Self-study|IT|Int|Final test

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Write what the following abbreviations stand for


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Test overview

Today you are going to have a final test and revise all the material learned during the course. Let’s look at the test plan.

  • You will have to complete tasks on vocabulary, listening, reading, writing, and speaking.
  • Read the instructions carefully before doing the task.
  • Remember that you don’t have to answer all the questions correctly to get a good result.
  • Try to relax and deal with easier questions first. Then come back and think about the difficult ones.

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Match the terms to their definitions


Find and click on the odd term in each sentence

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Complete the sentences with the correct words


Complete the sentences using the words in the correct form

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Listen to the text about the future of esports and complete the sentences with a word or short phrase

The future of esports is bright. In July 2019, a 16-year old boy became the best Fortnite player in the world and won a $3 million prize. That’s a massive paycheck even when compared to the annual earnings of some top athletes in traditional sports. We don’t think esports are going anywhere. Here are our predictions for what the future of esports will look like.

1. The term «esports» will go out of style.
In many ways, an esports athlete is very similar to a regular athlete. In fact, the U.S. government legally recognizes esports athletes as regular athletes when it comes to visa applications. So, when you get down to it, there aren’t many good reasons to differentiate between the two words. In the future, when someone thinks about an esports game, they’d call it a sport, just like how they’d call basketball or football a sport. In the future, most people will be familiar with esports and acknowledge the fact that it’s not that different from other sports.

2. Esports will go to the Olympics.
It may take a while, but it seems to be the natural evolution of esports. Millions of people around the world participate in esports in some way or another. Many games, such as League of Legends or DotA 2, attract esports athletes from around the world, too.

In fact, according to Esports Charts, in 2018, almost 33 million Chinese viewers tuned in to watch Chinese teams play against each other in the Chinese regional finals of League of Legends. That’s an insane viewership figure, and it’s higher than the viewerships of a lot of traditional sports.

In 2018, the Asian Games added esports as a demonstration sport. The Asian Games are a multi-sport event that happens every four years — similar to the Olympics. The fact that the Asian Games acknowledged the popularity and competitiveness of esports is massive. It goes to show that esports at the Olympics is inevitable.

3. Esports will generate more revenue than many traditional sports.
As reported by NewZoo, the worldwide esports industry will generate about $1.1 billion in revenue in 2019. That’s a lot of money, but compared to other sports, it’s minuscule. For example, the NFL generated almost $14 billion in revenue in 2017, and the NFL isn’t the only football league out there.

It’ll take a while for esports to be as profitable as most traditional sports, but in the future, it will happen. At the rate esports is growing, the industry will likely surpass smaller sports like rugby in the near future — maybe even hockey further down the line.



Listen to the text about the future of AI in the workplace and choose the correct option to complete the sentences

Smart technologies aren’t just changing our homes; they’re edging their way into their numerous industries and are disrupting the workplace. Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to improve productivity, efficiency and accuracy across an organization. But many fear that the rise of AI will lead to machines and robots replacing human workers and view this progression in technology as a threat rather than a tool to better ourselves.

With AI continuing to be a prominent buzzword, businesses need to realize that self-learning and black-box capabilities are not the panacea. Many organisations are already beginning to see the incredible capabilities of AI, using these advantages to enhance human intelligence and gain real value from their data.

Research conducted by EY explains «organizations enabling AI at the enterprise level are increasing operational efficiency, making faster decisions and innovating new products and services.» Such companies will gain competitive advantage, reduce cost of operations and remove headcounts. Whilst this may be a positive from a business perspective, the introduction of AI technologies will likely trigger an issue with job security due to the substantial operational changes.

Although AI will affect every sector in some way, not every job is at equal risk. PwC predicts a relatively low displacement of jobs (around 3%) in the first wave of automation, but this could dramatically increase up to 30% by the mid-2030s. Occupations within the transport industry could potentially be at much greater risk, whereas jobs requiring social, emotional and literary abilities are at the lowest risk of displacement.

Many businesses and individuals are optimistic that this AI-driven shift in the workplace will result in more jobs being created than lost. As we develop innovative technologies, AI will have a positive impact on our economy by creating jobs that require the skill set to implement new systems. 80% of respondents in the EY survey said it was the lack of these skills that was the biggest challenge when employing AI programs.


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Read the text and complete it with the missing phrases


Read the text again and choose the best options

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Match the criteria with their descriptions


Read the task and write your opinion on the future of AI

Read all the 13 quotes about the future of the AI 🔗here.

Choose 1–2 you agree with and 1–2 you partially or totally disagree. Explain your choice and add your own opinion in the text area below.

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Read the task and prepare your 3-minute speech on the topic of «Tech ethics in the IT company»

Imagine that you own an IT company. You’re going to hire new employees. How would you tell them about tech ethics in your company?

You may cover the following questions:

  1. What tech ethics does your company follow?
  2. What software does your company use to prevent cyber attacks?
  3. How are the employees trained to secure the company and personal data?
  4. What are an employee’s actions in case of a data breach?

Use the voice recorder.

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  • Test overview
  • Main terms
  • More words
  • E-sports/AI
  • Cyber Security
  • Future of AI
  • Tech ethics at your company
  • Your results