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Digital Camera
Listening - Click here to listen to a story about the digital cameras. After you listen once, listen again and answer the following questions.  Note: There will be a lot of unfamiliar vocabulary. For the answer, write what you think you hear.

Here are some vocabulary words that you will hear:
 
chemical compound
conventional
mega-pixels
Olivetti
R&D
marketing
fad
upgrade
to take off (increase)
lag time
phenomenal

1. What is the formula for a photo? (3)

2. How many dollars’ worth of digital camera were sold last year? (1)

3. This year, how will sales of digital cameras compare with the sale of digital cameras?

4. Are standard cameras still a good deal? Explain. (2)

5. What does the interviewer mean by “Olivetti moment”? (1)

6. Explain whether or not you need to have a computer and/or printer if you buy a digital camera? (2)

7. Where are camera cell phones very popular? (1)

8. What percentage of cell phones in that country also have a camera? (1)

9. How do the camera cell phones in that country compare with the ones here? (1)

10. What are two advantages of camera cell phones? (The story mentioned five.) (2)

11. What are the two disadvantages of digital cameras? (2)

Once you have attempted to answer the questions, click here to see the answers. I will put the answers up on Monday.