Describe an invention that has changed how people live

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Describe an invention that has changed how people live.

You should say:

  • What it is
  • How has it changed people’s lives
  • What benefits did it bring
  • And explain if it is more important for older or younger people.

Note: you have to talk for 1 to 2 minutes. You have 1 minute to take a look at the main points and prepare some notes which you can use while speaking.

Well, there are a lot of inventions that have changed the way people live and Without exaggeration, I think that smartphones have revolutionized humanity.  They allow us to do amazing things and interact with the world in ways we never thought were possible. They can be used for making and receiving calls texting friends family and colleagues getting and sharing news on social network sites, checking email messages, and even doing online banking.

We also use them to take photos and keep track of calendar events. For example, in the past, I used to depend too much on my home PC for doing such tasks. Now that I have a smartphone, I no longer have to rush to a computer to edit a document or check my email. So, first of all, this invention has made our lives much easier providing us with an easy and fast way of communication, enabling us

to do various tasks all at the same time, and freeing us from the constraints of space. The second change brought by smartphones is that they have replaced many devices such as ebook readers, MP3 players, or cameras. If you want, you can use them for listening to music or watching a film. Also, there are apps for practically everything.

They are quick to install and easy to use. Thus, having a smartphone makes waiting not as boring as in the past.

So I am more than sure it’s difficult to overestimate the popularity of smartphones as wherever you go, you see people that are literally glued to the devices. Now we just can’t imagine our lives without these devices. For instance, I use mine all the time I am awake. I feel really weird if my phone isn’t within close proximity to me. What’s more, we’re so dependent on our smartphones that some of us even use them while driving even though everybody realizes that they are taking a risk of someone’s life and ruining their own.

I have read that currently there are more than 1 billion smartphone users in the world. That’s such an impressive figure. der And this means that smartphones are more popular than computers. All these examples prove that the smartphone is by far the most significant invention ever.

Part 3:- Follow-ups of Describe an invention that has changed how people live.

1- how has technology made our lives easier?

Answer- The digital era has simplified life in every aspect from keeping people connected, to storing data, making information available, and many more. In comparison to the Past people used to send letters which were time-consuming and nowadays they can send a message to anyone within a few seconds. Moreover, in the past, most of the works which were physically demanding are now easy to perform.

2- Is it more difficult for old people to accept new technology?

Answer- Well according to me it is quite hard for older people to access the new technology but if anybody will teach them how they can use it then I suppose it would not be a daunting task for the grey-haired people to accept new technology.

3- will our lives be better if we live without technology?

Answer- well in accordance with me, every coin has two sides so technology has some negative implications too. For this reason, I can say that if we live without technology then our lives would be better. As everybody knows that as people are bringing comfort to their lives with the help of technology it damages their biosphere and nature so if we would choose to live without technology then there would be no pollution on this green planet earth, no global warming, and many more.


( Model answer 2)

Well, this age can be termed an innovative era and I would like to talk about one innovation that has tremendously transformed the lifestyle of people. Its name is ‘Alexa’. Alexa is Amazon’s all-knowing, voice-controlled virtual assistant. Basically, it’s the name of the female voice that comes out of the Alexa-enabled speaker, to which one can ask questions and get answers, such as “Alexa, what’s the weather today?” and a user will definitely receive a correct answer.

Furthermore, it can be enabled through the Alexa app on smartphones, and the availability of Wi-Fi is necessitated. Not only answer questions but it can also play one’s favorite playlists, control smart home, set timers, and can even shop on Amazon. In fact, Alexa has remodeled the way of living in quirky ways. For instance, it has made shopping extremely convenient for workaholics as well as indolent people.

It can create a shopping list on one’s voice command ar can place or cancel the order. Using it, now any person, from teenagers to oldsters, can get updated with the latest news, weather condition, or the meaning of any unknown or difficult word on just one voice demand. On the one hand, mothers can ask for the step-by-step recipe of any dish or to play any devotional music

On the other hand, children can resort to it to understand any subject topic or to play party or workout songs.

Overall, it is a utilitarian creation for people of all ages.


( Model answer 3)

Needless to say, culture enhances our quality of life and increases overall well-being for both individuals and communities. Every country has its own cultures and traditions.I like to learn about different kinds of cultures as it helps me to broaden my knowledge.

Today, i am going to talk about an interesting thing that I learned from Canadian culture. Actually, it is about Thanksgiving day. I learned about this day from my sister who lives in Canada. As a matter of fact, last year, when I was talking with her on phone, she told me that she is enjoying Thanksgiving day with her friends.

I heard about this day for the first time in my life, so it fascinated me a lot and i immediately SHUSTER asked her about this day. Then she told me that this day is celebrated in Canada on the second Monday of October. I was curious to learn about that day, so i also searched on the internet and I came to know that the original idea of this day is to give thanks for the past harvest season.

But the tradition has changed over time and the focus is now to get together with family. I think celebrating this interesting day helps people to meet with their kith and kin. In this way, they spend quality time with their friends which strengthens their bonds. Moreover, people prepare a special meal on this day which includes turkey, mashed potatoes, and many other dishes.

So, this is an amazing day that is celebrated in Canada every year and now i have a lot knowledge about it.


( Model answer 4)

Well, technology has revolutionalized all over the world. People have invented numerous things in order to make their life easier and more comfortable. Here I would like to talk about an invention that changed the whole world.

The name of that device is a mobile phone. It has changed people’s lives profoundly. A large number of people use cell phones and get benefits in many ways. Nowadays, almost each and every person has their own cellphones. With the invention of cellular technology, people are using this for immense advantages. People can make phone calls for various purposes and it also avoids the communication barrier.

Moreover, people can carry their mobile phones with them which is another important benefit of using this technology. With the advancement in technology, people can use for many other purposes such as playing games, making video calls, tracking cars, updating social profiles, uploading pictures, chatting with friends, watching videos and listening to music.

Mobile phones are useful for both younger as well as for old people. Old people also spend their time on this device mostly for listening to religious songs and Gurbani. Younger ones also use for their entertainment and education purpose.

That is also acts like a stress buster for them. So this is the invention that changed the world.


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Well, until now the world has tremendously evolved and numerous inventions have been made which led to this change. However, the discovery of air travel is life-changing development as it made it possible for people to elope and travel anywhere in the world. The whole credit goes to the wright brothers who successfully operated airplanes.

Before this invention, it was like never in a million years for ordinary individuals to go to other nations and there were only ships at that time. But now various airlines are accessible for people to visit to any nook and corner of the world. Moreover, air flights brought countless advantages not only for the economies of nations but also for natives.

By and large, it resulted in tourism as people have got a golden opportunity to explore historical, monumental and other places around the globe. Owing to this, any age group can get familiar with different cultures and traditions which broadens their horizon of mind.

Even, though tourists bring wealth in countries thus the development of the host country occurs at a fast pace. Despite this, exportation and importation are other major benefits that arose with airplanes. Businesses now have the freedom to expand globally. They can trade by collaborating with other countries too and by collaborating w exporting their products through planes at faster speed. With this, people can enjoy varieties of food and also other commodities.

Along with this, it has been proved to be more advantageous to young people than elderlies as they have more option with air traveling as migration can be possible with this and they can go on world tours and also, they are not prone to world to ration can be have more op any health diseases unlike old-age people.

Even now some aircrafts are designed for space travel also. Therefore, I must admit that this invention stands out from others.


( Model answer 6)

Well, there are many inventions that have revolutionized individuals’ way of living. Here, I’m going to take this opportunity to talk about the invention of the smartwatch that has positively altered people’s lifestyles. Smartwatches were just introduced a couple of years back and they have become an integral part of many people’s lives. Unlike a simple wristwatch, it has multiple features, as it gets connected to the user’s smartphone. I have to say, one can make and receive calls, check notifications, play music, and so on, without using their mobile phones.

 At the same time, people can also track their health and physical activities using their smartwatches.These have many features, like sleep monitor, heart rate monitor, blood oxygen levels, and calorie tracker, which help users to stay fit and active. Before the invention of smartwatches, people could not easily track how many calories they have burned or consumed. But, now it is quite convenient to do so, which helps them achieve their fitness goal and live a healthy lifestyle. Apart from this, regular notifications on smartwatches assist individuals to keep up with their schedules.

I must say, these smartwatches are suitable for all ages because they are very easy to operate and tells everything without the need for a phone once it is connected. Old people can regularly monitor their heart rate and other health issues just by wearing a smartwatch, which was earlier not possible. Therefore, due to all these reasons, smartwatches are one of the greatest inventions, which has a positive effect on our lives.


( Model answer 7)

Undoubtedly, technology has changed human being’s life in a better way and made it more comfortable. Moreover, there has been ample of inventions and research almost in every field like agriculture, industry and many more but here, I would like to talk about most useful invention which has really effected people’s life in positive way.

It is a transport system. This facility has modified our lives in many ways as it is very easy now to visit any place regardless of time even it is now possible to visit overseas countries in one day. However, if we compare it with past people had to travel by foot which took 1-2 months time even for going to little distances due to lack of modes of transport. What is more, in ancient time, people were not able to visit their near and dear in their thick and thin situations but now it has become possible due to the invention of transport.

Apart from this, if I talk about its other benefits, people are now able to work or study anywhere because of the easiest accessibility of vehicles which really help to improve their living standard as they get arm chair jon after education.

In spite of this, although this facility of transport provides incredible

benefits to both youngsters as well as older people but it is more beneficial for adolescents as it plays indispensable role not only in their education but also in profession. So, all in all, newly researched vehicles are the best invention which has made folks life more convenient.


( Model answer 8)

Well, Living in 21st century, we come across new inventions every now and then. But, the one that I highly appreciate is the invention of fibre optic. The reason behind the revolution in internet technology. Needless to say, today we are surrounded with electronic gadgets with high-speed internet connectivity. At the same time, most works are done online from Ticket reservations to online shopping.

However, in past it was not the case. Although, computers were invented long time ago but, data transmission was extremely slow and expensive. Even text information used to take long time to get transferred forget about audios and videos. But, a sikh scientist Mr. Narinder Singh Kapany from my city Moga, moved to America for his further research and invented fibre optic, which could transfer huge amount of information in a fraction of seconds.

The credit goes to this amazing person who has made our lives extremely comfortable and enjoyable because today 4G and 5G networks completely depend on his invention. Sitting at our homes, we can watch Youtube videos, play online games, make video calls on smartphones and all is possible just because of Mr. Kapany. He has been awarded by the government of America as well as India and many believe he deserves Noble Prize.

Unfortunately, Mr. kapany died couple of years ago which was a complete disaster he would remain alive in the hearts of the people for his amazing and marvelous invention. I feel proud to tell others that he is from my region, as he has brought a huge fame to the area. Oveall, fiber optic is the invention that I think has changed the world.


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Well, technology has changed tremendously in past few decades. There are a lot of gadgets without which I can’t think of living, like, smartphones, cameras, cars, refrigerators, ac, and a lot more. These kinds of gears have changed the world over.

But here I would like to talk about an invention without which all these gears can fail in their purpose. I’m talking about electricity. Its an only thing without which I don’t think any person can live. Its always around us and we even don’t imagine living without electricity.

I can just imagine how difficult it would be to preserve food, water, milk and many more things that is now super easy to just place in a refrigerator. Moreover, working at night without light is literally impossible. I sometimes think that without electricity some gears would never be invented like ac, the refrigerator, mobile phone etcetra.

Honestly, I don’t know who invented electricity but whoever did it that person is a savior of mankind. In these days as technology is increasing rapidly, transportation, which plays an important role in our life is now almost electricity operated. Cars are now being transformed from fuel to electricity to save the environment. No doubt, inventions like mobile phone, internet, camera, car has changed the lifestyle of human beings but still these gadgets are used based on particular age groups mostly where as electricty is an only invention that is used by each and every human and I think no one can think of living without it.


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There is not even an iota of doubt that inventions has shaped life of human beings such as cell phone, internet, computer and so on. A major part of the population primarily thrive on these revolutionary creations. Here, I would like to talk about the greatest creation of science and technology and it is none other than the internet. The utilization of internet has become the part and parcel of life. It has affected the livelihood of individuals profoundly with the help of this source we can communicate with each other from every nook and corner of world. 

In ancient times, people were completely dependent on books, visiting places to get updates but now they just have to click a link and they get everything according to their choice.More so, distance is no longer an obstacle for the individual as they can talk, chat or video call to their near or dear ones from everywhere. Thanks to the evolution and innovation of internet, dwellers use them for various other purposes as per their taste, which consist of indulging in social networking platforms, uploading their pictures, watching movies, chatting with friends, online classes, work from home and so on.The list of merits never-ending one.

Part 3:- Follow-ups of Describe an invention that has changed how people live.

1. How has technology made our life easier?

There is no doubt in the fact that in today’s times, technology has made our lives quite easy and simultaneously efficient as well. Smartphones are the primary example through which we can do banking transactions from the comfort of our homes without visiting the bank. According to me, it is unfeasible to live without internet. Ultimately, I must say that the internet has become a necessity for humans.

2. Which invention do you think is the most useful at home?

In my opinion, I think the washing machine is the most helpful invention for the home. For numerous people washing clothes is a daunting task. With the assistance of this machine, we can do other work simultaneously. 

3. Is it more difficult for old people to accept new technologies?

It is challenging for older people to accept new technologies in some cases as they are not used to new technologies. Using new appliances is a herculean task for them because they do not know how to use touch mobile or smartphones.

4. What can be done to help old people learn to make use of new technologies?

Firstly, the family members, especially kids, must help the elderly about how to use new technology. Secondly, big technology companies can organise seminars where older people can be taught about the use of latest gadgets.

5. Will our life be better if we live without technology?

There is no doubt, modern technology has made our life unprecedentedly convenient. In fact, cutting-edge devices and applications make it possible to stay connected around the clock, seven days a week. Therefore in the absence of technology, life would become more challenging.


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Well, there is no doubt that technology has changed the world as well as people’s life. In order to make life more convenient, several things are invented by humans. Here, I am going to talk about one of those inventions which has made the human life easier. It is none other than a mobile phone. Since the invention of cell phone, it has given the plethora of advantages to folks in many ways.

Moreover, it was invented by John Francis Mitchell and Martin cooper in New York. In addition, first cell phone was invented in 1973 and it was branded by Motorola company. As i have seen pictures on Google about early designs of mobile phones those were much different than today’s slim smartphones. However, no one can deny the fact that this invention has proved really fruitful for the world.

Before the gadget’s invention, people hadn’t the best way to communicate in few seconds or also they had less entertainment in their life without mobile phone. Nowadays almost every person has a smartphone and they are dependent on mobile for many purposes. To explain it more, these days children take online classes while sitting at home as well as prepare their assignments and presentation on Google via cell phone.

Apart from this, this gadget is useful to contact far and near people within seconds as well as businessmen also run their most of work through smartphones. It is also used to listen songs, watch movies, play games, make video call and for using social media. So, this is an invention that has changed the world.

Part 3:- Follow-ups of Describe an invention that has changed how people live.

1. How has technology made our life easier?

Different technologies have made our lives easier in different ways. However, in effect most technologies reduce our labor and save us valuable time, thus improving our quality of life considerably. They also in a way reduce our need on others because we can do everything on our own.

2. Which invention do you think is the most useful at home?

I think it’s very hard to choose one. It really depends upon the person and their use. For example, I find dishwashers as very useful because in my house, I have the responsibility of washing utensils. For my mother the answer might be the vacuum cleaner as she is responsible for cleaning.

3. Is it more difficult for old people to accept new technologies?

I think change is difficult for everyone. and, the difficulty increases with age because the time we spend accustomed to something also increases as we grow older. I think rather than looking at it as a problem, we should be focusing on ways to making it easier for our elders to accept them.

4. What can be done to help old people learn to make use of new technologies?

Many steps can be taken to encourage the use of new technologies. Firstly, these big technology companies can organise seminars where older people can be taught about use of latest gadgets. I remember when my mother first bought a laptop, she was offered a free two hour session on its use for the whole week. At the end of the week, she knew many things, I didn’t. Secondly, family members can also be helpful in helping their parents and grandparents when they are finding something difficult.

5. Will our life be better if we live without technology?

Technology has improved our life in many ways but it has also brought many challenges. Life would certainly be simpler, but I wouldn’t call it better. Moreover, I think we have become so accustomed to technology just the idea of living without it is unfathomable.

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