Technology

As the years have gone by we’ve become increasingly dependent on new technology such as smart phones and computers. Here you’ll find a complete list of questions on this subject which can be uses for a conversation lesson.

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  1. Adaptes-tu la nouvelle technologie facilement ou te considères-tu un(e) technophobe? Do you embrace new technology easily or do you consider yourself a technophobe?
  2. Est-ce que tes parents et grand-parents adaptaient facilement la nouvelle technologie? Did your parents and grand parents easily embrace new technology?
  3. Est-ce que tes grand-parents se servaient des ordinateurs ou des téléphones portables? Did you grandparents use computers or cell phones?
  4. Est-ce que tes enfants t’aident avec la technologie? Comment est-ce qu’ils t’aident? Do your kids help you with technology? How do they help you?
  5. Te souviens-tu de la première télévision que tu avais quand tu étais un enfant? Do you remember the first TV you had when you were little?
  6. Combien de télévisions est-ce que tu avais dans la maison quand tu étais petit? How many TVs did you have in your house when you were little?
  7. Te souviens-tu quand tes parents où grand-parents ont acheté leur premiere télévision couleur? Do you remember when your parents or grand-parents bought their first color TV?
  8. Te souviens-tu de ton premier magnétoscope? Aimais-tu enregistrer les émissions? Aimais-tu aller au magasin louer les films? Do you remember your first VCR? Did you like to record shows? Did you like to go to the store and rent movies?
  9. Sais-tu utiliser un DVR? L’utilises-tu souvent? Do you know how use a DVR? Do you use it often?
  10. Te souviens-tu te da première télévision à écran plat? En quelle année l’as tu acheté? Do you remember your first flat-screen TV? Which year did you buy it?
  11. Te souviens-tu de ton premier ordinateur? En quelle année l’as-tu acheté? Do you remember your first computer? Which year did you buy it?
  12. Ou et comment as-tu appris à te servir d’un ordinateur? Where and how did you learn to use a computer?
  13. Te-souviens-tu de ton premier téléphone portable? En quelle année l’as-tu acheté et quelle marque est-ce que c’était? Do you remember your cell phone? Which year did you buy it and which brand was it?
  14. Te-souviens tu de ton premier téléphone intelligent? As-tu appris à te servir de on smartphone facilement ou difficilement? Do you remember your first smartphone? Did you learn to use your smartphone easily or with difficulty?
  15. As-tu vu le dévoilement du premier iPhone par Steve Jobs en 2007. Quelles etaient tes impressions et l’as-tu acheté? Did you watch the unveiling of the first iPhone by Steve Jobs in 2007?
  16. What were your impressions and did you buy it?
  17. Que penses-tu des jeunes personnes aujourd’hui qui regardent tout le temps leur telephones portables et ne se parlent plus? Est-ce que tu trouves ca inquiétant? What do you think of young people today who look at their phones too much and don’t speak to each other anymore? Do you find that worrying?
  18. Quelle est ton opinion de l’intelligence artificielle comme Amazon Echo ou Google Home? What’s your opinion about artificial intelligence such as Amazon Echo or Google Home?
  19. As-tu déjà lancé un site internet? Comment as-tu appris a le faire? Est-ce que ça a marché? Have you ever started a website? How did you learn how to do it? Did it work?
  20. As-tu une voiture informatisée? Que penses-tu des voitures avec tous ces fonctions éléctroniques? Do you have a computerized car? What do you think of all these electronic features?
  21. Conduis-tu une voiture hybride ou éléctrique? Comment est-ce que ça a changé ta vie? Do you drive a hybrid or electric car? How has this changed your life?
  22. Connais-tu des gens qui refusent d’adopter les téléphones portables et les ordinateurs? Ont-ils raison? Do you know anybody who refuses to use cell phones and computers? Are they right to do that?
  23. Est-ce que l’époque où ces choses n’existaient pas te manque? Do you miss the time period when these things didn’t exist?

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