Advanced English vocabulary – Listening practice

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Samsung unveils new smartwatch

Samsung has entered the newly-emerging smartwatch ______ by unveiling its multi-function timepiece, the Galaxy Gear. It is a digital watch with a _____.

Wearers can make telephone calls, receive emails and take _______. It can also run dozens of Android apps on its 1.6-inch _____. Users navigate through different screens and ______ using swipes.

What’s more, it comes in a range of _______ colors that add a sci-fi feel to its stainless steel ______. The device will be on sale from September 25th and it comes with a $299 ____ tag.

Samsung beat its main competitor Apple to the market. Industry insiders expect Apple to reveal details of its smartwatch _____ a week or two. Analysts have had mixed _______ to the Galaxy Gear.

Jack Gold of J. Gold Associates suggests the product is _______. He said Samsung would need to price it at under $100 to get mass-market_______. He added: “At $300, that’s probably as much as most people will pay for a phone _____.”

Independent analyst Jeff Kagan said the Gear “is another step into the _____” and that Samsung continues to “push the innovation envelope.” He ______ it would be as popular as Samsung’s smartphones and tablets. A Samsung ________ said:

“We have created something incredible. You don’t need to get your phone out ______. Gear takes the entirety of your digital _____ and places it right where you can see.”

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