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1. Abound (with): فراوان بودن، به وفور موجود بودن  thrive, flourish, prosper, proliferate, overflow, swarm, be plentiful


2. Technology: تکنولوژی  skill, knowledge, expertise, know-how (informal), equipment, machinery


3. Prognosticate:پیش بینی کردن   predict, foresee, foretell, forecast, prophesy, soothsay                                                         antonym: recall


4. Automaton: ماشین، ماشین خودکار robot, android, mechanism, machine


5. Matron:زن خانه دار، سر پرستار،   older woman, mature woman, middle-aged woman


امروز یک کمی تو روند کار دستکاری کردم. اول این متن را خوانید. متن خوب و پخته ای است. بعد هم جواب سوالات را بدید.

Solving the Servant Problem

The worlds of science-fiction abound with wonders. Yet modern technology progresses so rapidly that what may be today's wild dream may be next year's kitchen appliance. A British scientist has prognosticated that within ten years every suburban matron will have her own robot servant. One task this domesticated automaton will not have to contend with will be scouring the oven because even today the newest ranges can be "programed" to reduce their own baked-on grime to easily disposed of ashes.


Definitions

Test yourself now by matching the new words with the definitions.

Abound                    ____ a. an older married woman

Technology              ____ b. branch of knowledge dealing with engineering, applied science, etc.

Prognosticate          ____ c. a robot; a mechanical "person"

Automaton               ____ d. to exist in great numbers

Matron                    ____ e. to predict or foretell a future event


Today's Idiom

a pig in a poke an item you purchase without having seen; چشم بسته چیزی را خریدن و پشیمون شدن

The mail order bicycle that my nephew bought turned out to be a pig in a poke, and he is now trying to get his money back.



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