牛津高中英语模块七Unit 3 Reading
THE EFFECTS OF THE INTERNET ON OUR LIVES
Questions: 1.Do you use the Internet ?What do you often do on the Internet ?
2.Is the Internet good for our lives ? Why or why not ?
Read fast and find the answers to the questions:
1.What are the speeches about ?
They are about different effects of the Internet on our lives.
2.The second speaker talks about the negative effects of the Internet on our lives. What are the two points he makes ?
Uncontrolled information and the change in the way people spend their time.
Read again and write down the arguments below:
80 per cent of regular Internet users mainly use the Internet to search for answers to questions.79 per cent use it to advance their knowledge about their hobbies.
The Internet is a great help to people who are in need of various information.
Young people from different backgrounds and different countries can form lifelong friends
In 2003,70 per cent of eBay’s problems were with people who sold things that did not exit, or who lied about the products they were selling.
According to one university,43 per cent of the students who had dropped out were heavy computer users.
People use the Internet to build social ties.
The amount of false information on the Internet becomes more of a problem every day.
Spending too much time building relationships on the Internet can damage people’s abilities to live normal lives.
? What conclusions did you reach ?
The Internet remains a positive tool that helps make our lives better
It remains important for us either to limit our use of the Internet, or to learn how to handle the problems it has caused
Read the e-mail below that a university student writes to his mother.Help him complete it with the words below. Up-to-date statistics social ties experts debate speakers disabled Internet aspect heavy
Dear Mum, Today I went to a conference about the ________ . There were two students there having a ______ about the pros and cons of the Internet.A girl argued the pros,and a boy presented the cons of the Internet use.They were both quite dynamic ________ and made very good presentations…(P37 textbook)
? Discuss and write an essay. ? Do you think that people can find
true love on the Internet ?Why or why not ?