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Writing task: Describe an invention

Reply to Maxine’s blog post from Explore 1 and describe an everyday invention
that you use regularly. Write around 150 words. language
• An everyday invention
Use the Useful language and the notes you made in the Engage task to help you
that I use a lot is...
prepare. • It was invented in (1900)
Tip A blog post is usually neutral in style. Like in an article, a writer might ask by...
questions to the reader to create interest. First, think of an invention and then do someBefore that time...

research and plan your writing. • People used to...
Follow this structure: • It’s made of...
• It’s useful because...
• Paragraph 1: Say what it is, when it was invented, and by who. Say what happened
• I couldn’t live without it
before it was invented.
• Paragraph 2: Say what it looks like and why it’s useful.
• As well as that, ...
• Paragraph 3: Give any other information about the invention.
Check it!Read your blog post and check it’s organized clearly and makes sense. Useful
Then read it again and check for grammar, vocabulary and spelling errors. vocabulary
• use / keep / carry
• metal / plastic / electric /
leather / paper
• quick / fun / important
A daily invention that I use regularly is my cell phone because it allows me to • necessary / helpful /
communicate from almost anywhere. Although its main function is voice useful / convenient
communication, it also has other functions such as camera, calendar, internet
access, video playback and even GPS and mp3 player.

The first large-scale mobile phone prototype was designed by the engineer Rudy
Krolopp, of the Motorola company, in 1983. This phone weighed 0.74 kg, and was
worth $ 4000.

A next-generation mobile phone allows not only to make calls, but to play music
and videos, take photos and small movies, transmit the recorded, as well as consult
the Internet, send and receive emails, text messages and graphics, contain features
such as personal agenda and calculator, electronic games and you can even watch
digital television for them.

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