Listening 2: The Internet

Gap-fill exercise

Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!

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A. The Internet is a network of millions of computers together by telephone lines, fiberoptic , satellite, and microwave connections. The center of the Internet is a high- network of supercomputers.

B. The Internet was started by the United States Department of Defense in 1969. It information to move freely around a military computer .

C. The World Wide Web, usually called "the Web," is the part of the Internet where millions of Web pages are . These pages contain texts, images, and from people all over the world. A typical Web page looks like a page, but with your mouse you can click on "live" areas on the page to go to a new .

D. You can use the web for research, business, , or personal interests. Some things people do on the Web are send E-mail, go shopping, find jobs, get the news, order a meal, and make travel plans. And the list gets longer every day!

Source: Gitsaki, C. & Taylor, R. (2000). Internet English. New York: Oxford University Press