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Amazon will use drones to deliver parcels. The drones are small helicopters. They look like toys or things from science fiction. They will deliver in 30 minutes. They can carry things up to 2.3kg. Most of Amazon's parcels are under this weight. Amazon's boss talked about the drones on TV. He said they can't deliver everything.



The drones could start by 2018. They will be good for the environment. They are better than driving trucks around. The U.S. needs to say OK, so Amazon is making them safe to fly. Amazon's boss said the drones mustn't fall on someone's head. Amazon wants to be the best. It doesn't want to disappear.

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Sources
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1176325/amazon-testing-drone-delivery-system
  • http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/01/technology/amazon-drone-delivery/
  • http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/12/01/amazon-bezos-drone-delivery/3799021/


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

use drones to deliver

a.

like toys

2.

The drones

b.

about the drones on TV

3.

They look

c.

parcels

4.

things from science

d.

this weight

5.

They can carry things up

e.

fiction

6.

Most of Amazon's parcels are under

f.

can't deliver everything

7.

Amazon's boss talked

g.

are small helicopters

8.

He said they

h.

to 2.3kg



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

The drones could start

a.

trucks

2.

good for

b.

be the best

3.

better than driving

c.

by 2018

4.

The U.S. needs to say

d.

making them safe

5.

Amazon is

e.

OK

6.

fall on

f.

the environment

7.

Amazon wants to

g.

to disappear

8.

It doesn't want

h.

someone's head





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Amazon (1) ___________________ to deliver parcels. The drones are small helicopters. They (2) ___________________ or things from science fiction. They (3) ___________________ 30 minutes. They can carry things (4) ___________________ kg. Most of Amazon's parcels (5) ___________________ weight. Amazon's boss talked about the (6) ___________________. He said they can't deliver everything.

The drones could (7) ___________________. They will be good for the environment. They (8) ___________________ driving trucks around. The U.S. needs (9) ___________________, so Amazon is making them (10) ___________________. Amazon's boss said the drones (11) ___________________ someone's head. Amazon wants to (12) ___________________. It doesn't want to disappear.

PUT A SLASH ( / )WHERE THE SPACES ARE

Amazonwillusedronestodeliverparcels.Thedronesaresmallhelico
pters.Theylookliketoysorthingsfromsciencefiction.Theywilldelive
rin30minutes.Theycancarrythingsupto2.3kg.MostofAmazon'spa
rcelsareunderthisweight.Amazon'sbosstalkedaboutthedroneson
TV.Hesaidtheycan'tdelivereverything.Thedronescouldstartby20
18.Theywillbegoodfortheenvironment.Theyarebetterthandrivin
gtrucksaround.TheU.S.needstosayOK,soAmazonismakingthems
afetofly.Amazon'sbosssaidthedronesmustn'tfallonsomeone'she
ad.Amazonwantstobethebest.Itdoesn'twanttodisappear.

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).

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 online shopping. Read and talk about your partner's paper.

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