Tag Archive: science & technology – intermediate

Smartphones being tracked in USA

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you want a smartphone with a tracking device? Why or why not? Why do you think there are smartphones that have a tracking device? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. liberty /LIB-er-tee/ [noun] – the freedom to live as you wish or go where you want We need liberty in our decisions. data /DEY-tuh/ [noun] – information, especially facts or numbers, collected to be examined and considered and used to help decision-making, or information in an electronic form that can be stored and used by a computer I stored the…
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Can robots do what humans can?

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What comes to your mind when you hear the word “robots”? Do you accept that robots will soon be part of human life? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. programming /PROH-gram-ing/ [noun] – the activity or job of writing computer programs Programming is a good profession for people that are into technology. technical /TEK-ni-kuhl/ [adjective] – relating to the knowledge, machines, or methods used in science and industry The technical skills that John has helped the company a lot. task /TAHSK/ [noun] – a piece of work…
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Could contact lenses be the next generation of computer screens?

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. How do you memorize something? Why do people love smart gadgets? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. feature /FEE-cher/ [noun] – a typical quality or an important part of something What are the features of smart TV? manufacturer /man-yuh-FAK-cher-er/ [noun] – a company that produces goods in large numbers The company is a major manufacturer of motor cars. extensive /ik-STEN-siv/ [adjective] – covering a large area; having a great range The fire caused extensive damage. vision /VIZH-uhn/ [noun] – the ability to see She experienced blurred vision when she had a…
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New electric car emerges

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What is your favorite brand of car, and why do you like it the most? Do you like electric cars? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. confidence /KON-fi-duhns/ [noun] – the quality of being certain of your abilities or of having trust in people, plans, or the future I have confidence in her abilities. global /GLOH-buhl/ [adjective] – relating to the whole world The global pandemic never ends. statement /STEYT-muhnt/ [noun] – something that someone says or writes officially, or an action done to express an opinion…
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Science makes chocolate taste even better

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Why do people love chocolate so much? Do you like chocolates? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. unique /yoo-NEEK/ [adjective] – being the only existing one of its type or, more generally, unusual, or special in some way I could recognize your handwriting anywhere because it is unique. conduct /kuhn-DUHKT/ [verb] – to organize and perform a particular activity The experiments were conducted by the students in my class. harvest /HAHR-vist/ [noun] – the activity or time of gathering a crop, or a crop that is gathered…
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A quick look inside robotics’ advancements

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©https://pixabay.com/photos/robot-machine-technology-mecha-ai-2301646/ Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you think robots are useful? Why or why not? What are the things that you like in a robot? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. industrial /in-DUHS-tree-uhl/ [adjective] – in or related to industry (a company whose main business is producing goods) He has an industrial background. automatically /aw-tuh-MAT-ik-lee/ [adverb] – if a machine or device does something automatically, it does it independently, without human control The camera adjusts the shutter speed automatically. adjustments /uh-JUHST-muhnt/ [noun] – a small change She made a few minor adjustments to the focus…
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Apple to present a watch called “Extreme Sports”

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Do you like new technology? Why or why not? Do you think smartwatches are useful? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. technology /tek-NOL-uh-jee/ [noun] – new machinery and equipment that has been developed using scientific knowledge or processes Electric technology is amazing. fitness /FIT-nis/ [noun] – the condition of being physically strong and healthy I’m trying to improve my fitness by cycling to work. workout /WURK-out/ [noun] – a period of physical exercise Always wear good shoes for your workout. fever /FEE-ver/ [noun] – a medical condition in…
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NASA CAPSTONE loses connection, now in good shape

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. What do you know about outer space? Do you want to use a telescope to see outer space? Why or why not? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. communication /kuh-myoo-ni-KEY-shuhn/ [noun] – the imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium. My communication capabilities are limited. spacecraft /speys-kraft/ [noun] – a vehicle designed for travel or operation in space beyond the earth’s atmosphere or in orbit around the earth. The moon was first visited by the soviet spacecraft Luna 2 in 1959. ground /GROUND/ [noun] – the…
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How thinking about your future might help you live a happy life

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Are you concerned about your future? Why or why not? How do you take care of your body? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. odd /od/ [adjective] – strange or unexpected The jacket and skirt seemed a little odd together. demonstrate /DEM-uhn-streyt/ [verb] – to show or make something clear These data demonstrate the severity of the nation’s economic crisis. vividly /VIV-id-lee/ [adverb] – in a way that is very clear, powerful, and detailed in your mind I vividly remember the first time we met. struggle /STRUHG-uhl/ [verb] – to experience…
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Pets, children’s best friends

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Pre-reading questions: I will read each question. Then, please answer them. Which animals make the best pets? Why do people have pets? Vocabulary: I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me. element /EL-uh-muhnt/ [noun] – a part of something The film included every element that makes an excellent drama. contribute /kuhn-TRIB-yoot/ [verb] – help to cause or bring about Fuels that contributed to global warming were subject to a tax by the government. symptom /SIMP-tuhm/ [noun] – any feeling of illness or physical or mental change that is caused by a particular disease Fever is a symptom of many illnesses. growth /grohth/ [noun] – something…
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