Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you. If you only know the Dutch word, use a dictionary to find the English word.
a Make a list of words related to the news.
b Name at least one English-language newspaper and/or news channel.
Robodog is a popular 2015 film. But guess what, now a real robodog has been spotted in a park.
Read more about the robodog and two other remarkable news stories here.
Read the text. Connect the words and expressions in the two columns that have the same meaning.
|1. to follow social distancing rules||a. 4×4 (all wheels are receiving power from the engine)|
|2. a recorded message||b. to do something successfully|
|3. to remind||c. far away from places where other people live|
|4. to detect||d. an island of Australia|
|5. to nail something||e. to make people think about something again|
|6. a spin||f. a movement of turning round very quickly|
|7. vertical||g. to notice the presence of something|
|8. pandemic||h. a pattern of lines that cross each other to form squares on a map|
|9. goal||i. person who goes for long walks|
|10. hiker||j. a situation in which a disease (ziekte) spreads all over the world|
|11. remote||k. something that you are trying to get or reach|
|12. Tasmania||l. specially trained people who help in dangerous or serious situations|
|13. emergency workers||m. spoken information stored on a tape or disc|
|14. grid||n. standing or pointing straight up (not horizontal)|
|15. four-wheel-drive||o. to stick to the rules of leaving enough space between yourself and someone else|
a Match the information in the left column to the correct news story in the right column.
|1. 3 complete spins||Robot Dog|
|4. city park|
|6. recorded message|
|7. remote island|
|11. vert ramp|
b True or false?
1 The robot dog in Singapore is called Spot.
2 The robot dog has wheels like other robots.
3 Tony Hawk was the first skateboarder to do a 1080.
4 Gui Khury lives in Brazil.
5 Tasmania is a remote island.
6 What3Words is a smartphone app.
c Practice some numbers.
1 Read the text once more.
2 Copy the numbers in the text. If a number is repeated, just copy it once.
3 Remember: written numbers are also numbers!
4 Say all the numbers out loud.