CROWN II Lesson 8 Part 2 Working against the Clock
( 1. )
to eliminate mines. The Ottawa Treaty, which aims ( )
end the use ( ) antipersonnel mines, went ( )
effect in 1999 and has now been signed ( ) more
than 150 countries. ( 2. ).
The important question, however, is ( ) governments
and NGO’s can possibly clear ( 3. )
mines. The answer is simple: this work can never be done ( )
the help of ( ) large ( )
( ) people.
Hirose Shigeo thinks he has a way ( ) help. Japan
makes nearly 70 percent of the robots ( 4. ) in
the world, and Hirose has been ( 5. ) robots for
many years. He has been ( 6. ) with the international
effort to get rid of mines ( 7. ) robotics since
the early 1990’s. In 1996, he published his first research paper
( ) mine-removing robots.
The first robot that Hirose developed ( ) finding and removing mines was called Titan IX, a one-meter-long, 90-centimeter-wide robot. ( ) its for legs, this robot can walk ( ) ( ) on rocks and sand ( ) find and disarm mines. Hirose is now developing a snake-type robot which can go ( ) bushes without ( 8. ) pressure on mines.
4-8. put, help, produce, build, useを適切な形にして穴埋めしなさい。
CROWN II Lesson 8 Part 3 Working against the Clock
In 2002, the Japanese government formed a study group to ( )
( ) the technology ( )
detecting and removing mines. The study group was Japan’s part (
) an international effort to ( )
Afghanistan ( ) from the ravages of war. Hirose
went to Afghanistan ( ) this group.
He ( ) the local people ( )
mines―one ( ) one―( )
simple tools. First they had to locate the mine. Then they dug ( )
it very carefully ( ) a knife and cleared dirt
( ) the top. When they could see the mine, they
removed the fuse ( ) their fingers or blew it up
( ) a detonator. ( ) seen
how dangerous this work was, Hirose thought there must be a way ( )
do it ( ) his robots.
Hirose explained ( ) the Afghan people how Titan IX could ( ) them ( ) mines. ( ) his surprise, they did not think that this robot would work ( ) Afghanistan. There were a couple ( ) problems. First ( ) all, it was too expensive. Second, it was difficult ( ) fix when it broke. Third, and most important, the Afghans were afraid ( ) it would ( ) ( ) their demining jobs.