1.4.1 The role of images

We can use images in several ways.

  • To motivate, to attract the attention of the user, to amuse and to persuade. These uses are particularly important in advertising and marketing.

  • To communicate information. This is often exploited in computer-based learning materials.

  • To help overcome language barriers. This approach is widely used in instruction manuals for consumer items.

  • To support interaction. Fo
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2.5 Review

The title of this unit could have been Juggling with complexity: searching for system. This title seemed to capture something essential about the unit. Juggling is a rich metaphor and will be used explicitly in Part 3. But it also carries the idea of a skill that needs to be practised and that might seem incredibly awkward to begin with. You may find this idea helpful as you review your work in Part 1. Juggling is also a skill that, once practised, becomes second nature. This too may b
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3.5.4 Fungi

Fungi (e.g. species such as Penicillium which are used for manufacture of antibiotics, and yeast) are generally unicellular non-photosynthetic organisms which can tolerate acid conditions. They are capable of degrading highly complex organic compounds. They utilise much the same food sources as bacteria but they require less nitrogen since their protein content is lower. Fungi play an important role in sewage treatment.

In polluted water, particularly near to a s
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MAYSON BEETON COLLECTION. Entrance to Hastings, East Sussex (from Old London Road, showing All Saints€™ Church). Anon. c.1790. Colour engraving published by E. Nye, Tunbridge Wells.
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Religion was one of the principal traits distinguishing the Northern from the Southern colonies. In the South the state-established Church of England tended to be dominant, but the Northern colonies were largely s
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4.9 Further particulars, application forms and dealing with paperwork

One way of offering more information than can be put into an advertisement is to send further particulars to people who respond. These could explain, for example, current and future developments within the organisation. If your organisation already has a standard application form, you will almost certainly use that. Otherwise, you could ask applicants to write a letter of application, possibly accompanied by a CV. It is also useful to ask for details of referees at this stage, but bear in min
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5.2 Studying the materials

This is the period when you will be working on your course materials in preparation for the assignment. This may include working through written or electronic texts, any other associated reading or media components, possibly attending a tutorial, accessing any other information that you need and making notes or records of it. Some courses give you a lot of direct guidance on how to work through the course materials; others present you with a range of options and routes. Some courses, particul
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4.2 Subdivisions

In this subsection we formalise the idea of a net by introducing a useful concept called a subdivision of a surface. This is a standard kind of net drawn on a surface, and is defined in terms of vertices, edges and faces. It leads to the idea of the Euler characteristic of the surface.

All surfaces obtained from polygons by identifying edges arise from a net (of sorts) consisting of a single polygonal face, together with the edges and vertices that remain aft
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Introduction

In this unit you will learn about the history of Spain and the important place of Arab and Jewish cultures in that history. We will revisit some key dates and we will see what life was like in the cities of Segovia and Córdoba where Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures coexisted for some time. In order to develop these topics, you will learn and practise the presente histórico, preterite and imperfect tenses and the use of time expressions to link various chronological events
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7.2 The public take control

There is also good evidence which suggests that the public took control over their own health by choosing not to seek medical help, or by rejecting offers of help and treatment (Figure 10).

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2.7.2 Vingt-quatre heures

The 24-hour clock is commonly used in France for timetables (for example train timetables, television programmes, opening times).

It is expressed like this: 13 h 15. The letter ‘h’ stands for heure(s). To say it you simply read the numbers as they appear: treize heures quinze. N.B. You will need to make a liaison between the first number and heure(s).

  • deux heures

  • trois heures


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1.1.8 Useful links

Here are some useful links to sites relating to ergonomics and to information about using and setting up your computer.

  • What is ergonomics? Find out at the Ergonomics Society website.

  • Health and Safety Executive home page, which is the entry to the HSE website. Within this site is a useful page that provides an alphabetical list of HSE documents including ones on Risk Assessment, Manual Handling, and Working with VDUs.

  • I
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Learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand spoken descriptions of holiday resorts

  • understand people talking about where and when they take their holidays and why

  • write an informal postcard or letter identifying the advantages and disadvantages of a holiday resort and/or describing personal holiday plans

  • make a short oral presentation about personal holiday plans

  • question other people about their plans
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