The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A new report describes life in 100 years. There are many tall skyscrapers, underwater cities, and holidays in space. Experts on space and architecture gave their ideas on life in 2116. They said the way we live, work and play will be totally different. They said that 25 years ago, people could not imagine how the Internet would change our lives and how we communicate and learn. The changes in the next century will be more unbelievable.



People gave their predictions about the future. They said we will work from home and have online meetings. We will download a design for furniture or a food recipe and then 'print' the sofa or pizza on our 3D printer. Our home health system will tell us what treatment we need for health problems. We will also take holidays in space and get resources from space. No one said whether people will need to study English.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Level 0 Level 2   or  Level 3

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 life

a.

change our lives

2.

the way

b.

will be totally different

3.

work and play

c.

century

4.

people could not imagine

d.

we live

5.

the Internet would

e.

unbelievable

6.

how we communicate

f.

how

7.

The changes in the next

g.

in 100 years

8.

more

h.

and learn



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

People gave their predictions

a.

problems

2.

have online

b.

need to study English

3.

a food

c.

treatment we need

4.

Our home health system will tell us what

d.

about the future

5.

health

e.

meetings

6.

We will also take

f.

space

7.

get resources from

g.

recipe

8.

people will

h.

holidays in space

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A new report (1) ___________________ 100 years. There are many tall skyscrapers, underwater cities, (2) ________________ space. Experts on space and architecture gave their ideas on life in 2116. They said (3) ___________________, work and play will be totally different. They said that 25 years ago, people could (4) ___________________ the Internet would change our lives and how (5) ___________________ learn. The changes in the next century will (6) ___________________.

People gave their predictions (7) ___________________. They said we will work from (8) ___________________ online meetings. We will download (9) ___________________ furniture or a food recipe and then 'print' (10) ___________________ on our 3D printer. Our home health system will tell us what treatment (11) ___________________ health problems. We will also take holidays in space and get resources from space. No one said whether people (12) ___________________ study English.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Anewreportdescribeslifein100years.Therearemanytallskyscrapers,
underwatercities,andholidaysinspace.Expertsonspaceandarchitect
uregavetheirideasonlifein2116.Theysaidthewaywelive,workandpla
ywillbetotallydifferent.Theysaidthat25yearsago,peoplecouldnotima
ginehowtheInternetwouldchangeourlivesandhowwecommunicatea
ndlearn.Thechangesinthenextcenturywillbemoreunbelievable.Peop
legavetheirpredictionsaboutthefuture.Theysaidwewillworkfromho
meandhaveonlinemeetings.Wewilldownloadadesignforfurnitureora
foodrecipeandthen'print'thesofaorpizzaonour3Dprinter.Ourhomeh
ealthsystemwilltelluswhattreatmentweneedforhealthproblems.We
willalsotakeholidaysinspaceandgetresourcesfromspace.Noonesaid
whetherpeoplewillneedtostudyEnglish.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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d)

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f)

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h)

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

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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. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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