This is English USA, on VOA. Now, Lesson 45, Part 1. ENGLISH USA Suara Amerika, Pelajaran Ke 45, Bagian Pertama.
Dalam pelajaran ini, Anda akan dibimbing menyatakan apa yang dilakukan sesuatu benda dan memberi deskripsinya. Martin Learner mengunjungi sebuah pabrik robot.
MARTIN: Good morning. I’m Martin Learner. I’m the Voice of America reporter.
BERNICE: Good morning. I’m Bernice Little.
MARTIN: May I ask you some questions?
BERNICE: Of course.
MARTIN: May I record?
MARTIN: OK. Let’s go.
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MARTIN: I’m at the NewTech Robot factory. I’m taking with Bernice Little. What do you do, Bernice?
BERNICE: I’m a supervisor. I supervise the shipping.
MARTIN: What does that mean?
BERNICE: We ship robots all over the world. I supervise the people here. We put the robots in wooden boxes. We put addresses on the boxes.
MARTIN: Tell me about the robots. What do they do?
BERNICE: We make many robots. Let’s look at these. These robots are for factories. They do the work in factories. These robots are welders.
MARTIN: People are welders too.
BERNICE: Of course. Robots are better than people.
MARTIN: Better than people!?
BERNICE: People are better for some things. Robots are better workers.
MARTIN: They look like people. Tell me about this one. What does it do?
BERNICE: It welds cars. It has long arms.
MARTIN: It doesn’t have any fingers.
BERNICE: No. But it has small hands. See this?
MARTIN: I see some tiny holes in the hands.
BERNICE: That’s right. The little holes are for the gas. The gas is for welding. It burns. It’s very hot.
MARTIN: How does it work?
BERNICE: The car moves slowly. The robots touches the car with its hands. It welds pieces together. The car moves to the next robot. It welds other pieces together.
MARTIN: That’s very interesting. Tell what the robot looks like.
BERNICE: It’s not tall. It’s about five feet tall. It has no feet. It’s square. It’s also very heavy. It has long arms and small hands. It has no had. Its color is silver and black. Stand beside it.
MARTIN: OK. Why?
BERNICE: It looks like you. You’re taller. Look at its arms. They are long like your arms.
MARTIN: Is it intelligent?
BERNICE: It’s intelligent. But it knows only one job. It can only weld. It can’t do other work.
MARTIN: What makes it intelligent?
BERNICE: It really a computer and a machine. The computer is intelligent. It tells the machine its work. The computer is intelligent. It tells the machine its work. The computer tells the machine to weld only those two places. See. One arm welds above, and one arm welds below.
Martin dan Bernice membicarakan robot. Mereka memberi deskripsi bentuknya dan bagaimana robot itu melakukan pekerjaan. Dengarkan beberapa kalimat yang memberi deskripsinya.
BERNICE: It’s not tall. It’s about five feet tall. It has no feet. It’s square. It’s very heavy. It has long arms and small hands. It has no head. Its color is silver and black.
Gambarkan sekarang robot tadi dengan menggunakan beberapa kata deskripsi. Boleh juga menggunakan kata deskripsi tunggal.
Dengarkan sekarang Martin mengucapkan beberapa kata deskripsi robot it.
MARTIN: Square. Heavy. Intelligent. Silver and black. Long arms. Small hands. Not tall. No feet. No head.
Berikut beberapa kalimat yang menyatakan apa yang dilakukan robot tadi.
BERNICE: It’s really a computer and a machine. The computer tells the machine its work. The computer tells the machine to weld only those two places. One arm welds above, and one arm welds below.
MARTIN: These robots work on cars. Do robots do other work?
BERNICE: Yes. We make six robots. They are similar. I like this one.
BERNICE: It cleans. It cleans this factory. It moves across the floor and cleans the floor. It arms clean the tables. We sell these robots all over the world.
MARTIN: Do you have one at home?
BERNICE: No, but I want one.
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