Wednesday, 8 August 2012

My PC is my world?

    Several years ago we could not imagine that our everyday life could depend so much on technology. Nowadays we can hardly imagine the usual day without iPods, iPhones, mobile phones, electronic books, laptops, PCs, mp3 players and other gadgets. It’s disputable whether it is a good thing that we can’t survive a day without modern technology. But life is life, it is moving fast bringing about inevitable changes. Computers and laptops are widely used both in offices and in households. People browse the web, listen to music, watch films, chat, play computer games and do other activities using these devices. Technology is an indispensable part of our life now so when it refuses to work at some vital moment, it might seem the end of the world. The song I offer you here is the new technology version of the traditional English song “My Bonnie lies over the ocean”. Complete the song with the verbs on the right. Use the rhyme and rhythm to help you. And then let’s sing it J I hope you enjoy the song :

My Pc is giving me problems
(to the tune of My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, traditional)
My Pc is giving me problems.
 My PC is giving me hell.
It says it’s got Intel inside it.
But it’s Intel inside is not well.
Bring back, bring back, oh bring back the typewriter please, oh please.
Bring back, bring back, oh bring back my typewriter, please.
1.      It __________ on me three times this  morning.                                        Virus
         And wouldn’t connect to the ______________.                                         Net
         It _______________ my trash without warning.                                        Crashed
         It’s some kind of ______________ I bet.                                                    Emptied

 2. I ___________________head office a memo.                                          Attachment
And sent an _____________ in Word.                                                           Error
But HQ’s computers are Apple                                                                       occurred
And that’s when en _______    ___________ .                                              e-mailed

3. I _________ on the icon to ____________                                                program
A ____________ that iMacs can read                                                           files        
But lost half the __________ on my hard disk                                              download
So somehow I must have miskeyed.                                                              Clicked

4. Now my spreadsheet has lost all its ____________.                                 Upgrade
And sadly no ____________ were made.                                                      Helpline
I phoned up the ____________ in Compaq.                                                  Data
They told me I need to _______________.                                                    Backups

5. They finally sent a _______________,                                                       type
Who debugged my _____________ with ease,                                              printer
But something’s gone wrong with my __________,                                      technician
‘Cause when I __________ d’s it prints c’s.                                                   desktop

6. I guess I’m ______________ illiterate -                                                       keyboard
I don’t know my ___________ from my RAM.                                              Spam
My ___________ skills are a disaster                                                              computer
And my email has filled up with _____________.                                          ROM      
7. I think I should _____________ down my PC.                                            Resources
Admit that I’m going ___________.                                                                Retrain
Arrange to see Human ______________                                                         shut
And tell them I want to _____________!                                                         insane    
 From In Company  Intermediate (second edition) by Mark Powell


Andrei Roşu said...

Poor sick PC :)

Elena Matveeva said...

No better comments found? Thanks for the first comment :)

Anonymous said...

a very well written blog...the topics are presented in a light and accessible way...and the exercises render a nice opportunity to consolidate the new info...keep up the good work

Elena Matveeva said...

Thank you so much :)

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the computer song. It's very cute. Teaching through humor is a gift and you have it.

Elena Matveeva said...

Thank you very much:) You opinions are precious :)

Anonymous said...

did you take this from in company (intermediate) 2nd edition page 67?

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