Modern Technology Is Creating A Single World Culture

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.

  • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Modern technology is creating a single world culture. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
    • In what ways has modern technology created a single world culture?
    • In what ways has modern technology not created a single world culture?
    • Do you think a single world culture is a positive or negative thing?

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
monoculture (n) a common way of life
Within a monoculture, everyone would be doing the same things.
civilization (n) society, culture and the way of life of a particular area
She wondered what was becoming of this modern civilization with rampant technological inventions.
uniform (adj) not changing in form or character
She thought that a uniform culture would be a boring result.
bicultural (adj) having or combining the cultures of two locations or countries
He loved being bicultural as he could adapt to many situations.
interconnect (v) connect with each other
The Internet is able to interconnect lost friends.
homogenize (v) make uniform or similar
Modern technology could homogenize how people think.
trade in (expression) give up one thing for another
People who embrace modern technology may trade in their old values to adapt to new ones.
usher in (expression) be at, mark or celebrate at a given time
Modern technology ushers in a new way of thinking.
bring forth (expression) produce, make known or visible
Some people think that the Internet brings forth a single culture.
whole nine yards (expression) everything, all of something
When it comes to evaluating a culture, you have to take into account the whole nine yards of how people act and think.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.”
― Bill Gates

Wrap-up

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

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