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READ AND EXAMPLE OF “CAUSE AND EFFECT PARAGRAPH” BELOW, THEN ANSWER THE

QUESTIONS.

How Smartphone Changes Human Behaviour


Phones have changed a lot since they popped up in Australian homes in the late
1950s. Phones were originally screwed onto walls and attached with wires and cords. They
used a circular dial with numbers that you had to turn to phone someone’s number. Push
buttons came in later. People without a home phone or anyone out on the street were able
to use a public or shared payphone in a phone box. Mobile phones first became popular in
the 1990s. Since then smartphones have combined phone capability with instant messaging,
internet access, cameras and navigation. Smart phones and the internet mean tasks that
once took days, weeks or months now happen instantly, at the press of a button or swipe of
a screen.
We are living in the data age – not simply because of the increasingly important role
that technology is playing in our lives, but also because of the vast amounts of information
being collated about our habits. With a device that can send and receive not only phone calls
and text messages, but also access the internet, send and receive emails, access websites,
ans utilize social media, a new culture emerges. All of the new features of a cell phone have
one thing in common and that is the fact that they were all created on the premise of making
it effortless to communicate with others, whenever and wherever.
Unfortunately, sometimes the situation becomes worse when we are too addicted with
smartphones. For most Americans, their smartphone is the first thing they look at in the
morning, and the last thing they check at night. During the day, most people check their
phone on an hourly basis. People devote up to 85% of the time they spend using a
smartphone on apps. Therefore, nowadays our social life is in the edge of our priority. We
are more comfortable dealing with machines. We prefer playing game on smartphones,
doing online transactions, even living with a robot. There’s other bad news too. Smartphones
are making us more forgetful, they are affecting our concentration, making us dumber in
general, and making us more forgetful.
Every piece of technology has the potential to be both a boon and a curse.
Smartphone, while they have brought people closer and have enabled even the most remote
person to access the internet has the potential to cause dependence. It becomes our tasl to
ensure that we do not allow ourselves to become dependent on smartphones; as well as to
help those who already showing signs of addiction and dependence.

QUESTIONS:
1. What’s the title of the paragraph?
2. How many paragraph are there in the text?
3. In what paragraph do you find the points below?
POINTS PARAGRAPH
CONCLUSION
TELLING THE CHANGE
TELLING THE EFFECT
TELLING THE CAUSE
FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR PRACTICE:
1. Open your book page 60-61.
2. Read another example of the writing in “activity 3”.
3. Complete the box next to the text. For example: Box 1>>>TITLE. Complete
the next.
4. If you know well about “KEVIN APRILIO” complete the text in paragraph
3.
5. JUST DO IT ON YOUR BOOK FOR YOUR OWN PRACTICE.

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