Give a talk on computers.
Remember to discuss:
- why computers have become an important part of our everyday lives
- how computers can help you to study
- why some people are against computers
- whether computers will replace printed books in the future, why
There is no doubt that computers have become an important part of our everyday life. To begin with, we can do almost everything with the help of the computer. It's much easier to edit and print documents using a PC. Besides, the World Wide Web allows us to access the latest information very quickly. What is more, if you want to travel abroad you can find on the Internet the information about the country and its hotels. You can even buy things sitting at home and using your computer. Interaction with the world is another advantage of a computer. You can chat on-line and make new friends with people from all over the world. Besides, it's a chance to practise your English. And if you want to send a letter, clicking the mouse will be much more convenient than buying a stamp and an envelope and finding time to make a trip to the post office.
If we want to have a prestigious job, we must know how to work on computers. That's why computers have become the main part of school education. As for me, I have computer classes at my school, where I study computer science. More than that, computers help me to do my homework. When I have to make a report for my Biology class or to write a composition, the first place I look for the Internet. Besides, there are a lot of educational programmes that can be really useful in my work, for example, in learning English.
However, many people think that students who rely on computers to do all their work are being cheated out of mind-expanding experience. I can't agree with them because our home tasks are more complex today, that's why the way we work out problems and find solutions must become easier. Another reason why people are against computers is computer addiction. A lot of people find virtual reality more attractive than their everyday lives and this makes them neglect school work and their everyday responsibilities. More than that, if we spend a lot of time working with computer, our eyesight gets worse. Fortunately, new technology makes it possible to eliminate the bad effect of computer on people's health and if we learn how to control our computer use, then computers will become an integral part of our lives.
Thinking about if computers can replace printed books in the future, I don't believe that it will happen, as printed books have certain advantages over electronic media. First of all, they are cheaper and easier to use. Secondly, printed books don't need electricity and you can take a book with you wherever you like, even to bed. What's more, a printed book is better for human eyes than a computer screen. Finally, not all books can be found on-line. So I think that printed books will coexist with computers and will always be a part of human culture. New technology has introduced great changes in our daily lives, but books on-line can never compete, in my opinion, with human's personal relationship with printed books.
- What do you think about the future of computers?
- What do you think about computerized education?
- Do computers save our time?
- Are computers really dangerous? Why?
- How often do you play computer games?
- What is your attitude towards computer addiction?
- How can we help computer addicts?