B1 Dialog #40 Talking about the Internet
Today we are going to talk about the Internet. As always you can read the text in PDF, which you can find in the description. Follow our podcasts on iTunes and Yandex Music. For more new dialogs subscribe to our channel.
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Talking about the Internet
(1) What is the Internet?
It’s a global net of computers, connected with each other. People can get all kinds of information from this net, using their laptops, phones and other gadgets.
(2) What would the world be like without the Internet?
Books and newspapers would be more popular. People would spend more time with their friends and families. Children would be more active and would spend more time outside. On the other hand, it would be difficult to contact other people quickly. All the processes would take much more time and our life would be more difficult.
(3) Could you live without the Internet?
Yes I could. I remember myself in childhood, when the Internet wasn’t so popular yet. It was a good time.
(4) Is the Internet dangerous?
I think it is. Especially, when people use it in the wrong way. A lot of information is absolutely useless or even harmful for users of the Internet.
(5) What kind of technology will replace the Internet?
I don’t know. I think nothing can replace the Internet. At least in the next 20 years.
(6) What annoys you about the Internet?
People get addicted to it. It’s not good.
(7) Are you addicted to the Internet?
Yes I am, but I’m always trying to find the balance and use the internet mostly for the best: education, work, communication and so on.
(8) What do you think of social networking sites like Facebook or Instagram?
I think it’s good that such networks exist. They help us to be in touch with other people. On the other hand, there are a lot of bad things about social networks: addiction, bad content, huge amounts of useless information and so on. Some new ones are simply stuped. Tik-Tok for example. I can’t spend more than 5 seconds there. It’s such a strange app.
(9) Can you remember the first time you used the Internet?
I think when I was 15 years old. The Internet came to Russia pretty late. In 2005 or something.
Riant —–> Anya
(1) How does the Internet work?
There are a lot of special servers all over the World. They transmit the information from one to another in help of sputniks and 3G technology.
(2) How would your life be different without the Internet?
I don’t know. I can’t imagine my life without the Internet now. Something would be better, something would be worse. As always.
(3) What do you use the Internet for?
Mostly for work of course. Sometimes for entertaining, sometimes for education.
(4) How has the Internet changed the world?
It has dramatically changed the world. World became more international. Life became faster.
(5) What’s the best thing about the Internet?
People have any kind of information on their fingertips.
(6) Could the Internet have a better name?
I think the Internet is the best name for it. It’s short and clear.
(7) What does the Internet need more of?
Some filtr of information I think. Nowadays there is too much useless information on the Internet.
(8) What is your favourite Internet site?
I like YouTube and our YouTube channel! I also like online shopping. It’s very convenient.
(9) What do you think of the idea of Internet shopping or online dating? –
I think it’s not bad. As I said I like online shopping. As for online dating, I have never used it.
(10) Do you think people will prefer to live their lives on the Internet instead of real life?
No, I don’t think so. People need real communication with others. The Internet can’t change this.