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Science and Technology

In pairs, ask students to take turns to ask and answer each others questions. Encourage pairs to discuss the questions in detail, rather than giving yes/ no answers. After pairs have finished, bring the discussion together with the whole class and feedback any vocabulary problems you have noticed.

 

STUDENT A

 

Take turns to ask and answer these questions with your partner.

Do you agree with each other?

 

 

1.      Do you think technology makes our lives easier?

How much do you depend on technology?

 

2.      When you buy gadgets how do you choose them? (by the latest technology,

the most famous brand name, the cheapest, the coolest-looking, etc)

 

3.      How often do you use the internet? What kinds of things do you use it

for? Do you enjoy it or is it only a useful tool?

 

4.      What do you think of cosmetic surgery?

Would you ever consider it for yourself?

 

5.      What do you think is the most important invention or innovation in the last

fifty years?

 

STUDENT B

 

Take turns to ask and answer these questions with your partner.

Do you agree with each other?

 

 

1.      Do you think that email will completely replace writing letters?

Which do you think is better?

 

2.      Do you think that genetic engineering is a good idea?

What problems could there be? What are the advantages?

 

3.      Do you worry about the amount of chemicals in your food and drinks?

Do you think that there should be more regulations about this?

 

4.      Do you think that in the next hundred years our methods of transport will

change? How will they be different?

 

5.      How technical - minded are you? Can you take gadgets apart and repair them?

Do you understand how all your technological possessions work?

 

 

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