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Oral English on importance of technology 
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Post Oral English on importance of technology
hello everybody, nice to se eyou after such a long time! I'm supposed to prepare a lesson on the advancement of technology and its impact on our lives- the most boring topic imaginable (at least for me)
Can you give me any advice on how it can be made fun and interesting?
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Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:50 pm
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Post Re: Oral English on importance of technology
I would make a powerpoint presentation and fill it with sounds, game and animation
show them waht you can do with techonolgy, music, video, flash games, etc etc


Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:23 pm
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Post Re: Oral English on importance of technology
It's a little bit of a tough question, just because it's so broad. However, there is a line of thinking that says with recent advancements in technology, spoken English is becoming less important. You can see this in greater email and text communication. People are traveling less for business meetings and relying on websites to generate sales verses direct customer contact. Anyway, let's try to answer your question, not make more questions :P

There are quite a number of ways you can use technology to practice English. There are plenty of smart phone apps. There are YouTube channels with loads of videos for learning English. You can find music videos with lyrics to sing along. You can watch DVDs in English with English subtitles to help you understand better and even read along. You can now use Skype and Line and talk with people all over the world in English. There are websites like mine that offer online games and activities to improve your English - ESL Games

I think I would mention a few different ways you can use technology to learn or practice English (like the above) and then I would choose one or two to focus on.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:56 pm
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Post Re: Oral English on importance of technology
Technology has many benefits, that's for sure! However; if it were my presentation, I would add some information about the negative effects of over-exposure to technology in the classroom. Some research has shown that over-exposure to technology from a young age has negative effects like ADD, ADHD, as well as learning disabilities.


Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:04 pm
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Post Re: Oral English on importance of technology
This is a little late, but thank you for your answer guys. I've changed the school in the meantime, so no more demanding topics. ;p

Thanks anyway :)


Thu May 15, 2014 9:44 pm
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