CAFÉ-DÉBAT - mardi 22 mai 2018 - Is Technology & the Internet Making People Lazy

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DATE / LEVELS

  • Tuesday, May 22, 2018
  • Intermediate to Advanced

TIME / VENUE

  • From 19h00 to 20h30
  • Aix and Marseille

TEACHERS

  • Vivien Teague (Aix)
  • Amanda Gilsinn (Marseille)

QUESTIONS FOR DEBATE

How has technology changed in your lifetime?
What things have changed in your life since Internet?
Or have you been using the Internet your whole lifetime?
Do you like new gadgets or are you more comfortable without?
What are some examples of technology that have made the world worse?
What are some of the greatest technological achievements?
What do you think is the most important thing humans have created?
What are the advantages/ disadvantages of technology?
What are the advantages/ disadvantages of the internet?
How many hours a day do you use the Internet? Is it really necessary?
Could you eliminate time spent on the computer or other technological devices and still get work done efficiently?
Can we really rely on information that we get from the Internet?
Or does it make us susceptible to believing everything we read?
Are you lazier since the internet or more productive?
Are we going to get even lazier as technology advances?

VOCABULARY

achievement
advance (v)
advantages
affect
communication
connected
device
disadvantages
efficiency
exist
gadgets
hardware
harmful
innovations
Internet
inventions
laziness
online
productiveness
social media
software
susceptible
technology
time-consuming
Wikipedia

SEARCH THE WEB FOR IDEAS!

Find articles and/or videos on the web and come prepared to share the information you have found with the others.

SUGGESTED SEARCH WORDS FOR THIS SUBJECT

Internet and laziness
technological advances
technology and laziness
time spent online

SUGGESTED WEBSITES FOR MATERIALS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/?gl=GB
www.guardian.co.uk
www.independent.co.uk
www.nytimes.com

KEY PHRASES

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