“Any teacher that can be replaced with a computer, deserves to be.” – David Thornburg

22 March 2017

THE BIG ROBOT QUESTIONS

Artificial intelligence: helpful and dangerous (podcast).

Robots (listening + quiz).

Do you fear artificial intelligence? (BBC Learning English video).

The ethical dilemma of robotics (BBC Learning English reading)


Artificial Intelligence and the future | André LeBlanc | TEDxMoncton:




Sci-Fiction?


Humans (2015-) UK/US is a science fiction television series based on the award-winning Swedish science fiction drama Real Humans (Äkta människor)The series explores the themes of artificial intelligence and robotics, focusing on the social, cultural, and psychological impact of the invention of anthropomorphic robots called "synths".





And when/if things get out of hand, you'll need a:



"A blade runner's job is to hunt down replicants, manufactured humans you can't tell from the real thing".


02 March 2017

C1 Reading Comprehension Practice


Try your hand at this exercise which focuses on the headings task of your test (taken from Martin's blog).

28 February 2017

ELIMINATING PRE-EXAM JITTERS: NC1A mock exam dates


NC1A


(The Guardian, 3 Dic. 2015)


BB2 show: Mock the week

Unlikely Questions From This Year's Exams:



Unlikely questions from this year's exams.
Discuss the met physical meaning of the following poem.

Would you like this exam to be A, multiple choice, or not.

Discuss the following - the Nazis got all their ideas from the history channel.

Who's the chap in The A-Team who would not go on the aeroplane, was it A, B, or B, A? 


If a bank loses 60 billion pounds in a six month period, using numbers that you've plucked out of thin air, work out what the Chief Executive's bonus will be? 

Quantify N in terms of Q when Q is a positive interchur that dissects a parabolic curve. How's your lucky pencil case now, eh, eh, eh?! 

What's the name of that round thing that they throw in the Olympics? Discuss.

Poetry. Is it all a bit gay? 


Draw diagram of the genitalia of the male elephant. Use all 30 sheets of paper provided.

Biology. Without singing, what is the knee bone connected to?


Explain the use of juxtaposition in Macbeth, alternatively, write down everything you know about Macbeth in a blind panic cos you've got no idea what the word "juxtaposition"is.

Drama, question one. What was it that first made you want to become a waiter? 

What is your PIN number? 


Rejected questions from this year's exams:

WHEN IS PANCAKE DAY 2017 AND WHY IS IT CALLED SHROVE TUESDAY?







If you go to New Orleans
You ought to go see the Mardi Gras
If you go to New Orleans
You ought to go see the Mardi Gras
When you see the Mardi Gras
Somebody'll tell you what's Carnival for

Get your ticket in your hand
If you wanna go through New Orleans
Get your ticket in your hand
If you wanna go through New Orleans
You know when you get to New Orleans
Somebody'll show you the Zulu King

You will see the Zulu King
Down on St. Claude and Dumaire
You know, you'll see the Zulu King
Down on St. Claude and Dumaire
An if you stay right there

I'm sure you'll see the Zulu Queen.