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Block 4 Unit 12 Future Technologies

Action Plan
Action Plan

5
min.

In this unit, you will learn:
In this unit, you will...
Computers

Petroleum

Satellites

6
min.

Electric tower

Electric car

Airbus
Lesson A Robot World

3
min.
Vocabulary
consciouness
translate

Robots

Complete the definitions with words from the
box. Then listen and check your an...
Speaking
Cook
meals

Iron
clothes

Think of four more ideas of how a
robot could help in your life. Then
rank your ideas.
...
Pre-reading

5
min.

a) Look at the title of the article on page 137. Predict what the article will be
about.

Where’s my ...
1. Why has it taken so long for people to
make advanced robots? Because the

Comprehension
Answer the questions.

process ...
Skills Work Working with phrases

8
min.

Phrases such as by the way, for example, of course, and in spite of are called
“...
b) Match the underlined phrases with an alternative meaning.
12
1. Making robots is by no means easy. E. Not at all.
min.
...
8
min.

Language Work
Everyday expressions

Phrases meaning
in addition and also
I like pizza as well as tacos.
I like piz...
Complete the sentences with the correct everyday expression.
1.I’m happy to do any housework. Anything but clean the floor...
Writing

6
min.

Complete the paragraph with the correct everyday expressions.
Robots in the home
(1) Time and again we he...
Lesson B Future Technology

3
min.
Vocabulary

Technology

Complete the definitions with words from the box. Then listen and check
your answers.
gadget
gravi...
Listening

5
min.

a. Discuss which of these technologies you would like to see in the
future. Technologies that:
a. allow...
Pre-reading
a. Look at the title of the article on page 141. Predict what the
article will be about.

5
min.

Tomorrow’s W...
Comprehension
Write the name of the person who
is most likely to say the following.

1. I’m a low-tech kind of person. Mar...
Skills Work

Identifying levels of certainty

Some text contain the writer’s thoughts about the likelihood
something will ...
b. Write the level of certainty that the sentences express.
State your reasons.
1. Strong possibility
2. Possible/uncertai...
Language Work

Each, every, and all to talk about groups

Each, every, and all are used before nouns and are similar in me...
12
min.

Writing
Complete the paragraph using each, every or all.

Our school doesn’t have much technology. We have about ...
Real-life Reading
2

Match the signs with the statements.
3

5
4

1

6
LITTER ONLY
No Household Waste

a.It’s too dangerou...
My Learning Experience

Look at the list of language objectives in the unit. Draw ,  or .

Language
I can read intervie...
Word Builder

Word roots: pos-, par-, and port-

Study how these word roots are used to make words. Then complete the sent...
Spanish

10
min.

English

así como

as well as

base de datos

database

cada cuando

every so often

My Dictionary

comp...
Fuentes
Bibliográficas:
Chapman, J. (2009). Sequences, Teacher’s Resource Book 5. México: Heinle
Cengage Learning.
Waring,...
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Unit 12 Future Technologies

  1. 1. Block 4 Unit 12 Future Technologies Action Plan Action Plan 5 min. In this unit, you will learn: In this unit, you will learn: • • • • • • • • To read interviews, signs for information To read interviews, signs for information To identify levels of certainty within a text. To identify levels of certainty within a text. To infer the meaning of multi-word phrases. To infer the meaning of multi-word phrases. To learn to understand and use each, every To learn to understand and use each, every and all. and all. • To learn to understand and use words for • To learn to understand and use words for robots and technology. robots and technology.
  2. 2. Computers Petroleum Satellites 6 min. Electric tower Electric car Airbus
  3. 3. Lesson A Robot World 3 min.
  4. 4. Vocabulary consciouness translate Robots Complete the definitions with words from the box. Then listen and check your answers. humanoid dexterity remote-controlled multi-tasking 8 min. artificial intelligence autonomous 1. Artificial intelligence is an intelligence and thinking system that a machine has. 2. If something is autonomous, it means it can operate by itself. 3. If something is humanoid, it looks like a person. 4. When you change one language into another language, you translate it. 1. Your consciousness is your mind and your thoughts. 2. Dexterity refers to how skillfully you can move your hands. 3. Multi-tasking means being able to do many thing at one time. 4. If something is remote-controlled, you can operate it with a radio control.
  5. 5. Speaking Cook meals Iron clothes Think of four more ideas of how a robot could help in your life. Then rank your ideas. Answer the phone Translate languages 5 min.
  6. 6. Pre-reading 5 min. a) Look at the title of the article on page 137. Predict what the article will be about. Where’s my robot? b) Quickly read the article on the next page. Then answer the questions. Skim 1. What is the article about? The difficulty of making robots. 2. What kind of article is this? Magazine interview. Scan 3. Who is being interviewed? Dr. Strauss. 4. What kinds of problems do robot makers face? Making them see, think, walk and so on. 5. How long is it likely to take to build intelligent robots? A decade or two.
  7. 7. 1. Why has it taken so long for people to make advanced robots? Because the Comprehension Answer the questions. process is so difficult. 2. What’s the most difficult problem when making a robot? Trying to make it think. 3. Why is it hard for robots to “see”? Because each object has different shapes and sizes. 4. Does Dr. Strauss believe it’s good to make robots humanoid? Why? No, he doesn’t, because robots should not replace humans. 5 min.
  8. 8. Skills Work Working with phrases 8 min. Phrases such as by the way, for example, of course, and in spite of are called “multi-word phrases” and have a single meaning different from their individual words. Good readers can identify multi-word units and are not confused by them. Study the examples. When I was a child everyone believed by now we’d all have robots and flying cars. But of course that didn’t happen. If robots are to be human-like then in the end they would have walk like us in addition to being able to speak and think. a) Read the paragraph. Underline six multi-word phrases. At present in the world, there are about ten very advanced robots that can multitask, but it is by no means easy to build these robots. Given that it is difficult, it will be expensive to build them. But every so often there are breakthroughs in robotic science, and it may take a decade or two at most before we have robots in the home. By far the most difficult thing is to make the robots think and move like humans.
  9. 9. b) Match the underlined phrases with an alternative meaning. 12 1. Making robots is by no means easy. E. Not at all. min. 2. At present we have to build data into these robots. D. Nowadays. 3. Robots such as domestic and service robots may be used at home. H. For example. 4. It may take at most a decade or two to make the robots. F. Maximum. 5. They can perform actions such as cooking and washing up as well. B. Also. 6. Thinking is by far the most difficult task to teach robots. A. Definitely. 7. Every so often there are breakthroughs in robotic science. C. Sometimes. 8. Given that making robots is not easy, it’ll take some time. G. Because.
  10. 10. 8 min. Language Work Everyday expressions Phrases meaning in addition and also I like pizza as well as tacos. I like pizza, spaghetti, burgers and so on. Phrases meaning usually For the most part, I enjoy my classes. In the main, my classes are interesting. Phrases meaning not including Phrases meaning repeatedly and temporarily. What do you want? Anything but coffee, please. So tea well be fine. Apart from the reading, I did my homework. I told you time and again not to do that. For the time being, let’s wait here for her. We’re not in a hurry.
  11. 11. Complete the sentences with the correct everyday expression. 1.I’m happy to do any housework. Anything but clean the floor, that is. 2.This town is considered to be safe and for the most part it is. 3.I don’t know why, but I keep making the same mistakes time and again. 4.It’s going to rain. Take your coat as well as an umbrella. 5. I’m looking for a good job, but for the time being I’m working in my dad’s store. 6. Our team plays every week and in the main we win our games.
  12. 12. Writing 6 min. Complete the paragraph with the correct everyday expressions. Robots in the home (1) Time and again we hear that robots may soon be coming to our homes, but (2) for the most part people don’t understand what that might mean. They think it would give them more free time as the robot does the housework as (3) well as the cooking (4) and so on. However, it’s likely that the first robots will be (5) anything but cheap. Skill builder Remembering Multi-word Phrases Try to record multi-word phrases in groups. For example, you can put these phrases about time together, for the time being, time and again, on time, time by time. Copy down the sentence and then make your own sentence using it so you can remember them. Look at this example. From the text book: It may take a decade or two at most to make advanced robots. My example: It takes about ten minutes at most to get to my home from here.
  13. 13. Lesson B Future Technology 3 min.
  14. 14. Vocabulary Technology Complete the definitions with words from the box. Then listen and check your answers. gadget gravity rocket database interactive white board bandwidth 8 min. device speech recognition 1. Gravity is the force that makes things drop to the ground. 2. A device is a small mechanical machine. 3. A rocket is another name for a space vehicle. 4. Speech recognition envolves the ability of machines to understand human lenguages. 5. A database is a collection of information on a computer that we can search. 6. Bandwidth is the amount of data that can go down a cable to and from the Internet. 7. An interactive white board is a touch-control interactive classroom technology. 8. A gadget is a small machine that does something useful.
  15. 15. Listening 5 min. a. Discuss which of these technologies you would like to see in the future. Technologies that: a. allow us to live longer e. get rid of diseases b. help underdeveloped countries f. allow us all to travel in space c. make enough food for everyone g. improve our bodies d. create a database of all knowledge h. stop or slow down global warming b. Listen to the speakers. Write the things they choose from a. Megan Trent: h, b, c, d Dr. Manuel Cortez: a, e, g, h
  16. 16. Pre-reading a. Look at the title of the article on page 141. Predict what the article will be about. 5 min. Tomorrow’s World b. Quickly read the article on the page 141. Then answer the questions. Skim 1. What is the article about? How the technology will/should be used in the future Scan 2. Who complains about technology? Mario 3. Who is focused on the impact of technology? Mario 4. Who mentions education? Andrea 5. Who mentions space travel? Stephan
  17. 17. Comprehension Write the name of the person who is most likely to say the following. 1. I’m a low-tech kind of person. Mario 2. Getting to school is so much trouble nowadays. I wish there was an easier way. Stephan 3. Technology enables people to learn more and develop equality of opportunity. Andrea 4. Teaching should be a human occupation. Andrea 5 min.
  18. 18. Skills Work Identifying levels of certainty Some text contain the writer’s thoughts about the likelihood something will happen in the future. They could be very sure it will happen or not at all sure. Study which verb forms are used in the examples to show the level of certainty. Strong possibility In the future there will certainly be more technology. Probable I think it’s going to be great! It’s quite likely to happen. Possible/uncertain It may happen in our life time. It could happen soon. a) Write how certain the writer is of the event happening. Discuss your answers. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Probable It’s likely to help cure disease and all kind of problems. Strong possibility We’ll be able to take trips to the moon. Possible/uncertain Too much technology could dominate or control us. Possible/uncertain I don’t think this could happen soon. 12 Strong possibility One of the greatest benefits will be to education. min.
  19. 19. b. Write the level of certainty that the sentences express. State your reasons. 1. Strong possibility 2. Possible/uncertain 3. Probable 4. Possible/uncertain 5. Probable Speaking I’m positive there will be a great future because of the new technologies. I’m not so sure it’s going to happen. There’s a chance it could happen. I can’t say I’m confident we’ll benefit from these technologies. It’s possible the technologies will help us. Discuss the questions. Agree on answers. 1. What are your thoughts about technology in the future? 2. What technologies are we likely to see soon, and which ones later in the future? In Mexico Which technolgies are likely to be the most important in the future for the people in Mexico? Why? 8 min.
  20. 20. Language Work Each, every, and all to talk about groups Each, every, and all are used before nouns and are similar in meaning. Study the examples. Then complete the sentences below. We use every to talk about all the things in a group. Every person in this class is smart. I’ve played every video game I own. We use each when we think of things separately. I like each person in my class. Each day this week we have a test. We use all to talk about the whole of something. Are all American homes like this one? He drank all the juice. 1.There were three cars in the garage. Each car was a different make. 2.Are all these photos yours? 3.I’ve taken my driving test three times, but each time I have failed. 4.She’s read every book in the school library. 5.The World Cup is held every four years. 6.Please eat all of your food. Some people have no food at all. 12 min.
  21. 21. 12 min. Writing Complete the paragraph using each, every or all. Our school doesn’t have much technology. We have about five computers for the 30 student in our class, so (1) each student can’t use them much. We really need a computer for (2) every/each student. (3) All our classrooms have a whiteboard, but only two of them have interactive whiteboards. However, (4) all the teachers have computers to help them lesson plans. Sometimes they let us use them too. They really care about (5) every student in our school. Building reading speed Building reading speed means being able to read a text more and more quickly. It means the reader is more confident and is focusing on meaning. Here are some tips about building your reading speed. • • • Read the same passage again several times trying to go faster each time. Read a text a little faster than normal for say three minutes and mark with a pencil where you stop. Then re-read it and try to go further than before. Do not read so fast that you do not understand what you are reading.
  22. 22. Real-life Reading 2 Match the signs with the statements. 3 5 4 1 6 LITTER ONLY No Household Waste a.It’s too dangerous to dive in the water from here. 7 b.Not everyone can use the restrooms here. 1 c.This is the wrong way. Go this way. 3 d.Only people who are allowed in here can enter. 8 e.This animal is dangerous. Stay away. 5 f.You can find the exit in this direction. 4 g.Put your trash here. 6 h.You are not allowed in without a ticket. 9 i.Be careful of your things. Do not leave them here. 2 7 8 9
  23. 23. My Learning Experience Look at the list of language objectives in the unit. Draw ,  or . Language I can read interviews and signs for information. I can identify levels of certainty within a text. I can infer the meaning of multi-word phrases. I can understand and use each, every, and all. I can understand and use words related to technology. Closing Task Look at the pictures on pages 134 and 135. Discuss how important the things are for mankind. Decide which we can live without, and which we need. Agree?
  24. 24. Word Builder Word roots: pos-, par-, and port- Study how these word roots are used to make words. Then complete the sentences below with the correct word. pos (put, place, stand) composition - a piece of writing propose - put forward, suggest oppose - be against 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. par (equal) compare - look for similarities and differences parallel – two things at the same time disparity – two things are not equal 15 min. port (carry, move) airport – place to carry people by plane export – move things to another country passport – document for traveling Have you got your passport? The plane leaves in two hours. I’m sorry, but I oppose the plan to build a factory near our home. It’s not fair there is such a disparity in pay between men and women. You can go this way or that, it doesn’t matter because the roads are parallel. I’m sorry I can’t help, I have to write a composition for my English class. I’ve no idea which to choose. What do you propose? Before buying something, it’s a good idea to compare prices from many stores.
  25. 25. Spanish 10 min. English así como as well as base de datos database cada cuando every so often My Dictionary comparar compare conciencia consciousness Write the words in English. Look for them in the unit. coordinar coordinate cura cure de ninguna manera by no means de nuevo time and again en principio in the main gravedad gravity hacer varias cosas a la vez multi-tasking inteligencia artificial artificial intelligence juguete electrónico gadget manipular manipulate por el momento for the time being problema hassle proponer propose substituto substitute visión vision
  26. 26. Fuentes Bibliográficas: Chapman, J. (2009). Sequences, Teacher’s Resource Book 5. México: Heinle Cengage Learning. Waring, R., Woodall, P. y Thomlinson, J. (2009). Sequences, Student Book 5. México: Heinle Cengage Learning. Electrónicas: http://images.google.es/images?gbv=2&hl=es&sa=3&q=future+tecnology http://jupiterimages.com Elaborado por: Ing. Sonia Margarita Osuna Rodríguez

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