ZhejiangTechonology Institute of Economy. Fuels and Gasoline. Unit7. Vocabulary. Section I Listening and speaking. Section II Reading. Section III Grammar. Section IV Comprehensive Task. Section I Listen and Speaking. Task 1: Picture recognition Task 2: Read and Match
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Section I Listening and speaking
Section II Reading
Section III Grammar
Section IV Comprehensive Task
Task 1: Picture recognition
Task 2: Read and Match
Task 3: Speak Out
Task 4: Listen and practice
Task 5: Act out
Look at the following five pictures. For each picture you will hear four statements. Choose the statement that best describes what you see in the picture.
( )2. pump nozzle
( )3.pump attendant
( )4. oil display rack
( )5. safety post
( )6. trash can
Attendant： Can I help you, sir？
Sam： Yes， I've been sitting here for a few minutes. I'm waiting for someone to put__________in my car.
Attendant： I'm sorry, sir. But this is the__________pump.
Attendant： Yes. You must__________up the car yourself.
Sam： Are you serious？
Attendant： Yes. Are you traveling here？In America, most gas stations are like this.
Sam： Do I really have to do it? I don't know how.
Attendant： Well, I will do it for you this time. But next time, if you want a__________gas station, you should look at the__________. There will be a smaller sign that says “Self-Serve” or “Full-Service.” And some gas stations have both.
Sam： I see.
Attendant： Hi, what kind of gas does this car __________？
Sam： I don't know. It's a__________.
Attendant： I will give you premium unleaded. Alright？
Sam： Well, I don't want it then. Can I move to another__________？
Attendant： Yes，I can give you regular unleaded. But you have to back up the car a little.
Sam： Give me__________unleaded then. I will back up. Can you wash my windows for me？
Attendant： I'm sorry，sir. This is not a__________service gas station.
Sam： Really？Well, I guess I have to get used to it.
Mark and Tony are in a self-serve gase station; they are talking about the advantages and disadvantages of customer service it provides.
Tom got his driving license last month, Linda is giving some tips for him to understand the fueling procedure in a normal gas station.
Hydrogen Fueling Station
With the opening of the first hydrogen fueling station at Aiken, researchers from South Carolina seem to have materialized what they have been preaching for the past few years. With a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the “Hydrogen Highway” road sign was revealed and a full demonstration describing the fueling process was given by the officials. This simple fueling procedure includes a locking nozzle attached to the standard-sized opening situated at the side of vehicle. Once the pump self-checks, fueling starts, which can be heard easily as in the case of gasoline.
With the inauguration of this fueling station, the National Hydrogen Conference, which is expected to gather more than 1,000 researchers, entrepreneurs and others to the state for future discussion about hydrogen research, has also started. South Carolina Speaker Bobby Harrel assured that hydrogen will be the next viable energy source of the nation in the future. Furthermore, details suggest that with the increase in demand of hydrogen as fuel, the price will also fall.
If you find yourself at a loss for some polite conversation with the gas station attendant, soon you may not have to worry. That's because full automation is about to enter the filling station arena. Soon, there will be no one to say, "Fill 'er up," to anymore. In fact, you won't even have to get out of your car.
Shell Oil already has a fully automated fuel pump up and running in Elk Grove, California, a few miles south of Sacramento. The company hopes to take the program nationwide over the next few years. The system centers around a fueling robot, which does everything but clean your windshield and engage in friendly banter. Before you can use the system, however, you must equip your car with a special transponder and a special gas cap, both of which are provided by Shell.
Here's how it works:
You pull into the station and an electronic sensor reads the transponder that you've placed on the dashboard, visor or wherever it can be read. As you pull in, the information from the transponder identifies your car's make and model. That's important, because it tells Shell's robot fueling system, called a Smart Pump, exactly where your fuel-filler door is located.
By now you've parked. A pay module moves to the driver's window. You swipe your payment card through the slot, choose the grade of gasoline you want, then hit the interior release for your car's fuel-filler door if your car is so equipped. Meanwhile, an overhead 3D camera validates the make and model of your car. It also reads exactly how you've parked–whether your vehicle is alongside the pump island or a little askew from it. The 3D camera feeds your car's position to a "vision" computer and adds this information to that of the transponder.
Based on these inputs, the Smart Pump's robot arm moves to the proper side of your car and slowly lowers itself. It stops at just the right height a few inches from your fuel-filler door. A suction cup above the fill nozzle gently opens your filler door, then retracts. Finally, the fuel nozzle inserts itself through the special cap. The nozzle extends a few inches down into your tank and automatically fills it.
And that's basically it. Shell adapted the concept after a Canadian company, International Submarine Engineering, originally developed the technology to fuel F-15 jet fighters while in flight. Shell's Smart Pump automatically fills your car's tank. All you need to do is pull up to the
pump and swipe your credit card.
( )1. You won't even have to get out of your car in an automated gas station.
( )2. The fully automated gas station has been applied nationwide.
( )3. As center of the system, the fueling robot could even clean your windshield and engage in friendly banter.
( )4. Any car could use the automated gas station without any preparation.
( )5. The concept was originally developed for the F-15 jet fighters while in flight.
Task 2: Read, complete and retell. Read the passage again and fill in the blanks with the information in the passage, and then try to retell the passage.
Shell Oil hopes to take its SmartPump__________nationwide over the next few years. The system is based on a__________robot. However, people must__________their cars with a special transponder and a special gas cap. The information from the transponder__________your car's make and__________. It tells Shell's robot fueling system where your__________door is located. Then a pay module moves to the driver's window for him to swipe the payment card through the slot. After that, the__________arm moves to the proper side of your car and slowly lowers itself to the right height. Finally, the fuel__________inserts into the__________and__________fills it.
There is no need for him to pick me up at airport, is it?
Tom never met his grand father, did he?
She must be a sales woman, isn’t she?
I believe that Tony is telling the truth, isn’t it?
There is no need for him to wait me for so long, isn’t it?
(I) Applied Writing
Introduction to the product
Introduction to the product need to communicate your product's most appealing features in a short message. Use short, active sentences that are easy to read and remember.
The main content usually include:
1) Thank the reader for his/her past business
2) Tell the recipient the name of the product at first
3) List and discribe the features and benefits of the product
4) Provide brief background information about the business offering the product
5) Indicate how people can find out more information or buy the product
6) Close by reiterating how valuable the customer is to you and, if desired, by
mentioning your hope that the reader will buy the product you areoffering.
Students can choose one of the two tasks, work in groups, and prepare for an in-class presentation.