The Home Of The Future: Multiple Choice Vocabulary Test
In the (0) B people could live in ``smart homes`` that will tell them when to wake up or remind them to (1)________ the front door. These homes will be equipped with electronic sensors connected to a computer that will (2)________ people to take their medicine or (3)________ off the oven. This computerized system, with about thirty sensors will be (4)________ to talk and negotiate with the tenant. It will also have the ability to (5)________ out if it is doing something that might be harmful. The (6)________ of the ``smart home`` is to allow the elderly to live independently in their own homes for as (7)________ as possible, instead of moving into nursing homes. The number of people living into their 80s is expected to increase dramatically in the (8)________ few decades. As a result, there will probably be a (9)________ demand for these homes, which will enable the elderly to (10)________ their independence and privacy. In addition to reminding them about things they may have forgotten to do, the system would contact a volunteer in (11)________ of illness or danger. At the (12)________ a bioengineer at Brunel University near London is working with several housing associations, communication companies and charities in order to make this (13)________ come a reality. Although he is planning to (14)________ up new homes and apartments with the system, he says that it would also be (15)________ to change existing homes, too.
1.D; 2.D; 3.C; 4.B; 5.C; 6.C; 7.A; 8.C; 9.C; 10.A; 11.C; 12.A; 13.C; 14.A; 15.C