CPE :: Lesson 11

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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Listening: Part 3

ACTIVITY 53: You will hear an interview with an engineer called Steve, who has been building robots for many years. After listening, for questions 18-22 choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which fits best according to what you hear. Click the speaker to listen (maximum: twice). Then check the audio transcription and the answers.

QUESTIONS 18-22

18.

Steve suggests that, as a child, he was very...

 

A.    playful.
B. 
  destructive.
C. 
  inquisitive.
D. 
  scientific.

19.

"Robo Docs"...

 

A.    can perform all types of operations.
B. 
  are currently too expensive for the majority of hospitals.
C. 
  will replace all surgeons within ten to fifteen years.
D. 
  perform operations faster than surgeons.

20.

Robots can also be used to...

 

A.    trace bombs for experts to defuse.
B. 
  secretly defuse bombs.
C. 
  make deactivating explosives safer.
D. 
  relocate bombs to the other side of the planet.

21.

Steve says that robots used for entertainment purposes...

 

A.    are becoming more realistic.
B. 
  have changed very little.
C. 
  will replace real animals and humans in films.
D. 
  are as good as the real thing.

22.

Steve says that the creation of ultimate artificial intelligence...

 

A.    will never be possible.
B. 
  will not be achieved in the near future.
C. 
  was almost achieved in the 70s.
D. 
  will depend on the environment.
 

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