Describe a time you showed something new to younger people
Describe a time you solved a problem via the Internet
- When did it happen
- What happened
- Who involved in the situation
And explain how you felt
I am going to talk about the time I found the idea to motivate English learning for my cousins through the internet / by showing them an American musical called ‘Hamilton’.
I have become an English tutor for two cousins of mine who are currently high school students.
Normally I teach them English grammar and vocabulary which is very boring and uncreative, even I find it tedious to teach them. I want to change the situation. So I browsed through many English educational websites to find ideas. I found some games and classroom activities which were quite practical and funny, but they were still not what I was looking for so I continued searching.
At that time, I was in deep impression with the American Musical called Hamilton. To be more specific, it is a sung-and-rapped through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. The musical was so amazingly brilliant, unique and extremely creative, I kept repeating several songs in the musical because the music and the lyrics were so impressive. Eventually, while I was listening to one of Hamilton’s songs, I thought: “This is it. This is what I am looking for”. I would show this musical to my cousins, show them the beauty of the lyrics in all of the songs and let them know more some phrases or idioms through music.
It did work. My cousins paid attention to the very first song of the musical, even though they needed to follow the subtitles. Musical is pretty cool since it combines spoken dialogues with rhythm and melody, making the spoken language so poetic and memorable. My cousins did learn some English idioms and phrases, such as “When push comes to shove”, and they actually could understand the context which these idioms could be applied. One of my cousin told me that she was so interested in English musical so that she looked for another one which was the musical called “Les Miserables”.
It is so great to have the internet, especially in terms of language learning.
It is so great to do something helpful for others, especially in terms of education.
PART 3 - THE INTERNET
What do people usually do online in their free time?
I think the majority of people spend their free time on the internet surfing social networking sites or applications, like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Tumblr. Also, they browse news websites, such as Tuoi Tre online, News Zing, Kenh14 to keep themselves updated on things happening around. Some people prefer spending time on reading e-books.
What impacts does the internet have on education?
Well, it is clear that the internet provides tools to facilitate education. In other words, it helps education and information become more accessible and approachable. As for students, the internet makes long-distance learning happen since students nowadays can enroll in online academic courses provided many reputable universities around the world. Besides, learners can benefit from many useful resources of materials like Wikipedia, Khan academy, Coursera. Turning to teachers, there is a huge number of websites where teachers share teaching methods, classroom activities and lesson plans and this is very helpful in teaching.
Do you think many people waste their time online?
Yes, it is true that many people, especially young generations, are wasting their time on social media platforms. Many people do not make good use of their online presence. To be more specific, what they do is simply browsing and conducting social activities, rather than undertaking beneficial deals on social media or reading useful information.
What can people do with the Internet in the future? And how?
In the future, I believe that the extension of Internet connectivity into physical devices and everyday objects will take place dramatically. The current internet of things has already connected our house appliances such as fridges, alarm clocks, and coffee machines and so on. Soon, that connection will extend to our cars, healthcare devices, and even our clothes or mirrors.