listening practice – inventions

Listening practice – inventions. Improve your listening skills by watching the video about inventions and doing specially prepared exercises.

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Exercise 1. Watch the video about top 10 inventions and fill in the table below. Before the listening try to guess which inventions will be listed in the listening.

Listening practice – inventions:

Exercise 2.Watch the video and fill in the table with missing information.

Name of invention When was it invented? Who invented it? How has it changed the world?
10. the paper II B.C. the Chinese thanks to it we have paper press; maps; books,
9. the compass
circumnavigation easier and safer
8. the refrigeration ——- changed the way food industry transports and stores food
7. the printing press ——–
6. XXI-XXVI B.C.
————
5. medicine penicilin extended out lives, help to fight diseases, level out population
4.
1712 (steam engine) Thomas Newcomen

3. the wheel
changed transportation, commerce and travel industry
2. communications (telegraph, telephone, radio, TV, computer)
Morse – telegraph Bell – telephone Marconi / Tesla – radio the first coputer – Kondrad Zuse facilitated communication, the world has become a little bit smaller
1. Standard – mid XX century
Tesla, Farraday, Franklin, Edison

Exercise 3. Answer the questions. Post your answers.

  1. What other inventions do you consider inevitable ?
  2. Choose one invention that you can’t imagine living without. Justify your choice.

Listenig – answers:

Name of invention When was it invented? Who invented it? How has it changed the world?
10. the paper II B.C. the Chinese thanks to it we have paper press; maps; books,
9. the compass IX-XI centuries
the Chinese circumnavigation easier and safer
8. the refrigeration mid 1700’s ——- changed the way food industry transports and stores food
7. the printing press ——–
Guthenberg the Chinese lowered the price of books
6. plumbing XXI-XXVI B.C.
———— improved living conditions, lenghtened lifespans
5. medicine penicilin 20th century Alexander Fleming extended out lives, help to fight diseases, level out population
4. engines
1712 (steam engine) Thomas Newcomen got the transport and people moving; sparkled industrial revolution

3. the wheel
4 th century B.C. not sure changed transportation, commerce and travel industry
2. communications (telegraph, telephone, radio, TV, computer)
19th / 20th century Morse – telegraph Bell – telephone Marconi / Tesla – radio the first coputer – Kondrad Zuse facilitated communication, the world has become a little bit smaller
1. the electricity Standard – mid XX century
Tesla, Farraday, Franklin, Edison changed sleep patterns and work habits

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