The Reading / Listening - Lie Detector Tests - Level 3

Airports will soon add a new layer to their security procedures. Several airports in Europe will start giving lie detector tests to passengers. Special lie detector machines will use artificial intelligence to test travellers. The lie detector machines are backed by a European Union project called i-BorderControl. The first machines will be at border checkpoints in Hungary, Greece and Latvia. Airports in these countries will carry out trials on the lie detector machines this month. Travellers from outside the European Union will have to take the test. They will look into a webcam and answer questions from a computer-animated immigration official. The computer-generated animation will change to match the race and language of the traveller.



A European Union spokesperson said the virtual border guard will scan passengers' faces and analyze their micro-expressions. They will use these expressions to find out if the passenger might be lying. A human security guard will take over if the lie-detecting software detects a security risk. The procedure will initially divide passengers into two types. Low-risk travellers will be asked basic information in the lie-detection process, while higher-risk passengers will get more detailed questions. A psychology expert doubted if the system would work. He said: "If you ask people to lie, they will do it differently and show very different behavioural cues than if they truly lie....This is a known problem in psychology."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Lie Detector Tests - Level 0 Lie Detector Tests - Level 1   or  Lie Detector Tests - Level 2

Sources
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2018/11/02/airports-trying-out-lie-detector-tests-passengers/1856580002/
  • https://www.pcmag.com/news/364741/eu-testing-ai-lie-detectors-at-border-crossings
  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/02/eu-border-lie-detection-system-criticised-as-pseudoscience


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Warm-ups

1. LIE DETECTOR TESTS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about lie detector tests. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       airports / security / passengers / project / border / checkpoints / machines / test /
       virtual / expressions / human / guard / risk / information / process / psychology
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. SECURITY: Students A strongly believe lie detector tests will improve security at airports; Students B strongly believe they won't.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. AIRPORTS: How can airports be made better? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Improvement

Why?

Security

 

 

Shopping

 

 

Check-in

 

 

Eating

 

 

Waiting

 

 

Immigration

 

 

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5. PASSENGER: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "passenger". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. LIES: Rank these with your partner. Put the worst people to lie to at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • police
  • teachers
  • husband/wife
  • a lie detector
  • yourself
  • doctors
  • parents
  • best friends

 

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. layer a. A level of something that is part of a bigger thing.
      2. procedures b. The place at an airport or country's border where government workers check the documents of people entering that country.
      3. artificial intelligence c. A usual or official way of doing something.
      4. border d. A test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something.
      5. trials e. A system of computers thinking and making decisions like humans.
      6. immigration f. The line between countries, regions and other areas.
      7. match g. Make or get one thing to be the same as another.

    Paragraph 2

      8. virtual h. The scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those changing behavior in a given context.
      9. scan i. Find out or show the presence or existence of something.
      10. expressions j. Not real, but made to look real by computers.
      11. detects k. A person who has a lot of knowledge of or a skill in a particular area.
      12. psychology l. Look at all parts of something carefully in order to find something.
      13. expert m. A signal for an activity to start.
      14. cues n. A look on someone's face that shows a particular emotion.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. All European airports will soon introduce lie detector tests.     T / F
  2. The lie detector machines will use artificial intelligence.     T / F
  3. Trials on the lie detector machines finished last month.     T / F
  4. The lie detectors will have an animation of a blonde-haired official.     T / F
  5. The lie detector will analzye micro-expressions on passenger's faces.  T / F
  6. The lie detector process splits passengers into two kinds of risk.     T / F
  7. Higher risk passengers would be asked less detailed questions.     T / F
  8. A psychology expert suggested the lie detector might not work.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. layer
  2. procedures
  3. carry out
  4. official
  5. match
  6. spokesperson
  7. analyze
  8. initially
  9. doubted
  10. cues
  1. officer
  2. at first
  3. go with
  4. examine
  5. level
  6. conduct
  7. mistrusted
  8. system
  9. signals
  10. representative

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. add a new layer to their security
  2. giving lie detector tests
  3. artificial
  4. border
  5. a computer-animated immigration
  6. scan passengers'
  7. analyze their micro-
  8. a security
  9. higher-
  10. This is a known problem in
  1. faces
  2. checkpoints
  3. psychology
  4. intelligence
  5. risk passengers
  6. risk
  7. procedures
  8. official
  9. expressions
  10. to passengers

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
project
passengers
webcam
layer
trials
race
artificial
animation

Airports will soon add a new (1) ____________ to their security procedures. Several airports in Europe will start giving lie detector tests to (2) ____________. Special lie detector machines will use (3) ____________ intelligence to test travellers. The lie detector machines are backed by a European Union (4) ____________ called i-BorderControl. The first machines will be at border checkpoints in Hungary, Greece and Latvia. Airports in these countries will carry out (5) ____________ on the lie detector machines this month. Travellers from outside the European Union will have to take the test. They will look into a (6) ____________ and answer questions from a computer-animated immigration official. The computer-generated (7) ____________ will change to match the (8) ____________ and language of the traveller.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
process
virtual
truly
expert
security
behavioural
analyze
risk

A European Union spokesperson said the (9) ____________ border guard will scan passengers' faces and (10) ____________ their micro-expressions. They will use these expressions to find out if the passenger might be lying. A human (11) ____________ guard will take over if the lie-detecting software detects a security (12) ____________. The procedure will initially divide passengers into two types. Low-risk travellers will be asked basic information in the lie-detection (13) ____________, while higher-risk passengers will get more detailed questions. A psychology (14) ____________ doubted if the system would work. He said: "If you ask people to lie, they will do it differently and show very different (15) ____________ cues than if they (16) ____________ lie....This is a known problem in psychology."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Airports will soon add a new layer to their ______
     a.  securities proceed users
     b.  secure city procedures
     c.  security procedures
     d.  security proceed users
2)  Several airports in Europe will start giving lie detector ______
     a.  texts to passengers
     b.  tests two passengers
     c.  tests to passengers
     d.  attests to passengers
3)  The first machines will be at border ______ Hungary
     a.  checkpoint sin
     b.  check point tin
     c.  checkpoints in
     d.  checkpoints inn
4)  look into a webcam and answer questions from a computer-animated ______
     a.  immigration official
     b.  immigration officials
     c.  in migration officially
     d.  emigration official
5)  The computer-generated animation will change to ______
     a.  match the race
     b.  march the race
     c.  Mach the race
     d.  much the race

6)  the virtual border guard will scan passengers' faces and analyze their ______
     a.  macro-expressions
     b.  mike row expressions
     c.  my crow expressions
     d.  micro-expressions
7)  They will use these expressions to find out if the passenger ______
     a.  might been lying
     b.  might be lie in
     c.  might be lying
     d.  might be line
8)  A human security guard will take over if the lie-detecting software ______ risk
     a.  defects a security
     b.  detracts a security
     c.  detects a security
     d.  detests a security
9)  they will do it differently and show very different ______
     a.  behavioural queues
     b.  behave your all cues
     c.  behaviour all queues
     d.  behavioural cues
10)  if they truly lie....This is a known problem ______
     a.  in psychology
     b.  on psychology
     c.  inn psychology
     d.  I'm psychology

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Airports will soon add a (1) ___________________ their security procedures. Several airports in Europe will start giving lie detector tests to passengers. Special lie detector machines will use (2) ___________________ test travellers. The lie detector machines (3) ___________________ a European Union project called i-BorderControl. The first machines will be at border checkpoints in Hungary, Greece and Latvia. Airports in these countries will (4) ___________________ on the lie detector machines this month. Travellers from outside the European Union will have to take the test. They will look (5) ___________________ and answer questions from a computer-animated immigration official. The computer-generated animation will change to (6) ___________________ and language of the traveller.

A European Union spokesperson said (7) ___________________ guard will scan passengers' faces and analyze their micro-expressions. They will use these expressions to (8) ___________________ the passenger might be lying. A human security guard will take over if the lie-detecting software (9) ___________________ risk. The procedure will initially divide passengers into two types. Low-risk travellers will be asked basic information in the lie-detection process, (10) ___________________ passengers will get more detailed questions. A psychology (11) ___________________ the system would work. He said: "If you ask people to lie, they will do it differently and show very different behavioural (12) ___________________ they truly lie....This is a known problem in psychology."

Comprehension questions

  1. What will the lie detectors use?
  2. What is backing the lie detector system?
  3. How many countries will trial the lie detector this month?
  4. What will travellers have to look into?
  5. What will the virtual border guard match to the travellers?
  6. What will the lie detectors analyze on people's faces?
  7. Who will take over if the software detects a security risk?
  8. What will high-risk passengers be asked?
  9. Who doubted whether the lie detector would work?
  10. What kind of cues might people change in front of a lie detector?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What will the lie detectors use?
a) Google Translate
b) artificial intelligence
c) Microsoft Windows
d) holographs
2) What is backing the lie detector system?
a) the FBI
b) Interpol
c) NASA
d) the EU
3) How many countries will trial the lie detector this month?
a) 3
b) 4
c) 5
d) 6
4) What will travellers have to look into?
a) a microscope
b) a kaleidoscope
c) a webcam
d) space
5) What will the virtual border guard match to the travellers?
a) itineraries
b) race and language
c) boarding passes
d) eye colour

6) What will the lie detectors analyze on people's faces?
a) wrinkles
b) stress
c) micro-expressions
d) eye movement
7) Who will take over if the software detects a security risk?
a) a pilot
b) an immigration officer
c) a flight attendant
d) a human security guard
8) What will high-risk passengers be asked?
a) detailed questions
b) their age
c) questions about their childhood
d) to show more ID
9) Who doubted whether the lie detector would work?
a) a psychology expert
b) a pilot
c) a software engineer
d) a robot
10) What kind of cues might people change in front of a lie detector?
a) snooker cues
b) behavioural cues
c) theatre cues
d) cues to leave

Role play

Role  A – Yourself
You think the worst person to lie to is yourself. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why it isn't as bad to lie to their people. Also, tell the others who it is most OK to lie to of these (and why): a doctor, a police officer or your husband/wife.

Role  B – A Doctor
You think the worst person to lie to is a doctor. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why it isn't as bad to lie to their people. Also, tell the others who it is most OK to lie to of these (and why): yourself, a police officer or your husband/wife.

Role  C – A Police Officer
You think the worst person to lie to is a police officer. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why it isn't as bad to lie to their people. Also, tell the others who it is most OK to lie to of these (and why): a doctor, yourself or your husband/wife.

Role  D – Your Husband/Wife
You think the worst person to lie to is your husband/wife. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why it isn't as bad to lie to their people. Also, tell the others who it is most OK to lie to of these (and why): a doctor, a police officer or yourself.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'lie'

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  • and 'test'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • scan
    • take
    • divide
    • expert
    • people
    • problem
    • new
    • artificial
    • backed
    • first
    • carry
    • match




    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 - Lie detector tests at airports are coming

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'lie'?
    3. What do you think of airport security?
    4. How much more secure will airports be with lie detector tests?
    5. When was the last time you told a lie?
    6. Do you think you could fool a lie detector test?
    7. What is the biggest lie you have told?
    8. Should lie detector tests be used in other places?
    9. How would you feel about taking a lie detector test?
    10. How bad is lying?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'airport'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you know about lie detector tests?
    5. What is the best kind of airport security?
    6. Do you think it's OK to tell white lies?
    7. Who do you think "high-risk" passengers are?
    8. What do you think of liars?
    9. Would you like to see lie detectors used in airports?
    10. What questions would you like to ask airport officials?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Airports will soon add a new () ____ to their security procedures. Several airports in Europe will start giving lie detector tests to passengers. Special lie detector machines will use (2) ____ intelligence to test travellers. The lie detector machines are backed (3) ____ a European Union project called i-BorderControl. The first machines will be at border checkpoints in Hungary, Greece and Latvia. Airports in these countries will carry (4) ____ trials on the lie detector machines this month. Travellers from outside the European Union will have to (5) ____ the test. They will look into a webcam and answer questions from a computer-animated immigration official. The computer-generated animation will change to match the (6) ____ and language of the traveller.

    A European Union spokesperson said the (7) ____ border guard will scan passengers' faces and (8) ____ their micro-expressions. They will use these expressions to find out if the passenger might be lying. A human security guard will take (9) ____ if the lie-detecting software detects a security risk. The procedure will initially divide passengers into two types. Low-risk travellers will be asked basic information (10) ____ the lie-detection process, while higher-risk passengers will get more detailed questions. A psychology expert (11) ____ if the system would work. He said: "If you ask people to lie, they will do it differently and show very different behavioral cues than if they (12) ____ lie....This is a known problem in psychology."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     lawyer     (b)     lair     (c)     layer     (d)     liar    
    2. (a)     artificial     (b)     arty fissure     (c)     art official     (d)     artifice shall    
    3. (a)     at     (b)     by     (c)     on     (d)     of    
    4. (a)     us     (b)     up     (c)     in     (d)     out    
    5. (a)     make     (b)     fake     (c)     take     (d)     wake    
    6. (a)     contest     (b)     race     (c)     heat     (d)     run    
    7. (a)     virtual     (b)     virtue all     (c)     virtually     (d)     bird chew all    
    8. (a)     analytical     (b)     analysis     (c)     analyzing     (d)     analyze    
    9. (a)     under     (b)     about     (c)     over     (d)     around    
    10. (a)     as     (b)     so     (c)     such     (d)     in    
    11. (a)     doubled     (b)     doubted     (c)     dabbled     (d)     drafted    
    12. (a)     truly     (b)     true     (c)     truth     (d)     truthfully

    Spelling

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    Put the text back together

    (...)  i-BorderControl. The first machines will be at border checkpoints in Hungary, Greece and
    (...)  giving lie detector tests to passengers. Special lie detector machines will use artificial
    (...)  expressions. They will use these expressions to find out if the passenger might
    (...)  animated immigration official. The computer-generated animation will change to match the race and language of the traveller.
    (...)  Latvia. Airports in these countries will carry out trials on the lie detector machines this month. Travellers from
    (...)  intelligence to test travellers. The lie detector machines are backed by a European Union project called
    (...)  A European Union spokesperson said the virtual border guard will scan passengers' faces and analyze their micro-
    (...)  risk. The procedure will initially divide passengers into two types. Low-risk travellers will be asked basic
    (...)  expert doubted if the system would work. He said: "If you ask people to lie, they will do it
    (...)  differently and show very different behavioral cues than if they truly lie....This is a known problem in psychology."
    (...)  outside the European Union will have to take the test. They will look into a webcam and answer questions from a computer-
    (...)  information in the lie-detection process, while higher-risk passengers will get more detailed questions. A psychology
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    Put the words in the right order

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    7. use   out   .   They   find   to   these   expressions   will
    8. detects   a   software   risk   .   If   the   security   lie-detecting
    9. get   passengers   detailed   more   Higher-risk   questions   .   will
    10. in   a   psychology   .   known   problem   This   is

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

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    A European Union spokesperson said the virtually / virtual border guard will scan passengers' faces and analyze / analysis their micro-expressions. They will use these expressions / expression to find out if the passenger might be lying. A human security guard will take under / over if the lie-detecting software detects a security risk / risky. The procedure will initially divide passengers into two typical / types. Low-risk travellers will be asked basic information in the lie-detection process / progress, while higher-risk passengers will get more detailed questions. A psychology expert doubled / doubted if the system would work. He said: "If you ask people to lie / lying, they will do it differently and show very different behavioural cues than if they truth / truly lie....This is a known problem in psychology."

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    airports will soon add a new layer to their security procedures several airports in europe will start giving lie detector tests to passengers special lie detector machines will use artificial intelligence to test travellers the lie detector machines are backed by a european union project called ibordercontrol the first machines will be at border checkpoints in hungary greece and latvia airports in these countries will carry out trials on the lie detector machines this month travellers from outside the european union will have to take the test they will look into a webcam and answer questions from a computer animated immigration official the computer generated animation will change to match the race and language of the traveller

    a european union spokesperson said the virtual border guard will scan passengers faces and analyze their micro expressions they will use these expressions to find out if the passenger might be lying a human security guard will take over if the lie detecting software detects a security risk the procedure will initially divide passengers into two types lowrisk travellers will be asked basic information in the lie detection process while higher risk passengers will get more detailed questions a psychology expert doubted if the system would work he said if you ask people to lie they will do it differently and show very different behavioural cues than if they truly lie this is a known problem in psychology"

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    Airportswillsoonaddanewlayertotheirsecurityprocedures.Severalair
    portsinEuropewillstartgivingliedetectorteststopassengers.Specialli
    edetectormachineswilluseartificialintelligencetotesttravellers.Theli
    edetectormachinesarebackedbyaEuropeanUnionprojectcalledi-Bor
    derControl.ThefirstmachineswillbeatbordercheckpointsinHungary,
    GreeceandLatvia.Airportsinthesecountrieswillcarryouttrialsonthelie
    detectormachinesthismonth.TravellersfromoutsidetheEuropeanUni
    onwillhavetotakethetest.Theywilllookintoawebcamandanswerquest
    ionsfromacomputer-animatedimmigrationofficial.Thecomputer-ge
    neratedanimationwillchangetomatchtheraceandlanguageofthetrav
    eller.AEuropeanUnionspokespersonsaidthevirtualborderguardwills
    canpassengers'facesandanalyzetheirmicro-expressions.Theywil
    lusetheseexpressionstofindoutifthepassengermightbelying.Ahuma
    nsecurityguardwilltakeoverifthelie-detectingsoftwaredetectsasec
    urityrisk.Theprocedurewillinitiallydividepassengersintotwotypes.Lo
    w-risktravellerswillbeaskedbasicinformationinthelie-detectionproc
    ess,whilehigher-riskpassengerswillgetmoredetailedquestions.Apsy
    chologyexpertdoubtedifthesystemwouldwork.Hesaid:"Ifyouaskpeo
    pletolie,theywilldoitdifferentlyandshowverydifferentbehaviouralcue
    sthaniftheytrulylie....Thisisaknownprobleminpsychology."

    Free writing

    Write about lie detector tests for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    Lie detector machines would make air travel and airports a lot more secure. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. LIE DETECTOR TESTS: Make a poster about lie detector tests. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. SECURITY: Write a magazine article about lie detector tests increasing security at airports. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on lie detector tests. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your opinions on using lie detector tests at airports. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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