A world of words
Last Monday, texting turned 20. It was that day when the engineer Neil Papworth sent the first text message from his computer to a mobile phone. However, he didn’t wait for his colleague’s response because that was impossible twenty years ago.
This global phenomenon, which has changed language and our way of communicating with family and friends, is also changing entertainment habits in children, who prefer surfing the Internet and sending text messages to watching TV.
* Read the summary, click on “listen” to hear the report and then click on “listen” to hear the vocabulary. Don’t forget to read the definitions.