Sight – A Short Film and Conversation Lesson about modern Technology

Sight is a short film about augmented reality so in honour of such a great topic Multimedia English created a conversation lesson about modern technology. Discuss these general questions with your teacher Sight Intro Questions: What’s your favourite gadget? How many apps do you have on your phone? What’s your favourite one? Are apps really useful? […]

TED Talk – David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

Tech columnist David Pogue shares 10 simple, clever tips for computer, web, smartphone and camera users. And yes, you may know a few of these already — but there’s probably at least one you don’t. Questions: What are the three different meanings for the word “tip”? Do you have any good tips that help you […]

A Day Made of Glass 2 : Using technology vocab

A Day Made of Glass 2 Upper Intermediate + : conversation and comprehension class   Vocab building: general, technology & educational. Skills: using common / colloquial expressions & phrases Comprehension exercise: understanding company presentations Grammar: 3rd Conditional Discussion: speaking practice. Duration: 120 minutes Source: Corning/ YouTube   Structure: There are 7 parts to the class […]

A Day Made of Glass – Part 1 – Using technology words

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 […]

TED – Looking inside your brain.

Christopher deCharms looks inside the brain You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com.   Neuroscientist and inventor Christopher deCharms demonstrates a new way to use to show brain activity — thoughts, emotions, pain — while it is happening. In other words, you can actually see how you feel.     1. Questions: Just […]

New Tech – voice and gesture controlled TV

BBC.com Samsung’s ‘future-proof’ voice-controlled television A “smart” internet-connected television that has the ability to have its hardware upgraded every year has been unveiled by Samsung. Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16480712 Samsung was one of many companies that unveiled new connected TV facilities at CES Q: There is always a lot of unveiling at trade shows. What does unveil […]

TED – How to Spot a Liar

Ted.com Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Intro: On any given day we’re lied to from 10 to 200 times, and the clues to detect those lie can be subtle and counter-intuitive. Pamela Meyer, author of Liespotting, shows the manners and “hotspots” used by those […]

The Internet of Things

  The Internet of Things (a class about web 3.0, technology vocab, the changing world, the future tense and unlimited ideas) Intro: What does “ubiquitous” mean? What does “traceable” mean? The raise of Internet and advances in telecommunication and software services led to think the chance of connect every object. One of the first topics […]

Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop

Anand Agarawala demos BumpTop You are going to view a presentation from Ted.com. Technology Entertainment Design. Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3-D extreme, transforming file navigation into a freewheeling playground of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.” 1. Questions: How many icons do you have […]