2017-02-21 11:22 来源：小牛英语
Robots are becoming a big part of our lives. There may be half a million robots in the U.S. 20 years from now.
These machines are changing the way of work that is being done.Thousands of robots are used in factories. These robots are not like the robots in movies. They don't walk or talk. Instead, a robot may be just a metal arm. The robot arm can do a certain job in a factory over and over again. It can do jobs that people may not want to do. A robot never gets tired of doing the same thing.
Sometimes a robot gets to do more exciting work. In Canada, police are using a robot on wheels. This robot's job is to take apart（去除）bombs that may go off（爆炸）.
robot n. 机器人
million num. 百万；百万个
movie n. 电影
instead adv. 代替；改为；抵作；更换
meta n. 金属
exciting adj. 令人兴奋的；使人激动的
一、Read the passage and write "T" for true and "F" for false.
( ) 1. There are a million robots in the U.S. now.
( ) 2. Thousands of robots work for factories.
( ) 3. All the robots are like the robots in movies.
( ) 4. The robots have different kinds of shapes（形状，体形）
( ) 5. A robot can do the same thing all the time, and never gets tired of that.
二、According to the passage, choose the best answer:A, B, C or D.
( ) 1. Robots are becoming _______ .
A. more and more important
B. less important than before
D. more and more expensive
( ) 2. Robots can _______ .
A. walk in the factories
B. do a certain job in a factory over and over again
C. talk with people
D. get tired of doing the same thing.
( ) 3. The title for this story could be ______ .
A. Robot's Job B. Jobs in the Factories
C. Robot on Wheels D. Robots in Our Lives
( ) 4. Robots in Canada can probably _______ .
A. build a bomb. B. make films C. save lives D. walk and talk
( ) 5. There may be ______ robots in the U.S. 20 years from now.
A. 1,000,000 B. 500,000 C. 100,000 D. 5,000,000
三、Answer the questions about the story.
1. Why do we say "Robots are becoming a big part of our lives."?
Because in about 20 years, there may __________ .
2. From the story what can you guess about the robots in movies?
The robots in movies _______________________ .
3. Why are some robots used in factories?
Because the robots can do the same work for a long time and _________ __________ ________ .
4. Why is it said that "A robot never gets tired of doing the same thing."?
5. Do you want to work with a robot in the future? Why or why not?