Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.
TOPIC: GETTING A MOBILE PHONE/MOBILE PHONE PLANS
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Free minutes = The number of minutes you can talk on your phone without paying
Mobile data = The data that is transferred when you access the internet from your phone
Roaming charges = Money that your mobile provider charges you for using your phone on another network (not theirs)
Prepaid plans = Plans when you pay ahead of time for mobile network usage, instead of afterwards
Carrier = A company that provides mobile service
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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Your phone is linked to another carrier. = If phone is set to only accept service from one company.
We can unblock your phone. = We can make your phone be able to accept service from any company.
Your SIM card is damaged. = Your SIM card is faulty; it's not working properly.
This phone is included in the plan. = You don't have to pay extra for the phone; you will receive it as part of the agreement you sign up for.
The network is down. = The network is not working.