Essay 12: Technology

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Nowadays the way many people interact with each other has changed because of technology.

In what ways has technology affected the types of relationships that people make? Has this been a positive or negative development?

It is true that new technologies have had an influence on communication between people. Technology has affected relationships in various ways, and in my opinion, there are both positive and negative effects.

Technology has had an impact on relationships in business, education and social life. Firstly, telephones and the Internet allow business people in different countries to interact without ever meeting each other. Secondly, services like Skype create new possibilities for relationships between students and teachers. For example, a student can now TAKE VIDEO LESSONS with a teacher in a different city or country.Finally, many people USE SOCIAL NETWORKS , like Facebook, to make new friends and find people who SHARE COMMON INTERESTS, and they INTERACT THROUGH THEIR COMPUTERS RATHER THAN FACE TO FACE

On the other hand, these developments can BE EXTREMELY POSITIVE. COOPERATION BETWEEN PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES was much more difficult when COMMUNICATED WAS LIMITED TO WRITTEN LETTERS  or telegrams. Nowadays, interactions by email, phone or video are almost as good as FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS , and many of US benefit from these interactions, either IN WORK OR SOCIAL CONTEXTS .On the other hand the availability of NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES can also have the result of ISOLATING PEOPLE AND DISCOURAGING REAL INTERACTION . For example, many young people CHOOSE TO MAKE FRIENDS ONLINE rather than MIXING WITH THEIR PEERS in the real world, and THESE VIRTUAL’ RELATIONSHIPS ARE A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR REAL FRIENDSHIPS.

In conclusion, technology HAS CERTAINLY REVOLUTIONISED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PEOPLE, but not all of the outcomes of this revolution have been positive.

Những cụm từ cần lưu ý:

TAKE VIDEO LESSONS (học các bài học bằng video)

USE SOCIAL NETWORKS (sử dụng mạng xã hội)

SHARE COMMON INTERESTS (chung sở thích)

INTERACT THROUGH THEIR COMPUTERS RATHER THAN FACE TO FACE (tương tác thông qua máy tính của họ chứ không phải gặp mặt trực tiếp)

BE EXTREMELY POSITIVE (cực kì tích cực). COOPERATION BETWEEN PEOPLE IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES (sự hợp tác giữa người dân các nước)

COMMUNICATED WAS LIMITED TO WRITTEN LETTERS (giao tiếp chỉ gói gọn qua thư viết tay)

FACE-TO-FACE MEETINGS (các cuộc họp trực tiếp)

IN WORK OR SOCIAL CONTEXTS (trong công việc hoặc trong cuộc sống thường ngày)

NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES (công nghệ truyền thông mới)

ISOLATING PEOPLE AND DISCOURAGING REAL INTERACTION (cô lập người dùng và giảm sự tương tác trực tiếp)

CHOOSE TO MAKE FRIENDS ONLINE (chọn cách kết bạn trực tuyến) rather than MIXING WITH THEIR PEERS (hòa mình vơi bạn bè)

CHOOSE TO MAKE FRIENDS ONLINE (chọn cách kết bạn trực tuyến)

MIXING WITH THEIR PEERS (hòa mình vơi bạn bè)

THESE VIRTUAL’ RELATIONSHIPS ARE A POOR SUBSTITUTE FOR REAL FRIENDSHIPS (những mối quan hệ ảo này là một sự thay thế không tốt cho tình bạn ngoài đời thực)

HAS CERTAINLY REVOLUTIONISED COMMUNICATION BETWEEN PEOPLE (thực sự cách mạng hóa giao tiếp giữa con người với nhau)