3. Do you think home robots will become as popular as computers in our life?
4. Do you think robots will become more intelligent than humans in future?
5. How do you think home robot should look like?
6. What do you think a home robot should do?
7. Will robots have an independent personality?
In the Internet or in magazines find the information about new robots. Choose one of these robots and make notes of its specifications. Bring your notes to the class and explain why you like this robot.
12. We cant imagine modern society without robots. They play very important role in our life. Find examples of robots in a story, a film and in real life. Share your information with your fellowmates and after that youll decide who has found the most interesting or technologically advanced robots?
13. Imagine that you are an inventor. Try to design a robot to do a dangerous or boring job for you. Make notes (60 - 80 words) about:
- what the robot is for
- how it works
- what it is made from
- how much it costs
- why it is useful.
GRAMMAR IN USE
These tasks can help you to practise The Past Simple Tense (See Appendix 1 p. 214 218) and do the following exercises.
Change the verbs in the following sentences into the Past Simple Tense.
1. There are many types of robots in the world.
2. Robots can make and package drugs, textiles, and foods.
3. Touch sensors also help otherwise blind robots navigate.
4. They can detect vibration, impact, and even heat.
5. Robots do more and more things humans can't.
6. Ninety percent of robots work in factories.
7. Robots assemble car body panels and weld them together, finish and paint the car bodies.
15. Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Simple Tense.
Sir William Thomson, Lord Kelvin (1824 - 1907).
Born in Belfast, Thomson 1) .. (to move) to Glasgow as a child, and 2) .. (to enter) university there when he 3) .. (to be) only 11 years old. During his long career, he 4) .. (to make) many important discoveries about heat, movement, electricity and magnetism. He 5) .. (to work out) a new way of measuring temperature the Kelvin Scale and 6) .. (to become) famous for over 50 inventions. These 7) .. (to include) insulated cables and a compass for use at sea. The cables 8) .. (to be) used to send messages by newly invented telegraph.
Fill in the gaps with the proper item.
1. Jacques Cousteau .. the oceans.
a) explores b) explored c) has explored
2. He .. a bicycle, but now he drives a car.
a) is riding b) used to ride c) rides
3. I .. an interesting magazine at the moment.
a) dont read b) am reading c) read
4, Mr. Jones .. but he does now.
a) used to travel b) didnt use to travel c) travelled
5. I .. a noise, so I went to see what it was.
a) heard b) hear c) have heard
6. She .. how to use computer at present.
a) learnt b) is learning c) learns
7. The ferry boat .. every day at quarter past two.
a) leaves b) is leaving c) leave
Write these sentences into the Present Simple negative form.
1. He .. ( to travel) through the middle east last year.
2 We ... (to have) a computer when I was a child.
3. She .. (to get on) the bus in the centre of the city.