How difficult might it be for people to live without these things?

Work in random groups on the following activities:

a. Discuss and decide which two things people would miss the most. Explain your reasons:

  • The Internet
  • holidays
  • money
  • computer
  • chocolate
  • mobile phone

b. Follow – up discussion: Ask and answer the questions:

  • What other things would you find difficult to live without?
  • Do you think that money makes people really happy?
  • Do you think that the best things in life are free?

c. Write a 100 words (or more) paragraph to summarize the main points of the previous tasks: Link

The Most Popular Programming Languages

a. Read and listen here

b. Work in small groups (3-4 students). Discuss the following questions and take notes on your partners’ answers:

  • Which language of coding would you recommend to learn first?
  • Which programming languages do you want to learn? Why?
  • Computer languages such as FORTRAN and COBOL were once very popular, but not so much anymore. Why do you think they lost popularity?
  • Which languages in the top 10 do you think will drop in 10 years? Which one will gain in popularity?

c. Read about the Top Programming languages of 2017








d Role – Playing Activity: Work in small groups and imagine to have a conversation with an expert (or experts) who is the author of a very successful book: “The 10 top programming languages of the future”. Play your role!

e. Write (Homework) an opinion paragraph (100-140 words) and explain your point of view referring to the best programming languages to learn today.

5 of the Worst Computer Viruses Ever

a. Watch the video and take notes about five of the worst computer viruses of all time and how exactly they became so powerful.

b. Role Play: Work with your partners in small groups and imagine getting a computer virus attack. Tell about your stressful experience, use previous information and play your role!

c. Homework: write a 100 -140 words paragraph comparing the computer viruses described in the video.

Data Security

a. Watch the video and complete the online activities

b. Take notes of new words and update your word list

c. Complete the test

d. Read about key threats to data security and how keeping data secure (Don’t forget to update your word list!).

e. Write 5 questions in order to check your classmates’ understanding.

What is Cyber Crime? – Definition, Types and Examples

a. Read the text “What Is Cyber Crime? – Definition, Types and Examples”, check definitions, upload your word list and watch the video.

b. Pair work: read the text again, have a look at the list of cybercrimes and discuss these questions: Which crimes are the most dangerous? What measures can be taken by governments to stop cybercrime? Is our privacy in danger?

c. Write a detailed summary of your discussion and present it to the rest of the class.

Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates

a. Have a look at this picture:


b. Write 10 questions to ask your classmates.

c. Use the following linking words to connect your ideas and write a 100 -140 words paragraph comparing the information concerning Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

d. Do a research project and prepare a presentation comparing information about two famous personalities in the IT field (scientists, mathematicians, etc) Follow these steps:

  • Introduction: a welcoming and informative introduction (a positive start: “Good morning,..” ; a statement of what will be discussed: “I am going to explore …” ; a statement of the analysis to be applied to the topic (e.g. to compare, contrast, evaluate, describe): “I will be comparing/contrasting/evaluating/describing the four main principles of …” )
  • Discuss your topic and focus each point of comparison and contrast (“I will begin by discussing …” ; “Now that we have explored the … I would like to move on to …” ; “In contrast to my earlier statements concerning …” ; “Moving away from a focus on ….”)
  • In the conclusion you restate your thesis and shortly summarize your essay/point of view.