Actueel lesmateriaal voor lesmethodes Engels van Malmberg

Welkom op de blogspot Engels van uitgeverij Malmberg voor gebruikers van All right!, Realtime en Of Course! U vindt hier actuele video's voorzien van opdrachten, voor verschillende vaardigheden en op verschillende ERK-niveaus. Leuk én leerzaam om de les mee te beginnen of af te sluiten!
Daarnaast maakt Malmberg verschillende keren per jaar een actuele leesopdracht voor Engels, afwisselend op niveau A2, B1 en B2. U vindt ze hier.

donderdag 12 mei 2016


Scientists at Stanford University have developed something new. Watch the video to find out more.

Read the following words and phrases and their definitions.
  • merman - an imaginary sea creature that has a human's head and body and a fish's tail instead of legs; likes to hang out with mermaids (imaginary sea creatures with women's heads and bodies and a fish's tail instead of legs)
  • avoid obstacles - go around objects that block your path
  • human operators - people who control the robot
  • humanoid - human-like; looking or acting like a human
  • haptic feedback - feedback through touch
  • remotely - from a distance

First read the assignment. Next watch the video. Take notes to help you do the assigment.

  1. What did the underwater robot pick up on its first dive?

  2. For what purpose did the Stanford researchers design the underwater robot?

  3. Why did the designers give it human features? Name 3 or more reasons.

  4. Explain the name “Mer-Bot”.