必修四模块一 The City of the Future What will the city of the future look like? No one knows ______ ______（确切的）, and making ______（risk） business. But one thing is certain – they are going to get b
igger before they get smaller. In the future, _____ as earth’s natural resources ______ ___ ____(关爱) the environment will become very important （用完）. We will use lots of _________（recycle）
materials, such as plastic, aluminum, steel, glass, wood and paper, and we will waste fewer natural _________ （resource） We will also have to ______ . __ _______ _______ （更多地依赖） _______
(可再生能源) , such as solar and wind _________（风能）. All this seems certain, but
there are plenty of things about city life in the future which are not certain. _________（ find out ）what young people think about the future of urban life, a teacher at a university in Texas in the United States asked his students to think how they would _________ （管理） a city of 50,000 people in the year 2025. Here are some of the ideas they had: Garbage ships To _____ ____ （去除）garbage problems, the city will load huge
spaceships _________（介词填空） waste materials and send them towards the sun, _________ （prevent）landfill and _________（environment）problems. Batman Nets Forget smoking Police will arrest criminals by _________（fire）nets instead of guns. No smoking will be allowed within a future city’s _________(范围).
Smoking will be possible only outside cities, and outdoors. Forget the malls In the future all shopping will be done online, and catalogues will have
voice _________（命令） to ______ _______ (下订单). Telephones for life Everyone will be given a telephone number _____ ____ （出生时） （无论在哪儿）they live.
that will never change ______ ___ Recreation
All forms of recreation(翻译_______), such as cinemas, bowling, softball, （免费）by the city.
concerts and others, will be provided _____ ____ Cars
All cars will be powered by electricity, solar ______ (太阳能) or wind, and it will
be possible to change the colour of cars at the flick of a switch. Telesurgery Distance surgery will become common as doctors _____ _______ (实施）
operations from thousands of miles away, with each city _________（have）its own telesurgery outpatient clinic.
Holidays at home
Senior citizens and people with disabilities will be able to go （绑在） their head.
anywhere in the world using high-tech cameras _____ ____ Space travel have its own spaceport. Famous Last Words
Travellling in space by ordinary citizens will be common. Each city will
_____ ______ (并不是所有的) predictions __ ___ ___ __ (实现). Many of them are wrong, and some are very wrong. Here are just a few of the bad predictions people _______ (make) in the twentieth century about the twenty-first century: AIRPLANES “No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.” Orville Wright, 1908. COMPUTERS “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers” Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943 CLOTHES “Thirty years from now people _____ ______ (将正穿着) clothes _______ (make )of
paper which they will be able to ______ _______ （扔掉）after ________ (wear) them two or three times.” Changing Times Magazine, 1957 MEN ON THE MOON “With the first moon colonies __________ (predicte) for the 1970’s, work is now ______ ______ (正在发展)on the types of building required for men to stay in when they’re on the moon.” Arnold B,Barach in The Changes to Come, 1962. THE BEATLES “We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is ______ _______ ____ Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962. ROBOTS IN THE HOUSE “By the year 2000, housewives will probably have a robot _________ (shape) like a box with one large eye on the top, several arms and hands, and long narrow pads on the side for ______ ____ (过时、淘汰).”
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