It is so easy to forget in this age of mass communications how different it used to be.
This image recently posted on social media, brought some memories to the fore.
In the days of analogue communications long before the advent of cell phones, this was a public phone, found on many High Streets. Whilst phones were commonplace in shops and offices, most homes were without them.
G.C.S.E. Ordinary Level English (1960s)
Question to 'get one's teeth into' and one never to be forgotten.
Presented with an image similar to the one above and asked to give clear instructions on -
How to use the instrument
How to make a successful phone-call
What to do in the event the call failed to connect.
I have no idea how many marks were available; it was probably in the days before question papers gave such information. What I do remember is the feeling 'I can do this' and writing my explanation / instructions telling how and when to use button 'A' or button 'B'. My memory still tells me about inserting coins in old pennies.
Today, that self-same phone-box has a different usage. Now it houses a defibrillator.