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Read the text and give each paragraph (A, B, C) the correct heading.


Application Structure Historical facts


Answer the following question:

1. Which title is the best to the whole text? Why?

a. Imaginary robots in film and fiction.

b. Robots: fantasy and reality.


Read the text again and say whether these statements are True(v) or False(x).

1. The word “robot” was first used in the drama written by Asimov.

2. Robots are also used as characters in films.

3. Robots can replace people in dangerous jobs.

4. Robots have personalities and they think like people.

5. A simple robot is made only of a mechanical device.

6. Robots are ideal in performing routine and boring work.


Match the words (A) with their corresponding definitions (B).


1. device a. attractive, clever

2. to react b. a machine that can do human tasks automatically

3. cute c. to make a plan of smth., to create

4. robot d. likely to lead to physical harm and danger

5. to design e. a piece of equipment

6. dangerous f. to behave differently as a result of smth.


Complete the sentences with the suitable words from the text.

1. _______ is the science that is concerned with creating, designing and developing robots.

2. Robots can react to its _______ with the help of sensors.

3. If robots have _______ they can replace people in future.

4. A special computer program gives the device ______ what to do.

5. ______ means to behave in a different way under certain circumstances.

6. Of course, most robots are safe but they can be ______ machines like Terminator.


Replace the underlined words with the words used in the text.

1. In factories robots save people from boring work.

2. In reality robots can’t have a character of a human being..

3. This type of robot was created by the scientists and engineers of our factory.

4. These devices help robots to see the environment.

5. They gave us directions how to use that machine.


4.3.10. Complete the sentences with the verb from the box. Sometimes you need a verb (Present, Past, Future Simple) and sometimes you need –ing form (working/going etc.)

  wait/waiting react/reacting design/designing move/moving work/working give/giving  


1.The group of scientists … a new type of robot once a year.

2.The designers are … in the laboratory at the present moment.

3.Look over there! That robot is … like human beings.

4.If there are any changes in the environment the device will … to them.

5.My colleagues were … for me when I arrived.

6.Our teacher … us instructions before each experiment.


4.3.11. Put the verb in brackets into the right form, the Infinitive or –ing form.


1. Have you finished … (conduct) this research?

2. I suggest … (do) the experiment in our well-equipped laboratory.

3. They don’t mind … (design) a new machine.

4. That robot stopped … (react) to any changes. It was broken.

5. Somebody forgot … (switch) off that machine.

6. The designers promise … (finish) this project in time.



Writing and Speaking

In pairs, design a robot to do a dangerous or boring job. Describe its structure and functions.

For example

Structure(description) Work to do
A mechanical arm Pack boxes, load goods etc.


Think about the examples of robots used in films and real life. Tell the class about them.

Which one is the most interesting or technologically advanced?

Text B.

Date: 2016-01-03; view: 1453

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