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TEXT - “Up for Debate?”

Read the following text and answer the questions on the next page

People discuss a lot of things every day. There are different ways of discussing. Some people discuss verbally (by talking) and some people discuss textually (by writing). We are going to explain debates to you. Debates are a way to defend your opinion about something.


The purpose of a debate is to tell people your ideas and opinions, and to make other people agree with you. When you are debating with someone else, it is important to stay polite and not to become unreasonable. When you are debating with someone, always let them finish their sentences and stay respectful to each other.
Debates can be done in many different ways. You can have an informal debate with a friend, about which movie is better. But you can also have a formal debate about the environment, and the economy. This text is mostly to help you understand how you should debate when you are speaking with someone else.

Formal Debates

Formal Debates are debates that are usually done by the government. A discussion between Geert Wilders and Wouter Bos is called a Formal Debate, because it is between two party leaders, and the result is important for both parties. There are a set of rules that you have to use when you are debating formally. You have to have respect towards each other and you have to let them finish what they are saying. It is also important to not offend each other. Don’t attack your opponent because you are angry at their opinions. Try to convince them why you are right by giving valid opinions. Some other rules that apply to Formal Debates are:




  • Stand up when you want to say something

  • Speak clearly and try to speak in formal language

  • Don’t make it personal

  • Let the opponent finish his sentence before talking.



Informal Debates

As you read earlier, informal debates are usually between friends. You have informal debates almost daily. You debate with someone about what restaurant to go to, why one movie is better than the other, and more topics like that. Informal Debates can very easily change into fights. When you are debating informally it is important to not make the discussion too heated. That is the only rule that counts for informal debates. Other than that you can almost say anything you want to convince your opponent.



ASSIGNMENT - “Discussion”


  1. Verbally discussing means:




  1. Using a lot of verbs

  2. Discussing by talking

  3. Discussing with a loud voice

  4. By using violence to win the discussin




  1. The purpose of Debating is:




  1. To make other people angry

  2. To make other people afraid of you

  3. To convince other people of your opinion

  4. To convince other people to join your organization




  1. A formal debate is:




  1. A debate where you can say whatever you want

  2. A debate where you can only join if you pay money

  3. A debate where the result is important to the parties that debate



  1. The following rules are for a formal debate:




  1. Raise your hand when you want to say something True / False

  2. Let the opponent complete his sentence. True / False

  3. Stand up when you want to say something. True / False

  4. Always make the discussion personal. True / False




  1. What is the downside to informal debates?




  1. You have to talk to your friends

  2. Your friend always wins the argument

  3. You have to respect your opponent

  4. It can easily turn into a fight


TEXT - “Review?”
lenovo ideatab lynx k3011 design


Lenovo IdeaTab Lynx

Design


The Lenovo IdeaTab has a rather sleek design. The front of the tablet is empty except for a Lenovo logo in the top right corner, a 2.0 megapixel camera centred at the top and the physical Windows 8 button along the bottom. The 11.6-inch display is lined with a thick, black border so thumbs won't accidentally engage the screen. Comprised of a small diamond pattern, the tablet's rear plastic panel provides a firm grip and is pleasant to touch. However, it doesn't feel as sturdy as the aluminum frame of the HP Envy x2. Unlike most tablets, the Lynx doesn't have a rear-facing camera.
Weighing 1.4 pounds, the Lynx falls between the 1.2-pound VivoTab Smart and the 1.5-pound HP Envy x2. At 11.8 x 7.39 x 0.3-0.37 inches, the Lynx is slightly bigger than the Dell Latitude 10 (10.8 x 7.0 x 0.4) and ASUS VivoTab Smart (10.7 x 6.9 x 0.5 inches), but has a slimmer profile. However, this Lenovo tablet is almost the same size as the 11.9 x 7.5 x 0.3-inch Envy x2.

Ports


The top of the Lynx holds the power button and a microSD slot card, which has a rather large port cover. A combination headphone/mic jack and a micro-HDMI port line the right side of the tablet, and rotate lock and volume buttons are on the left. The bottom-mounted micro USB port sits between the two slots used to dock the optional keyboard. We wish Lenovo had thought to include a full-size USB port on the tablet.

Display


The Lynx's 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 IPS display offered deep colors and sharp text. As we watched the 1080p trailer of "After Earth," we could see the intricate fish-scale design on Jaden Smith's otherwise bland silver uniform. It made for a perfect contrast for the pink-tinged sky and red, rough-hewn rock formations in the background.

The touch experience offered by this IdeaPad was completely fluid and responsive. In our tests, we quickly swiped between apps, pinched to zoom, swiped down to launch the app bar, swiped in and back from left to show the task menu and swiped in from the right for the Charms menu. Using Windows Paint, we could draw with five fingers at once.

The tablet's display measured 444 lux on our light meter, which is better than the 369 tablet average. By comparison, the Envy x2 and the VivoTab Smart came in at 306 and 292 lux. The Latitude 10 was slightly brighter, at 479 lux.

Audio


Located on either side of the tablet, the Lynx's speakers produced tinny audio. We could barely hear the instrumental on Pharrell's "Take It Off (Dim the Lights)," even at maximum volume. It was only when we held the tablet close to our face that we could hear the gentle strings and cowbell.

Keyboard


The Lynx features Microsoft's standard Windows 8 on-screen keyboard, complete with three different use modes. The standard mode offers a normal QWERTY keyboard that, thanks to its large keys, is great for tapping emails. A split mode cuts the keyboard into three sections, with the left and right halves pushed to their respective sides of the screen, and the middle being occupied by a number pad.
TEXT - “Review?”



  1. Why is the tablet lined with a thick black border?




  1. So that the tablet won’t break when it falls

  2. So that your thumbs won’t touch the screen

  3. So that it looks fancy

  4. So that the tablet looks like a painting




  1. What do the reviewers wish for in Paragraph [Slots]?




  1. For a smaller USB port.

  2. For more MicroUSB ports

  3. For more full-sized USB ports

  4. That the ports had a different colour




  1. Read the paragraph about the [Display]. Write down the sentence which makes clear that this tablet is multi-touch

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  1. Scan through the whole text. Write down which paragraph scored lowest of all, and why.

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  1. What does the split mode do?




  1. It splits the tablet into two pieces

  2. It splits the keyboard into three parts, with the numberpad in the middle.

  3. It splits the keyboard into three parts, and removes the numberpad

  4. Nothing

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