What’s the Buzz?

Assignment 1

You may use English-language Internet sources to help you.

a           Brainstorm with a classmate to make a list of 5 or more words related to the future.

What’s the Buzz?
CBC Kids News took a look at some stories that you will hear more of in 2023.

Assignment 2

Read the text. Find (and mark) the following words in the text:

to make a buzz – (to) predict – AI – all the rage – ethical considerations – civilian – (to) hunker down – a hallmark – to budge – a decline – the box office – reign – fate – slated for – anticipation

Read the following definitions. Match the above words and expressions with their correct definitions.

  1. artificial intelligence
  2. careful thoughts about moral aspects and implications
  3. to change or to move a bit
  4. a dip, a drop, a decrease
  5. to draw attention
  6. feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen
  7. the future that someone or something will have
  8. people that are not military
  9. the period of time during which a king, queen, etc., is ruler of a country
  10. the place where the tickets are sold at a theatre, cinema or concert hall
  11. planned to happen at a particular time
  12. a quality or aspect that is really typical of a person of a group of people
  13. to say that (something) will or might happen in the future
  14. to stay in a place for some time
  15. suddenly very popular

Assignment 3

a        What are concerns regarding AI apps?

1     Chatbots could rewrite history.
2     People could lose their jobs.
3     Selfies could go out of fashion.
4     Works of art could become worthless.

b        What is inflation?

1     A general increase in prices over a period of time.
2     A light at the end of the tunnel when prices begin to fall.
3     A period of time when people stop buying and selling things.
4     A time when the unemployment rate in a country rises.

c        Which story possibly will dominate the news in the United Kingdom this year?

1     The 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth.
2     The collected speeches of King Charles.
3     The coronation of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
4     The future of the monarchy under King Charles.

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