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Assignment 1

Read the assignment and write down the answers in English. You may use English-language Internet sources to help you. If you only know the Dutch word, use a dictionary to find the English word.
a           Make a list of words related to the news.
b           Name at least one English-language newspaper and/or news channel.



Robodog is a popular 2015 film. But guess what, now a real robodog has been spotted in a park.

Read more about the robodog and two other remarkable news stories here.


Assignment 2

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


1.   to follow social distancing rules a.   4×4 (all wheels are receiving power from the engine)
2.   a recorded message b.   to do something successfully
3.   to remind c.   far away from places where other people live
4.   to detect d.   an island of Australia
5.   to nail something e.   to make people think about something again
6.   a spin f.    a movement of turning round very quickly
7.   vertical g.   to notice the presence of something
8.   pandemic h.   a pattern of lines that cross each other to form squares on a map
9.   goal i.    person who goes for long walks
10.          hiker j.    a situation in which a disease (ziekte) spreads all over the world
11.          remote k.   something that you are trying to get or reach
12.          Tasmania l.    specially trained people who help in dangerous or serious situations
13.          emergency workers m. spoken information stored on a tape or disc
14.          grid n.   standing or pointing straight up (not horizontal)
15.          four-wheel-drive o.   to stick to the rules of leaving enough space between yourself and someone else


Assignment 3

a        Match the information in the left column to the correct news story in the right column.

1.     3 complete spins Robot Dog
2.     ambulance
3.     Brazil
4.     city park
5.     hiker 1080
6.     recorded message
7.     remote island
8.     Singapore
9.     skateboarder What3Words
10.  Tasmania
11.  vert ramp
12.  yellow


b        True or false?
1    The robot dog in Singapore is called Spot.
2    The robot dog has wheels like other robots.
3    Tony Hawk was the first skateboarder to do a 1080.
4    Gui Khury lives in Brazil.
5    Tasmania is a remote island.
6    What3Words is a smartphone app.


c       Practice some numbers.
1    Read the text once more.
2    Copy the numbers in the text. If a number is repeated, just copy it once.
3    Remember: written numbers are also numbers!
4    Say all the numbers out loud.



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