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  • At the end of this lesson you’ll be able to:

    • Understand terms related to computers
    • Understand how to use "unless", "as long as" and "in case"
    • Understand the difference between "actualize" and "update"

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Dialog: "
Unless you keep your antivirus software up to date, new viruses can find a way to sneak in."

A linker, or conjunction, is a word or combination of words that connect words, phrases or clauses in a sentence.  In this lesson we're focusing on "unless", "as long as", and "in case". These conjunctions are used to introduce a condition.  "As long as" and "in case" can be used instead of "if". "Unless" can be used instead of "if...not".

 

1) UNLESS

  • Unless the school is able to raise enough money by the end of the month, they won't be able build the new gymnasium. (If they don't raise)
  • We can't start the meeting unless the Chairman is here.  (if the Chairman isn't here)

 

2) AS LONG AS

  • As long as we get there before 10 o'clock we won't miss the fireworks.  (on the condition/if we get there)
  • We can get a dog as long as you take it for a walk every day.  (If you take it for a walk)

 

3) IN CASE

  • I'd bring a jacket in case it gets cold tonight.  (If it gets cold tonight)
  • Bring the map with us just in case we get lost along the way.  (If we get lost)

 

Sobre esta aula

What would you rather have, the flu, or a computer with a virus? I believe most people these days would rather take a week of lying in bed suffering through a bad bout of influenza, than having their computer crash because of some nasty virus! In today’s lesson a husband gives some tips to his wife about how to keep her computer virus-free.  As for the flu, well, Just take some vitamin C!

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