The Reading / Listening - Level 2

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



Researchers asked people for their predictions about the future. They predicted that people will work from home and have virtual work meetings. People will have 3D printers that will let you download a design for furniture or a food recipe and then 'print' the sofa or pizza at home. There will also be less need for doctors. Our home health capsule will tell us what the problem is and give us treatment. We will also go into space for holidays and get resources that we have used up on Earth. One prediction that was missing was whether people would 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.

life in

a.

on life in 2116

2.

Experts on space and

b.

the way we communicate

3.

city planners gave their ideas

c.

architecture

4.

totally different

d.

century

5.

people could not

e.

100 years from now

6.

The Internet has revolutionised

f.

unbelievable

7.

the changes in the next

g.

from today

8.

be even more

h.

imagine how



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Researchers asked people for their predictions

a.

recipe

2.

have virtual

b.

about the future

3.

3D

c.

for doctors

4.

food

d.

to study English

5.

There will also be less need

e.

up on Earth

6.

Our home health capsule will tell us

f.

printers

7.

resources that we have used

g.

work meetings

8.

people would need

h.

what the problem is

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A new report from Samsung (1) ___________________ 100 years from now. There are many tall skyscrapers, (2) ________________ cities, and holidays in space. Experts on space and architecture, and city planners (3) __________________ on life in 2116. They said the way we live, work and play will be totally (4) ______________. They said that 25 years ago, people could (5) _________________ the Internet would change our lives. The Internet has revolutionised the way we communicate and learn. The experts said (6) ___________________ next century would be even more unbelievable.

Researchers asked people (7) ___________________ about the future. They predicted that people (8) ___________________ home and have virtual work meetings. People will have 3D printers that will let you download (9) ___________________ furniture or a food recipe and then 'print' the sofa or pizza at home. There will also be less need for doctors. Our home (10) __________________ tell us what the problem (11) ___________________ treatment. We will also go into space for holidays and get resources that we have used up on Earth. One prediction that was missing (12) ___________________ would need to study English.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AnewreportfromSamsungdescribeslifein100yearsfromnow.Therear
emanytallskyscrapers,underwater'bubble'cities,andholidaysinspac
e.Expertsonspaceandarchitecture,andcityplannersgavetheirideaso
nlifein2116.Theysaidthewaywelive,workandplaywillbetotallydiffere
ntfromtoday.Theysaidthat25yearsago,peoplecouldnotimaginehowt
heInternetwouldchangeourlives.TheInternethasrevolutionisedthew
aywecommunicateandlearn.Theexpertssaidthechangesinthenextce
nturywouldbeevenmoreunbelievable.Researchersaskedpeopleforth
eirpredictionsaboutthefuture.Theypredictedthatpeoplewillworkfro
mhomeandhavevirtualworkmeetings.Peoplewillhave3Dprintersthat
willletyoudownloadadesignforfurnitureorafoodrecipeandthen'print't
hesofaorpizzaathome.Therewillalsobelessneedfordoctors.Ourhome
healthcapsulewilltelluswhattheproblemisandgiveustreatment.Wewi
llalsogointospaceforholidaysandgetresourcesthatwehaveusedupon
Earth.Onepredictionthatwasmissingwaswhetherpeoplewouldneedt
ostudyEnglish.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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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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Answers

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