The Reading / Listening - Robot Police Officer - Level 1

The world's first robot police officer started work in Dubai this week. Its name is 'RoboCop'. It greeted guests at a security conference. It also answered questions and gave directions. People can pay traffic fines and use other police services using RoboCop. It is also linked to a police station, so people can talk to real police officers. The 170-centimetre-tall RoboCop can speak six languages. It can also shake hands, and work out people's feelings.



By 2030, 25 per cent of the Dubai Police force will be robots. Dubai will also have the world's first smart police station. No humans will work there. RoboCop will help the Dubai Police to fight crime, keep the city safe and improve happiness levels. It will also help people in malls, airports and on the streets. Someone at the security conference said that: "The age of the robots is no longer coming. It has arrived."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Robot Police Officer - Level 0 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
  2. It greeted guests at a security
  3. People can pay
  4. use other
  5. It is also linked
  6. RoboCop can speak
  7. shake
  8. work
  1. hands
  2. to a police station
  3. out people's feelings
  4. traffic fines
  5. robot police officer
  6. police services
  7. conference
  8. six languages

Paragraph 2

  1. 25% of the Dubai Police force
  2. Dubai will also have the world's first
  3. No humans will
  4. help the Dubai Police
  5. keep the city
  6. improve happiness
  7. in malls, airports and
  8. The age
  1. to fight crime
  2. work there
  3. levels
  4. of the robots
  5. will be robots
  6. on the streets
  7. safe
  8. smart police station

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

The world's first robot police officer (1) ___________________ Dubai this week. Its name is 'RoboCop'. It (2) ___________________ at a security conference. It also answered questions and (3) ___________________. People can pay traffic fines (4) ___________________ police services using RoboCop. It is also (5) ___________________ police station, so people can talk to real police officers. The 170-centimetre-tall RoboCop can speak six languages. It (6) ___________________ hands, and work out people's feelings.

By 2030, (7) ___________________ the Dubai Police force will be robots. Dubai (8) ___________________ the world's first smart police station. No humans (9) ___________________. RoboCop will help the Dubai Police to fight crime, keep the city safe and improve happiness levels. (10) ___________________ help people in malls, airports (11) ___________________ streets. Someone at the security conference said that: "(12) ___________________ robots is no longer coming. It has arrived."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Theworld'sfirstrobotpoliceofficerstartedworkinDubaithisweek.Itsna
meis'RoboCop'.Itgreetedguestsatasecurityconference.Italsoanswe
redquestionsandgavedirections.Peoplecanpaytrafficfinesanduseoth
erpoliceservicesusingRoboCop.Itisalsolinkedtoapolicestation,sopeo
plecantalktorealpoliceofficers.The170-centimetre-tallRoboCopca
nspeaksixlanguages.Itcanalsoshakehands,andworkoutpeople'sfeel
ings.By2030,25percentoftheDubaiPoliceforcewillberobots.Dubaiwil
lalsohavetheworld'sfirstsmartpolicestation.Nohumanswillworkther
e.RoboCopwillhelptheDubaiPolicetofightcrime,keepthecitysafeandi
mprovehappinesslevels.Itwillalsohelppeopleinmalls,airportsandont
hestreets.Someoneatthesecurityconferencesaidthat:"Theageofther
obotsisnolongercoming.Ithasarrived."

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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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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