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"a pain (in the neck)" = annoying or bothersome

Searching for something online with a slow connection is sometimes a real pain in the neck.


"beggars can't be choosers" = when you have no money, you have to accept whatever you can get

"My sister complained about the computer my parents gave her, but beggars can't be choosers. They didn't have to give her anything."

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Internet Access
1. Pre-Listening Exercises
2. Listening Exercises
3. Post-Listening Exercises

Level:Topic:Type:Speakers: Length:
medium Web Hosting / ISPradio commercialman 00:44

1. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
What are important factors in selecting an ISP (Internet Service Provider) for Internet service?

HELPFUL TIP: Getting high speed Internet connection can improve your download speeds, which is especially useful for business owners and even your children who need to do school work.

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2. Listening Exercises [Top]
Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

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1. How many hours of Internet access a month does this company provide?
A. less than 150 hours
B. between 151 and 300 hours
C. more than 300 hours

2. What are the calling hours for technical support?
A. from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
B. from 12:00 midnight to 12:00 midnight
C. from 12:00 midnight to 7:00 p.m.

3. How much webspace does the company provide?
A. 13
B. 30
C. 39

4. How much does basic Internet access cost?
A. $19.95
B. $25.95
C. $29.95

5. What additional benefit was NOT mentioned in the commercial?
A. free email
B. content filters
C. no start-up fees


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Correct answers:

2. Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script.

3. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]

There are many types of services to get you connected to the Internet including dial-up, DSL, satellite, and cable connections. What are the differences between each type, how much do they cost, and are they even available in your area? Find a list of ISPs on the Internet and compare their services and fees. Which would you recommend?

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