IELTS Speaking vocabulary for Technology topic
Do you use any gadgets on a daily basis?
Yes, surely I do… Although I don’t consider myself a [tooltip hint=”Someone who is obsessed with technology, especially computers.”]geek[/tooltip], I quite enjoy using all the new items like laptops and smartphones… All in all, we’re living in the [tooltip hint=”The period in modern history characterized by rapid technology development and widespread computer use.”]computer age[/tooltip] and it’s impossible to ignore cutting-edge(Innovational, at the forefront of progress.) technology.
How often do you use Internet?
I use Internet every day… It helps me with my studies and it entertains me when I’m down… [tooltip hint=”To look through websites, searching for something you need, or simply for entertainment”]Surfing the Internet[/tooltip]. is my hobby… I also frequently use World Wide Web for communication purposes… Though I don’t like [tooltip hint=”Media used to interact with other people.”] social media[/tooltip] like Facebook, I often use [tooltip hint=”Making video-calls.”]video conferencing[/tooltip] for talking.
Do you own a computer? If so, how often do you use it and for what purposes?
Yes, I have a personal computer and a laptop… I use my laptop mainly for education… It is very light and fits in my bag easily, so I take it with me to school… Meanwhile, my PC has a [tooltip hint=”A big-sized monitor.”]large screen[/tooltip] and convenient keyboard, so I use it for [tooltip hint=”Writing, editing and producing words on a computer by using special programs”]word processing[/tooltip] and [tooltip hint=”To search for websites.”]browsing websites[/tooltip]. It is an old, but still [tooltip hint=”Something that works perfectly well.”]well-oiled machine[/tooltip].
Now, have a look at the card and prepare a monologue.
Describe your favourite gadget. You should say:
- What is it
- When did you get it
- How often do you use it
and say why is it so important to you
I don’t own many gadgets… I have a PC, laptop and a smartphone and I can’t imagine my life without either of those… However, my laptop is the most important piece of technology for me… I got it as a birthday present from my parents a few years ago and I use it nearly every day now. Although at first using it was like [tooltip hint=”A very complicated subject for someone.”]rocket science[/tooltip] for me, after a few weeks I was able to do everything I needed… From [tooltip hint=”Searching for websites.”] browsing websites[/tooltip] to [tooltip hint=”Resetting the most important program that runs the computer.”] reinstalling the operating system[/tooltip]… What’s more, without my laptop I wouldn’t be able to do my homework for the university… Also, I use it for [tooltip hint=”Looking for something on the Internet.”]surfing the Internet[/tooltip] and finding whatever I want, whether it is a piece of code for my project or a useful tip on how to cook a steak… Generally, my laptop became an [tooltip hint=”Something you can’t imagine your life without.”]essential[/tooltip] device for me…
Do you think we need to know much about computers?
Well… Not too much, but there is definitely a couple of essential things everyone should know. First of all, you need to know how to [tooltip hint=”Write URL in your search engine.”]enter a web address[/tooltip] ... how to [tooltip hint=”To find what you need on the websitee”] navigate websites[/tooltip]… It is very important nowadays to be able to [tooltip hint=”Look on the Internet”]surf the net[/tooltip] for the information you need…
What is the most impactful piece of technology in our lives?
In my point of view, the Internet is the most important technological advance of our time… It gives us so many new opportunities to discover anything we want about our world! You just need to [tooltip hint=”To start a computer.”]boot up[/tooltip] your computer an [tooltip hint=”To use the Internet.”]go online[/tooltip]… And with wireless networks at home and public [tooltip hint=”A public place where you can access the Internet.”]Wi-Fi hotspots[/tooltip] we can do it easily and almost everywhere.
How computers affect our everyday life?
In a positive way, certainly. They help with so many things, starting from writing and printing your own essay and ending with developing advanced programs and [tooltip hint=”A process of altering digital materials like audio or video files.”]digital editing[/tooltip] … Without computers studying would have been [tooltip hint=”Something that takes too much of your time and isn’t rational to do.”]time-consuming and inefficient.[/tooltip] …
How effective is the use of computers in the classroom?
Hmm… in my opinion, using computers in the classroom is very effective. I think it is important for students [tooltip hint=”To master the use of computers.”] to become competent in the use of computers[/tooltip] to prepare them for the workplace … you know, computers are used everywhere in the workplace now. But… I also think that having computers so easily available gives teachers the opportunity to introduce students to the variety of information on the Internet.