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七单元will people have robots

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Unit 1
Will people have robots?
n. 机器人

Section A

won’t=will not will 将,会,要 they’ll=they will robot n.机器人 everything pron.每件事物 she’ll=she will paper n.纸,纸张 a piece of paper fewer adj.较少的,更少的 pollution n.污染 v. pollute tree n.树,树木 building n.建筑物,楼房 v. build 建造

1a How will the world be different in the future, 100 years from now? Read these predictions. Check (√) A (for agree) or D 预言;预测;预示 (for disagree). A D 1. People will have robots in their 使用 homes. = won’t A D 2. People will not use money. Everything will be free. A D 3. Books will only be on computers, not 纸 on paper.

= they will A D 4. Kids won’t go to school. They’ll study at home on computers.
A A D 5. There will only be one country. D 6. People will live to be200 years old.

How will the world be different in the future,100 years from now?

Robots will __________ .

People will have robots in her home.

paper only be on Books will _________ computers, not on paper.




Everything will be free . won’t use money. People

The kids won’t go to school. will study at home on They computers.

There are many countries.

There will only be

one country.

Picture 1

Do you think there will be robots in people’s homes?
Yes,there will. I think every home will have a robot.

Picture 3

Will kids go to school?

Kids won’t go to school. They’ll study at home.

will / shall引导的一般将来时:一般将来时表示将来发生的动作或情况,最基本 的结构:will / shall + 动词原形
“主谓(宾)句型”的一般将来时: 肯定句:主语+ will

/ shall +动词原形+(宾语)+其他成份

People will have robots in their homes.

/ shall 的后面加not即可。will not = won’t

People will not (won’t) have robots in their homes.

/ shall 提到句子主语之前,结尾变问号。

Will people have robots in their homes?
特殊疑问句:特殊疑问词+will +主语+动词原形+其他成份?

When will people have robots in their


will be +名词+其他成份

肯定句: There


There will be only one country.

There won’t be only one country.

Will there be only one country? Yes, there will. / No, there won’t.

1b. Listen and circle the predictions
you hear in activity 1a.
___A___D 1.People will have robots in their homes.

___A___D 2.People won’t use money. Everything will be free.
___A___D 3.Books will only be on computer,not on paper.

___A___D 4.Kids won’t go to school. They’ll study at home on computer. ___A___D 5.There will only one country.
___A___D 6.People will live to be 200 years old.

Tapescript: people will have robots in A:Do yo

u think _______________________ their homes ___________in 100 years? B:Yes,I do. I saw a robot on TV, and it cleaned the kitchen. I don’t think people will use money A:Well, ______________________________. everything will be free B:Do you think____________________? A:Yeah,probably. there will be one country B:I think______________________. A:Only one country in the whole world? Will there be world peace? B:I hope so.

1c PAIRWORK Ask and answer questions about the predictions in activity 1a.
一百年后 A: Will people use money in 100 years?

B: No, they won’t. Everything will be free. Will people live to be 200 years old? A: Yes, they will. “in与after+时间” 都可表示“在…之后”。当它们用于一般将来时态时,in 后接“时间段”,after后接“时间点”。 1. He’ll come back in three years. 他三个小时以后回来。 2. He’ll come back after three o’clock. 他三点钟以后

一般将来时 The Simple Future Tense
表示:将会有…. There is/are going to be + n. There will be + n. 放学后将会有一场足球比赛。 There will be a football match after school.

What will the world be like in 100 years?
I think there will be… I don’t think more people? Will there be there will be…

Will there be fewer trees?

Will there be more pollution?

Will there be less free time? spare time

Will there be less water ?

Remember: many—more—most
许多的 更多的 最多的


少的 更少的 最少的


修饰可数名词 复数

看表,用more, less或 fewer 完成练习。
Now 600 houses In 100 years 1000 houses In 100 years… ? There will be ___________ houses. ? There will be ___________ pollution. ? There will be ___________ schools. ? There will be ___________ people. ? There will be ___________ snow. ? There will be __________ movie theaters.

A lot of pollution
2400 people

Almost no pollution
3500 people

Seven schools Two schools

A lot of snow A little snow

Six movie theaters

Two movie theaters

2a Listen and circle the words you hear.
1. There will be more / less / fewer people.
2. There will be more / less / fewer free time. 3. There will be more / less / fewer cars. 4. There will be more / less / fewer pollution. 5. There will be more / less / fewer trees.



Will there be less pollution? No, there won’t. There will be more pollution.

Will there be fewer trees? Yes, there will.
Kids won’t go to school.

Kids will study at home on computers.

肯定式:主语 + will + 动词原形
否定式:主语 + won’t + 动词原形

一般疑问句:Will + 主语 + 动词原形

fewer Use fewer to talk about countable nouns. eg. There will be fewer trees. There will be fewer people. less Use less to talk about uncountable nouns. eg. There will be less pollution.

There will be less free time.

一般将来时 The

Simple Future Tense
定义:表示计划、打算做某事 结构: 1. 主语+be + v.-ing 常用于趋向性动词,如:go, come, leave, arrive, drive, fly, return, move等,也可

我们打算在下周一动身前往上海。 We are leaving for Shanghai next Monday.

一般将来时 The Simple Future Tense
2. 主语+ be going to + v.

I am going to find a part-time job next summer.

一般将来时 The Simple Future Tense
3.肯定式:主语+ will + v. I/ We + shall + v. 否定式:主语 + will not (won’t) + v. I/ We +shall not (shan’t) + v. 一般疑问句:Shall/Will + 主语 + v.?

Learn more about the world

earth rocket

Space station






Places to live

astronaut computer programmer


space station apartment house



An astronaut. Say as many sentences as you can!

He is _________________ Yang Liwei astronaut He is an ________________ He works on the space station _______________________ He flies to the space station in the _______ rocket I think he is a great __________________ Chinese man!

? 2a Listening




2b Listening

1. I live in an apartment. ___
work 2. I _____ near here.

3. I ___ a computer programmer. am
4. We _____ in a house. lived 5. I ____ the train to school. took

6. I ______ an astronaut. ’ll be

7. I _____ rockets to the moon. ’ll fly 8. I ’ll live a space station. ______ on

Conversation 1
? Alexis: Hi, I’m Alexis. ? Joe: Nice to meet you, Alexis, I’m ? Joe. ? Alexis: Nice to meet you, Joe. Do you ? live here in Techville? ? Joe: Yes, I do. I live in an apartment ? across the street from here.

? Alexis: Oh, really? ? Joe: Yes, I work near here too, at ? Sisco Software Systems. I am ? a computer programmer. ? Alexis: A computer programmer? ? That sounds interesting.

? Joe: Well, actually it’s kind of ? boring. I do the same thing ? every day.

Conversation 2
? Alexis: Hey, Joe, is that a picture of ? you? ? Joe: Yeah,that was me ten years ? ago. ? Alexis: So, did you live here in ? Techville ten years ago?

? Joe: No, I lived with my parents in ? Greenville. We lived in a house ? in the country. I went to school ? here in Techville, though. ? Alexis: Really? That’s pretty far from ? here. How did you get to ? school? ? Joe: Oh, I took the train to school.

Conversation 3
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Alexis: So, Joe, what do you think your life will be like in ten years? Joe: Oh, I think I’ll be an astronaut. Alexis: An astronaut? Are you kidding? Joe: No, I’m serious. I’ll fly rockets to the moon. Maybe there will be flights to other planets. Alexis: Oh, and where will you live? Joe: I’ll live on a space station.

In ten years, I think I’ll be a reporter. I’ll live Shanghai, because I went to Shanghai last year and


in love with it. I think it’s really a beautiful city.
As a reporter, I think I will meet lots of interesting people. I think I’ll live in an apartment with my best

friends, because I don’t like living alone. I’ll have pe I can’t have any pets now because my mother hates

them, and our apartment is too small.

So in ten years, I’ll have many different pets. I might even keep a pet parrot! I’ll probably go

skating and swimming every day. During the week
I’ll look smart, and probably will wear a suit. On the 看起来时髦 weekend, I’ll be able to dress more casually. I think I’ll go to Hong Kong on vacation, and one day I might even visit Australia.

1. fall in love with sb./sth. 爱上… fall v.落下,跌落 (过)
常用搭配:fall asleep 熟睡 fall down 跌倒

n. 秋天(美)=autumn(英)

2. alone adv. 单独地,独自地 adj. 单独的 (近) lonely (内心)孤独的 eg. 他总是一个人,但他并不感到孤独。 He’s always alone, but he never feels lonely.

3. keep a pet v. 饲养,喂养 (过) keep v.保持,保存 (1)keep sb./sth. adj. eg. 我们必须保持图书馆干净。 We must keep the library clean. (2)keep sb. doing sth. 让某人继续做某事 eg. 他让我们等了一小时。 He kept us waiting for an hour. (3)keep doing sth. 继续做某事 eg.他一直说话。 He keeps talking.

4. be able to do sth.可以用各种时态 eg. She will be able to swim after class. can只有现在时和过去时(could)两种时态。 5. dress, put on 和wear 的区别: dress oneself 某人自己穿衣服 eg. He is too young to dress himself. put on“穿上…”,强调动作。 wear“穿着,戴着”,强调状态。 eg. He put on a coat and went out. He is wearing a hat.

2 Read the passage and circle the inventions on the right. Predicting the future can be difficult. There are many famous predictions that never came true. Before 1929, there was no sound in movies. The head of one of the biggest movie companies in the United States predicted that no one would want to see actors talk. Of course, he was wrong! In 1977, the head of the largest computer company in the United States said, “No one will want to have a computer in his or her home.” He thought that computers would never be used by most people. predict v. 预言 prediction n.预言 come true 实现;达到 come---came company n.公司 (复数companies) think---thought see sb. do sth. 看到某人做某事(make, let, hear, watch)

3 Find these words from this unit.
1. A place to live in space: space station

2. Something kids will use to study at home: computers
3. These will be in every home: robots 4. Yang Liwei is a famous Chinese



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 help with the housework, and do the most unpleasant jobs.
be like

像… look like 看起来像….

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 agree with sb.同意某人 (反) make sb. / sth. do… make robots look like…使机器人看起来像…一样

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 example, 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

Itwill be able be talk to people+in 25 to 50 years. is/was/will to adj.+ (for sb.) to do sth.

It is not easy for me to get up early on Sunday morning.

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.

over and over again 一遍又一遍地,重复地 such + n. 这样的,这种 eg. I don’t want to talk with such a person get + adj. 变得,觉得 系表动词:become/turn

In the future, there will be more robots everywhere, and humans will have less work to do. New robots will have many different shapes. Some will look like humans, and others might look like snakes. After an earthquake, a snake robot could help look for people under buildings. That may not seem possible now, but
似乎 可能的

computers, space rockets and even electric


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

1. help oneself to sth. 自取,随便吃

eg.请随便吃些水果。 Help yourself to some fruit.
2. with sb.’s help 在某人的帮助下

With his help, I learn English better than before.
3. hundreds of 数百的,成百上千的 thousands of 数千的,成千上万的

eg. He helped hundreds of poor people.

4. make sb. do sth. 让某人做某事
make sb. adj.

eg. He made him cry. Friendship makes me happy.
5. wake up 醒来 叫醒某人

eg. I usually wake up at 5 in the morning.
wake sb. up

eg. My mother wakes me up in the morning.

1. The robots help people do the most pleasant jobs. ( ) 2. Scientists try to make robots look different from people. ( ) 3. Robots in Japanese companies can walk and dance. ( ) 4. Robots will never get bored to do simple jobs over and over. ( ) 5. Humans will have more work to do in the future. ( ) 6.

Space rockets seemed possible a hundred years ago. ( )







1.What’re scientists trying to do?

They are trying to make robots look like people and do
the same things as us. 2. Will the robots get bored by doing the same thing over and over again? No, they won’t.

3.What could a snake robot do after an earthquake?
They could help look for people under buildings. 4. Do we know what will happen in the future? No, we don’t.

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