martes, 5 de marzo de 2013

How do you think the world will be like in the future?

Hello, everybody!
You know that we are learning how to speak in the FUTURE with WILL in English. Today we have been making predictions, answering to the question: "How will the world be in 100 years' time?" You have answered things like: "Most of the cars will be electric and will be able to fly", or "There won't be any poor people or any crime", or "There will be robots that will do everything for us".

I am going to talk to you about a new material thas has recently been discovered: graphene. Graphene will probably revolutionize the world as we know it today. Take a look at these videos:

This one explains the properties of graphene:


This other one is an animation of the possibilities of graphene (it's not real yet):


This last video is a little difficult for you, but I'm sure you'll understand the main ideas. Some German physicists (scientists who work on physics) explain what graphene is, how they make it, its properties and its future applications:



Do you think this will become true in the near future? Do you think graphene will revolutionize the world? Can you think of any possible applications of graphene? Remember it's very hard, flexible, transparent and a good conductor of electricity... What do you think they could make with a material like that?
This is also a good introduction for unit 8 of Science: "matter".
Please, leave your comments below answering these questions. And remember to take your time, be careful and write properly in English!!