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Socialising With Modern Technology

Introduction

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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.

Vocabulary

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

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Do you think people are less sociable as a result of modern technology?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Socialising With 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?

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