Texting Test Questions: November 2011

 

What is the definition of FUCHO?

Fatigue, Uncontrolled Desires, Change in Behaviour, Hyperactivity, Obsessive Thoughts

 

What is the significance of the number 160?

 

160 Characters per average text message

 

What is the definition of texting?

 

Sending of short messages over a mobile device.

 

What is the meaning of SMS?

 

Short Message Service

 

How is texting used with POLITICS?

 

Used to inform voters.

 

How is texting used with BOOKING?

 

Able to book airplane tickets, etc.

 

How is texting used with AMBER ALERTS?

 

Informs people of a disappearance.

 

How is texting used with VOTING?

 

Used on television shows: American Idol, etc.

 

How is texting used with NEWS?

 

Getting news updates.

 

How is texting used with SMART MOBS?

 

Used to coordinate a large meeting.

 

Name three examples of SMS Lingo.

 

 

Based on your experience writing and translating SMS, please explain how useful you think it is.

 

 

Do you think that SMS is ‘destroying’ the English language?

 

 

What is the criticism of the potential impact of SMS upon teenagers?

 

 

Please write down 5 points you heard from other students about ANY OF THE THREE TOPICS we studied:

 

 

Longer Questions: Choose only ONE.

1. “Texting is an extremely useful tool for our society.”

2. “Students should be prevented from texting.”

 

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