Unit 1 Will computers be used more than books in the future?
[00:00.00]Tony: Dad, can I borrow your camera?
[00:05.70]Tony: I’d like to take some photos
[00:07.91]on the school visit to the museum next week.
[00:10.59] They’ll be put up on the school website.
[00:13.55] And they can be seen on the Internet by other classes,
[00:17.52]even people living in other countries.
[00:21.39]Dad: Sounds great! When I was at school,
[00:24.73] we waited for weeks to hear from our pen friends abroad.
[00:27.83] But today, we can send and receive photos and mails on the Internet,
[00:33.63] and it’s really fast.
[00:35.61]Tony: Yes, the Internet and the computer have changed our lives.
[00:41.13]We even use online textbooks in our class.
[00:45.99]I wonder… Will computers be used more than books in the future?
[00:52.81]Dad: Perhaps. In the past, we mainly got information from paper books.
[00:57.42]Some are huge ones with thousands of pages.
[01:01.55] Today, with the invention of the computer and the electronic technology,
[01:06.14]it’s easy to get information on the Internet.
[01:09.65]The Internet is more powerful than books.
[01:12.67]Tony: Anyway, about the camera…?
[01:15.17]Dad: Oh, yes. Here it is.
[01:17.32]I haven’t used it since your mum’s birthday.
[01:20.53] And the memory may be full.
[01:23.41]Tony: OK. That can be fixed.
[01:25.65] I’ve got an empty memory card.
[01:28.12]Where are the instructions?
[01:30.45]Dad: In the camera bag.
[01:31.74] It’s a gift from your mum for my birthday,
[01:34.42]so you must promise that you’ll take good care of it.
[01:37.85]if you have to lend it to anyone,
[01:40.35]tell them to use it properly.