Підручник Англійська мова (9-й рік навчання) - Алла Несвіт - Генеза 2017 рік

Unit 4 Science Magic

In this unit you will:

Listen read and talk about…

science and technology

inventions and inventors

the importance of science in the progress of civilization

Learn how to…

talk over the telephone

describe a device

Practise Revise

Future Simple

abbreviations in emails and Internet addresses

Write Make…

a short presentation about your invention


Lessons 1-2. Technology Affects Our Life!

1. Look at the pictures and say what things you see. Match the pictures (1-12) with the words from the box. In your opinion, what are the three most important inventions of mankind? What is the reason for your choice?

✵ an automobile ✵ the steam engine ✵ a radio ✵ a computer ✵ a television ✵ a telephone ✵ electricity ✵ a sewing machine ✵ an aeroplane ✵ a light bulb ✵ penicillin ✵ a camera ✵

2. a) Read and match the words (1-7) with their definitions (a-g)

Science and Technology

1. Science

a) the use of scientific knowledge and discoveries to develop new machines and systems;

2. Technology

b) the activity of designing and building roads, bridges, machines, etc.;

3. Engineering

c) knowledge and theories about the world which are based on facts, experiments and research;

4. An invention

d) when something brings progress and makes it possible for people to do the things that they couldn’t do before;

5. A discovery

e) using the latest technology;

6. A technological/ scientific/ medical advance

f) a new product, machine, system, etc., which someone has thought of for the first time;

7. High-tech

g) a fact or thing that someone has found out about, which was not known about before.

3. Complete the sentences with the words from Ex. 2.

1. Medical …. help people to live much longer.

2. The …. of the computer has revolutionized the business world.

3. Many scientists don’t consider that …. can give absolutely reliable knowledge.

4. The telescope has allowed astronomers to make …. about the Galaxy.

5. New communication …. have transformed the business world.

6. He must study …. if he wants to be involved in designing new bridges and machines.

4. a) Work in pairs or small groups. Discuss the questions. Use the words from the box.

✵ a video recorder ✵ a computer ✵ a microwave oven ✵ a CD player ✵ a television ✵ a telephone ✵ a digital camera ✵ a photocopier ✵ a washing machine ✵ a mobile phone ✵ a refrigerator ✵ a security system ✵ a playstation ✵ a vacuum cleaner ✵ a ventilator (an electric fan) ✵ an electric kettle ✵ a toaster ✵

1. Which objects (inventions) can’t you live without? Why?

2. Do you think that inventions are actually making our lives better or more complicated?

3. Are you afraid of or excited about technology? Which items in the box above do you most or least like using?

4. Do you feel that we are more and more controlled by machines?

5. What can you do if they go wrong?

6. Do you believe that we will live in computerized homes in the near future? How do you imagine your future home?

b) Look at the pictures. Say what electric appliances children use in their everyday life.

5. You are going to read the information about a few top world inventions. Use the dictionary and work out the meaning of the words from the Vocabulary File.

Vocabulary File

✵ to invent ✵ to discover ✵ an invention ✵ an inventor ✵ a technology ✵ to convert ✵ a sound signal ✵ an electrical impulse ✵ to turn something back ✵ electronic ✵ mechanical ✵ to advance ✵ a vehicle ✵ mechanic ✵ to be powered by something ✵ a camera obscura ✵ to require ✵ light exposure ✵ to patent ✵

6. Read the paragraphs (A-G), find the key words that can help you make a choice and match the paragraphs to the pictures of Ex. 1 on p. 93. Add the information you know.

A. This is an instrument that converts voice and sound signals into electrical impulses for transmission by wire to a different location, where another object receives the electrical impulses and turns them back into sounds. Alexander Graham Bell invented it in 1875.

B. There are many major milestones in its history, starting in 1936, when Konrad Zuse built the first freely programmable machine.

C. In 1884, Paul Nipkow sent images over wires using a rotating metal disk technology with 18 lines of resolution. This invention then evolved along two paths, mechanical and electronic. American Charles Jenkins and Scotsman John Baird followed the mechanical model while Philo Farnsworth, working independently in San Francisco, and the Russian emigrant Vladimir Zworykin, working for Westing- house and later RCA, advanced the electronic model.

D. In 1769, the very first road vehicle was invented by the French mechanic, Nicolas Joseph Cugnot. However, it was a steam-powered model. In 1885, Karl Benz designed and built the world’s first practical model to be powered by an internal- combustion engine.

E. In 1814, Joseph Nicephore Niepce created the first photographic image with a camera obscura, however, the image required eight hours of light exposure and later faded. Louis-Jacques-Mand Daguerre is considered the inventor of the first practical process of photography in 1837.

F. The first functional machine of this kind was invented by the French tailor, Barthelemy Thimonnier, in 1830. In 1834, Walter Hunt built America’s first successful machine of this kind. A little later Isaac Singer invented the up-and-down motion mechanism.

G. This medicine was discovered by Alexander Fleming in 1928. Andrew Moyer patented the first method of industrial production of it in 1948.

7. Read and say if the statements are true or false. Support your answers with the examples.

1. The paragraphs tell the readers about the inventions made in the 19 th and 20 th centuries.

2. The paragraphs tell the readers about the inventions made in different branches of science.

3. The inventions described above were made by both men and women.

4. There is one invention in the list which is out-of-date today.

5. The paragraphs tell the readers about the inventions made in the European countries.

6. Nowadays we can’t imagine our life without the inventions mentioned above.

8. Work in two teams. One team says a word related to science or technology. The other team makes up a sentence using the word. Each correct sentence gets a point. The team with the most points is the winner.


Team A S1: A vacuum cleaner

Team B S1: A vacuum cleaner is used to clean the carpets.

9. Read, complete and write the text with the words from the word bank.

✵ communicate ✵ the cleaning ✵ the environment ✵ devices ✵ technology ✵ the electricity ✵ skills ✵ effect ✵ the washing ✵ technological advances ✵ natural resources ✵ change

How Has Modern Technology Affected Our Lives?

Modern (1) …. has had a great (2) …. on our lives, both at home and at work. Labour-saving (3) …. such as washing machines, dishwashers and microwave ovens have made our life much easier, and mean that less time needs to be spent doing things like (4) …. and (5)………….. …. Unfortunately, all the household goods that we buy need (6) …., and we are using up the earth’s (7) …. Also when we throw away old fridges, microwaves, etc., it can have a very bad effect on (8) …. In the office computers, email, and photocopiers have revolutionized the way we work. People in different parts of the world can (9) …. with each other instantly, and business can be done much more quickly. The business world is constantly changing. The end result is that workers have to (10) …. jobs much more often and learn new (11)…. in order to keep up with all the latest (12) …. .

(Taken from Longman Essential Activator)

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