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希平方 x 翰林 九年級 下學期

「翰林九年級下學期 Unit 5: Do You Know What That Flying Machine Is?」- Reading


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An Amazing Flying Machine

Imagine you are having a good time on a boat in the middle of a lake. You feel thirsty but you are too lazy to row back and buy a drink, so you use your phone to order one. A few minutes later, a flying machine lands on the boat, with your drink. Does it sound too good to be true?

Well, some companies are testing machines like this to see if they are good tools for delivering packages. This flying machine is known as a drone. It can fly to places that are hard for people to reach. For example, we can now take clear pictures of volcanoes easily with a camera drone. What's more, drones can also be used to check the health of plants, help put out forest fires, or even save lives.

Although drones are great tools, they also create problems if they are not used correctly and carefully. The following news stories are heard from time to time. A drone flies into someone's yard and takes pictures of them without their knowledge, a drone falls from the sky and hits someone on the head, or a drone flies too close to an airplane and almost causes an accident.

That's why more and more countries are coming up with rules for the use of drones. It is clear that drones will continue to help us in many other ways, but we are not sure how they will change our everyday life in the future. Let's wait and see.

1 台驚人的飛行器

想像你正在湖中享受船上時光。你感到口渴但你懶得划回去買飲料,所以你用手機去訂飲料。數分鐘後,1 台飛行器載著你的飲料降落在船上。這聽起來如果是真的有多好呢?

的確,有些公司正在做這樣的測試,看看他們是不是適合用來運送包裹的工具。這飛行器被稱作是無人機。它可以飛到人類不容易到達之處。舉例來說,我們現在可以簡單地利用照像無人機拍攝火山照片。還有,無人機也可以用來確認植物的健康、幫忙滅火,或甚至解救生命。

雖然無人機是很棒的工具,但如果使用不當,它們也會造成問題。下方新聞故事時有耳聞。1 台無人機飛進別人後院而且未經同意拍照、無人機從空中墜落砸在人的頭上或者無人機飛得太靠近飛機差點造成事故。

這是為什麼越來越多國家開始設立使用無人機的規則。無人機將會在各種地方協助我們是顯而易見的,但我們不確定它們是否會在未來改變我們的每日生活。讓我們一起等著看。

  • village [ˋvɪlɪdʒ] n.
    村莊
    The famous actor came from a small village.
    那位名演員是來自於一個小村莊。
  • typhoon [taɪˋfun] n.
    颱風
    There are almost no typhoons in winter.
    冬天幾乎沒有颱風。
  • bury [ˋbɛrɪ] v.
    掩埋
    Jane and I buried our time capsules in the backyard.
    珍與我在後院埋下了我們的時空膠囊。
  • dead [dɛd] adj.
    死亡的
    Many people were found dead after the disaster happened last night.
    在昨晚的災難發生後,許多人被發現已死亡。
  • heartbroken [ˋhɑrt͵brokən] adj.
    心碎的
    Emma was heartbroken when her grandmother passed away.
    當艾瑪的奶奶過世時, 艾瑪很傷心。
  • deal with [dil wɪð]
    處理;應付
    I hate to deal with Nancy at meetings. She's hard to talk to.
    我很討厭在會議上應付南西。她很難溝通。
  • sorrow [ˋsɑro] n.
    悲痛
    Allen was sorry to bring sorrow into the family.
    艾倫很抱歉把悲痛帶入他的家庭裡。
  • middle [ˋmɪd!] n.
    當中;中間
    There's a kitty sleeping in the middle of the box.
    箱子中間有隻小貓咪在睡覺。
  • wipe out [waɪp aʊt]
    徹底毀滅
    The whole village was wiped out after the storm last night.
    經過昨晚的風暴,整個村莊都被徹底毀滅了。
  • go on [go ɑn]
    繼續
    Things will go on. Just don't worry about it.
    事情會繼續進展。別擔心。
  • couch [kaʊtʃ] n.
    長沙發;躺椅
    My grandpa is sitting on the couch in the living room.
    我的祖父坐在客廳的躺椅上。
  • drawer [ˋdrɔɚ] n.
    抽屜
    She hid the love letter in her drawer.
    她把情書藏在抽屜裡。
  • class leader [klæs ˋlidɚ] n.
    班長
    We voted Alison as our class leader this year.
    我們選了艾莉森當我們今年的班長。
  • burn [bɝn] v.
    燃燒
    You'd better not let her come into the kitchen. She will burn the house to the ground!
    你最好不要讓她進廚房。她會把整間房子都燒了!
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