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雅思口语Part3话题:家务技术(Technology in housework)

2024-06-09
问题及答案 (question & Answer)
1. How have these machines benefited people? Are there any negative effects of using them?

Machines have benefited people in so many ways that living without them in today’s world is next to impossible. One of these benefits is that it has increased productivity and efficiency drastically. Besides, it helps put much less strain on humans by minimizing human errors. Another benefit is that products become cheaper for consumers since machines help to produce on a very large scale.

But, machines have some negative effects too. Too much dependency on machines is making people too lazy. Besides, machines are also causing environmental degradation by releasing toxic and harmful products into the air and water.

2. Do you think all new homes will be equipped with household machines in the future? Why?

It would actually be hard to predict the preferences and needs of future homeowners, but given the income and economic disparity around the world today, it would be fair to assume that not all new homes will be equipped with household machines in the future. Besides, many people around the world are now slowly but surely beginning to understand the adverse effects of too much dependency on machines and technology. So, the chances are that even if many people will have the means and ability to equip their homes with household machines in future, they will probably hold themselves back from using them for health and environmental reasons.

3. What kinds of equipment do most workers need to use in offices today?

Office workers, like most of us, also want to make their life easy today by using all kinds of office equipment to get their job done quickly and accurately. Such office equipment can be divided into two different kinds: one is electronic and the other type is non-electronic. Some of the electronic office equipment (or “machine” as some might also call them) today may include computers, laptops, computer monitors, printers, copiers, scanners, and pen drive/flash memory drives. Non-electronic equipment may include telephones/PBX systems, filing cabinets, pens, staplers, and calculators.

4. What kinds of machines are used for housework in modern homes in your country?

Different kinds of home appliances and machines are some of the main features of all modern homes today, and the modern homes in my country are no exception either. These machines may include refrigerators, microwave ovens, vacuum cleaners, dishwashers, washing machines, and ironing machines. Electric appliances like electric kettles, induction stoves, blenders and coffee makers are also very common in many, many modern homes in my country. To deal with extreme heat and extreme cold, many modern homes in my country also use Air conditioners, room heaters, and geysers (water heaters).

5. How have developments in technology affected employment in your country?

The developments in technology have affected all kinds of employment in my country in a mostly positive manner. For example, people can search for their preferred jobs from online job portals, apply online and can even work from home once hired. Moreover, workers in my country can communicate with their fellow workers in seconds, thanks to the advancement in communication technologies. Another example is that workers can prepare any kind of office document today in minutes, which would have taken them hours probably, if not days, before using the technology. Technology hasn’t only helped in productivity and efficiency at the workplace, but it also has sustained that increase.

However, technology has affected employment a bit negatively too as it has forced some of the low-skilled labour forces out of their jobs.

6. Some people think that technology has brought more stress than benefits to employed people nowadays. Would you agree or disagree? Why?

If we were to count the numerous benefits of the technology, we would probably have to disagree with what the question is trying to insinuate. In fact, it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to suggest that technology today has actually helped the workers to survive, and survive long and well, with the others. For example, with the help of technology, they can finish their work rather quickly so that they can relax a bit more and use that extra time to spend with their family and loved ones. But that’s just one example. How about the example of a pilot finding his/her way, with the help of advanced technology, in very adverse weather conditions to land his/her aeroplane safely? The negative aspects of technology pertain to our overreliance on technology which we can easily adjust. But the blessings that technology has brought for us simply could not be replaced with anything else.

雅思口语Part3(Ielts Speaking part3)