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高三阅读理解GOT OLD PHONES HERE’S HOW TO REUSE

时间:2017-11-14 17:48  作者:David  来源:本站整理

 GOT OLD PHONES?
HERE’S HOW TO REUSE,
RECYCLE OR SELL THEM
It’s natural to get the phone-upgrade thirst when the likes of Apple, Samsung and others keep coming out with newer models. But what do you do with a serviceable but outdated device? Here’s a guide for figuring out what you might do with last year’s model (or even older ones).
DONATE TO CHARITY
Several charities accept old phones as a donation. But these groups probably won’t physically give your old phones to people in need. Instead, they’ll often sell your phone to recyclers and keep the money which goes towards daily management. Nearly 60 percent of the phones charities collect are resold, according to a recent survey. They will pay for shipping if you are mailing three or more phones.
SELL SELL SELL
Once new models come out, older ones will flood onto eBay and other resale sites. How much money you can make off your old phone depends on the brand and how much wear and tear it’s seen.
The resale site Gazelle, for example, is offering $140 for a Verizon-ready Samsung Galaxy S7 in “good” condition. What does “good” mean? The phone has no cracks on the screen or body, powers on and makes calls, and is free of major scratches. A “perfect” phone that looks like it’s never been used will land you $ 15 more.
REUSE, REPURPOSE
Even without cellular service, your old phone will be able to get on Wi-Fi, so you can use it to post on Facebook or do pretty much anything else you want provided you are in Wi-Fi range. Keep it for yourself, give it to a broke friend, or load it up with kid-friendly apps and games and hand it down to your children. Or just keep it as a backup in case something horrible happens to your main phone.
56. Why do charities choose to sell a large proportion of their donations?
A. Their management has made such a decision.
B. They need the earnings to cover their daily expenses.
C. The donations they have received exceed what they need.
D. They can earn more profits without paying for shipping.
57. Which of the following is TRUE about old models?
A. Old models crowd onto online resale sites before new models are launched.
B. The better condition old models are in, the higher price they will fetch.
C. The old models handed down to your kids should be able to get on Wi-Fi.
D. You should always have an old model at hand in case your main phone fails.


答案 56. B  57. B 

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