January 11, 2016

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At a typical workplace, things are calm and traditional. Employees perform common tasks: they make photocopies, talk on the phone, write e-mails and go to meetings.

But at ‘Underwriters Laboratories’, a famous laboratory in the USA, things are different. It isn’t a typical workplace: there, engineers carefully perform stock tests.

During these tests, engineers destroy the objects. Thousands of objects are destroyed in the laboratory every day.

Sometimes people make mistakes and use home appliances in the wrong manner.

The purpose of the tests is to predict if those home appliances are safe to common people.

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Answer the questions to learn more about Destroyers.
The answers are at the end of this post:

1. Choose the option that contains common tasks people do at work:
a) Make photocopies, write e-mails and go to meetings.
b) See friends, talk on the phone and go to meetings.
c) Take a nap, write e-mails and talk on the phone.

2. Why are engineers at Underwriters Laboratories different from other engineers?
a) Because they like to watch TV all day.
b) Because they make sophisticated home appliances.
c) Because they don’t make objects – they destroy them.

3. Why do engineers at Underwriters Laboratories do this?
a) Because at ‘Underwriters Laboratories’, a famous laboratory in the USA, things are different. There, employees only perform common tasks: they make photocopies, talk on the phone, write e-mails and go to meetings.
b) Because home appliances aren’t very expensive. So, thousands of objects are destroyed in the laboratory every day.
c) Because many people make mistakes and use home appliances in the wrong manner. Engineers at Underwriters Laboratories test if these appliances will be safe for these people, too.

 

ANSWERS:   1: a)    2: c)    3: c)

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