More and more companies are allowing employees to work at home.Do you think this is a positive or negative development?
破题词：spare time / teamwork 空闲时间 / 团队合作
Modern communication technologies enable working at home possible.Such an operating mode【一种操作方式】 creates much spare time to stay with family when employees need not to spend a whole day at office.
Lack of sufficient contact【足够的接触】 may probably widen the gap among colleagues【同事】，which is regarded as a big obstacle to teamwork.
Mobile phones and the Internet play an important part in the way which people relate to one another socially.Is this a positive or negative development?
破题词：distance / addict 距离/上瘾
Helping to shorten【缩短】 the physical even mental distance between people，modern communication technologies【当代的沟通技术】 change people’s daily lives significantly.
Typical phones and Internet addicts are more likely to be introverted【内向的】 and depressed 【沮丧的】owing to their less communication with real friends.
Some people think that the development of technology has made our more complex，and the solution is to live a simpler life without that technology.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
破题词：disorder / dominance 混乱 / 支配
Technology becomes such a close part of people’s daily lives that the whole world would fall into disorder once it was rejected【取消】.
On the contrary，it is technology that frees people from repetitive work 【重复性工作】and places human in a higher position of dominance【支配地位】.
1、digital age 数字时代
THE digital age has turned people and companies into data hoarders.
In this digital age, E - mail invitations , called E - vitesare becoming popular.
How can I prepare for the digital age?
2、information explosion 信息爆炸
Capitalism stresses innovation, competition and individualism.
an age of technological innovation
The vegetarian burger was an innovation which was rapidly exported to Britain.
To judge from his productivity, Mozart clearly enjoyed robust good health throughout his twenties.
Japan's productivity has overtaken America in some industries, but elsewhere the United States has clung on to its lead.
The obverse of rising unemployment is continued gains in productivity.
8、artificial intelligence 人工智能
It was the first commercially available machine to employ artificial intelligence.
Simon's book provides a succinct outline of artificial intelligence and its application to robotics.
Problems of the latter category were generally lumped under the term Artificial Intelligence.