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We Talked To Sophia — The AI Robot

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Video Length: 3:38

Updated on: 06/20/2020

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about an interview with Sophia, the humanoid robot. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about artificial intelligence and robots. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms related to these topics. The grammar exercise features the past perfect. In the cooperation activity students can create an interview with an 'evil Sophia.'

Video Description

A correspondent from Business Insider gets to meet Sofia for the first time, and he has some questions for her about her feelings, preferences, humans, as well as the hit TV series Black Mirror and Westworld. On the surface, Sofia seems to be a nice, caring, and compassionate humanoid robot. See if your students think the same.

Lesson Activities

Artificial Intelligence, Robots
Short Answers, True / False
Nouns, Adjectives, Prefixes, Context Usage
Past Perfect
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Artificial Intelligence, Robots

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