Упр. 13 стр. 88 (Lesson 5)
Упражнение 13. Просмотрите текст 5А и ответьте на вопросы.
1. What is this text about? 2. What new things appeared in people's everyday life after World War П? 3. What is at the center of all these things? 4. What applications of computers do you know? 5.Where else (еще) may computers be used? 6. How does an ordinary computer (a supercomputer) operate? 7. What is the speed of a new supercomputer? 8. What is the task of engineers in the field of computer development? 9. What types of computers do you know? 10. What are the prospects in the development of computers?
1. This text is about the Computer Race: electronics development and its possible future. 2. A lot of various radio and TV sets, video cassette recorders and CD players appeared in people's everyday life. 3. The center of all these things is a tiny silicon plate of a few square millimetres, an integrated circuit, or a chip, as it is more commonly known. 4. In factories and plants we are surrounded with electronically controlled machines and instruments, we are carried by airplanes, ships, trains and cars with built-in electronic devices, and satellites circle the globe. 5. Also computers can be used for a huge number of complex calculations for scientists, automation of everyday tasks and entertainment. 6. The ordinary computer does the computations operation by operation, while the supercomputer operates like a brain: all operations are being done simultaneously. 7. In the next few years engineers will complete the work on computers of above 2 billion operations a second. 8. In the next few years engineers will complete the work on computers of above 2 billion operations a second. It will take a few more years to produce a 10-billion operations computer. The fifth-generation computers performing 100 billion operations a second will become available in the near future. 9. I know such types of computers as: supercomputer, computer, minicomputer and microcomputer. 10. In the future it will be possible to expect the appearance of photon computers and that computations will be done by means of light.