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Assignment 1

a        Some countries and groups of countries have long and also short names. Write down the full names of the following four short names:

1     EU
2     UAE
3     UK
4     USA

b        What are drones used for? Name two or more things.



Drones are used more and more for all kinds of things.

Read this text to find out more about a new exciting use of drones.


Assignment 2

Read the text. Connect the words and expressions in the two columns that have the same meaning.

1.     rain a.     to change from a liquid (wet, water) into a gas
2.     harsh b.     to continue to exist
3.     catapult c.     drops of water from clouds
4.     to launch d.     a device used to throw objects far and high
5.     drone e.     expert who knows a lot about a particular area (such as biology, physics, or chemistry)
6.     to zap f.      to hit something with electricity
7.     scientist g.     a long period of time with very little or no rain
8.     droplets h.     to send or shoot something into the air
9.     more likely i.      a small aircraft without a pilot that is controlled by someone on the ground
10.  to evaporate j.      small drops
11.  to survive k.     the upper layer of an area of land
12.  the surface l.      very unpleasant and extreme
13.  drought m.   very valuable or important
14.  WWF n.     with a better chance that it will happen
15.  precious o.     World Wildlife Fund


Assignment 3

a        Choose the best summary.

1     China and America are finally admitting that climate change is real.
2     Drones will hopefully help make more rain in the United Arab Emirates.
3     Scientists have discovered that hot countries cannot make it rain.
4     The UK and Finland are among the wettest countries on the planet.


b        True or false?

1     The United Arab Emirates only gets about 10cm of rain per year.
2     In the United Arab Emirates most rain falls in summer.
3     The United Arab Emirates belong to the hottest countries on earth.
4     In the United Arab Emirates, raindrops often evaporate before they hit the ground.
5     The United Arab Emirates have the largest raindrops of all countries.


c        How do the rain drones work? Put the steps in the correct order.

1     Bigger raindrops have a better chance of falling on the ground.
2     Catapults launch drones into clouds.
3     More rain may fall in hotter countries.
4     Smaller raindrops are joined together and become big raindrops.
5     The drones zap small raindrops in the clouds with an electric charge.


Assignment 4

Take the poll.



WK 23 2020-2021 Lezen A2 – Drones

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