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.
letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet to indicate the word(s) OPPOSITTE in
meaning to the underlined word(s) in each of the following questions. Most of
the school-leavers are sanguine about the idea of going to work
and earning money.