Zoom

 

5- 7 July

FACT: Zoom, the video conferencing service, has had a huge boost due to the pandemic in 2020/21. Numbers rose from 10 million users per day to over 300 million. That is an increase of 2,900%

SPEAKING PRACTICE: Discuss these questions:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of video meetings? How does Zoom compare to its competitors?

LISTENING EXERCISE
You are going to hear a spokesman talking about Zoom. Fill the gaps with the words you hear and answer the comprehension questions.

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
1. Who are Zoom’s competitors?
2. What is the most important thing to set Zoom apart?
3. Why has Zoom come under fire?
4. What has Zoom done to mature?
SPEAKING PRACTICE: The Pros and Cons   Discuss the pros and cons of:
• Studying from home
• Cycling to work / school
• Discussing something with a teacher
 
 


 
SPEAKING PRACTICE Compare & Contrast these points
1. Zoom meetings are good – connectivity can be a problem
2. Offer a replacement not a refund – only a few complaints
3. The research team is expensive to operate – it makes a profit
4. The first company was a success – second company was a failure
5. Our plans are similar – they have different deadlines. 
 

 

 
Some links to revise CONTRAST: 1- https://www.espressoenglish.net/linking-words-contrasting-ideas/                                2- https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/linking-words-contrast-exercise-1.html
 1. https://www.espressoenglish.net/linking-words-contrasting-ideas/
 
                                    
 
 

 

Fecha: 5/7/2021 | Creado por: Viviana Debora
Categoria: Class log & material