english listening exercises and quiz

english listening exercises and quiz

Advanced English Listening Exercises

The following English listening practices talks about a robot, developed by Honda. Play the audio to listen, fill in the blanks and take the quiz below.
We have also included some important English vocabulary you will hear in the audio and an Answer Sheet available for download below.

 Listen to the text and fill in the blanks.

Asimo’s artificial ………. analyzes a vast array of ………. . That’s how it understands people’s ………., and takes appropriate ………. . Asimo also has a sophisticated ………. of touch. It’s fingers can make subtle ………. like a person’s. ……….are embedded in the ………. too. They can gauge the ………. of an object like human fingers do.
Most robots use a fixed ………. of strength to grab things, but Asimo exerts more ………. to open a tightly sealed ………. bottle, and less when ………. a paper cup. It’s ………. intelligence uses information from the ………. sensors to adjust the grip.
The developers’ ………. goal is for Asimo to be a valuable ………. that coexists with ………. . The ………. who created Asimo all grew up watching ………. shows about robots. They ………. of someday making their own.

Important vocabulary:

  • artificial (ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəl) – not natural, made by humans.
  • array (əˈreɪ) (noun) – an impressive collection, a large amount or number of things
  • sophisticated (səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪtɪd) (adj) (of machines, methods, etc) – complex and refined
  • subtle (ˈsʌtəl) (adj.) – delicate, precise
  • gauge (also gage) (ɡeɪdʒ) –  to measure or determine the amount, quantity, size, condition of something
  • to exert (ɪɡˈzɜːt) – to make a physical or mental effort.
  • to coexist  (ˌkoʊ ɪgˈzɪst)  – to exist (live) together

Time For A Quiz

 

1. Asimo is:
2. He analyzes information in order to:
3. In his fingertips engineers have embedded:
4. To open a sealed water bottle, and hold a paper cup, Asimo:
5. Asimo's developers want:
6. The engineers who created Asimo:
 
 

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