Internet and Information

Conversation

After a quick greeting, use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  • Some people say that the Internet provides people with a lot of valuable information. Others think access to so much information creates problems. Which view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
    • What benefits does the Internet bring?
    • What negatives does the Internet bring?
    • What is your experience in using the Internet?

Vocabulary

Skip this section if you have 15 minute plan. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
Internet (n) global computer network
He didn’t know how he could get his work done without access to the Internet.
network (n) group of interconnected things or people
She knew there had to be someone in her network with whom she could connect with.
connected (adj) joined together
With the Internet, we can be connected to our friends in Africa.
informative (adj) providing useful or interesting information
The Internet is an informative resource for finding information.
overwhelm (v) give or get too much of something
The excess information on the Internet can easily overwhelm the average reader.
ascertain (v) find something out for certain
She had to ascertain that the rumors weren’t true.
send word to (expression) give someone information or facts
With the Internet, she found it easy to send word to her friends that she’d be swinging by later.
rack up (expression) acquire a lot of something
He could rack up a lot of information for his paper with just a few hours at the library.
switch on (expression) start a machine or electrical device
He couldn’t wait to switch on the old computer to start working.
piece of cake (expression) something done very easily
Research has become a piece of cake with resources like search engines on the Internet.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.”
― Stephen Hawking

Wrap-up

Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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