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    高中英语必修5 Unit 3 听力 Using Language
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    资源名称:高中英语必修5 Unit 3 Life in the future 听力 Using Language
    资源版本:普通高中课程标准实验教科书

    My first visit was to a space station considered the most modem in space. Described as an enormous round plate, it spins slowly in space to imitate the pull of the earth's gravity. Inside was an exhibition of the most up-to-date inventions of the 31 st century. A guide (G) showed us around along a moveable path.

    G: Good morning to all our visitors from 2008. First we're going to examine one of the latest forms of communication among our space citizens. No more typists working on a typewriter or computer! No more postage or postcodes! Messages can now be sent using a "thoughtpad". You place the metal band over your head, clear your mind, press the sending button, think your message and the next instant it's sent. It's stored on the "thoughtpad" of the receiver. It's quick, efficient and environmentally friendly. The only limitation is if the user does not think his or her message clearly, an unclear message may be sent. But we cannot blame the tools for the faults of the user, can we?

    During the explanation I looked at the pair of small objects called "thoughtpads" on a table. They just looked like metal ribbons. So ordinary but so powerful! While I was observing them, the path moved us on.

    G: And now ladies and gentlemen, we are in the "environment area". People used to collect waste in dustbins. Then the rubbish was sent to be buried or burned, am I fight? (We nodded.) Well, now there's a system where the waste is disposed of using the principles of ecology. A giant machine, always greedy for more, swallows all the waste available. The rubbish is turned into several grades of useful material, such as "fertilizer" for the fields and "soil" for deserts. Nothing is wasted, and everything, even plastic bags, is recycled. A great idea, isn't' it?

    I stared at the moving model of the waste machine, absorbed by its efficiency. But again we moved on.

    G: Our third stop shows the changes that have happened to work practices. Manufacturing no longer takes place on the earth but on space stations like this one. A group of engineers programme robots to perform tasks in space. The robots produce goods such as drugs, clothes, furniture, hovering carriages, etc. There is no waste, no pollution and no environmental damage! However, the companies have to train their representatives to live and work in space settlements. They have to monitor the robots and the production. When the goods are ready they're transported by industrial spaceship back to earth.

    My mind began to wander. What job would I do? My motivation increased as I thought of the wonderful world of the future.

    1. modem
    n.调制解调器

    2. enormous
    adj.巨大的;庞大的

    3. up-to-date
    adj.现代化的,最新的;跟上时代的

    4. postage
    n.邮费,邮资

    5. limitation
    n.限制;局限

    6. user
    n.用户,使用者

    7. disposed
    a.愿意的,想干的

    8. fertilizer
    n.肥料,化肥

    9. efficiency
    n.效率,效能,功效

    10. manufacturing
    n.制造业,工业adj.制造业的,制造的v.(大规模)制造( manufacture的现在分词 );捏造;加工;粗制滥造(文学作品)

    11. hovering
    鸟( hover的现在分词 ); 靠近(某事物); (人)徘徊; 犹豫


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