ESL Video Quiz: How computers have changed the world

Quiz by: olgagaras
Quiz #: 22585
(ESL Category: listening) How has Computer Science changed the way you think?
Computer, IT lexics, Present Perfect 10480




Ann:
Computer science is basically problem-solving
and that's a type of problem-solving that's
broadly applicable and you can use it in any
area in which you're passionate. So, you can
use computer science in biology, entertainment,
non-profit work, data analytics, the sky is the
limit pretty much.
Question: How do you understand her phrase
"the sky is the limit" for computer science to
solve problems?

Emily:
I think that it really gives people different
perspective on how they see problem solving. I
know there've been a lot of times in my life
just on a day-to-day basis when there's
something that seems really kind of shapeless
and ambiguous and I had been able to turn it
into some kind of a mental flowchart.

Bella:
Asana has been great to me. They let me work
flexible hours so I can spend time with my baby
who happens to have awake time when it's
regular work time, so I need to be more
flexible there. I think of cause-and-effect in
my programs and debugging my programs and, when
there's something not wrong with them but they
don't want to accept them and all, I try to
debug them and figure it out.
Question: Why is Bella working flexible hours?
What is her job connected with? Which jobs have
recently appeared thanks to IT?

Zavain:
I think it's very easy to start coding right
away when you've got a problem and start coding
blindly . You know, kind of thing you're about
the solution but not necessarily see the path.
And it's exponentially more useful. You take a
step back first and map out exactly what's the
problem is. And that's, you know, something you
learn out of computer science.

Justin:
It was more of this attitude of "Here's
something I would like to come into the world"
originally little games. And I knew there was
something I can do that would cause this
machine in front of me to do the things that I
want it to do. And that was very empowering, as
a kid, to have that experience of turning
imagination into reality.

Brina:
In the future you are going to learn to code no
matter what job you're in and no matter what
you do. That's the fastest communication tool
that we have today.

Please answer the following questions:

Question 1: How do you understand Ann's phrase
"the sky is the limit" for computer science to
solve problems?

Question 2 : Emily says there were many times
in her life when she had to deal with something
" shapeless and ambiguous " and she managed to
turn that into "a mental flowchart". How do you
understand her idea?

Question 3 : Why is Bella working flexible
hours? What is her job connected with? Which
jobs have recently appeared thanks to IT?

Question 4 : Zavain says that sometimes during
coding he's about the solution but not
necessarily sees the path", so he "takes a step
back", starts working and intuitively finds the
right solution. Have you ever had similar
experience of problem solving, tell a bit about
it, please.

Question 5 : Could you explain what Justin
means saying that "that was very empowering,
as a kid, to have that experience of turning
imagination into reality ". How do you
understand his idea?

Question 6: Do you agree with Brina that in the
future everyone will have to learn how to code?
Please prove your idea.

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