Making Arrangements - Test 12
Use this paragraph for question 1-5
Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father was an expert in phonetics, the study of the sounds of languages. As a boy, Bell became interested in sounds and speech.
In 1870 the Bells decided to emigrate to America. They lived in Boston, where Alexander taught in a school for the deaf. There he began experimenting with a machine to help the deaf hear. While experimenting with this machine, Bell had an idea. Why not use electricity to send the human voice from one place to another? Bell began work on a new invention.
Use this paragraph for question 6-10
You may use the telephone every day but how much do you know about it? The telephone was invented by Alexander Bell in 1876. Bell was born in Scotland in 1847. But later he went to live in the USA.
Bell was always interested in sound. He wanted to be able to send sound through a wire. He had a workshop in his house in America and did many experiences there.
One day, he was doing an experiment in his workshop. He was careless and spilt some burning liquid onto his clothes. Talking into his telephone, Bell said, Mr. Watson, I want you to come over here immediately please. His assistant was in another room far away from the workshop. However, he heard Bell clearly on his own telephone. Quickly, he ran to Bells workshop. Mr. Bell, I heard every word you said! Watson shouted excitedly.
Bell succeeded. He invented the first telephone. Later, other inventors made better ones.