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Notion/Idea of progress
Message de chamaloww posté le 18-12-2016 à 19:14:33 (S | E | F)
Bonsoir,
Ayant des difficultés en anglais, j'aurais aimé avoir votre avis sur mon oral de notion notamment concernant les différentes fautes d'anglais.
Merci d'avance pour le temps que vous m'accorderez et pour votre aide!

I’m going to talk about the notion of progress. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the idea of progress. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change - a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. However the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated and this can provoke debate. To put the notion into perspective, we're going to have a look at the technical progress. So we may wonder to what extent has modern technology a worthy impact on our society? First I’m going to talk about the importance and benefits of new technologies and then, I would talk about the consequences of progress.

In the world today, we can’t live without technologies such as computers, mobile phones, TV and others devices. These technologies have become an integral part of our everyday life and living without them would be for some of us unimaginable. According to a study published on "statista", the 76.6% of people living in the United Kingdom use a smartphone in 2016. Moreover, technology simplifies everyday life. For example, washing your laundry with the washing machine has become much simpler than before. Technologies aim to reduce human effort. Also, they allow to communicate much more easily thanks to social networks. Modern communication systems have radically reduced the communication time between two people. Today, communication between different people and in different countries is instantaneous. In addition we have access to a lot of information easily thanks to Internet allowing us to learn each day and do some research on a specific topic.

Nevertheless, technological advances have serious consequences for our society and can be dangerous. Indeed, many technologies pollute the environment in one way or another. As we have seen in the illustration the "bin / timer" by James Provost of the blog "kanelstrand", a lot of phones are thrown every minute by people who get rid of it. Hence the choice to represent an hourglass, with a bin in which falls mobile phones. This is due in particular to two concepts studied in class: planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is when a product have a specific life span. It’s usually a shortened life span. So the costumer will want to buy another one. As for the perceived obsolescence is when a consumer buy a new device even if the old one still works, just because the design for example is not fashionable. In both cases, people throw away their old devices instead of trying to repair them. For example, Europe produces between 8.3 and 9.1 million metric tons of e-waste every year. These wastes are sent in junkyards in developing countries where children will burn them to salvage the components. Children working there breathe polluted, dangerous substances and endanger their own lives. Thus, 333,000 metric tons of e-waste was processed in 2007 in India. Moreover, we have become very dependent on technologies, at a point where we can not do without them. So we can make a link with the report "5 Days in a techless world" which was broadcast on NBC TV. During this report, we see 5 young Americans addicted to technology. Their professors will therefore make an experiment consisting of living without technology for 5 days. After recovering their phone, the experience confesses conclusive. Even if the students found it difficult at first, it allowed them to read, not to be distracted when they clean their room or when they had a discussion with someone.

To conclude, progress is certainly a very good thing. It facilitates everyday life and communicates, exchanges and informs one another instantly. Nevertheless, this can also be dangerous and have harmful consequences on our society especially with pollution. We must therefore pay attention and take into account the different effects that this can generate.

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Modifié par lucile83 le 18-12-2016 21:28


Réponse : Notion/Idea of progress de gerondif, postée le 19-12-2016 à 17:40:16 (S | E)
Bonjour,
erreurs en bleu, corrections en vert

I’m going to talk (causer ? lors d'un commentaire de bac ? to speak serait plus "classe" ) about the notion of progress. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the idea of progress. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change - a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. However the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated and this can provoke debate. To put the notion into perspective, we're going to have a look at the(pas de the quand on généralise) technical progress. So we may wonder (bon alors soit vous mettez : et vous posez la question au style direct avec inversion, soit vous la mettez au style indirect sans inversion) to what extent has(à déplacer) modern technology a worthy impact on our society?( ? à mettre au style direct) First I’m going to talk about the importance and benefits of new technologies and then, I would like to talk (ou I will talk about) about the consequences of progress.

In the world today, we can’t live without technologies such as computers, mobile phones, TV's and others( jamais de pluriel aux adjectifs sauf these et those) devices. These technologies have become an integral part of our everyday life and living without them would be for some of us (à mettre plutôt en fin de phrase) unimaginable. According to a study published on (in?) "statista", the 76.6% of people living in the United Kingdom use (mettez le au prétérit, vous allez pa&sser le bac en 2017 et ce sera du passé) a smartphone in 2016. Moreover, technology simplifies everyday life. For example, washing your laundry with the washing machine has become much simpler than before. Technologies aim (at + ing) to reduce human effort. Also, they allow to communicate much more easily thanks to social networks. Modern communication systems have radically reduced the communication time(confus! it has reduced the time needed to connect with somebody else to communicate with him, not the communication time ! How long do you chat on the internet with your friends? ) between two people. Today, communication between different people and in different countries is instantaneous. In addition we have access to a lot of information easily thanks to the Internet allowing us to learn something new each day and do some research on a specific topic.

Nevertheless, technological advances have serious consequences for our society and can be dangerous. Indeed, many technologies pollute the environment in one way or another. As we have seen in the illustration the "bin / timer" by James Provost of(in? from?) the blog "kanelstrand", a lot of phones are thrown away every minute by people who get rid of it (pluriel!). Hence the choice to represent an hourglass, with a bin in which falls(style indirect, donc pas d'inversion + sujet pluriel donc pas de s) mobile phones. This is due in particular to two concepts studied in class: planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is when a product have (singulier) a specific life span. It’s usually a shortened life span. So the costumer will want to buy another one. As for the perceived obsolescence, it is when a consumer buy (le S du présent simple 3ème personne!) a new device even if the old one still works, just because the design for example is not fashionable. In both cases, people throw away their old devices instead of trying to repair them. For example, Europe produces between 8.3 and 9.1 million metric tons of e-waste every year. These wastes (je crois que ça reste singulier, waste) are sent in junkyards in developing countries where children will burn them( donc it) to salvage (vous vouliez dire récupérer?) the components. Children working there breathe polluted, dangerous substances and endanger their own lives. Thus, 333,000 metric tons of e-waste was(euh, 333,000 c'est un tout petit peu pluriel, non ? ) processed in 2007 in India. Moreover, we have become very dependent on technologies, at a point where (plutôt to such a point that ...) we can not(à l'oral, ça ne se voit pas mais cannot s'écrit cannot en un seul mot) do without them. So we can make a link with the report "5 Days in a techless world" which was broadcast on NBC TV. During (je mettrais in) this report, we see 5 young Americans addicted to technology. Their professors (donc des profs de fac, sinon, c'est teachers) will therefore make an experiment consisting of (to consist in) living without technology for 5 days. After recovering their phone (si vous le laissez au singulier, il n'y en a qu'un pour les 5), the experience confesses conclusive (ne se dit pas). Even if the students found it difficult at first, it allowed them to read, not to be distracted when they clean(mettez plutôt un prétérit en ing) their room or when they had a discussion with someone.

To conclude, progress is certainly a very good thing. It facilitates everyday life and //rupture de construction ici!! le progrès ne communique pas, il aide les gens à communiquer plus facilement ) communicates, exchanges and informs one another instantly. Nevertheless, this can also be dangerous and have harmful consequences on our society especially with pollution. We must therefore pay attention and take into account the different effects that this can generate.




Réponse : Notion/Idea of progress de chamaloww, postée le 19-12-2016 à 18:29:21 (S | E)
Bonsoir,
Un énorme merci pour votre réponse!
Voici le texte corrigé:
J'ai du mal par contre au niveau de la problématique avec la forme direct ou indirect ainsi que le "Technologies aim (at + ing) to reduce human effort." Je ne vois pas ou mettre le at et le ing.
Et pour salvage oui, je voulais dire récuperer

I’m going to speak about the notion of progress. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the idea of progress. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change - a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. However the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated and this can provoke debate. To put the notion into perspective, we're going to have a look at technical progress. So we may wonder to what extent modern technology has a worthy impact on our society. First I’m going to talk about the importance and benefits of new technologies and then, I will talk about the consequences of progress.

In the world today, we can’t live without technologies such as computers, mobile phones, TV’s and other devices. These technologies have become an integral part of our everyday life and living without them would be unimaginable for some of us . According to a study published in "statista", 76.6% of people living in the United Kingdom used a smartphone in 2016. Moreover, technology simplifies everyday life. For example, washing your laundry with the washing machine has become much simpler than before. Technologies aim to reduce human effort. Also, they allow to communicate much more easily thanks to social networks. Modern communication systems have radically reduced the time needed to communicate with others around the world. Today, communication between different people and in different countries is instantaneous. In addition we have access to a lot of information easily thanks to the Internet allowing us to learn something new each day and do some research on a specific topic.

Nevertheless, technological advances have serious consequences for our society and can be dangerous. Indeed, many technologies pollute the environment in one way or another. As we have seen in the illustration the "bin / timer" by James Provost in the blog "kanelstrand", a lot of phones are thrown away every minute by people who get rid of them. Hence the choice to represent an hourglass, with a bin in which fall mobile phones. This is due in particular to two concepts studied in class: planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is when a product has a specific life span. It’s usually a shortened life span. So the costumer will want to buy another one. As for the perceived obsolescence it’s when a consumer buys a new device even if the old one still works, just because the design for example is not fashionable. In both cases, people throw away their old devices instead of trying to repair them. For example, Europe produces between 8.3 and 9.1 million metric tons of e-waste every year. These wastes are sent in junkyards in developing countries where children will burn them to salvage the components. Children working there breathe polluted, dangerous substances and endanger their own lives. Thus, 333,000 metric tons of e-waste were processed in 2007 in India. Moreover, we have become very dependent on technologies, to such a point that we can’t do without them. So we can make a link with the report "5 Days in a techless world" which was broadcast on NBC TV. In this report, we see 5 young Americans addicted to technology. Their professors will therefore make an experiment consisting in living without technology for 5 days. After recovering their phones, the experience confesses conclusive. Even if the students found it difficult at first, it allowed them to read, not to be distracted when they cleaning their room or when they had a discussion with someone.

To conclude, progress is certainly a very good thing. It facilitates everyday life and communicates, exchanges and informs one another instantly. Nevertheless, this can also be dangerous and have harmful consequences on our society especially with pollution. We must therefore pay attention and take into account the different effects that this can generate.



Réponse : Notion/Idea of progress de gerondif, postée le 19-12-2016 à 19:18:58 (S | E)
Bonsoir,
je ferais une différence entre:
I aim to succeed, au sens de I want to succeed, I intend to succeed, où je vais tout faire pour réussir et y arriver, je considère ce succès comme acquis.
et: These measures aim at reducing global warming, au sens essaient de réduire mais rien n'est moins sûr....

Vous avez dû confondre "s'avouer concluant" qui ne veut rien dire et "s'avérer concluant".
Un double-click sur le mot "s'avérer" donne:
s'avérer⇒ v pron (se révéler, apparaître) prove to be [sth] v expr
turn out to be [sth] v expr

I’m going to speak about the notion of progress. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the idea of progress. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change - a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. However the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated and this can provoke debate. To put the notion into perspective, we're going to have a look at technical progress. So we may wonder to what extent modern technology has a worthy impact on our society. First I’m going to talk about the importance and benefits of new technologies and then, I will talk about the consequences of progress.

In the world today, we can’t live without technologies such as computers, mobile phones, TV’s and other devices. These technologies have become an integral part of our everyday life and living without them would be unimaginable for some of us . According to a study published in "statista", 76.6% of the people living in the United Kingdom used a smartphone in 2016. Moreover, technology simplifies everyday life. For example, washing your laundry with the washing machine has become much simpler than before. Technologies aim to reduce human effort. Also(maladroit en tête de phrase), they allow to communicate much more easily thanks to social networks. Modern communication systems have radically reduced the time needed to communicate with others around the world. Today, communication between different people and in different countries is instantaneous. In addition we have access to a lot of information easily thanks to the Internet allowing us to learn something new each day and do (some) research on any (n'importe quelle) specific topic.

Nevertheless, technological advances have serious consequences for our society and can be dangerous. Indeed, many technologies pollute the environment in one way or another. As we have seen in the illustration the "bin / timer" by James Provost in the blog "kanelstrand", a lot of phones are thrown away every minute by people who get rid of them. Hence the choice to represent an hourglass, with a bin in which fall(à mettre derrière le sujet) mobile phones. This is due in particular to two concepts studied in class: planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is when a product has a specific life span. It’s usually a shortened life span. So the costumer will want to buy another one. As for the perceived obsolescence it’s when a consumer buys a new device even if the old one still works, just because the design for example is not fashionable. In both cases, people throw away their old devices instead of trying to repair them. For example, Europe produces between 8.3 and 9.1 million metric tons of e-waste every year. These wastes( encore une fois, waste reste au singulier! un double click sur waste donne:
waste n (refuse, rubbish, garbage)déchets nmpl ordures nfpl
The orange juice factory created a lot of waste.L'usine de jus d'orange produisait beaucoup de déchets.
waste n (unused material)déchets nmpl rebut nm
The parts factory had some metal waste. L'usine de pièces détachées avait des rebuts de métal.

are sent in junkyards in developing countries where children will burn them to salvage the (its) components. Children working there breathe polluted, dangerous substances and endanger their own lives. Thus, 333,000 metric tons of e-waste were processed in 2007 in India. Moreover, we have become very dependent on technologies, to such a point (to such an extent that) that we can’t do without them. So we can make a link with the report "5 Days in a techless world" which was broadcast on NBC TV. In this report, we see 5 young Americans addicted to technology. Their professors will therefore make an experiment consisting in living without technology for 5 days. After recovering their phones, the experience confesses conclusive. Even if the students found it difficult at first, it allowed them to read, not to be distracted when they **** (auxiliaire!)cleaning their room or when they had a discussion with someone.

To conclude, progress is certainly a very good thing. It facilitates everyday life and communicates, exchanges and informs one another (super mal construit!!)instantly. Nevertheless, this can also be dangerous and have harmful consequences on our society especially with pollution. We must therefore pay attention and take into account the different effects that this can generate.





Réponse : Notion/Idea of progress de chamaloww, postée le 20-12-2016 à 14:29:52 (S | E)
Bonjour,
Un grand merci pour votre réponse, voici normalement la version finale

I’m going to speak about the notion of progress. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the idea of progress. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change - a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. However the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated and this can provoke debate. To put the notion into perspective, we're going to have a look at technical progress. So we may wonder to what extent modern technology has a worthy impact on our society. First I’m going to talk about the importance and benefits of new technologies and then, I will talk about the consequences of progress.

In the world today, we can’t live without technologies such as computers, mobile phones, TV’s and other devices. These technologies have become an integral part of our everyday life and living without them would be unimaginable for some of us . According to a study published in "statista", 76.6% of the people living in the United Kingdom used a smartphone in 2016. Moreover, technology simplifies everyday life. For example, washing your laundry with the washing machine has become much simpler than before. Technologies aim at reducing human effort. They allow to communicate much more easily thanks to social networks. Modern communication systems have radically reduced the time needed to communicate with others around the world. Today, communication between different people and in different countries is instantaneous. In addition we have access to a lot of information easily thanks to the Internet allowing us to learn something new each day and do research on any specific topic.

Nevertheless, technological advances have serious consequences for our society and can be dangerous. Indeed, many technologies pollute the environment in one way or another. As we have seen in the illustration the "bin / timer" by James Provost in the blog "kanelstrand", a lot of phones are thrown away every minute by people who get rid of them. Hence the choice to represent an hourglass, with a bin in which mobile phones fall. This is due in particular to two concepts studied in class: planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is when a product has a specific life span. It’s usually a shortened life span. So the costumer will want to buy another one. As for the perceived obsolescence it’s when a consumer buys a new device even if the old one still works, just because the design for example is not fashionable. In both cases, people throw away their old devices instead of trying to repair them. For example, Europe produces between 8.3 and 9.1 million metric tons of e-waste every year. This waste is sent in junkyards in developing countries where children will burn to salvage its components. Children working there breathe polluted, dangerous substances and endanger their own lives. Thus, 333,000 metric tons of e-waste were processed in 2007 in India. Moreover, we have become very dependent on technologies, to such a point that we can’t do without them. So we can make a link with the report "5 Days in a techless world" which was broadcast on NBC TV. In this report, we see 5 young Americans addicted to technology. Their professors will therefore make an experiment consisting in living without technology for 5 days. After recovering their phones, the experience prove successful. Even if the students found it difficult at first, it allowed them to read, not to be distracted when they have cleaning their room or when they had a discussion with someone.

To conclude, progress is certainly a very good thing. It facilitates everyday life and it allows communication, exchanges and informations. Nevertheless, this can also be dangerous and have harmful consequences on our society especially with pollution. We must therefore pay attention and take into account the different effects that this can generate.

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Modifié par lucile83 le 20-12-2016 17:07



Réponse : Notion/Idea of progress de gerondif, postée le 20-12-2016 à 14:49:55 (S | E)
Bonjour,

I’m going to speak about the notion of progress. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the idea of progress. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change - a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. However the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated and this can provoke debate. To put the notion into perspective, we're going to have a look at technical progress. So we may wonder to what extent modern technology has a worthy impact (drôle de formule, worthy signifiant méritant, précieux) on our society. First I’m going to talk about the importance and benefits of new technologies and then, I will talk about the consequences of progress.

In the world today, we can’t live without technologies such as computers, mobile phones, TV’s and other devices. These technologies have become an integral part of our everyday life and living without them would be unimaginable for some of us . According to a study published in "statista", 76.6% of the people living in the United Kingdom used a smartphone in 2016. Moreover, technology simplifies everyday life. For example, washing your laundry with the washing machine has become much simpler than before. Technologies aim at reducing human effort. They allow to communicate much more easily thanks to social networks. Modern communication systems have radically reduced the time needed to communicate with others around the world. Today, communication between different people and in different countries is instantaneous. In addition we have access to a lot of information easily thanks to the Internet allowing us to learn something new each day and do research on any specific topic.

Nevertheless, technological advances have serious consequences for our society and can be dangerous. Indeed, many technologies pollute the environment in one way or another. As we have seen in the illustration the "bin / timer" by James Provost in the blog "kanelstrand", a lot of phones are thrown away every minute by people who get rid of them. Hence the choice to represent an hourglass, with a bin in which mobile phones fall. This is due in particular to two concepts studied in class: planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is when a product has a specific life span. It’s usually a shortened life span. So the costumer(un costumier ? vous avez inversé les voyelles) will want to buy another one. As for the perceived obsolescence it’s when a consumer buys a new device even if the old one still works, just because the design for example is not fashionable. In both cases, people throw away their old devices instead of trying to repair them. For example, Europe produces between 8.3 and 9.1 million metric tons of e-waste every year. This waste is sent in junkyards in developing countries where children will burn (le complément d'objet a disparu, donc la phrase signifie: où les enfants brûlent pour les sauver) to salvage its components. Children working there breathe polluted, dangerous substances and endanger their own lives. Thus, 333,000 metric tons of e-waste were processed in 2007 in India. Moreover, we have become very dependent on technologies, to such a point that we can’t do without them. So we can make a link with the report "5 Days in a techless world" which was broadcast on NBC TV. In this report, we see 5 young Americans addicted to technology. Their professors (je continue à me demander si ce sont vraiment des profs de fac!) will therefore make an experiment consisting in living without technology for 5 days. After recovering their phones, the experience prove(présent ? où est le s , Prétérit vu que ça a eu lieu au passé?) successful. Even if the students found it difficult at first, it allowed them to read, not to be distracted when they have(vous ne savez pas faire un prétérit en ing ? quand ils étaient en train de ranger, quand ils rangeaient...) cleaning their room or when they had a discussion with someone.(français traduit: quand ils parlaient avec quelqu'un, utilisez le verbe bavarder)

To conclude, progress is certainly a very good thing. It facilitates everyday life and it allows communication, exchanges and informations. Nevertheless, this can also be dangerous and have harmful consequences on our society especially with pollution. We must therefore pay attention and take into account the different effects that this can generate.



Réponse : Notion/Idea of progress de chamaloww, postée le 20-12-2016 à 18:46:56 (S | E)
Bonsoir,

Merci de m'accompagner tout au long de cet oral. Pour le "worthy", j'étais pas à l'aise non plus par rapport à ce mot, la prof ne voulait pas que je mette "good" et m'avait conseillé de mettre ça..


I’m going to speak about the notion of progress. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the idea of progress. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change - a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. However the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated and this can provoke debate. To put the notion into perspective, we're going to have a look at technical progress. So we may wonder to what extent modern technology has a positive impact on our society. First I’m going to talk about the importance and benefits of new technologies and then, I will talk about the consequences of progress.


In the world today, we can’t live without technologies such as computers, mobile phones, TV’s and other devices. These technologies have become an integral part of our everyday life and living without them would be unimaginable for some of us . According to a study published in "statista", 76.6% of the people living in the United Kingdom used a smartphone in 2016. Moreover, technology simplifies everyday life. For example, washing your laundry with the washing machine has become much simpler than before. Technologies aim at reducing human effort. They allow to communicate much more easily thanks to social networks. Modern communication systems have radically reduced the time needed to communicate with others around the world. Today, communication between different people and in different countries is instantaneous. In addition we have access to a lot of information easily thanks to the Internet allowing us to learn something new each day and do research on any specific topic.

Nevertheless, technological advances have serious consequences for our society and can be dangerous. Indeed, many technologies pollute the environment in one way or another. As we have seen in the illustration the "bin / timer" by James Provost in the blog "kanelstrand", a lot of phones are thrown away every minute by people who get rid of them. Hence the choice to represent an hourglass, with a bin in which mobile phones fall. This is due in particular to two concepts studied in class: planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is when a product has a specific life span. It’s usually a shortened life span. So the customer will want to buy another one. As for perceived obsolescence it’s when a consumer buys a new device even if the old one still works, just because the design for example is not fashionable. In both cases, people throw away their old devices instead of trying to repair them. For example, Europe produces between 8.3 and 9.1 million metric tons of e-waste every year. This waste is sent in junkyards in developing countries where children will burn to salvage its components. Children working there breathe polluted, dangerous substances and endanger their own lives. Thus, 333,000 metric tons of e-waste were processed in 2007 in India. Moreover, we have become very dependent on technologies, to such a point that we can’t do without them. So we can make a link with the report "5 Days in a techless world" which was broadcast on NBC TV. In this report, we see 5 young Americans addicted to technology. Their teachers will therefore make an experiment consisting in living without technology for 5 days. After recovering their phones, the experience proved successful. Even if the students found it difficult at first, it allowed them to read, not to be distracted when they had cleaning their room or when they had talking with someone.

To conclude, progress is certainly a very good thing. It facilitates everyday life and it allows communication, exchanges and informations. Nevertheless, this can also be dangerous and have harmful consequences on our society especially with pollution. We must therefore pay attention and take into account the different effects that this can generate.





Réponse : Notion/Idea of progress de gerondif, postée le 20-12-2016 à 19:07:03 (S | E)
Bonsoir,

I’m going to speak about the notion of progress. To begin with, I’d like to give a definition of the idea of progress. The idea of progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change - a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. However the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated and this can provoke debate. To put the notion into perspective, we're going to have a look at technical progress. So we may wonder to what extent modern technology has a positive impact on our society. First I’m going to talk about the importance and benefits of new technologies and then, I will talk about the consequences of progress.


In the world today (in today's world), we can’t live without technologies such as computers, mobile phones, TV’s and other devices. These technologies have become an integral part of our everyday life and living without them would be unimaginable for some of us (most of us) . According to a study published in "statista", 76.6% of the people living in the United Kingdom used a smartphone in 2016. Moreover, technology simplifies everyday life. For example, washing your laundry with the washing machine has become much simpler than before. Technologies aim at reducing human effort. They allow to (un peu lourd, essayez avec help ou let) communicate much more easily thanks to social networks. Modern communication systems have radically reduced the time needed to communicate with others around the world. Today, communication between different people and in different countries is instantaneous. In addition we have access to a lot of information easily thanks to the Internet allowing us to learn something new each day and do research on any specific topic.

Nevertheless, technological advances have serious consequences for our society and can be dangerous. Indeed, many technologies pollute the environment in one way or another. As we have seen in the illustration the "bin / timer" by James Provost in the blog "kanelstrand", a lot of phones are thrown away every minute by people who get rid of them. Hence the choice to represent an hourglass, with a bin in which mobile phones fall. This is due in particular to two concepts studied in class: planned obsolescence and perceived obsolescence. Planned obsolescence is when a product has a specific life span. It’s usually a shortened life span. So the customer will want to buy another one. As for perceived obsolescence it’s when a consumer buys a new device even if the old one still works, just because the design for example is not fashionable. In both cases, people throw away their old devices instead of trying to repair them. For example, Europe produces between 8.3 and 9.1 million metric tons of e-waste every year. This waste is sent in junkyards in developing countries where children will burn (non, les enfants ne s'enflamment pas comme des torches, il manque toujours le cod) to salvage its components. Children working there breathe polluted, dangerous substances and endanger their own lives. Thus, 333,000 metric tons of e-waste were processed in 2007 in India. Moreover, we have become very dependent on technologies, to such a point that we can’t do without them. So we can make a link with the report "5 Days in a techless world" which was broadcast on NBC TV. In this report, we see 5 young Americans addicted to technology. Their teachers will therefore make an experiment consisting in living without technology for 5 days. After recovering their phones, the experience proved successful. Even if the students found it difficult at first, it allowed them to read, not to be distracted when they had cleaning their room or when they had talking with someone. (cette conjugaison n'existe pas)

To conclude, progress is certainly a very good thing. It facilitates everyday life and it allows communication, exchanges and informations(vous dites donc que le progrès autorise les renseignements, ce qui n'a pas trop de sens). Nevertheless, this can also be dangerous and have harmful consequences on our society especially with pollution. We must therefore pay attention and take into account the different effects that this can generate.





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