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Cameron Diaz Tops List of Dangerous Internet Searches (20th August, 2010)

Internet security experts have found searching for actress Cameron Diaz is the most dangerous online search. The anti-virus company McAfee said there is a one in ten chance of landing on a risky site by clicking on a Diaz link. They said that 20 per cent of searches for “Cameron Diaz screensavers" contained dangerous code. Cyber-criminals often use the names of top celebrities to get people to sites that are full of harmful viruses. Around 60,000 dangerous links appear on the Internet every day.

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The Internet seems to be getting more and more dangerous. We really need to be careful about what we click on. It is also very important only to give personal information to sites we totally trust. Even a famous site like Facebook has security problems and hackers have stolen private data from it many times. McAfee said it can be dangerous to click on links to and photos or videos of glamorous actresses and models, but the company also said it was safe to search for Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

Internet security

a.

Diaz link

2

a one in

b.

of top celebrities

3.

clicking on a

c.

experts

4.

Cyber-

d.

viruses

5.

the names

e.

ten chance

6.

full of harmful

f.

criminals

 

Paragraph 2

1.

getting more and

a.

stolen private data

2

We really need

b.

information

3.

personal

c.

to be careful

4.

personal

d.

more dangerous

5.

hackers have

e.

glamorous actresses

6.

photos or videos of

f.

information


LISTENING GAP FILL

Internet security _____________________ searching for actress Cameron Diaz is the most dangerous online search. The anti-virus company McAfee said there is _____________________ landing on a risky _____________________ Diaz link. They said that 20 per cent of searches for 'Cameron Diaz screensavers' _____________________. Cyber-criminals often use the names of top celebrities to get people to sites _____________________ viruses. Around 60,000 dangerous _____________________ Internet every day.

The Internet seems to be _____________________ dangerous. We really _____________________ about what we click on. It is also very important _____________________ information to sites we totally trust. Even a famous site like Facebook has security problems and hackers _____________________ data from it many times. McAfee said it can be dangerous _____________________ and photos or videos of glamorous actresses and models, but the company _____________________ to search for Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Internet security experts have (1) ____ searching for actress Cameron Diaz is the most dangerous online search. The anti-virus company McAfee said there is a one (2) ____ ten chance of landing on a risky site by clicking on a Diaz link. They said that 20 per cent (3) ____ searches for 'Cameron Diaz screensavers' contained dangerous code. Cyber-criminals often use the names of (4) ____ celebrities to get people to sites that are full of harmful viruses. Around 60,000 dangerous links (5) ____ on the Internet every day.

The Internet seems to be getting more and (6) ____ dangerous. We really need to be careful about what we click on. It is also very important only to give personal information to sites we totally (7) ____. Even a famous site like Facebook has security problems and hackers have (8) ____ private data from it many times. McAfee said it can be dangerous to click on links        (9) ____ and photos or videos of glamorous actresses and models, but the company also said it was (10) ____ to search for Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

find

(b)

fund

(c)

found

2.

(a)

in

(b)

on

(c)

at

3.

(a)

of

(b)

by

(c)

from

4.

(a)

tip

(b)

tap

(c)

top

5.

(a)

appearance

(b)

appear

(c)

appears

6.

(a)

most

(b)

much

(c)

more

7.

(a)

trust

(b)

trustworthy

(c)

trusting

8.

(a)

stealing

(b)

stolen

(c)

stole

9.

(a)

at

(b)

from

(c)

to

10.

(a)

safety

(b)

safe

(c)

safes


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

Internet iuycrets experts

2.

anti-sirvu company

3.

a one in ten nhaecc

4.

Cyber-mcrsilani

5.

top elertebisci

6.

dangerous links parepa on the Internet

 

Paragraph 2

7.

more and more sndeurgao

8.

careful about what we lcikc on

9.

sites we totally urtts

10.

stolen aiptrve data

11.

roaogulms actresses and models

12.

safe to ceahrs for Barack Obama


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

code. Cyber-criminals often use the names of top celebrities to get people to sites that are full

(    )

like Facebook has security problems and hackers have stolen private data from it many times. McAfee said it can

(    )

we click on. It is also very important only to give personal information to sites we totally trust. Even a famous site

(    )

models, but the company also said it was safe to search for Barack Obama and Sarah Palin.

(    )

search. The anti-virus company McAfee said there is a one in ten chance of landing on a risky site by clicking

(    )

be dangerous to click on links to and photos or videos of glamorous actresses and

(    )

of harmful viruses. Around 60,000 dangerous links appear on the Internet every day.

1  )

Internet security experts have found searching for actress Cameron Diaz is the most dangerous online

(    )

The Internet seems to be getting more and more dangerous. We really need to be careful about what

(    )

on a Diaz link. They said that 20 per cent of searches for 'Cameron Diaz screensavers' contained dangerous


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

on     landing     of     chance     ten     in     one    A     site    risky     a.    

2.

screensavers    dangerous    .    Diaz    contained    code    Cameron

3.

top     use     celebrities     the     names     Criminals     of     often.    

4.

harmful     of     full     are     that     Sites     viruses.    

5.

the     Dangerous     Internet     links     every     appear     day     on.    

6.

more     be     dangerous     getting     more     Seems     and     to.    

7.

what     about     careful     Be     on     click     we.    

8.

trust     to     sites     Give     we     personal     totally     information.    

9.

data     private     stolen     have     Hackers     it     from.    

10.

Photos     videos     glamorous     or     of     actresses.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


WRITING

Write about Internet security for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET SECURITY: Search the Internet and find more information about Internet security. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about Internet security. Include imaginary an interview with a hacker and someone who got hacked. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to the head of an Internet security company. Ask him/her three questions about Internet security. Give him/her three of your opinions/worries on it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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