Unit 8. Listening. Group members Chung Van Thong Le Thuy Diem Quynh. LIFE IN THE FUTURE. Pre-listening. Eradicated Life expectancy Eternal life. Incredible Fatal Centenarian. Listen and repeat. New words. /’ feɪtl / causing or capable of causing death. Fatal. / ɪn’kredəbəl /
Listen and repeat
causing or capable of causing death
so extraordinary as to seem impossible
pertaining to or having lived 100 years
to remove or destroy utterly
an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities
continuing for ever and having no end
Listen to the interview about people’s life expectancy in the future and do the tasks that followTask 1: Decide whether the following statements are true (T) or false (F).
Nobody can predict how long we will be able to live in the 21st century.
People’s general health will improve because they eat a lot of mushrooms.
Nowadays, if people look after themselves, they can live to be 90.
Within 90 days, 80% of cancers will be curable.
Eternal life isn’t possible.
What are the factors that help people have longer life expectancy according to Dr. Davis?
Which factor is the most important one? Why?
What will we have been able to do about AIDS in ten years’ time?
Dr. Davis, is Dutch biologist is being interviewed about people’s life expectancy in the future.
Interviewer: Many scientists predict that in the 21st century people will be living into the incredible age of 130. What do you think about
Dr. Davis: Well, I quite agree with them. They have reasons to be confident about that.
Interviewer: What are the reasons?
Dr. Davis: In fact their prediction is based on research and on the fact5 that the centenarian population is mushrooming as our general health improves.
Interviewer: Can you explain this further?
Dr. Davis: A century ago average life expectancy in Europe was 45. Today, providing we look after ourselves, eat more healthily, cut down
on things like butter, alcohol and cigarettes, we can add nearly 35 years to that figure.
Interviewer: So these are the factors that help people live longer?
Dr. Davis: Yes. But the most important factor is the develoment in medical science.
Interviewer: What do you mean?
Dr. Davis: Nobody dies from old age, just from diseases that affect people when they get older.
Interviewer: So scientists are trying to find cures for fatal diseases like cancer and Aids ?
Dr. Davis: Right. Nowadays, about 50% of cancers are curable, and I really believe that within 30 years this will incease to 80%. And in ten years’ time Aids will also be brought under control, too.
Interviewer: That sounds interesting. What about living forever?
Dr. Davis: So far, eternal life is just science fiction. But with the advance of science, it’s not impossible.
1.F 2.F 3.F 4.T 5.T
Eating more healthily, cutting down on things like butter, alcohol and cigarettes.
The development in medical science.
In 10 years’ time AIDS will also be brought under control.
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