The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A new report describes life in 2116. There are many tall buildings and underwater cities. Experts said the way we live, work and play will be very different. They said that 25 years ago, people could not imagine how the Internet would change our lives. The changes in 2116 will be more unbelievable.



People made predictions about the future. We will work at home and have online meetings. We will download ideas for furniture or food and then 'print' it on our 3D printer. Our home health system will tell us about our health problems. We will also take holidays in space. No one predicted if people will need to study English.

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Sources
  • http://swns.com/news/super-skyscrapers-bubble-cities-and-origami-furniture-are-all-likely-to-be-reality-in-100-years-71333/
  • http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/51006245.cms?
  • http://www.biztekmojo.com/002050/scitech-3d-printed-megastructures-food-trips-space-and-underwater-cities-possible-100-years


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

A new report describes

a.

imagine how

2.

tall buildings and

b.

life in 2116

3.

the way

c.

more unbelievable

4.

work and play will

d.

underwater cities

5.

They said that

e.

be very different

6.

people could not

f.

our lives

7.

the Internet would change

g.

we live

8.

The changes in 2116 will be

h.

25 years ago



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

People made predictions

a.

printer

2.

We will work

b.

holidays in space

3.

have online

c.

at home

4.

3D

d.

to study English

5.

Our home health

e.

about the future

6.

tell us about our health

f.

system

7.

We will also take

g.

meetings

8.

No one predicted if people will need

h.

problems

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A new report describes life in 2116. There (1) _______________ buildings and (2) __________________. Experts said the way we live, work and (3) ___________________ very different. They (4) ___________________ years ago, people could not imagine how the Internet (5) ___________________ lives. The changes in 2116 will be (6) ___________________.

People made (7) ___________________ the future. We will work at home and have (8) ___________________. We will download ideas for (9) ___________________ and then 'print' it on our 3D printer. Our home health system (10) ___________________ about our health problems. We (11) ___________________ holidays in space. No one predicted if people (12) ___________________ study English.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Anewreportdescribeslifein2116.Therearemanytallbuildingsandund
erwatercities.Expertssaidthewaywelive,workandplaywillbeverydiffe
rent.Theysaidthat25yearsago,peoplecouldnotimaginehowtheInter
netwouldchangeourlives.Thechangesin2116willbemoreunbelievabl
e.Peoplemadepredictionsaboutthefuture.Wewillworkathomeandha
veonlinemeetings.Wewilldownloadideasforfurnitureorfoodandthen'
print'itonour3Dprinter.Ourhomehealthsystemwilltellusaboutourhea
lthproblems.Wewillalsotakeholidaysinspace.Noonepredictedifpeopl
ewillneedtostudyEnglish.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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WRITING

Write about the future for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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