following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to
indicate the correct wordfor each of the blanks.
Scientists say that
(44) _______ the next thirty years we will not be able to tell the difference
between the real people and the virtual people- that is, people created by
computer. These virtual humans are already in films and computer games and
engineers are setting up experiments to see if they can develop a (45) _______ feeling
virtual people. And the prediction is that these virtual people will be better
than us humans- because they are basically a machine, they can (46) _______ data
and remember it much better than we can. In addition, they are starting to look
much more like us. They are already used to (47) _______ research that may be
dangerous for humans, such as on equipment for the army. The “virtuals” are
very good at following procedures exactly so scientists can get reliable
results. Engineers are carrying out further tests to find out how to get the
virtual beings to understand conversation. Now, we can only “talk” to them by
typing. But if you (48) _______ the internet, you will find more and more sites
devoted to virtual humans- we are just at the beginning of what they can do.
Read the following passage and mark the letter A, B, C, or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word or phrase that best fits each of the numbered blanks.
Why is it that many teenagers have the energy to play computer games until late at night but can't find the energy to get out of bed (39) ________ for school? According to a new report, today's generation of children are in danger of getting so (40)_______ sleep that they are putting their mental and physical health at (41)_______. Adults can easily survive on seven to eight hours' sleep a night, (42)_______teenagers require nine or ten hours. According to medical experts, one in five youngsters (43)________ anything between two and five hours' sleep a night less than their parents did at their age.
By Tim Falla and Paul A.Davies, Solutions Advanced. OUP