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SOME INTERESTING FACTS
� The Internet, or the Net, is one of the most important inventions of the 20 th (twentieth) century. Some people say it is like having thousands of consultants who are ready to answer any question.
� You can also send emails all over the world, read books, sell and buy things, play games, read the latest news, visit virtual museums.
� And not only that. The Internet has nowadays become a very important means of business correspondence, financial transactions (сделок), marketing and much more.
� Now – some facts. So, what is “the Internet”? - It’s a worldwide system of computer networks.
� You all know that the addresses of many websites begin with “ www”. � But do you know what these 3 letters stand for? They stand for “World Wide Web” (мировая паутина).
� The Internet was created in 1975 by Tim Berners-Lee and in the 70 s and 80 s it was used only by academics and military researchers, but in the 90 s its popularity boomed.
There are many Internet browsers nowadays – Internet Explorer, Mozilla, Amigo, Opera etc. And if we want to find some information in the Internet, we use one of the existing search programs such as Google, Rambler, Yandex or Yahoo.
� Very soon, as scientists predict, the Internet will be 3 D, not 2 D, and everything from our cars to our kitchen appliances will be connected to our local networks. There is already an “Internet fridge”, for example, that emails a shopping list to your local supermarket.
However, the Internet has disadvantages too. Surfing in the Internet takes a lot of our time and may cause health problems. People sit in the same pose, look at the screen for a long time because they are so interested in something that they can’t stop themselves.
What’s more, there are thousands of sites available and many of them are unsuitable for children. In addition, there is a danger to our files. In the Internet we can pick up viruses.
In conclusion one can say that the Internet is a very useful thing without any doubt, but we must be careful with it.
� 1) What can you do with the help of the Internet?
� send emails all over the world, � read books, � sell and buy things, � play games, � read the latest news, � visit virtual museums; � carry out business negotiations, � carry out financial transactions and much more. �
� 2) What is “the Internet”?
�A worldwide system of computer networks, � A way of sending mails electronically.
� 3) What does “www” mean at the beginning of many website addresses?
� Wireless Web World, � World Wide Web.
� 4) Who created the Web?
� Tim Berners- Lee, � Bill Gates.
� 5) When did it happen?
� In 1980, � In 1975, � In 1985.
� 6) What Internet browsers do you know?
� Internet Explorer, � Mozilla Firefox, � Amigo, � Opera etc.
� 7) What search programs do you know?
� Google, � Yandex, � Yahoo, � Rambler.
� 8) Is Internet now 2 - or 3 D (dimensional)?
� It is yet 2 D, but scientists promise it will be 3 D very soon.
� 9) Why should we be careful with the Internet?
� It may cause health problems; not all sites are suitable for children and our files can be damaged by viruses.