Unit 1 computer users task Think over the following questions and give your answers



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КН направление І курс осенний семестр 2015-2016 (1-4 Units) (1)

UNIT 1. COMPUTER USERS. PRESENT FORMS.



UNIT 1
COMPUTER USERS
Task 1. Think over the following questions and give your answers.



  1. What is the computer? Computers are now widespread, aren't they?

  2. How old were you when you learnt about the computer?

  3. Who uses computers today? Give examples of the impact computers have on our lives.

  4. What are the reasons for buying home computers?

  5. How often do you work with the computer?

  6. Does good knowledge of English help to operate the computer better?

Task 2. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the following words:



accurate
publishing

graphics
networking

records
memory

retrieve
back-up

on-line
transactions

display
drive

peripherals
supplies

printer
components



Using Computers


Computers are being used more and more in business because they are fast, efficient and 1_______.


Here are some ways in which computers are used:
- Insurance companies use them to store and 2_______ details of clients’ policies.
- Production departments in companies use them to ensure they have adequate 3_______ of raw materials and 4_______.
- Banks use them for processing details of accounts and 5_______.
- Personnel departments use them to keep 6_______ of a company’s employees.
For the most part, the computers, software, and 7_______ that are needed depend on individual needs. For instance, if you’re an architect you may want a system with good 8_______ capability. If a lot of records are to be kept, then you’ll want ample 9_______, perhaps even a CD-ROM 10_______ for permanent storage of massive amounts of data. Regular disks can then be used for 11_______ copies. For desktop 12_______, you may want a monitor with a full-page 13_______ and a high-quality laser 14_______. If quality printing is not so important, then a cheaper ink-jet or even cheaper dot-matrix printer may be more suitable. If you’re in a business where you need to do a lot of 15_______, then maybe you should consider a modem, so you can communicate with other computers 16_______.
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