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The online store Amazon is [testing / tested] a new method of delivering parcels. It wants to start using drones to [get / let] packages to customers, in just 30 minutes. The drones are small, remote-controlled helicopters called 'octocopters'. They look like [toy / toys] . Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos talked about them [on / at] the American TV show '60 Minutes'. He said: "I know this looks like science [fictional / fiction] . It's not." He added: "We can do half-hour delivery...and we can carry [subjects / objects] , we think, up to 2.3kg, which covers 86 per cent of the [itemise / items] that we deliver." He joked that Amazon would not be [able / ability] to deliver some things. He said: "It won't work [for / from] everything. We're not going to deliver kayaks, or table saws this [weigh / way] ."

The new delivery system is going to be called 'Prime Air'. It could be [on / in] operation before the [yearly / year] 2018. Mr Bezos believes it will be good for the [environment / environmental] . "It's very green and it's better than [driven / driving] trucks around," he said. The project still needs the green [lighting / light] from the U.S. government. The company is making [sure / ensure] the 'octocopter' [meets / meetings] all of the country's flying safety standards. Bezos only has [once / one] concern with his 'octocopters'. He said: "This thing can't land on somebody's head while they're walking around their [neighbours / neighborhood] ." He said Amazon needed to keep finding new ways to stay ahead. He knows that companies can have a short [life / live] span and that other businesses can overtake them, especially those using technology.

 


 
 
 

 

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