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  • Lets enjoy a science fiction movie

  • Section 1 Before You Read PAIRWORKTell your partner what you know about robots. Describe your idea of a robot. Say what it looks like and what it can do.

  • Section 2 While You ReadParagraph 1 In some science fiction movies, people in the future have their own robots. These robots are just like humans. They help with the housework, and do the most unpleasant jobs.

    Questions:1.Are robots like humans?2.What can they do?

  • These robots are just like humans.

  • Robots help with the housework .

  • Some scientists believe that there will be such robots in the future. However, they agree it may take hundreds of years. Scientists are now trying to make robots look like people, and do the same things as us. Japanese companies have already made robots walk and dance. This kind of robot will also be fun to watch.

    Questions:1.What are scientists now trying to do?2.How long does it take to make such robots?Paragraph 2

  • Which companies have already made robots walk and dance ?

  • But robot scientist James White disagrees.He thinks that it will be difficult for a robot to do the same things as a person. For example, its easy for a child to wake up and know where they are. Mr White thinks that robots wont be able to do this. But other scientists disagree. They think that robots will be able to talk to people in 25 to 50 years.

    Question:Do all the scientists agree that robots will do all the same things as a person?Paragraph 3

  • Robot scientists are not just trying to make robots look like people. For example, there are already robots working in factories. These robots look more like huge arms. They do simple jobs over and over again. People would not like to do such jobs and would get bored. But robots will never get bored.

    Questions:1.Are scientists only trying to make robots look like people?2.Will robots get bored when they do simple jobs?Paragraph 4

  • There are already robots working in factories.They look more like huge arms.They do simple jobs over and over again.They will never get bored.

  • In the future , there will be more robots everywhere, and humans will have less work to do. New robots will have many different shapes .Some will look like humans, and others might look like snakes. After an earthquake, a snake robot could help look for people under buildings. That may not seem possible now, but computers, space rockets and even electric toothbrushes seemed impossible a hundred years ago. We never know what will happen in the future!

    Paragraph 5Questions:What will happen to the robots?

  • New robots will have many different shapes .

  • Robots will do the most dangerous jobs.help the policeman check the unknown bagshelp look for people under buildings after an earthquake

  • Section 2 While you readQUESTION GAMES

  • Section 3 After You Read

    2. Do you think robots will take the place of() humans in the future?Lets discuss:1.Do you think you will have your own robots? Why or why not?I think I will .I dont think I will

  • Homework Write a short article to tell whether()you will have a robot or not.Please give your reason.Dont forget to describe his/her look.