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Technology has changed our lives. But is this a good or a bad thing? Alice and Amith have a debate about what we've gained and lost in the digital age. You'll hear them talking about how life used to be and the big changes technology has brought us.

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Technology has made our lives better

Or has it...?

Welcome to Unit 17. We'll learn how we talk about our past habits and past situations. Let's start with a debate! Alice and Amith are in the studio arguing about modern technology. Before we hear them, take a look at their video diaries. Who do you think loves technology and who hates it?

Watch the video and try the activity

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Alice
(on the phone)

Yeah. It's great, isn't it? Amith and I are having a debate about modern technology. Well, you know what I think. I think it's amazing. I didn't use to be able to speak to you on the other side of the world but now I can. Anyway, I better go. Yeah. OK. I'll send you a selfie from the studio. Bye.

(to camera)

Sorry about that. My cousin in Australia! It's amazing, isn’t it? I think modern technology is fantastic. That's what I'm going to say in the debate. And they've asked me to make a video diary to tell you all about it. It's so exciting! I don't think Amith is so happy about it, though. I know. I've just had a really good idea to cheer Amith up before the debate. I'm going to photobomb his video diary! Do you know what a photobomb is? Come on. I'll show you.

Amith
Er. So they've asked me to do a video blog, er, video diary, to discuss modern technology. I'm not great with technology. There's all these things like trolling and social media, which I'm not really great with. So, life used to be so much more simple before all this technology, phones... I don't really feel comfortable doing this so I think I'm gonna give it a miss, guys.

Were you right? Alice is the technology lover but Amith hates it.

To do

See how much you can remember with this true or false game! Watch the video again and look at the transcript if you need more help.  

True or false

5 Questions

Decide if these statements about the video are true or false

Felicitaciones. Has completado el quiz.
Excellent! ¡Muy bien! Bad luck! Tu puntaje :
x / y

True or false

5 Questions

Decide if these statements about the video are true or false

Felicitaciones. Has completado el quiz.
Excellent! ¡Muy bien! Bad luck! Tu puntaje :
x / y

Next

So, you've heard from Alice and Amith just before the great debate. Now join us in the studio in Activity 2! Who will you agree with most?

Sesión de vocabulario

  • selfie (noun)

     

    a photo that you take of yourself, normally on a mobile phone

    photobomb (verb/noun)

     

    to suddenly put yourself into someone else's photograph; the act of doing this

    trolling (noun)

     

    behaving badly online - for example, posting negative and insulting comments on social media