Vocabulary, discussion, and reading activity
A gadget is a tool such as a machine or device that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty.
A.Match the names to the gadgets in the picture below.
home cinema projector - tablet - headphones - scientific calculator
usb stick - sound bar - 3D printer - Game console
flatscreen TV - smartphones, iphones - sound bar - GPS
- Which ones do you already have? Which do you want? Which would you never use? Why (not)?
B.Read the text and answer the questions that follow.
Every year new desirable devices make their way into the market, such as Go Pro cameras, espresso machines, or 3D printers.
We know we'd survive without as many gadgets as we own nowadays, but why should we?
Much of our day is spent with devices that do things for us, tell us where to go and what to do. They are here to entertain and inform us, to feed us, track our health and manage our time. And only after just a few years of existence, they prove to be so valuable. Why does it seem impossible to think of life without them?
Most of us are so increasingly dependent on phones, for instance, that it is unthinkable to even spend a day without social networks, apps or videos.
How long can you survive without your gadgets before having an anxiety attack?
True or False?
1.It is not necessary to live without the benefits that new devices bring.
2.New gadgets appear periodically.
3.Gadgets do many functions and tasks.
4.Many people find that they don’t need their devices.
5.Living without gadgets would be very difficult.
Discuss the ideas in the passage and answer the questions in it. What do you think about the topic.
Alternatively, you can do this activity as a writing.