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DRIVEN BY CARS It’s 2050 and one American passion has withstood the test of time: we like to drive. You decide to hit the road. First, you unplug your car from your house. That’s right – your car’s fuel cells (those hydrogen-powered devices) turn out enough electricity for your home and your car. You settle into the driver’s seat and grasp the joystick (steering wheels and pedals are history). All movements of he car – accelerating, turning, braking – are conrolled by a joystick familiar to anyone brought up on computer games. You drive in traffic with absolute confidence. Your car is programmed with radar to sense a crash before it happens and activate the brackers. An alarm sounds. The sensor in the instrument panel checked the pupils of your eyes and decided you are getting sleepy. You pull over into “sleep lane”. You lay a course on your satellite-guided navigation system, switch the autopilot on and climb into the back seat for a sleep. The car, reading computer chips in the road, takes over the driving. This is not science fiction. Automakers are spending billions researching all this futuristic features. General Motors has tried out an “intelligent highway” in California that allows cars to drive on autopilot. Daimler Chrysler fits prototype cars with joysticks and many drivers operate them better than steering wheels. Every carmaker is rushing to replace the internal combustion engine with fuel cells. Satellite navigation systems are already on the road. Soon your car will be driving you.
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Randolph Kenny (1) started flying at 70. After he retired, he bought a ranch and (2) found and old Cessna ina field. A mechanic helped him fit it up. Then a friend who had been a pilot in the U.S. Air Force came to stay and and (3) tested the plane. It was fine. Randolph went up with him and (4) took charge of the controls several times. In the following week he learned how to (5) leave the ground and land. He (6) proved to be a natural at flying. After his friend left, he (7) continued practicing daily. Then he had a mild heart attack and did no fly for a time. But once he had recovered from the problem, he was back in the air. One day he decided to fly to his pilot friend’s ranch 200 miles away. He (9) left early one morning, but he got lost in the clouds and his chest began to hurt. He (10) tolerated the pain, found his way out of the clouds and managed to (11) reach his own ranch again. He (12) stopped flying that day. Come across keep on get over get to Give up set out Take off take over take up turn out Try out put up with