A Day made of Glass

A class designed to help you use all the modern technology words, using video. 

 

Language level: Intermediate – advanced (B1 – C1)

Learned type   : All ages

Time : 60 mins

Activity : Descriptive everyday English with technology.

Topic   : Future technology with glass.

Language : Phrasal verbs, technology vocab, future tense, conditional clauses.

Materials : Video

 

A Day made of Glass

 

1. Describe your average day and how you interact with technology. Start in the morning and finish when returning home after work. 

Brainstorm all the verbs, phrasal verbs and vocab that you can think of. Create a word cloud. Write it out.

Start by talking about the actions you do with your mobile phone

 

Word Cloud:

swipe, turn on, turn off, switch on, switch off, move, open, browse, unlock, touch, select, etc….

 

For example:

Alarm clock (what´s the phrasal verb? To wake up)

Shower / bathroom and gadgets in the bathroom (electric razor)

Car / transport to work ( radio / CD / GPS)  – look for phrasal verbs for all.

During work – computer, phones,

 

 

2. What predictions do you have about technologies in your everyday lives?.

 

Some example sentence beginnings are:

I think there will be

I think there could be

Maybe we will have a gadget that can …..

If I had a time machine, I would travel back to 1960.

 

3. The video is called “A day made of glass” in the near future.

The promotional video (demo) is about glass technology and the influence it will have on our lives.

Here are the tech examples from the clip. What do they mean? 

efficiency, versatile, durable, large format, ultra thin, frameless, pristine surface, enabling, touch sensitive, tough, display, seamless design, scratch & smudge resistant, advanced functionality, photosensitive, weather resistant, optical adaptability, interactive, multifunctional, interactive, rollable, vivid, immersive, lightweight, flexible.

 

4. Watch the video, make notes on the actions you see, use as much vocab and phrasal verbs as possible to describe them.

 

5. Watch the video again and pause in each scene to describe the action.

Use new vocab, phrasal verbs and strong adjectives in the description.

“Say what you see” 

For example:

7.00am in the near future – He wakes up, he gets up, he stretches,

 

1. In this section please complete the “verbs & phrasal verbs” in the video.

 

The man ……………  screen, ………… menu and …………. from the options

 

LCD Television Glass – Large format, Ultra thin, frameless design

 

The man …………….  the news

He …………..  a specific item from the menu

 

Woman …………….. the tap in the bathroom

She is looking at her email in the mirror and ………. from the menu

 

Architectural Display Glass – pristine surface, electronics enabling, touch sensitive

 

She …………… the screen across the mirror

She ………….. on a touch screen.

7.10am

Man ………….  the fridge and …………… some food

He …………… some vegetables

He …………. some eggs while watching the news (morning report) on the kitchen work  table (counter)

He ……………. the cooker  temperature from “standby” to low to high.

 

Architectural Surface Glass – tough, thermally durable, display enabling

 

 

2. In this section please complete the nouns. Say what you see…..

 

The …………..  enter the room

The girl takes …………. from the fridge and pulls ………….. across the fridge door

She expands the photo.

 

Appliance Veneer Glass – seamless design, electronic enabling, scratch & smudge resistant

 

She draws (interacts) on the photo

Some of the photos are moving like …………..

 

Man picks up the …………..

 

Handheld display glass – thin & lightweight, damage resistant, touch sensitive

 

His mother is on a ……….. call

He transfers the call by placing the ……….. on the counter and the image appears

The kids take the …………, turn it around, and talk with their grandmother

 

Mother enters and says hello and goodbye, grabs an ……………

7.20am

The car turns on and says “Hello”

She programs a route to the …………

She selects a memo or a reminder from the menu

 

Automotive Display Glass – streamlined design, advanced functionality

 

 

3. In this section please complete the “verbs & phrasal verbs” in the video.

 

She ………… with the car –

 

Automotive Design Glass (above) – photosensitive, durable

The street sign on the road has real time information (green and red)

Large Format Display Glass – Weather resistant, electro-optics enabling, optical adaptability

 

She ………… her route based on real time information (4th avenue)

 

Public transport.

The man ……….. at his portable device

The woman i…………… with touch screen at the bus stop

She …………. the menu and looks at a route (estimated time 20 mins)

She …………… the information to her portable device

 

All-Weather Surface Glass – damage resistant, display enabling, touch sensitive

Man is making a video call with 3 people simultaniously

 

 

The Office

Wall—Format Display Glass – Large scale, seamless design, touch sensitive

Video conference with multiple people

A collegue enters and ……………. information on the desk

She ………….. moving images from the menu

She …………. him the images on the desk

He spreads (fans) the images across the desk and ……….. with one using his finger

 

Work Surface Display Glass – durable, versatile, application enabling

Electronics Ready Glass – pristine surface, exceptional optical clarity, interactive

 

 

4. In this section please complete the nouns

 

The image appears on a large scale in a public ………..

The mother arrives at the ………….. and is looking at her phone

She looks at the latest ……………

 

Large Pan Display Glass – Highly visual impact, multifunctional, interactive

 

Woman enters the ………. and browses  the selection of products

She selects from …………., style, size in 3D

 

 

Flexible Display Glass – ultra thin, rollable, electrics enabling

 

Man demonstrates architectural plans

He expands their size.

 

Woman tries on the new …………  and arrives home with ………….

 

3D TV Display Glass – Vivid and immersive, thin & lightweight, frameless design

 

Father is reading “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells

 

Portable Display Glass – ultra thin, flexible, electrics enabling

 

Woman enters the room and darkens the room (switches off ) the …………

 

6.Discussion

 

Which of these technologies did you like the best and why?

Would you like to live in this world?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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