You Are Being Watched

Theresa Dash - author of the lesson   Theresa I December 03, 2021
Category
General English, Speaking Lessons
Topic
Technology
Media
Video
Level
B2 Upper-Intermediate
Grammar
Future Perfect, Future Perfect Continuous
Focus
Grammar, Speaking, Listening
Lesson ID
B2-10
Lesson Time
45 minutes
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Lesson Plan

Lesson Description

Big Brother is watching you! In this lesson, students will learn about facial recognition technology. This lesson features a video that talks about how law enforcement and other organizations use facial recognition and why it may be dangerous. Students will learn and practice the future perfect tense, the future perfect continuous tense, and vocabulary relating to this topic. The lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives


  • To learn about facial recognition technology and the dangers associated with it

  • To learn and review the future perfect and the future perfect continuous tense

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Video

Have you ever had a weird feeling that someone was watching you? Watch this video to learn how facial recognition technology has developed, how it’s used by law enforcement and other organizations, and why it may be dangerous.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

high-def [adjective]: short for: high-definition; showing very clear pictures on a screen or producing very clear sound
facial recognition software [noun]: software making it possible for a computer system to recognize a digital image of somebody's face
civil liberties [noun]: all your rights to do, think, and say whatever you want as long as this does not harm other people
essential [adjective]: necessary or extremely important
totalitarian [adjective]: relating to a government having almost complete control over the lives of its citizens and in which political opposition is not allowed
machine learning [noun]: the act of computers changing the way they perform tasks by analyzing and learning from new data, without any human activity needed to change the program
database [noun]: a large amount of information stored in a computer system in such a way that it can be easily accessed and modified
hotspot [noun]: a popular and exciting place frequented by many people
CCTV [noun]: closed-circuit television; a system sending television signals to a limited number of screens, that is used in public places to prevent crime
surveillance [noun]: the act of watching a person or a place
apparatus [noun]: a machine used for a particular purpose; machinery
ethic minority [noun]: a group of people sharing culture, tradition, language, history living in a country where the majority of people are from a different ethnic group
legitimate [adjective]: allowed; with accordance to the law
MIT Media Lab [noun]: a research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
measurements [noun]: the length, height, width, etc., of something
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