Per-level Intermediate: Modern Technology (Review)

PART A_1

In this lesson, you will be able to:
learn words that you can use when talking about modern technology
express your opinions about specific topics

PART B_1

Please read aloud the following sentences.

PART B_2

1. High-tech companies face special problems in development.
2. They’re spending a lot to upgrade the computer systems.
3. People should avoid using electronic devices when driving.
4. I need to import data from the database.
5. The 20th century was remarkable for its inventions.

PART B_3

Please read aloud the words and match them with their meanings.

PART B_4

1. device a. [noun] a large amount of information stored in a computer
2. database b. [verb] to improve something of higher standard
3. high-tech c. [noun] something made for the first time
4. invention d. [noun] an equipment invented for a particular purpose
5. upgrade e. [noun] technology that involves the most modern methods

PART B_5

Now, let us review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)
ANSWERS
1. d. [noun] an equipment invented for a particular purpose
2. a. [noun] a large amount of information stored in a computer
3. e. [noun] technology that involves the most modern methods
4. c. [noun] something made for the first time
5. b. [verb] to improve something of higher standard

PART C_1

Please construct your own sentences using the following words.

PART C_2

1. device .
2. invention .
3. upgrade .
4. high-tech .
5. database .

PART C_3

Now, let us review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)

PART D_1

Fill in the blanks. Choose the correct answers in the box below. Then, read aloud each sentence by changing the correct answer into its proper form if necessary.

PART D_2

upgrade software device
high-tech database invention
1. His ____________ has been a big help to the community.
2. A ____________ quipment is often difficult to support.
3. You need to the password to access the ____________.
4. He ____________ his old computer.
5. The new ____________ can be used to check the weather.

PART D_3

Now, let us review your answers.
(Please review your student’s answers by sending the correct answers in complete sentences. After that, ask your student to read aloud his or her corrected answers.)
ANSWERS
1. His invention has been a big help to the community.
2. A high-tech equipment is often difficult to support.
3. You need to the password to access the database.
4. He upgraded his old computer.
5. The new device can be used to check the weather.

PART E_1

Let’s talk. Please answer the questions by stating your opinions.

PART E_2

1. A lot of people say that technology makes people’s lives easier. What do you think about that?
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2. Modern technology is good for the society. Do you agree or disagree?
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PART F_1

Now, I will ask you the following questions. You may ask questions, too.

PART F_2

1. What technological devices do you have?
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2. What do you think is the most useful invention?
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3. What kind of technology is the most useful in your country?
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4. Do you think technology helped improve the lives of human beings?
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5. What do you think are the advantages of modern technology?
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6. What do you think are the disadvantages of modern technology?
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7. Do you think humans need robots?
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