This reading comprehension and vocabulary worksheet is based on an article about text messaging. It includes reading, writing and speaking activities.
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This is a completely self-contained, no prep required (other than photocopies!) lesson plan. It is also perfect for homework, substitute lessons, private lessons, and as part of a larger project on technology and/or communication.
An estimated nine trillion text messages are sent globally each year. Everyone from presidents to schoolchildren to villagers in remote parts of developing countries relies on it to communicate.
This simple method of communication has taken the world by storm. The first ever text message was sent just over 20 years ago.
The advantages and disadvantages of text messaging as a method of communication are discussed as well as the impact on our lives.
A relevant and interesting topic for most students this reading comprehension and vocabulary activity includes:
• 225 word article
• Vocabulary highlights
• Synonym matching exercise
• True/False Questions
• Ranking Task – Methods of Communication
• Comprehension Questions
• Information Table
• Survey Task
• Discussion Questions
• Answer Key
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