- Do you use the Internet much during the day?
–Actually, yes. I am amazed how much the Internet has to offer in terms of education, business, communication and art, so I frequently find myself browsing pages and looking for useful content.
- What do you usually do on the Internet?
-The list of things that I do there is quite long, but primarily I look for and buy e-books, listen to insightful podcasts, take online courses, seek and apply for internships and international events.
- What are some advantages of the Internet?
-There are so many things that the Internet can help us with! I always strive to use the educational potential of it to the full. For example, with the World Wide Web, one is now able to apply for internships abroad and undertake online interviews via Skype.
- Do people in your country use the Internet a lot?
–Absolutely. In fact, I think people use it all the time for different purposes. Professionals include digital into their research, kids use it to learn faster, teenagers prefer it for communication and games.
Describe a website that you often use. You should say:
- what type of website it is
- how you found out about it
- what it allows you to do
and why you find it useful.
If I have to talk about a website that I regularly use, I think that would be Gmail by Google, which is one of the most widespread e-mail service providers out there. As far as I can remember, I first learned about it when I was in middle school. I had been curious about what the Internet had to offer even back then, and a lot of educational sites required an e-mail account for registration and communication.
I have been using Gmail for more or less nine years, and so far, I haven’t had a thought to change to another email service, as long as Google keeps on innovating, rolling out new features that make work easier and more fun. Google Drive, for example, is one of the best tools, because it allows me and my team store, exchange and create files in the cloud, especially when working on a project together.
I communicate with my colleagues through the web most of the time, and for that Google Hangouts comes in handy. It is a flexible, free and easy service to conduct personal and professional video- and audio-calls anywhere, using only the Internet connection.
To sum it all up, Google services, in general, are perfect for working or studying individuals like me, because they are cloud-based, free, easy to use and quickly employ innovation
- What will be the next big development online?
(Answer) I think the upcoming digital breakthrough could be the popularization of blockchain smart-contracts in logistics. (Explain) Even though blockchain in general remains a questionable technology in terms of usage, I strongly believe that it can enhance logistics of big corporations, make deliveries faster, human error-free and more reliable. This would revolutionize our online shopping.
- How has the internet changed social behavior?
(Answer) Generally, the Internet has influenced social interaction of people in both positive and negative ways. (Explain) The magnificent effect of the Internet in socializing is that one can now easily communicate and make friends with people all over the world, without having to step out of home. However, because of this, some people have become somewhat isolated, and now spend most of their time online, neglecting real communication with friends and family around them. (Example) An example of this might be when a couple goes on a date, but then one partner spends most of their time on the phone, either replying to work emails or checking social media.
- Should companies check job applicants’ online profiles?
(Answer) I don’t think it is absolutely necessary for companies to check applicants’ profile online, (Explain) because not everything stated in their social media is reliable. However, even it’s not necessary, companies increasingly find benefits in reviewing social media accounts of prospective colleagues, (Aternative) because one can truly express their personality there. Still, would be better if firms looked into LinkedIn or professional CV record of an applicant to avoid any biased decisions.
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