- Have you worn Fitbits or smartwatches?
- Do you think wearable devices could be useful in other areas of our lives?
- device /dih-VAHYS/
- gather /GATH-er/
- procedure /pruh-SEE-jer/
- dairy /DAIR-ee/
- small-scale /SMAWL-SKEYL/
[noun] – an object or machine that has been invented for a particular purpose
The technician handed me a specialized device to measure the temperature of the room accurately.
[verb] – to collect several things, often from different places or people
We will gather all the necessary materials before starting the art project.
[noun] – a set of actions that is the official or accepted way of doing something
The teacher provided clear instructions on the procedure for submitting homework assignments.
[adjective] – used to refer to cows that are used for producing milk, rather than meat, or to foods that are made from milk, such as cream, butter, and cheese
Sarah’s family owns a dairy farm, where they milk cows and produce fresh dairy products for sale.
[adjective] – not involving a lot of people, things, or activity, or happening over a small area
The small-scale vegetable garden in the backyard provides fresh produce for the family’s meals.
In October 2021, Stellapps got $18 million in funding. They use technology to improve different parts of India’s dairy industry. They check the nutrition of milk, set fair prices, make sure nobody is adding water or stealing milk, and keep track of where the milk comes from. India is the biggest milk producer in the world, but many farmers are small-scale and don’t have modern equipment. Stellapps makes money by working with groups and companies that help farmers instead of charging them directly.
True or False:
- The device “mooON” is like a Fitbit for farmers.
- Stellapps helps farmers by gathering information about cows’ activity levels from farmers and veterinarians using a smartphone app.
- The farmers using Stellapps’ technology produce over 13.5 million liters of milk every day.
- India is the biggest milk producer in the world.
- Many farmers in India are large-scale and equipped with modern equipment.
Fill in the blanks:
- __________ products include milk, cheese, and butter, which are made from animal milk.
- Before getting a vaccine, there is a standard __________ that healthcare professionals follow to ensure safety.
- __________ businesses are small in size and typically cater to a specific local area or target audience.
- A phone is a common __________ people use to make calls and send messages.
- When conducting research, it’s important to __________ all the necessary information before drawing conclusions.