Task 3: Read the text about Steve Jobs then do the tasks below.
A. Complete the text with the correct form of the words in brackets.
Steve Jobs had a lot of (1) ___________________ (IMAGINE) and curiosity as a child. He enjoyed making spy movies at home with his friends in the (2) ______________________ (NEIGHBOR). His curiosity led him to do dangerous things, like stick a metal hairpin into an electric socket. (He was badly burned!) He also drank ant poison and had to have his stomach pumped at the hospital. He was not very well (3) __________________ (BEHAVE) in school and often wasted time. He was interested in anything (4) ________________ (SCIENCE). He worked on (5) _____________ (INVENT) took apart machines to see how they worked, and combined chemicals.
Jobs had few friends and didn't like school until he met Steve "The Woz Wozniak. They met in high school. Woz was a whiz with electronics and was always inventing new gadgets. Jobs and Woz spent a lot of time building gadgets. Jobs even called the (6) _________________ (OWN) of a computer company to get some free parts. What he got was a good summer job building computers.
After a short stint at college and a job working with Atari, Jobs and Woz created their own business. They worked out of Jobs's family garage. They named the company after a (7) _______ (HAPPINESS) summer Jobs had spent picking apples in Oregon. They called it Apple Computers. They created the Apple I Computer, which was a (8) __________________ (SUCCEED). They soon created a better version, the Apple II®, which was also successful. By the time he was twenty-five, Jobs was already worth over 250 million dollars. He would go on to make the Macintosh®. He would continue to (9) ___________________ (DEVELOPED) computers and the (10) ____________________ (PRODUCE) that use them, such as the iPod® and iPhone®. Steve
Jobs is considered one of the most (11) ___________________ (INVENTION) people in the world. He is also a very (12) ___________________ (SUCCESS) businessman.
B. Circle the best answer A, B, C or D for each question.
1. Which happened second in Jobs life?
A. He met Woz, and they became friends. B. He worked one summer for Atari
C. He invented he Apple II. D. He made spy movies at home.
2. From the context of the passage, what is a gadget?
A. a computer expert B. a kind of computer
C. something mechanical created to do a job D. a college class
3. How did Steve Jobs name his computer company?
A. after his favorite apple B. after a memory of a happy summer job in Oregon
C. after his best friend D. in honor of his mother
4. Which of the following facts Is not revelant to the career of Steve Jobs?
A. He built the Apple I Computer in a box.
B. They introduced the Apple II in 1977.
C. Steve Jobs was sent to Germany by Atari to solve a problem.
D. As a kid, Steve Jos had to have his stomach pumped at the hospital.