What’s the main idea?
•It’s like a contact lens but tiny lasers
project a picture onto your retina.
The picture will be included in your
•Electronic circuits will be printed on
your skin. When combined with
active contact lenses, you can touch
your skin to access the internet or
call a friend and see them in the lens.
•It looks like jewellery but will
connect and dial someone when
you say a word because of voice
•Solar panels covering 10% of the
Sahara desert could supply energy
to the rest of Africa and the world
using superconducting cables.
•Self-driving cars would run on
electriﬁed rails all over the country.
You’ll tell the car where to go and
relax while it gets on the rails, then
off the rails and drives you to your
•Probes would collect signals from
your brain, put them in a brain model,
speed up the thought processes, then
put them back into your brain -
making you super-intelligent.
•In your opinion, which invention
will beneﬁt/elevate the society?
•Why? How? Please elaborate your
•Apply - to request something by writing
•To apply for a job
•Appreciate - to feel grateful for something
•We very much appreciate the effort you
•Attribute - a quality or characteristic that
•What skills or attributes are required
for this work?
•Basis - a situation, fact, or idea
from which something can develop
•I tend to respond to things on a
•Candidate - one of people taking
part in an election or trying to get a
•It’s difﬁcult to choose a candidate
in this upcoming election.
•Circumstances - facts or events that
makes a situation the way it is
•I usually react to circumstances
•Contact - to communicate with someone
•We’ll contact you if a suitable vacancy
arises in the future.
•Contribution - something that you do to
help produce or to develop something, to
make it successful
•Gratitude - the feeling or quality of
•We would like to express our
gratitude for the effort you made.
•Internship - time spent to do a job
to be qualiﬁed to do it
•New graduates should have some
•Note - things you write down to remember
•I have made a note of your telephone
•Reference - a letter written to tell whether
you are qualiﬁed for a job
•CVs usually include an objective,
experiences, and references.
•Spontaneously - sudden, and not planned
•We need to adapt to situations and
respond to things spontaneously.
Same or Different?
•In 2020 means exactly in that year;
by 2020 means no later than 2020.
•Same- in ﬁve years (’ time)
•In a few years mean after a few years;
within a few years means sometime
during the next few years.
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