The Reading / Listening - Robot Police Officer - Level 0

The world's first robot police officer started work. Its name is 'RoboCop'. It greeted guests in Dubai. People can use RoboCop to pay traffic fines, use other police services and talk to real police officers in a police station. The 170-centimetre-tall RoboCop can speak six languages. It can also work out people's feelings.



By 2030, 25% of Dubai's police will be robots. Dubai will also have the world's first smart police station. No humans will work there. RoboCop will help to fight crime, keep Dubai safe and improve happiness. It will work in malls, airports and on the streets. Someone said that: "The age of the robots…has arrived."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Robot Police Officer - Level 1 Robot Police Officer - Level 2   or  Robot Police Officer - Level 3

Sources
  • http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai/dubai-police-gets-first-robot-policeman
  • http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/robocop-mall-cop_us_5925d8b4e4b062f96a336c3c?8gx§ion=us_theworldpost
  • http://www.newsweek.com/robot-cop-deployed-dubai-614943


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. The world's first robot
  2. started
  3. It greeted
  4. use RoboCop to pay
  5. talk to real
  6. The 170-centimetre-
  7. speak
  8. It can also work
  1. tall RoboCop
  2. traffic fines
  3. out people's feelings
  4. guests in Dubai
  5. police officer
  6. six languages
  7. work
  8. police officers

Paragraph 2

  1. the first world's first smart
  2. No humans
  3. help to fight
  4. keep Dubai
  5. improve
  6. It will
  7. in malls, airports and
  8. The age of the
  1. safe
  2. on the streets
  3. police station
  4. robots has arrived
  5. crime
  6. happiness
  7. will work there
  8. work

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The (1) ___________________ robot police officer started work. Its name is 'RoboCop'. It (2) ___________________ in Dubai. People can use RoboCop (3) ___________________ fines, use other police services and (4) ___________________ police (5) ___________________ police station. The 170-centimetre-tall RoboCop can speak six languages. It (6) ___________________ out people's feelings.

(7) ___________________ of Dubai's police will be robots. Dubai (8) ___________________ the first world's first smart police station. No humans (9) ___________________. RoboCop will help (10) ___________________, keep Dubai safe and improve happiness. It (11) ___________________ malls, airports and on the streets. Someone said that: "(12) ___________________ robots…has arrived."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theworld'sfirstrobotpoliceofficerstartedwork.Itsnameis'RoboCop'.I tgreetedguestsinDubai.PeoplecanuseRoboCoptopaytrafficfines,use otherpoliceservicesandtalktorealpoliceofficersinapolicestation.The 170-centimetre-tallRoboCopcanspeaksixlanguages.Itcanalsoworko utpeople'sfeelings.By2030,25%ofDubai'spolicewillberobots.Dubai willalsohavethefirstworld'sfirstsmartpolicestation.Nohumanswillwo rkthere.RoboCopwillhelptofightcrime,keepDubaisafeandimproveha ppiness.Itwillworkinmalls,airportsandonthestreets.Someonesaidth at:"Theageoftherobots…hasarrived."

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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