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Read the passage carefully. Then choose the correct answer.
 
Living in the new millennium is very exciting as electronics is going to change our home the way it already has done for the office and the factory. We now have devices like highly sophisticated television sets and recording equipment, fax machines, laptops and digital cameras.

First and foremost, home electronics will alter the way we entertain ourselves at home. Some homes have large screen televisions. Soon, we may also have three-dimensional images that could fill a wall screen.

Home electronics will not be restricted to entertainment only. We now do not even have to leave our homes to carry out much of our daily business. For example, by pressing a button, we may be able to shop for something that we like, then select and place an order. Then, the amount will be deducted automatically from our bank account.

In addition, future homes will also be fixed with computerised electronic devices. All the entertainment equipment, electrical appliances, communication equipment and security will be controlled by a box no bigger than a palm top.

Besides that, households will also be able to delve into a wealth of information through the computer. Never before have they been exposed to such information technology. A housewife is now able to check up on any medical information as well as communicate with anyone in the world on anything. Students are able to do their research, study or get a tutor without leaving the comfort of their homes.

In conclusion, home electronics will advance at a faster pace as people begin to earn more and have more time as the average work week is shorter. Furthermore, as more and more women are joining the workforce, more electronic devices are needed to help run the home.

     
  1. (a) From paragraph 1, what makes life very exciting in the new millennium ?
    (b) From paragraph 2, give an example of how entertainment will be different at home.
     
  2. From paragraph 3, how will electronics influence the way we shop ?
     
  3. From paragraph 5, give two advantages of information technology for homes.
     
  4. In paragraph 5, it is said 'Never before have they been exposed to such information technology'. Who or what does 'they' refer to ?
     
  5. From paragraph 6,
    (a) find a word to replace the word 'progress'
    (b) 'Furthermore, as more and more women are joining the workforce ...' What does this tell us about the demand for home electronics ?
     
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    Answers
     
  1. (a) Electronics makes life very exciting in the new millennium.
    (b) We may have three-dimensional images that could fill a wall screen.
     
  2. We will be able to view products and shop from our homes
     
  3. * Homes are able to have access to a wealth of information.   * Students are able to do their research or study online.   * People can communicate without leaving home. (Any two answers)
     
  4. 'They' refers to households.
     
  5. (a) advance
    (b) The demand will increase, as more will be needed to help run the home.
     
 
 
 
 

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