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Do you think people are less sociable as a result of modern technology?

Introduction

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Conversation Summary

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) = not able to stop taking or doing something.
Example: “My brother was addicted to drugs in his early twenties”.

Addiction (Noun) = when you cannot stop doing or taking something.
Example: “Smoking is a common addiction among people in the country”.

As a result of (something) (Phrase) = because of.
Example: “As a result of the bad weather the football match has been cancelled”.

Communicate (Verb) = to share information with others.
Example: “The internet is a great tool that allows you to communicate with people all over the world”.

Meet up (Phrasal Verb) = To meet someone or a group of people in a planned informal meeting.
Example: “I met up with Tom last week, he was telling me about his trip to Austria”.

The Question

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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 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?

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