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A 13-year-old boy made a machine to help blind people read. It uses Braille - small bumps that people touch. Braille writers usually cost over $2,000. The boy made his writer from a Lego robot kit. It costs just $350. His new device is called the Braigo – a combination of the words Braille and Lego. A computer can print it.



The boy designed the Braigo for a science project. Intel invested some money in it. The boy also got $35,000 from his father. His father is a computer engineer. The father said he knew his son had a good idea. He wanted him to continue. The boy wants many blind people to use his Braille printer.

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Sources
  • http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/242000
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2917874/Boy-13-builds-Braille-printer-Legos-starts-company.html#ixzz3RoQTV1SS
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/20/shubham-banerjee-braille-printer_n_6508032.html


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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

a machine to help

a.

just $350

2.

small bumps that

b.

blind people

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Braille writers usually

c.

words Braille and Lego

4.

The boy made his writer

d.

people touch

5.

It costs

e.

print it

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His new device is called

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from a Lego robot kit

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a combination of the

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the Braigo

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A computer can

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cost over $2,000



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The boy designed the Braigo

a.

$35,000 from his father

2.

Intel invested

b.

people

3.

The boy also got

c.

a good idea

4.

His father is a computer

d.

printer

5.

he knew his son had

e.

for a science project

6.

He wanted him

f.

engineer

7.

blind

g.

some money in it

8.

use his Braille

h.

to continue


LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A 13-year-old boy (1) ___________________ to help blind people read. It uses Braille - (2) ___________________ people touch. Braille (3) ___________________ over $2,000. The boy made his (4) ___________________ Lego robot kit. It costs just $350. His new (5) ___________________ the Braigo – a combination of the words Braille and Lego. A (6) ___________________ it.

The boy designed the Braigo for (7) ___________________. Intel invested (8) ___________________. The boy also got $35,000 (9) ___________________. His father is (10) ___________________. The father said he knew his son (11) ___________________. He wanted him to continue. The boy wants (12) ___________________ to use his Braille printer.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

A13-year-oldboymadeamachinetohelpblindpeopleread.Ituse
sBraille-smallbumpsthatpeopletouch.Braillewritersthatusuallyco
stover$2,000.TheboymadehiswriterfromaLegorobotkit.Itcostsjust$
350.HisnewdeviceiscalledtheBraigo–acombinationofthewordsBrail
leandLego.Acomputercanprintit.TheboydesignedtheBraigoforascie
nceproject.Intelinvestedsomemoneyinit.Theboyalsogot$35,000fro
mhisfather.Hisfatherisacomputerengineer.Thefathersaidheknewhis
sonhadagoodidea.Hewantedhimtocontinue.Theboywantsmanyblin
dpeopletousehisBrailleprinter.


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