Answer Key New Digital Trends for 2017

Lesson Plan: New Digital Trends for 2017

While Reading Activities: Word Inference

  1. artificial intelligence |ˌärdəˈfiSHəl inˈteləjəns| (abbr.: AI) noun the theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.
  2. premise |ˈpreməs|nouna previous statement or proposition from which another is inferred or follows as a conclusion: if the premise is true, then the conclusion must be true.
  3. high-resolution adjective-(of a display or a photographic or video image) showing a large amount of detail: even trivial applications will require a high-resolution display.
  4. display  |dəˈsplā| noun-a collection of objects arranged for public viewing: the museum houses an informative display of rocks | work by lesser-known artists is also on display | [ as modifier ] : a display case.
  5. preamps  |ˈprēamp|noun-short for preamplifier, which is an electronic device that amplifies a very weak signal, for example from a microphone or pickup, and transmits it to a main amplifier.
  6. device |dəˈvīs|noun-a thing made or adapted for a particular purpose, especially a piece of mechanical or electronic equipment: a measuring device.
  7. start-up |ˈstär ˌdəp| (also startup |ˈstärtˌəp| noun-a newly established business: problems facing start-ups and small firms in rural areas.
  8. ensure |inˈSHo͝orenˈSHo͝or| verb-make certain that (something) shall occur or be the case: [ with clause ] : the client must ensure that accurate records be kept.
  9. cellular |ˈselyələr| adjective-denoting or relating to a mobile telephone system that uses a number of short-range radio stations to cover the area that it serves, the signal being automatically switched from one station to another as the user travels about.
  10. innovative |ˈinəˌvādiv| adjective-(of a product, idea, etc.) featuring new methods; advanced and original: innovative designs | innovative ways to help unemployed people.

Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins

“Comcast’s Xfinity Home group is another big company shaping the IoT space. The premise is as smart as it is simple: Why buy several different devices from different companies operating on different protocols with different apps when you can just get them all from one place, and manage it on your TV? People appear to be responding, too; according to Ericsson, more than two out of five advanced internet users would like to get all their products from the biggest five IT companies.”

Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage


Currently there are five big IT companies.


Several hundred companies will unveil 360-degree cameras.


Zubie, and many other products will make you a better pilot.