2003.11.10 - Robotic dog could be everyone's favourite pet

2003.11.10 - Robotic dog could be everyone's favourite pet

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2003  november 10.



Ma egy érdekes olvasmányt küldünk néhány feladattal. Phrasal Verbs rovatunkban ma néhány idiómát tanulhat meg.
Az olvasmányhoz tartozó feladatok megoldásait e-mail-ben elküldheti nekünk.

Várjuk a további nyelvtani kérdéseket.

Mai témánkhoz is jó tanulást kívánunk!





The Lonely Frog

A lonely frog, desparate for some form of company telephoned the Psychic Hotline to find out what his future holds.
His Personal Psychic Advisor tells him, "You are going to meet a beautiful young girl who will want to know everything about you."
The frog is thrilled and says, "This is great! Where will I meet her, at work, at a party?"
"No" says the psychic, "in a Biology class."


under the weather: ill; sick; unwell.
"Ted was feeling under the weather yesterday, so he decided not to go to work."

until hell freezes over: forever.
"Chris can practice the piano until hell freezes over, but he'll never play
well because he's tone-deaf."

until you're blue in the face: forever.
"You can talk until you're blue in the face, but I won't change my mind."

update: make current; add information to show what has happened recently.
"I need to update my résumé. It doesn't show what I've done during the last year."

upside down: with the bottom part on top and the top part on bottom.
"Put the glasses upside down in the dishwasher. If you don't do that,
they'll fill with water and you'll have to dry them by hand."

used to (+ V): an action that was true in the past but is not true now.
"Jane used to live in Austin, Texas. She lives in San Francisco now."

a lap tetejére



Ebben a kis összefoglalóban az igeidõket olyan sorrendben magyarázzuk el, ahogy azokat tanulni érdemes, tehát nem kategóriákban, mint például: jelen idõk, jövõ idõk, múlt idõk. Minél több igeidõt tudsz annál választékosabban tudod majd magad kifejezni, és annál árnyaltabban tudod majd leírni a cselekvéseket.
tovább >>>




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"In dog years one hour equals six months when you are waiting to be fed."




Robotic dog could be everyone's favourite pet

By Chloe Arnold

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Imagine a pet that won't wet the carpet, doesn't have to be fed and never attacks the postman.

Meet Aibo, the robotic dog who obeys by remote control. Invented by the Japanese electronics giant Sony, Aibo will appeal to everyone who's always wanted a dog, but doesn't have the time or the inclination to take it for a walk.

Aibo is just like a real dog - he loves to play with toys and recognises his owner's voice. He's about the size of a chihuaha - a tiny dog not much bigger than a football - and when he is happy he has been programmed to wag his tail.

As well as sitting and begging, Aibo will also dance, bark through his electronic voice box and lie down to sleep. He has been specially designed to judge distances, so that he won't bump into walls.

The little computer pet is already on sale in Japan, where sales have been very good, a spokesman for Sony said. Aibo might even take over from the amazingly popular cyberpets, like Tamagotchis, which appeared on the market a few years ago.

"Aibo is much more real than a Tamagotchi," Sony's spokesman said. "You can really connect with him - he's not just a mini screen on the face of a key ring."

Aibo will soon be available in the United States, and Sony hopes to sell him in this country by Christmas. He doesn't come cheap - one metal mutt plus remote control will set you back about £1,400.

But think of it this way: you won't have to spend a penny on dog food.


1.      Read the text and list five advantages of having a pet like Aibo:


2.      Can Aibo dance? What else can this electronic dog do?


3.      Find the meaning of the following words and expressions in the electronic dictionary. Copy and paste the definition.


a.       APPEAL

b.      OWNER

c.       SIZE

d.      TAKE OVER

e.       AMAZINGLY

f.        SCREEN

g.       AVAILABLE

h.       SET BACK

i.         MUTT


4.      Place the words in the following table according to its function in the text:





5.      Revision:

Complete the table with the comparative and superlative forms of the following adjectives:























Have you got a pet?

Tell us about it

Would you like to have a pet like Aibo? Why?



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