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Robots are taking over the world, and it’s not a bad thing! Robots have been around for a while, but now they’re becoming more advanced than ever.

Robots are being used in almost every industry, from manufacturing to healthcare, from agriculture to transportation. They’re doing everything from helping with surgery to making sure we get our packages on time. And the best part? They don’t need lunch breaks or bathroom breaks!

Robots are taking over the world because they can do things humans just can’t do. They can lift heavy objects without getting tired or injuring themselves; they can work 24/7 without needing sleep, and they don’t get bored or distracted by their surroundings—they just keep going until their job is done.

Vocabulary

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  • take over (phrasal verb)
  • beneficial (adjective)
  • progress (noun)
  • advanced (adjective)
  • disaster (noun)
  • From my point of view (phrase)
  • Personally (adverb)

Let's Talk!

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Do you think the increase in robots in different industries is a good thing?

Extra Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Robots
  • Are you worried about robots taking over your job in the future?
  • What jobs have already been replaced with robots?
  • What jobs do you think robots will replace in the future?
  • What jobs do you think will never be replaced by robots?
  • Do you think robots have the potential to take over the entire world?
  • What are some of the benefits of using robots for businesses?
  • Do you know anyone who has lost their job to a robot?
  • Do you think robots in the home will be more common in the future?
  • What tasks would you like a robot to do in your home?
  • What are some of the dangers of the increased amount of robots in society?

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