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What devices do you use to go online?

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lancer 7 December, 2019 - 22:19

Of course i use my smartphone to go online.

Here is a writing about people's preferred devices for going online.

People were asked about their preffered devices for accessing the internet.
This pie chart show the information how people prefer to access the internet with their devices.
The devices are shown in red, blue, green and purple.
People prefer to use smartphones and laptops to go online, with a difference of 3 percent between the two.
Nearly a third use smartphone to access the internet and thirty pecent of people prefer using laptops.
Tablet accounts for 19 percent of users' preferred devices and 14 percent of people go online using desktop computers.
so the desktop computers is the last in terms of four devices.
Small minority use other devices.

In conclusion, it is clear that majority of people use smartphones and laptops.
We can expect to see more people accessing the internet with smartphones as they preferred choice.

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Thu 14 July, 2019 - 07:27

When I wanna go online, I need to ask mom to open tablet. Because she locks the password until I've done the homework she makes for me. My life is that, does anyone has a mom like me?

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parsasoroori 16 January, 2019 - 16:31

In terms of the survey, I believe people really need a new gadget which can be used as cellphone and laptop. People are more comfortable with laptops but cellphones are easier to carry and more accessible. Maybe in 2020

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MariaLean 17 February, 2018 - 17:33

Smartphone received a higher percentage because of its accessibility, wide and easy use. Almost all people now have their own phones.

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zilale 11 July, 2017 - 04:51

Actually,I have two questions First one : In the exercises 2 there is a sentence "the devices are shown in red, green ,purple and blue" Is "are shown"a tense?
and second one is: " A desktop computer accounts for %14 of users' preferred devices" There is " a "for beginning so why add "s" for "account"world?

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Jonathan - Coor... 11 July, 2017 - 14:23

Hi zilale,

Yes, ‘are shown’ is a tense. It’s the present tense – in the passive form (am/is/are + past participle). You can learn more about passive forms in our Grammar Snack.

For your other question, ‘accounts’ has an ‘s’ at the end because it’s not a noun here, it’s a verb (to account for something = to explain something or be the reason for something). And, it’s in the ‘it’ form (it = a desktop computer) so it needs to have an ‘s’ in the present tense.

Does that make sense? :)

Jonathan (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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BRPACEBOGEORGY 16 April, 2017 - 01:05

I usually use my phone to connect to the internet, but I also use my tablet as it is larger than my phone.

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someone003 24 June, 2016 - 19:57

hallo everyone!!! I usually use my android to go online.
I also have one question how can I score points in this site..

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kleine_goga 8 June, 2016 - 11:23

I used to destop Computer until the last year, now I prefer a laptop or smartphone.

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MariaLean 17 February, 2018 - 17:35

me too! laptop is easier and more convenient to use. smartphone's ok but when I do research, laptop is more reliable.

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