Will these lenses change the world?

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LESSON OVERVIEW

In this lesson about technology, students watch two videos about smart contact lenses and discuss augmented reality.  

We like this topic so much that we decided to have two worksheets about it, but for different levels. To check out the other one (B1/B2), click here

C1 / Advanced
C2 / Proficiency
45 min
60 min
Speaking ClassUnlimited Plan

This is a Speaking Class worksheet. It includes a variety of tasks that let your students practise their speaking skills. There are no grammar or vocabulary tasks in this lesson format. Learn more about it here.

WARM-UP & VIDEOS

This lesson about technology starts with a warm-up activity. Students read a definition of the term augmented reality and look at its three examples (e.g. Snapchat filters and lenses). They explain how the examples work and talk about their experience using them. If they don’t know what the examples are, students guess what they might do. Then, they watch an ad for smart contact lenses and discuss some questions. They brainstorm some possible applications for the technology and share whether they have seen similar technologies in films. After that, they watch the second video to find out some more details about the contact lenses. Finally, they share which part of the video surprised them most. 

DISCUSSION

This part of the lesson starts with a discussion about the technology presented in the videos. Students need to read six short comments and decide whether they agree with them and to what extent. The comments refer to some of the details of the smart contact lenses, as well as to general ideas about AR. Then, students look at the list of some possible applications of the lenses mentioned in the videos (e.g. night vision, virtual teleprompter). They discuss whether the applications could be useful in everyday life or as a tool for professionals. In the final part of this lesson about technology, students talk about augmented reality. They also look at some ideas of using AR that are currently being developed, and discuss their implications

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