Apple said they made $20bn last quarter. This is because of the new and expensive iPhone X. Apple sold less iPhones than before, but they made more money. The iPhone X is their most popular phone.
Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in 3 months. Three new iPhones were released last year. Only the iPhone X is incredibly popular though. The other iPhones have sold less than before.
The iPhone is the most popular phone in the world. There are 1.3 billion people with iPhones.
Quarter: One of four parts
Expensive: Costing a lot of money
Popular: Someone or something that is liked by many
Released: Made available to people
Incredibly: Hard to believe
For listening practise, listen to the recorded article here:
Match the Synonym!
|1. Quarter||A. Costly|
|2. Expensive||B. Unbelievably|
|3. Popular||C. Made Available|
|4. Released||D. 1/4|
|5. Incredibly||E. Well Liked|
True or False?
1. Apple made $10bn last year. T / F
2. Apple sold more phones but made less money. T / F
3. The iPhone X is their most popular phone. T / F
4. Two new iPhones were released last year. T / F
5. 1.3 billion people in the world have iPhones. T / F
Unscramble the sentence!
1. iPhone / new / expensive / This / of / is / the / because / X / and
2. most / phone / popular / their / is / X / iPhone / The
3. is / iPhone / the / X / popular / incredibly / Only / though
4. iPhone / world / is / the / popular / in / the / The / phone / most
5. before / other / than / less / The / sold / have / iPhones
Listening and Vocabulary
Listen to the article and fill in the words OR practice vocabulary and fill in the words.
Apple said they made $20bn last ____________. This is because of the new and ____________iPhone X. Apple sold less iPhones than before but they made more money. The iPhone X is their most ____________ phone.
Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in 3 months. Three new iPhones were ___________ last year. Only the iPhone X is _____________ popular though. The other iPhones have sold less than before.
The iPhone is the most popular phone in the world. There are 1.3 ___________ people with iPhones.
Take turns speaking with a partner or try to answer on your own:
|1. Did you find this article interesting? Why or why not?|
|2. Did you learn anything new from this article? If so, what?|
|3. What do you know about Apple?|
|4. What kind of phone do you have?|
|5. Are iPhones popular in your country?|
|6. How often do you change your phone?|
|7. What do you use your phone for the most?|
|8. What is your favourite phone maker? Why?|
|9. What do you think about the iPhone X costing $1,000?|
|10. What do you think phones will be like in 10 years?|
|11. At what age should someone get their first phone?|
|12. Are you addicted to your smartphone?|
|13. What is the best thing about your smartphone?|
|14. How many different phones have you owned?|
|15. What has been the best phone you’ve ever owned?|
|16. Do you think a phone is necessary in today’s society?|
|17. What would life be like if you didn’t have a phone?|
|18. Would you consider changing your brand of phone?|
|19. Do you think having a phone or a computer is more important?|
|20. What would you do if you were the CEO of Apple?|