1st Task

1. Critical Cartoons

A. Warm Up

Work with a partner or in small groups. Discuss the questions below.

1.How many electronic devices have you used in the past 24 hours? List them.

Answer : We used at least 9 electronic devices, they are:

                1) Smartphone

                2) Television

                3) Laptop

               4) Rice cooker

               5) Fan

               6) Lamp

               7) Dispenser

               8) Air conditioner

               9) Projector

2. What activities do robots do today? What other things would you like them to do?

Answer : For today, robots can washing clothes, cleaning house, with vacuum cleaner, help us printing our assignment. It would be great if robots could accompany us shopping and help us to carry our items.

3. Are there certain things we should always do for ourselves? What? Why?

Answer : I think we should clean our home for ourselves, because if not do it by ourselves, we will be lazy people, and always need robot’s help in any work.

2. Core Vocabulary

A. Scanning and skimming

1.Find and underline the keywords in the text. The first one is done for you. Try to guess their meanings.

•Keywords : adopt
•In Line : 4
•Meanings : to legally take another persons child into your own family and take care of him or her as your own child

•Keyword : aid
•In Line : 3
•Meanings : help, support

•Keyword : career
•In Line : 11
•Meanings : work, job, profession

•Keyword : code
•In Line : 16
•Meanings : computer program, password

•Keyword : doubt
•In Line : 15
•Meanings : hesitant, be wary, uncertain, anxious

•Keyword : effort
•In Line : 7
•Meanings : exertion, attempt

•Keyword : force
•In Line : 6
•Meanings : power, energy

•Keyword : oppose
•In Line : 5
•Meanings : defied orders, be against, disagree with

•Keyword : potential
•In Line : 9, 14
•Meanings : prospect

•Keyword : serve
•In Line : 2, 8
•Meanings : dish out, present, cater

2. Read the statements below. Which best summarizes the text? Circle A, B, or C.
Answer : B. In future, robots will help us in the home and might also be considered family members.


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