IELTS Vocabulary Topic: Technology
the latest – the most recent news or technical development
patent – the official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years
prototype – the first one made of a machine or system
silicon chip – a small piece of silicon that is used in computers, calculators, and other electronic devices
telecommunications – the sending and receiving of messages over distance, especially by phone, radio, and television
vision – an idea or mental image of something
cutting edge – the most recent stage in the development of something
cyber – involving, using, or relating to computers, especially the internet
dated – old-fashioned; out-of-date.
labour-saving – a device or method that saves a lot of effort and time.
portable – light and small enough to be easily carried or moved
virtual – made, done, seen etc on the Internet or on a computer, rather than in the real world
access – to get information, esp. when using a computer
revolutionize – to completely change something so that it is much better
scroll – to move text or other information on a computer screen in order to see a different part of it
surpass – do better than; be greater than; excel
live up to something – to be as good as something
takeover – to begin to have control of something
awash – there is a large amount of something
be a tribute to – to be a clear sign of the good qualities of
redundant – unnecessary
guise – the appearance of someone or something
date – to say how long something has existed or when it was made
dump – deposit or dispose of (rubbish, waste, or unwanted material)
tricky – difficult to do or deal with
awkward – clumsy; not well-suited to use; not easily managed; embarrassing
IELTS Writing Task 2 Questions
- Do you think that technological advancement has brought more harm than good? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. What technologies did you use to help you in your studies? Describe how it has helped you. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
- With the latest technological advancements, dating is now possible online. Would you recommend online dating for your single friends? What are the advantages and disadvantages of online dating? Site some examples to support your answer.
- All inventions and discoveries like the discovery of fire and electricity have impacts on our lives so much so that people can no longer live without them. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
- The internet has a bigger impact on people’s lives because it is more popular than television. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support you position.
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