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Computer Sales | Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Level: Topic: Speakers: Length:
intermediate computer sales two men 02:18

Pre-Listening Exercise

Buying a new computer can be a fun experience, but problems can arise. What are some common computer problems that people encounter when running their machines, and what issues can cause them? When you encounter such problems, what do you do to resolve them: seek help from a friend, consult a computer store, or read a computer book or magazine?


sky-high” = very expensive
Prices on laptop computers used to be sky-high, but the cost has dropped significantly over the last few years.”

have a knack for something” = have a special or nature ability
My younger brother has a real knack for fixing computers.”

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

What is the man’s main problem with his computer?

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Computer Science Lab Home Page: Learn Computer Programming

This unique computer curriculum offers 3 different environments of graduated
complexity: a programmable RPN (Reverse Polish Notation) calculator, an Intel
8051 microprocessor that is programmed using assembly language, and finally the
high-level C and C++ languages.

Each of these 3 languages comes complete with an
integrated development environment
(IDE) that provides an editor, compiler, and debugger. You
get fully explained solutions to fun programming projects such as
a scrolling electronic signboard, a robotic mouse in a maze, an audio
peak detector using an LED bar graph, and the Breakout video game.
All of these example programs have been designed to be highly visual,
audible, and fun.
In addition to the introduction to assembly language programming and
the introduction to C and C++, this curriculum offers an introduction to
Windows programming and graphical user interfaces.
You can find screen shots and further description of each of

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