The Learn English with Short Stories series does not need to be listened to in order, as all of the stories are independent from one another. This 12th section includes two thrilling science fiction stories about parallel universes. Each unique science fiction story comes with highlighted vocabulary and definitions before and during the tale. This guide also offers two multiple-choice vocabulary exercises after each story, allowing you to practice your newly learned terms and idioms.
"Gina's Other Self:" When Gina was a little girl, she was diagnosed with child schizophrenia. But Gina has a different view of her perception: Gina claims her imaginary friend is another version of herself in the fifth dimension. She tells her mother that she was born with a special gift that allows her an unobstructed vision through the sixth dimension into one of the other possibilities of her life. When that other self, spirals out of control and gets into trouble - Gina feels it is her duty to help her - even if it means leaving behind her own version of reality.
"The Power of Technology:" In the year 4038, the cyborgs have long defeated their creators, and humans no longer exist. Drex lives on Inizia, an artificial planet created by a group of cyborgs specifically to house a massive corporation, Zeta. His job is to find life in other dimensions, less advanced than theirs, and offer them a piece of advanced technology. His corporation then studies how the society of that planet changes over time with their new and sudden technological boost. During one routine trip to a faraway universe, Drex encounters a species that makes him question the ethics behind these experiments. The power of technology reveals to him a brutal truth about primitive species.
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