The Reading / Listening - Robotic Suit - Level 0

A man paralyzed below the shoulders could not walk. He wore a robot suit and that helped him to walk. Doctors put the robot suit on him. It covered his arms and legs. He controlled it by using sensors near his brain. His thoughts were able to move the machine. The machine moved his arms and legs so he could walk.



Doctors say this technology will help disabled people. The brain will control wearable technology. A doctor said the robot suit is the first brain-controlled system that can move arms and legs. The man was very happy with the test. He said: "I can't go home tomorrow in my exoskeleton, but I've got to a point where I can walk."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Robotic Suit - Level 1 Robotic Suit - Level 2   or  Robotic Suit - Level 3

Sources
  • https://news.sky.com/story/paralysed-man-walks-again-using-mind-controlled-robotic-suit-11826849
  • https://edition.cnn.com/2019/10/04/health/paralyzed-man-robotic-suit-intl-scli/index.html
  • https://uk.news.yahoo.com/paralysed-man-walks-using-mind-controlled-robotic-suit-041900916.html


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. A man paralyzed below
  2. He wore a robot
  3. that helped him
  4. Doctors put the robot
  5. It covered
  6. He controlled it by
  7. near his
  8. His thoughts were able to
  1. to walk
  2. move the machine
  3. his arms and legs
  4. suit
  5. brain
  6. the shoulders
  7. using sensors
  8. suit on him

Paragraph 2

  1. this technology will help
  2. The brain will control wearable
  3. the first brain-
  4. move arms
  5. The man was very happy
  6. I can't go home
  7. I've got to a
  8. I can
  1. with the test
  2. point
  3. walk
  4. controlled system
  5. disabled people
  6. and legs
  7. tomorrow
  8. technology

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A man paralyzed (1) ___________________ could not walk. He (2) ___________________ suit and that helped him to walk. Doctors put the robot (3) ___________________. It covered his arms and legs. He (4) ___________________ using sensors near his brain. His thoughts (5) ___________________ move the machine. The machine moved his arms and legs so (6) ___________________.

Doctors say this technology (7) ___________________ people. The brain (8) ___________________ technology. A doctor said the robot suit (9) ___________________ brain-controlled system that (10) ___________________ and legs. The man was very happy with the test. He said: "I can't (11) ___________________ in my exoskeleton, but I've got (12) ___________________ where I can walk."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Amanparalyzedbelowtheshoulderscouldnotwalk.Heworearobotsuit
andthathelpedhimtowalk.Doctorsputtherobotsuitonhim.Itcove
redhisarmsandlegs.Hecontrolleditbyusingsensorsnearhisbrain.Hist
houghtswereabletomovethemachine.Themachinemovedhisarmsan
dlegssohecouldwalk.Doctorssaythistechnologywillhelpdisabledpeo
ple.Thebrainwillcontrolwearabletechnology.Adoctorsaidtherobo
tsuitisthefirstbrain-controlledsystemthatcanmovearmsandlegs.Th
emanwasveryhappywiththetest.Hesaid:"Ican'tgohometomorrowin
myexoskeleton,butI'vegottoapointwhereIcanwalk."

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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