Bilingv engleza proba orala varianta 4
Bilet nr. 4
Read the text below and answer the questions that follow:
For many people today it is difficult to imagine a life without a cell phone. Once the preserve of the rich, they have now become an indispensable part of modern day life. The technology for cellular phones was patented in 1975, but it wasn’t until 1982 that the first commercial cell phone network was established in the United States. Since that time, the cell phone has changed from a bulky machine to something that can fit into the palm of your hand. The functions available in modern-day cell phones are increasing rapidly. Email access is now standard. Cell phone cameras now rival digital cameras in terms of quality. With third generation telephones, broadband access offers the possibility of video phones, television and full internet access. All this comes at a cost, however. Many people disagree with a society where people seem to be glued to their phone, but forget everything that is going on around them.
- What is the text about?
- What were the first cell phones like?
- What are the advantages of third generation cell phones?
- What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a mobile phone? Give arguments to support both sides of the statement