- Do you have many phone apps?
- Do you think all buildings are safe?
- lift /lift/
- advanced /ad-VANST/
- temperature /TEM-per-uh-cher/
- factory /FAK-tuh-ree/
- especially /ih-SPESH-uh-lee/
[verb] to end a rule or law
The suspension will be lifted next week.
[adjective] modern and well developed
The applicant needs advanced computer skills to be hired.
[noun] the measured amount of heat in a place or in the body
It’s important to take a person’s temperature when he or she has a fever.
[noun] a building or set of buildings where large amounts of goods are made using machines
Nina works in a shoe factory.
[adverb] for a particular reason
The Philippines is a great country to visit especially during summer.
One building in Amsterdam plans to use its advanced technology to make sure that both employees and employers are safe inside its offices. Coen van Oostrom, founder of the real-estate company that constructed the building, said that some changes will happen in the building.
Even before the virus spread, the workers in the building already have a phone app that shows the temperature and air quality of the office. To practice social distancing, offices will also change seat plans although this won’t be applicable for all employers.
Checking human temperature has been one of the most-used ways to see if someone has the virus or not. A thermal technology company tested its camera at a U.S. factory and earned mixed reviews. Some were happy to use the camera, but others were worried about their privacy.
Oostrom says, “Making offices fun places to be will be more important than ever.” However, it’s also necessary to keep the offices safe to work in especially during this pandemic.
True or False:
- A building in Amsterdam plans to use technology to keep its offices safe.
- The thermal camera tested at a U.S. factory earned positive comments.
- Oostrom said that changes in the building will be made immediately.
- Offices will not change seat plans to practice social distancing.
- Lockdowns are already being lifted in most countries.
Complete the sentences by using the words in the box.
- You don’t need _______ English skills to play this game.
- The cookies were baked _______ for Ian’s birthday.
- When will the lockdown in our city be _______?
- Check his _______ immediately. He doesn’t feel well.
- It was my brother’s dream to work on a computer _______.