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New computers
Nuevas computadoras

PRIMER PASO: En esta primera etapa concéntrate en el audio tratando de captar el sentido general de los comentarios. Por favor, no leas ahora la transcripción que se encuentra más abajo.

 

New computers
Nuevas computadoras

SEGUNDO PASO: En esta segunda etapa, escucha el audio mientras lees la transcripción. Concéntrate en la entonación y ritmo de las frases.

Reyna:

Have you heard about the new computer they're coming out with? It'll be able to recognize any voice command, so you won't ever need to use the keyboard.

Jimmy:

Yeah, and soon everyone will be using computers that fit into the palm of your hand.

Reyna:

Within 20 years, I bet all our news and information will be coming through computers.

Jimmy:

By then, maybe even newspapers will have disappeared!

Reyna:

Wow! Computers are going to take over our lives one of these days.

Jimmy:

Yeah! Isn't it great!

Reyna:

You know what else I think? In a few years, you won't need to go to a university campus to get a university degree.

Jimmy:

How will you do it?

Reyna:

They'll have found a way for you to take all your courses on the computer over the Internet. When you want to talk to a professor, you'll just tap into his or her web site and find out anything you need to know.

Jimmy:

That would be great. No need to get up in the morning for early classes! And I bet libraries will probably disappear, too.

Reyna:

What'll you do when you need something to read?

Jimmy:

Everything will be on CD-ROM, and you'll be able to access everything you want from your home over the computer. There will be no need to have huge buildings full of books. No need to waste all that paper.

Reyna:

Gee, I don't like the sound of that. There's nothing better than curling up with a book. I can't quite picture "curling up" with a computer!

 

VOCABULARY

coming out with: lanzando a la venta; it'll be able to: podrá, será capaz de;   recognize: reconocer; voice command: instrucción de voz humana; keyboard: teclado; fit: caber; palm: palma; Within: dentro de (tiempo); I bet: apuesto a que;  by then: para entonces;  take over: reemplazar, ocupar el lugar de;  what else: que más, que otra cosa;  university campus: ciudad universitaria;  degree: título, grado;  tap into: conectarse a;  find out: consultar, averiguar; libraries: las bibliotecas; huge: enormes; to waste: desperdiciar; gee!: ¡oh!; curling up: ubicarse cómodamente (para leer un libro, por ejemplo); I can't quite picture: no puedo imaginarme.

 

Activity 118: Basándote en los comentarios anteriores, selecciona las opciones más adecuadas para cada oración. Verifica luego las respuestas correctas.

1.

Reyna and Jimmy are talking about ...

3.

Reyna thinks that ...

  a new highly advanced computer.
 
a laptop coming out in the future.
  a highly advanced notebook.

  everything will be accessed from home.
 
libraries will probably disappear.
  people
won't need to go to universities.

2.

Jimmy says that future computers ...

4.

What would Reyna probably miss?

  will be able to recognize voice.
 
will fit into the palm of your hand.
 
will display news and information.

  Reading a book online.
  Curling up with a book.
  Curling up with a computer.

En la próxima página Mr. Grammar explicará HOW TO DESCRIBE THE FUTURE.

 

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