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SECTION A: READING
1.Read the following passage and answer the following questions:
One of the greatest advances in modern technology has been the invention of computers. They are widely used in Industries and in Universities. Now there is hardly any sphere of human life where computers have not been pressed in to service of man. We are heading fast on the close of this present century towards a situation when a computer will be as much part of man‟s daily life as a telephone or a calculator.
Computers are capable of doing extremely complicated work in all branches of learning. These machines can be put to varied uses. For instance, they can provide information on the best way to prevent traffic, or they can count the number of times the word “and” has been used in the Bible. Because they work accurately and at high speed, they save the research workers hard work. This whole process by which machines can be used to work for us had been called „automation‟.
Some years ago an expert on automation, Sir Leon Bagrit , pointed out that it was a mistake to believe that these machines could „think‟ . There is no possibility that human beings will be “controlled by machines”.
Sir Leon said that in future, ordinary people would be able to use them to obtain valuable information. For instance, people going on holiday could be informed about weather conditions. Car drivers can be given alternative routes when there are traffic jams. Computers will also be used in ordinary public hospital, by providing a machine with a patient‟s systems; a doctor will be able to diagnosis the nature of illness. Bookkeepers and accountants too could be relieved of dull clerical work, for the tedious task of compiling and checking lists of figures could be done entirely by machines. Computers will also be able to tell the exact the age a man is going to live, with the help of his blood picture. Computers are the most efficient servants man has ever had and there is no limit to the way they can be used to improve our life style and life.
Answer the following questions taking help from the passage above:
a) What is the greatest advancement in modern technology?
b) Name two areas where computers can be widely used?
c) Define “automation” with the help of the passage above.
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