Warm Up

Helpful Words and Phrases

Listen and repeat.

  1. unveil
    • ex. The artist unveiled his latest paintings at the museum.
    • ex. I saw the company’s different prototypes of cars.
  2. customize
    • ex. I customized my van so that a person in a wheelchair can ride it.
    • ex. It’s easier for me to drive a sedan than a van.
    • ex. The car’s interior is amazing, especially the black leather seat.


Read the article below and answer your tutor's questions.

Font size

Foxconn is an electronics company and smartphone maker in Taiwan. The company is also known as Hon Hai Technology Group. On October 18, Foxconn unveiled its latest prototypes of electric vehicles. This included an electric delivery van. Aside from unveiling new electric vehicles, it announced a partnership with Nvidia, an American chip maker.

Nvidia customizes cars based on the needs of car makers. Then, Foxconn does the production. They have worked together for Model B. It is a sedan that aims to be better than the Tesla Model Y. According to Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, Model B is a beautiful car and an ideal car for young couples.

Aside from Model B, Foxconn also introduced an electric van called Model N. During the designing of Model N’s interior, Foxconn gave importance to safety. It has a button that automatically puts on safety warning lights, opens the back of the van, and releases steps that passengers can use to get on the van. In 2021, Foxconn unveiled Model C. It is now for sale under the name N7 by Luxgen, a Taiwanese car brand.

This material was based on an article by The Associated Press.


Choose a topic and discuss the questions with your tutor.

Electric Vehicles

  • Would you like to have an electric car? Why or why not? Discuss.
  • Are electric vehicles popular in your country? Why or why not? Discuss.
  • Do you think electric vehicles would fully replace cars that use fuel? Why or why not? Discuss.

Designs of Cars

  • What car model do you think has the best design? Why? Discuss.
  • Imagine you are an electric car maker. What special features would you put to customize the car (ex. refrigerator in the car)? Discuss.
  • Foxconn is a smartphone and electronics maker. Do you think the electric cars designed by Foxconn will have good quality? Why or why not? Discuss.