Unit 4 Warm-up
In this unit you will…
Read about the internet and virtual reality.
Listen to a phone conversation, radio programmes and a song. Practise telephoning and making suggestions.
Write an e–mail message and an internet page about your area. Learn how to make predictions about the future; Learn about conditionals.
2004-The Day after Tomorrow is a movie about global warming and how it will
destroy cities and change the world in the future.
2001-A.1.is a movie about a boy who doesn’t know that he is really a robot.
1866-From the Earth to the Moon is a book about people traveling to the moon.
1977-2004-The movies that make up Star Wars are about wars in space. There are many amazing characters in these movies.
1 Which of the films and books mentioned on this page have you seen or read? Which of the predictions in them:
a) have already come true?
b) do you think will come true in your lifetime?
What other predictions do you know from science fiction books or films that have come true?
2 Listen to four experts. Which predictions are they discussing? Use the Key Words to help you.
1 making androids (artificial humans)
2 flooding in different countries
3 time travel
4 a virus develops which we have no power to stop