Describe a piece of technology you like using not computer
You should say:
- What is it
- How did you learn about it
- How often do you use it
- And explain why you like it.
Band 9 Model Answer
A hi-tech device I’d like to describe is the microwave oven. Being one of the main inventions in the 20th century, the microwave oven brings about great changes to our life. I think it is the most useful appliance in the kitchen.
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Actually, I heard an advert on TV praising the multiple benefits brought by it, and some days later I made up my mind to buy one and up to now I am really happy with it. We can boil porridge, steam rice and defrost meat in the microwave oven. And we can heat the leftover food in the dishes directly. It’s really clean and timesaving.
Compared with traditional cooker, the microwave oven has many advantages. At first, it changes our cooking habit. We needn’t suffer from the smell of smoke and oil any more. Besides, there is no unbearable heat in the kitchen if we cook with the microwave oven. We needn’t worry about being burnt by the frame or steam, either.
Another advantage of microwave oval is that it offers us more healthy dishes. The food is heated by microwave rather than by heat. So, the nutrition in vegetables or meat can be maintained to the greatest extent. What’s more, the appearance and color of dishes are not destroyed either. Since I got a microwave oven in the kitchen I do more cooking than before. It is convenient and enjoyable.
I think wonders of this hi-tech device as it saves me the hassle of preparing meals. When I come home late, all I need is heat up the left-over food or some canned food and after some minutes you call hip up a good meal right in front of you. I love it for the benefits that I have mentioned earlier.
There are a whole lot of technological devices that I love using, but if I were to take a pick, I would say that the Google Play Store on my smartphone, and especially the Cambridge dictionary app would be the most marvelous and useful.
It is a quite widely-acclaimed application among learners of English as a second language and is installed by millions of users across the globe. It is not exaggerating but I deem it as a must-have one for anyone struggling with the English language.
Users can benefit from a wide array of functions offered by Cambridge dictionary. The first thing about it is that you can obtain the meaning at no time. With a few operations, a word’s meaning and its related phrases pop up on the screen, and there are also illustrations of usages, which I particularly find unique compared to all other e-dictionaries I have made use of.
As a student, I am supposed to use it on a frequent basis, especially during my English lessons at school. It is wonderfully convenient and portable as it would be cumbersome if I have to carry a dictionary book with me every time I go to school. So, it saves me my energy really. Besides, thanks to the app I have developed more passion and enthusiasm in English. I often take advantage of the review section and learn well over 100 words a day, which would be out of the question if I learn it in a conventional way.
widely-acclaimed: very famous
exaggerate: to describe something in a way that makes it seem better, worse, larger, more important etc than it really is
a wide array of: a lot of
pop up: to appear very quickly or suddenly
on a frequent basis: frequently, often
cumbersome: large, heavy, and difficult to move or carry
take advantage of: to use a situation or opportunity to get what you want
out of the question: impossible
QUESTIONS FOR PART 3
What is the most common technology used by people in your country, and the second most?
From my observations, computer technology prevails, as most work is done on computers these days. People use Microsoft Word to compose their documents to access Google for research purposes, to name but a few. When it comes to the second rank, I must admit that it’ the smartphone. Millions of people, particularly the youths are hooked on their smartphones for social networking and communication. It can be said that the smartphone is just like a small computer.
Are there any other places that need technology?
Absolutely, it is the countryside. The introduction of novel technological advances can improve citizens’ life quality. A prime example is that robots can finish a variety of tasks precisely without human’s maneuver, thus they can assist in household tasks from mopping the floor to cooking. This reduces the burden of housework for mothers with childrearing responsibility or fathers who are snowed under with work. The increased amount of free time people more chances to engage in other entertainment or educational activities, which does wonders for their life.
Does it possible to live without technology?
I doubt it, technology is part and parcel of modern life, and it’s a must-have essential item, a thing one can’t live without. I remember a time when there was a power cut in my house which means there was no internet connection, I had nothing to do that it looked like I was living m a prehistoric time.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of technology?
It is commonly believed that our life becomes more colorful and convenient because of technology. Some appliances like the TV, video players and digital cameras enrich our leisure life; and the invention of trains and planes makes it possible to travel a long distance in a short time. On the other hand, the world is becoming more polluted and dangerous because of high technology. Vehicles create air and noise pollution nuclear and biochemical weapons make wars more cruel and disastrous.
What is the impact of technology on people’s life?
It is saddening to see that the development of technology is becoming faster and faster, and people are increasing their pace of life unconsciously. Because of the development, people become more and more impersonal in society. They have become one little part of the huge machine of society. So I think technology transforms the relationship between people and society to some degree.
How do you think modern technology will change the way people work in the future?
It has already changed the way people work in every field and it will continue. For instance, my mom studied to be a graphic designer when she was in college. She did everything by hand 20 years ago. Now, her field grew with the use of Internet and new technology as she’s drawing by computer, bidding work online, and submitting work online. In the future, more work can be done automatically, and all we need to do is just to press the button or to check the jobs if they are ready for collection.
How can technology make our life easier?
Thank you for allowing me to answer this. Technology is a blessing for all and has made life easier. With the use of the technology, you can do the unimaginable things now. Earlier, people had to control their television set like increasing or decreasing the volume or changing channels manually. But in the current days, you do not need to get up to the television set, raise the volume or change the channel and get back to the sofa again. It is the time to change channels or increase/ decrease the volumes with the help of a remote controller. Once, people used papers and pens to write letters to meet their communication needs. The scenarios are altered and people have cellular phones, e-mails, and social networking sites etc. for communication which is the blessing of the modem technology. Moreover, people now can travel easily than the past and travelling hours has been reduced to a great extent.