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62,000 phones left in London cabs
But survey finds only half of lost mobile phones claimed

LONDON, AUG. 31 - Lost your mobile phone, handheld computer, daughter? Chances are you left them in the back of a London cab. An estimated 62,000 mobile phones or nearly three for each taxi in Britain's capital, were left behind in London cabs during the first six months of this years, a recent survey found.

The survey by Taxi Newspapers and British security software company Pointsec Mobile said cabbies also discovered 2,900 laptops and 1,300 handheld computers in their backs seats.

But only half of the lost phones were claimed, with many owners betting their operating service would replace the lost phone with a new and better telephonic gadget.

Many mobile phone operating companies would rather give out new handsets than see their clients defect to rival services, which often try to lure customers by offering the latest mobile phones free for switching services.

The survey comes shortly after media reports that a bodyguard for Britain's Prince William lost his personal organizer, allegedly carrying some royal numbers, in a taxi.

A little girl was among a strange list of other items cabbies said they had found, including a goldfish in a water-filled bag, a suitcase full of diamonds and 2,000 pounds ($ 2,900) in cash. MSNBC / Reuters, August 21, 2001 - www.mnsbc.com

Vocabulary:
* cabs: táxis
* survey: empresas
* mobile phones: celulares
* to claim: reclamar
* handheld computer: computador portátil
* daughter: filha
* chances are: existem possibilidades
* back: parte de trás
* nearly: quase, aproximadamente
* each: cada
* to leave behind: esquecer
* cabbies: taxistas
* back seats: assentos traseiros
* owners: proprietários
* to bet: apostar
* to replace: substituir
* better: melhor
* gadget: bugiganga
* would rather: preferir
* to give out: distribuir
* handsets: aparelhos
* to defect: mudar para
* often: freqüentemente
* to try: tentar
* to lure: atrair
* customers: clientes
* to ofter: oferecer
* the latest: o mais recente
* free: grátis
* to switch: trocar
* shortly after: pouco depois
* media: meios de comunicação
* to report: relatar
* bodyguard: guarda-costas
* allegedly: alegadamente
* to carry: transportar
* among: entre
* goldfish: peixinho
* water-filled bag: bolsa cheia d'água
* suitcase: maleta
* full: cheia, repleta
* pounds: libras
* in cash:em dinheiro

01. De acordo com o texto:
  • (A) Houve reclamações de 62,000 telefones móveis esquecidos nos táxis londrinos durante os seis primeiros meses do ano de 2001.
  • (B) Companhias de seguro, como a Pointsec Mobile, costumam fornecer novos aparelhos aos clientes que perdem seus telefones.
  • (C) Apenas metade dos objetos perdidos nos táxis londrinos durante os seis primeiros meses de 2001 foram encontrados.
  • (D) Muitas operadoras de telefonia móvel costuma fornecer novos aparelhos aos assinantes que perdem seus telefones.
  • (E) Apenas metade dos computadores portáteis perdidos nos táxis londrinos durante os seis primeiros meses de 2001 forma reclamados.
02. Assinale a alternativa que apresenta um dos itens já encontrados em táxis, segundo os taxistas de Londres:
  • (A) Um peixe de ouro.
  • (B) Uma criança.
  • (C) Diamantes no valor de duas mil libras esterlinas.
  • (D) Uma bolsa de água quente.
  • (E) Uma pasta com 2.900 libras esterlinas.
03. O pronome which em "..., which often try to lure customers by offering the latest mobile phones free for switching services.", no 4º parágrafo do texto, refere-se a:
  • (A) clients
  • (B) handsets
  • (C) rival services
  • (D) customers
  • (E) mobile phone operating companies
04. (ESPM) Analise as frases seguintes quanto ao emprego das palavras sublinhadas e assinale a alternativa correta.

I- The electorate has not cleaned all the city halls yet.
II- Many candidates ofconservative parties also won the municipal elections.
III- The press and special anticorruption courts have already acted against thieves inhigh places.
IV- Marta promised to “close de faucets of corruption” and “to dismantle the corruptionmachine”, too.
  • (A) Somente I está correta.
  • (B) Somente I e III estão corretas.
  • (C) Somente I, II e IV estão corretas.
  • (D) Somente II e IV estão corretas.
  • (E) Todas estão corretas.
05. (PUC) Papyrus was used ____________ than paper.
  • (A) early
  • (B) earlier
  • (C) more early
  • (D) earlyer
  • (E) earliest
06. (OSEC) The more I study __________ I know.
  • (A) less
  • (B) the more
  • (C) the least
  • (D) more
  • (E) the most
07. (PUC) The “Herald” is __________ newspaper in the town.
  • (A) the importantest
  • (B) the more important
  • (C) the less important
  • (D) the most important
  • (E) the importanter
08. (FMU) That table is __________ than this one.
  • (A) long
  • (B) more long
  • (C) longest
  • (D) longer
  • (E) most long
09. (MACKENZIE) This book is ______________ the last one we used.
  • (A) worst than
  • (B) more good than
  • (C) worse than
  • (D) gooder than
  • (E) best than
10. (MACKENZIE) Have you heard about the _________ news?
  • (A) latest
  • (B) lasted
  • (C) more last
  • (D) most often
  • (E) laterest



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