like? The 8GB or the 12GB?
A: The 12 GB, please.

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14. In groups of 3 decide on the best option for the problem you are given. Look at the three options.
You and the other members of your group work for a mining
companyin an isolated place. The mine is about 130 km from the
nearest town. The town has a small airport. There is no road between
the town and the mine, and the airplane cannot land near the mining
campament. Between the town and the campamet the land is sandy
and rocky and the roads are bumpy with some hills. Your team needs
to transport small teams from 3 to 8 engineers and to tow a trailer
with heavy drilling equipment between the airport and the mine or
viceversa. Your team wants to buy a 4 x 4 with the following features.

long wheelbase
high clearance
powerful engine
space for up to 8 passengers
low fuel consumption

large fuel tank


towing power (able to pull other vehicles)
high cab (to allow driver to see easily)
reasonable cost

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15. Listen and complete the details in the customer call record. (T10)
DELTA ELECTRONICS
Customer Call Record
CALL N

NAME

PURPOSE OF CALL
Complained about a fault in ePhone
Cancelled order for classic ePhone
Requested service assistance
Requested information about ePhones
Placed an order for classic ePhone

16. Listen again and complete the sentences


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Sorry,..you repeat that, please?


.I have your name, please?
I ..like to cancel an order, please.
..you think you tell me the model number, please?
I like some information about the ePhone, please.
..you like me..send you a specification table?
..I put you through to the service department?
..........you mind ..me what the problem is?

17. Match the sentences with the following language functions


a) saying what you want
b) offering to do something
c) asking someone to do something
d) checking information

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18. Answer the questions with a partner. Then listen to a description, check your work and fill in the specification table. (T12)

1. What is this?
2. What does it do?
3. How does it work?

19. Read the text and put the following headings in the corresponding place