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Steve Jobs - Cloze

First, do these activities: vocabulary. Listen to the recording if necessary: MP3 (slow), MP3 (fast). Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Click the this button again for another letter. You can also click on "[?]" for a different hint. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! Finally, do the quiz.

Primero, haz la actividad de vocabulario. Escucha la grabación si es necesario. Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Para obtener ayuda también puedes clickear en el botón "[?]" y te dará una pista. Perderás puntos con las pistas.



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Steve Jobs
Extracts from Wikipedia.
Steven Paul Jobs, who was born on February 24, 1955 and died on October 5, 2011, was an American inventor and . He was co-, , and (CEO) of Apple . Jobs was co-founder and previously served as chief executive of Pixar Animation Studios; he became a member of the of the Walt Disney Company in 2006, following the of Pixar by Disney.
In the late 1970s, Steve Jobs, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Mike Markkula and others, designed, developed, and marketed one of the first commercially successful lines of personal computers, the Apple II series. In the early 1980s, Jobs was among the first to see the commercial potential of Xerox PARC's mouse-driven graphical user interface (GUI), which led to the creation of the Apple Lisa and, one year later, the Macintosh. After losing a power with the Board of Directors in 1985, Jobs left Apple and founded NeXT, a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets.
In 1986, he the computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd, which was off as Pixar Animation Studios. He was credited in Toy Story (1995) as an executive producer. He remained CEO and majority at 50.1 percent until its acquisition by The Walt Disney Company in 2006, making Jobs Disney's largest individual shareholder at seven percent and a member of Disney's Board of Directors. Apple's 1996 of NeXT brought Jobs back to the company he co-founded, and he served as its CEO from 1997, then becoming permanent CEO from 2000 , the of the iPod, iPhone and iPad. From 2004, he fought a long battle with cancer, eventually leading to his as CEO in August 2011, during his third medical . After his resignation, Jobs was elected chairman of Apple's Board of Directors.
On October 5, 2011, around 3:00 pm, Jobs died at his home in Palo Alto, California, aged 56, six weeks after resigning as CEO of Apple. A copy of his certificate, which was made public on October 10, indicated respiratory arrest as the immediate cause of death, with "metastatic pancreas neuroendocrine tumor" (a type of pancreatic cancer) as the cause. His occupation was listed as "entrepreneur" in the "high tech" business. He was widely described as a visionary, pioneer and genius.