Socialising With Modern Technology

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 17, 2021 and last updated on May 8, 2023

There is no doubt that modern technology has improved our lives in many ways, but some argue that it also comes with some negative impacts. It has been said that modern technology is making us less sociable and younger generations are no longer choosing to go out and socialise, and are instead sitting in front of a screen.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • addicted (adjective)
  • addiction (noun)
  • as a result of (something) (phrase)
  • communicate (verb)
  • meet up (phrasal verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you think people are less sociable as a result of modern technology?
  • Do you think people need in-person contact with others?
  • Are you less sociable now than in the past? Why?
  • What could be the consequences of being less sociable?
  • Do you prefer to meet people in person or online?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.