Sunday, September 14, 2014

Apple reveals its new Apple Watch! What is it and what does it do? IT English lesson

Apple Company has revealed its new product, called Apple Watch, even though the company had already trademarked the name iWatch.

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Key terms
average Joe
killer app 
"growing" the smartwatch market
woo people over
 lower price bracket 
 so-called phablets
 faster compute performance
NFC (near field communication) 
 contactless payments
digital crown

proclaimed the day
triptych of
big bets backed
walk-off home run
christenedgroundbreaking new product
corporate Leviathan.private impulsesartisanal
intimate nature
fused virtually to
collared forto reduce friction
culmination of
hunkered downhorologiststhe watch dial - it’s called “the crown
click wheelsiting four sensors
sub rosa
instant contact
heartbeat feature
Dunbar-limited covens
apotheosisCardio patients
malfeasant nerd

despicableHackingunlikely scenarioabsent soulmate


What will the Apple Watch? 
Which functions would you use the most? 
What is the advantage of wearing a "watch" over a cellphone? 
The watch has to be used in conjunction with an iPhone, would that make it more useful for you? 
Would you be more likely to get the Apple Watch, or a competing brand? 
Is $349 a good price for this type of technology?  Why or why not? 
Do you like to use a big screen or a little screen? What are the advantages of each? 
Why doesn't Apple sell a cheaper phone model? 
Looking at the table on the site, which operating system is the most common across the board?
Apple Pay is likely to be the best money maker.  Why is that?  
Would you want to buy an Apple product in order to use this feature? 
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Apple Pay?
Which functions would you use the most?
Would you buy an iphone 5 or 6 to be able to use the Apple Watch?

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 

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