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Is Smart Technology Making Us Dumb?

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Video Length: 3:34

Updated on: 03/07/2022

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a video and do a listening exercise about smart technology and its impact on us. It includes discussion questions and conversation activities about smart technology. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities on parts of speech, vocabulary context usage with phrasal verbs, and rewriting sentences using phrasal verbs. The grammar activity features the usage of discourse markers. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

Is smart technology making us dumb? We use smartphones, tablets, and computers on a daily basis. But what impact does it leave on our cognitive skills? Does it affect our ability to memorize and analyze? Find out more in the latest GMF compact on the pros and cons of technical devices on our brains.

Lesson Activities

Smart Technology
Short Answers, True / False
Phrasl Verbs, Context Usage
Discourse Markers
Quiz & Review

Lesson Topics

Smart Technology

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