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Title: Do you think you will have your own robot?
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in the future 将来 hundreds of 数以百计的 the same as… 和……一样

get bored
厌烦 look for 寻找

1、human n. 2、scientist n. 3、huge adj. 4、snake n. 5、shape n. 6、possible adj. 7、earthquake n. 8、toothbrush n. 9、electric adj. 10、seem v. 11、already adv.

Find out the topic sentence of each paragraph. A topic sentence sets out the main idea of a paragraph. A topic sentence is usually the first or last sentence of a paragraph.

Para. 2

Some scientists believe that there will be such robots in the future. But robot scientist James White disagrees…

Para. 3

Para. 4

Robot scientists are not just trying to make robots look like people.

Para. 5

In the future, there will be more robots everywhere, and humans will have less work to do

Scanning(细读): Read the passage and then
choose T(true) or F(false) for each sentence below.
( T )1. Some scientists think we will have our own robots in the future. ( T )2. Japan has robots that can walk and dance. ( F )3. James White thinks that it’s easy for a robot to do the same things as a person. ( F )4. Some scientists think that robots can talk to people now in the reading. ( T )5. Robots working in factories look more like huge arms. ( T )6. After an earthquake now, a snake robot can help look for

people under buildings

What can robots look like?
help with housework do unpleasant jobs

What can robots do ?



humans, huge arms snakes
walk and dance

different shapes
look for people talk to people

work in factories

Fill in the blanks
?In the future, new robots will have many different shapes. Some will look like humans, and others might look like snakes, huge arms etc. Scientists are now trying to make robots look like people the same things as us, for example, and do these robots can walk and dance . In some science fiction movies, we may have our own robots, they can talk to people, help with the housework, do the most unpleasant jobs. It seems possible in the future.

Section 2 While You Read Do you think you will have your own robot?

In some science fiction movies, people

in the future have their own robots.
These robots are just like humans. They

科幻电影

help with the housework, and do the
most unpleasant jobs.
使人不愉快的

help sb. with sth. / help sb. (to) do sth. 帮助某人做某事

Some scientists believe that there will be such robots in the future. However, they agree it may take hundreds of years. Scientists are now trying to make robots look like people, and do the same things as us. Japanese companies have already made robots walk and dance. This kind of robot will also be fun to watch.
try to do sth. 尽力去做某事 try doing sth. 尝试做某事 make robots look like…使机器人看起来像…一样 make sb. / sth. do…

But robot scientist James White disagrees.He

thinks that it will be difficult for a robot to do the
same things as a person. For ex

ample, it’s easy for a

child to wake up and know where they are. Mr
White thinks that robots won’t be able to do this.

But other scientists disagree. They think that robots
will be able to talk to people in 25 to 50 years. It’s +形容词+ (for sb.) + to do sth. (某人)做某事怎么样 It is not easy for me to get up early on Sunday morning. the same…as… 同…一样的… I don’t like to wear the same clothes as you do every day.

Robot scientists are not just trying to

make robots look like people. For example,
there are already robots working in factories. These robots look more like huge arms. They do simple jobs over and over again. People would not like to do such jobs and would get bored. But robots will never get bored.
simple 简单的;简易的 factory----factories 工厂 over and over again 一遍又一遍地 such 这样的;这种 get + 形容词 变得;觉得

In the future, there will be more robots everywhere,
各地;到处

and humans will have less work to do. New robots will
人;人类

have many different shapes. Some will look like humans, and others might look like snakes. After an
蛇 外形;形状

earthquake, a snake robot could help look for people under buildings. That may not seem possible now, but
看起来;似乎 可能的 地震

computers, space rockets and even electric
牙刷 不可能的;不会发生的

电的;导电的

toothbrushes seemed impossible a hundred years ago. We never know what will happen in the future!

① They help with the housework and

do the most unpleasant jobs.
他们帮助我们处理日常家务,还做我们最不

情愿做的工作。
动词短语help with… 意思是“帮忙 做……”,其中with是介词,后接名词或代 词。

你能帮忙修电脑吗? Can you help with the computer? 有时,“帮忙做……”也可用help (to) do sth. 结构。

After an earthquake, a snake robot could help look for people under buildings. (P5)
地震过后,蛇形机器人可以帮助找埋在建筑 物下面的人们。

此外,表示“帮助某人做……”则用help sb. with …或help sb. (to) do sth.
请在英语方面帮帮我。

Please help me with my English.
你能帮我照顾我的狗狗吗?

Can you help me (to) look after my dog?

② However, they agree it may take hundreds of years. (P2) 但他们承认这需要上百年时间。

句中动词take意思是“花费;需要;占用”
这工作要花三小时。

The work will take three hours.

③ Scientists are now trying to make robots look like people and do the same things as us. (P2) 科学家们正在研制不论是外形还是行为都更像 我们人类的机器人。
make… do… 意思是“使……做……”。 Japanese companies have already made robots walk and dance.(P2)

日本公司已研制出能走路、跳舞的机器人。

老师的故事使我们感到好笑

The teacher’s story made us laugh.
He thinks that it will be difficult for a ro

bot to do the same things as a person. (P3) 他认为让机器人像人一样做事可不简单。

the same… as… 意思是“和……一样 的……”。
她和我干一样的活。

She did the same work as me.

⑤ They do simple jobs over and over again. (P4) 它们一遍又一遍地干一些简单的活计。
over and over again意思是“再三”,在 句中多修饰一个动词作状语。

They ran the tapes over and over again.
他们将磁带播放了一遍又一遍。

That may not seem possible now, but … 它们现在好像不可能,但……

句中seem意思是“看来好像;似乎”,用作 半系动词,后面可接形容词作其表语。 … and even electric toothbrushes seemed impossible a hundred years ago. (P5) ……在一百年前,电动牙刷看来都不可能。

Describe your own robot in the future (use at least two new words and phrases you have learned today).

My robot in the future

I think I will have my own robot in the future. It may look like humans and do the same things as a person. My robot can talk to me and help me do the most unpleasant jobs, such as cleaning, shopping, cooking, looking after my pet etc. Sometimes it can play with me like my good friend and make me happy. (laugh) I hope robots in the future won’t be too expensive, it won’t take hundreds of years to make it.


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