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Read the text again and put the sentences and phrases (a-g) below in the correct places (1-7)



a in factories, laboratories, or warehouses
b In this play machines behave like people
c like an arm
d can ‘see’ the environment and
e like handling nuclear or radioactive materials
f The reality is less exciting.
g understand the messages from the sensors and

* (“Engineering” Workshop by Lindsey White, OUP; Unit 17, pg.19, ex.5)

6. Find in the text the English equivalents to the following expressions (don’t forget about phrases from ex.5):

- …мы можем поблагодарить…

- …мир литературы …

- …ведут себя как люди …

- …принимают участие в фильмах…

- …опасные машины…

- …роботы, используемые на производстве …

- …разработаны с целью…

- …оградить от…

- …однообразная работа…

- …обычный робот…

- …сделан из…

- …механическое устройство…

- …реагировать на…

- …сообщать информацию…

- … давать инструкции…

7. Read the text again and find the words in the text that mean:

1. always done in the same way
2. respond to a change
3. a piece of equipment designed to do a particular job
4. part of a machine that can sense heat, light, etc.
5. very-very small
6. type of robots used in manufactures
7. everything around us
8. a command to do something or explanation of how to do something.

* (№ 1-4 are taken from “Engineering” Workshop by Lindsey White, OUP; Unit 17, pg.19, ex.7)

8. What is the connection between human senses (feelings, emotions) and robots? What can (or can’t) people and robots do? Use: see, hear, smell, taste, touch, think, feel, cry, smile, etc. and information from the text. Make up sentences. Use the example below:




Example: People can see. Robots can see.

People can ….

Robots can’t … .

9. Answer the following questions to the text:

1) What country was the first to introduce the word ‘robot’?

2) How old is this word?

3) What is the main difference between a robot and a person?

4) What is the main purpose of a robot?

5) What is a simple robot made of?

6) What is the aim of each element of a simple robot?

7) What helps a robot ‘feel’ the environment?

8) Who or what instructs the device?

For questions 9–11 you may use the expressions below or your own examples:

show emotions, see, help people work in dangerous situations, get information from the outside, save people’s lives, get instructions, react to the environment, hear, design computer systems to operate robots, smell, think like people, give instructions, understand the messages from the sensors, etc.

9) What can (can not) people and robots do?

10) What can (can not) robots do?

11) What can (can not) people do?

12)What are the advantages of a robot?

13)What are the disadvantages of a robot?

14)What can power a robot?

10. Match the following words:

information(x2) people robot (x2) work used jobs in films program the message material device machines like people sensors
was   mechanical
star   give
dangerous   computer
industrial   behave
save   radioactive
dangerous   get
routine   understand
simple   message from

11. Find the 5 senses in the box below. The words may be written horizontally, vertically, diagonally:

  a b c d e f g h i j
A N G I L K X O P S
S S M E L L M A F M
N S R K R U K G G E
P O D Y L J N Z X L
N D A S L I D I S D
C S M T R F J K T O
A I O A T U O C H Z
N G E S W E Q F J E
R H A T O U C H Q H
H T B E A W S L M I




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