Imagine that you are doing a project “Life without gadgets” together with your friend. You have found some illustrations and want to share the news. Leave a voice message to your friend. In 2.5 minutes be ready to tell the friend about the photos:
• give a brief description of the photos (2 features connected with the subject of the project in each photo minimum);
• say in what way the pictures are different (2 features connected with the subject of the project minimum);
• mention the advantages and disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of books;
• explain how these photos illustrate the project “Life without gadgets”;
• express your opinion on the subject of the project – whether you would like to live without gadgets and why yes or no.
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (2–3 sentences for every item of the plan, 12–15 sentences total). You have to talk continuously.
Hi, Ben. I have found two illustrations, which we could use for our project “Life without gadgets”.
As to the first photo, it shows us a traditional library. There are bookshelves everywhere with lots of printed books and magazines. Also, there are tables to sit at and flip through the chosen books and magazines. In the foreground there is a woman with a big red printed book, her index finger pointing upwards as if exressing the idea that this kind of book is really what you need.
The second photo dempnstrates an electronic way of reading. There is a girl with an e-book reader sitting on a sofa or in an arm-chair at home. When looking at the background, you can’t see any bookshelves at all. You don’t really need them because all your books are electronically stored on your gadget.
Although the pictures are connected with the same subject, they present it in different ways. The first picture gives the idea that you need visiting a public place (a bookstore or a library) to get a paper book. But the second picture leads you to believe that you can comfortably stay at your place and read whatever you want. What’s more, the paper book on the first picture is quite voluminous and it seems bo be heavy. But the e-book reader on the second picture is a compact portable device, which can be easily carried even by a child.
You know, the advantages and disadvantage of the two types of books are quite obvious. Printed books are safer for your eyes and give you a nicer sensation when turning over the pages. But they need a spacious room to be stored, and you have to spend much time to go to the bookstore or a library to get them. On the contrary, e-books don’t need physical space, and it takes no time to download them from the Internet. However, they damage your eyes. In addition, your e-book reader can unexpectedly become discharged, and you loose any opportunity to read a book.
These two pictures illustrate our project “Life without gadgets” in the right way. They suggest that the invention of electronic books is the next step of the scientific and technological progress making the process of reading easier.
Personally, I would like to have as many gadgets as possible.You know, life is constantly becoming busier, and gadgets help me to keep up the pace.
That’s it, Ben. Call me back as soon as you come home.