уровня TOEFL по английскому языку. № 30.
Прочтите текст об умных домах. Дополните
пункты 1-4 подходящим заголовком (a-f). Есть два дополнительных
the text about Smart Homes. Match paragraphs
1 to 4 with a suitable heading (a-f). There
are two extra headings.
Recent information has revealed the details
of a series of experiments into how our
houses will be designed and equipped in
the future. In one of these experiments,
an unnamed family of four lived in a cutting-edge
home for a period of 6 weeks.
The home in question had been modified with
over £2 million-worth of improvements.
More than 50 companies supplied elements
of the home's futuristic equipment, which
included the following:
" Voice-activated switches for appliances
and a central locking system for doors and
" A heating system featuring thermostats
to control the temperature of each individual
room, a self-diagnostic feature to arrange
for automatic service or repair, and a fan
for recycling 'cleaned up' warm kitchen
air to the rest of the house.
" Bedrooms with self-airing beds and
integral heartbeat and breathing monitors
in babies' beds.
" An intelligent network for the home's
PC, television and radio, linked to an electronic
notice board for occupants to make notes
or drawings by hand.
The home's devices and systems were controlled
from wall pads and mobile phones. Many of
the commands activated several systems:
for example, a person leaving the home could
switch off lights and heating and set the
burglar alarm and answer phone, all through
activating just one switch.
The family made a complete and detailed
record of their experiences. Scientists
studied this and modified some of the systems,
before turning the house over to a fresh
family of secret testers who repeated the
a) Smart Homes for the future
b) Being in control
c) A range of energy and labour-saving technologies
d) Feedback and further trials
e) Six weeks in a dream home
f) The partners' investment plans
b) Choose the correct answer
(1) Which of the following features are
NOT mentioned in the article?
a) Intelligent audio and video devices/ b) Hatches for the delivery
of food /
c) Voice-activated switches/
Which of these statements do we have no
specific information about in the article?
a) The experiment has involved at least
two test groups./ b) The Smart Homes will
be very expensive to buy./
c) The tests are being carried out anonymously.
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