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Short ESL Paragraphs 5 - Electronics


Find the best sentences to complete each short paragraph about electronics.
1. Fax Machine

A fax machine works by scanning each outgoing page, turning the image into a series of light and dark dots. This pattern is then translated into audio tones, and sent over regular phone lines. The receiving fax "hears" the tones, pieces the grid together, and prints the total number of dots. ----.


A) He invented a machine capable of receiving signals from a telegraph
        wire
B) The idea of fax machines has been around for a long time
C) They were an easy way to send documents to any phone number
D) The resulting document is a black and white copy of the original page
E) Then he finally managed to translate these symbols into images on
        paper


2. Broadband

The term "broadband" refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is ready to send information. ----. It allows users to access the Internet at higher speeds than traditional modems. High-speed Internet allows users access to advance data processing and high-speed transmission technologies.

A) They include cable modem, wireless access, satellite access, and
        power line access
B) It is frequently used as another term for high-speed Internet access
C) However, there are also many advantages of using broadband
D) There was obviously no need to dial-up your Internet provider
E) The information was downloaded into his computer at a higher speed


3. Cellphones

People believe that cell phones cause cancer, especially brain cancer. A few studies suggested a link with certain rare types of brain tumours. ----o These studies didn't receive front-page coverage. Therefore, most consumers could not notice them.

A) Electronic devices, like cell phones, can cause cancer in the people
        who use them
B) Using a cell phone while driving increases the risk of having a car
        accident
C) Keeping your hands free and your eyes on the road is a more
        significant issue
D) Lower frequency radiation has not been proven to cause these DNA
        changes
E) But most studies show that there is no link between cell phone use and
        brain cancer


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