Technology Makes the World A Better Place

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? Technology has made the world a better place to live. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
    • What benefits has technology brought to the world?
    • What negative aspects has technology brought to the world?
    • In what ways have you engaged in technology?

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
industry (n) particular form of economic or commercial activity
Regardless of what industry you work in, technology has the power to influence what you do.
science (n) systematically organized body of knowledge
Many new technologies are based in science.
practical (adj) concerned with the actual doing of something
Technology is beneficial when it solves a practical issue.
noteworthy (adj) interesting, significant
Someday, she wanted to make a noteworthy discovery.
innovate (v) make changes in something established
Technology comes when people innovate and aren’t afraid to make mistakes.
enhance (v) intensify, increase or improve the quality of
With the ease of technology, many say that it has enhanced their life. 
do away with (expression) discard
There was no way that he could ever do away with his phone.
get back (expression) receive something you had before
With modern technology, he believed he could get back so much extra time.
turn up (expression) appear suddenly
With the speed of new technology, she felt that new things just turned up.
game plan (expression) strategy for achieving success
Before any new innovation, it’s important to have a game plan so you know you’ll succeed.

Something Extra

Read the following quote out loud.

“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.”
― Christian Lous Lange

Wrap-up

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

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