IN THE PAST
How was this man who lived before the mobile age?
He was fine.
What did he have?
He had a telephone.
What was he doing when this picture was taken?
He was speaking on his telephone.
Why did he smile while speaking on the phone?
He smiled to express his happiness.
How often did he use his phone?
He used it almost daily.
Did he like it?
He liked it very much.
Were there a lot of people like him using phones?
There were only a few people like him using phones.
Was the phone used everyday?
It was used everyday.
Was it being used when this photo was taken?
It was being used when this photo was taken.
IN THE PRESENT
How is this woman in the mobile age?
She is excited.
What does she have?
She has a mobile.
What is she doing now?
She is sending an sms.
Why does she like her mobile?
Her mobile helps her to stay connected with her friends and other people.
How often does she use it?
She uses it everyday.
Is she planning to buy another mobile?
She is not planning to buy another one now.
Has she bought this mobile recently?
She has bought this mobile recently.
How long has she been using it?
She has been using it for one week now.
Are there a lot of people like her using mobiles?
There are a lot of people like her using mobiles.
How often is the mobile used?
It is used many times in a day.
Is it being used now?
It is being used now.
Has it been used to send an email?
It has been used to send an email.
IN THE FUTURE
How will be a man in the tablet age?
He will be very busy.
What will he have?
He will have a tablet PC.
What will he be doing then?
He will be multitasking.
How will he live?
He will live in a world called Facebook.
Will there be a lot of people like him using tablets?
There will be a lot of people like him using tablets.
Will the tablet be used to watch movies?
It will be used to watch movies.
Requests using modal verbs:
Would you mind if I request you to put your mobiles in a silent mode?
Could you please help me by giving your mobile number?
Would you like to make a call on my mobile?
May I take my mobile now?
Do share your views/suggestions/doubts/feedback if any at firstname.lastname@example.org or by posting comments. I would be grateful....and take care...bye for now...v.k