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Performance (2) Reading: To interpret texts in order to
deal with

cultural reference.


A.

Read the text and choose the correct answer A, B, C or D
.


The
Age

of Cybernetics



Have you noticed how many
science
-

fiction

stories have got cyborg characters? To start with, there are the Borg in Star Trek
and the Cybermen in Dr. Who. The Terminator films feature machines with a human appearance and living flesh on top of their
metal skeletons. In Robocop, the main character
is a police officer who looks like a machine, but beneath his robotic body he has
a human mind with human feelings. So what is the fascination with these part
-
biological, part
-
mechanical beings? Is it
perhaps

that some people dream of one day being able to

become like machines, or is it that we just want to use technology to fix
people`s disabilities? It`s probably a bit of both, but the reality is that cyborgs will be here sooner than we realize. Many

scientists and doctors have been working with sophistic
ated technology to develop robotic limbs that can be attached to
humans. With this technology, people who lose an arm or a leg will have the chance to live almost normal lives again.

For example, in 2001, an American technician, Jesse Sullivan, lost both
of his arms in an accident. He now has two robotic arms
that his brain controls through wires connected to nerves in his chest muscles. Later, in 2003, engineers developed an “eyebo
rg”
for a completely colour
-
blind artist, Neil Harbisson. The eyeborg is a
camera
-
like device which the artist wears on his head and
allows him to identify colours. Some scientists believe that we are entering the Age of Cybernetics, where man and machine ar
e
going to become one. No one really knows, though, how far this will go.

What is for sure is that people who need them will soon
have artificial limbs that they will be able to control with microchips in their brains. Engineers will design smart joints s
uch as
knees and ankles that will function just like real ones. Some scien
tists believe it will be possible to make artificial eyes that can
see better than human eyes we are not quite there yet, but the idea of a real cybernetic man is getting closer and closer to
becoming reality.






























JORDÁN DE SAJONIA SCHOOL


Dominicans

REINFORCEMENT WORKSHOP



SECOND TERM

NINTH

GRADE

PRE
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INTERMEDIATE 1

LEVEL

TEACHER:
SANDRA CRISTINA REYES

NAME:

DATE:

1.

What can you predict from the text reading

the title “ The Age of Cybernetics”?

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2.

What is the main idea of the story?

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3.

What do the underl
ined words mean? Explain each one.

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4.

What is the intention of the author when writing this story?

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5.

What do you think about the text`s main idea? Explain your points of view.

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B.

Read the following text and answer the questions below
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Have you ever thought about the risks you take when you travel? We gave all heard horror stories of
missed flights
, lost
luggage, train delays and
traffic jams
, but have you ever heard about snakes? No? Well, here’s a story that will make you
think twice t
he next time you fly.


It all started one day when a passenger boarded a flight in South Korea with a little “
something
” extra in his
luggage.

However, he didn’t declare what this something extra was when he left South Korea. When he arrived in Atlanta, US
A,
customs officer Christopher Hendericks checked the man’s luggage. To his surprise he found 30 snakes in bottles, and a
special liquid with the snakes and birds to preserve them.


Hendericks said,” I`ve found snakes before but what surprised me about thi
s case was how many there were. At least no
passengers were
hurt
. Even though the reptiles and birds were not alive, there was still a problem. As the US Fish and
Wildlife Service stated
, “it`s possible that the dead snakes had poison in them”. The passen
ger even put scorpions in the
snakes` mouths. So, we had to check all the animal specimens in the bottles.


The airline did not release the name of the passenger. The police charged the man with breaking the law twice, once for
not declaring the strange co
ntents of his luggage and once for importing endangered species.




































Taken and adapted from:
Spark 4,

Express
Publishing, 2010



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Vo. Bo Jefe de Departamento

Vo.Bo Coordinación de Estadio














1.

What is the most suitable title for this story? Give one title and explain.

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2.

What is the main idea of the story?

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3.

What do the underlined words
mean? Explain each one.

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4.

What
is the intention of the author when writing this story?

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5.

What
would you do in a similar situation? Explain your ideas

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a)


Performance (3) Writing: To apply grammar structures and good spelling to write coherent compositions.






































Taken and adapted from:
Spark 4,

Express
Publishing,

2010



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Vo. Bo Jefe de Departamento

Vo.Bo Coordinación de Estadio




JORDÁN DE SAJONIA SCHOOL


Dominicans

REINFORCEMENT WORKSHOP


SECOND TERM

NINTH

GRADE

PRE
-
INTERMEDIATE 1

LEVEL

TEACHER:
SANDRA CRISTINA REYES

NAME:

DATE:

A.

Choose the correct answer


1.

It looks like this smart phone ____ a success.

a.

is going to be

a.

is being

b.

won’t be

c.

will

2.

I ____ a new laptop when I have enough money.

a.

will buy

b.

am going to buy

c.

buy

d.

bought

3.

It`s freezing in here _____ the heating?

a.

are you turning on

b.

do you turn on

c.

will you turn on

d.

won`t you turn on

4.

My father bought a new car. Today, he ____ drive it.

a.

isn`t go to

b.

are going to

c.

is going to

d.

won`t going to

5.

The man ____ in the desert for two days
before they
spotted him.

a.

Had been wandering

b.

Has been wander

c.

Have been wandered

d.

Wandered


B.

Write the sentences in order following instructions.


6
)

Scientist/never/will/create/robots. Future Simple

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7
)

I / if / save / enough money / buy / a car.

Conditional

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8
)
play/going to/my sister/tomorrow/tennis ? Future Going to

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9
)
my dad/work/next/won`t/Saturday. Future Simple

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10
)
had/your brother/studying/for/years/ten/been. Past Perfect
Continuous.

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C.
U
se the tenses seen in class to write a short text about
your
plans and probable situations for your future.


(
80 words).



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