Presentation on theme: "Lecture 5 A Virtual Life Juhong Zhan. A virtual world is … 1. a computer-simulated 3-D environment 2. as dynamic and vivid as the real world 3. similar."— Presentation transcript:
A virtual world is … 1. a computer-simulated 3-D environment 2. as dynamic and vivid as the real world 3. similar to the real world 4. with computer-generated sights, sounds, and tactile (touch) sensations 5. with real-world rules such as gravity, topography, locomotion, real-time actions, and communication
online activities hacking reading playing games editing listening to music shopping writing chatting 剽窃
Synonyms and antonyms of ‘Virtual World’ cyber space Internet world virtual reality net world real world real life
Net-related vocabulary in context title: L1: L8: L9 : L9-10: L10-11: L18: L19: L25: L39: L47: L64: L65: virtual life telecommuter on the Net email Internet mailing lists computer- assisted data link cyber-interaction on line system crash click on the modem password
Match the contents with respective paras. Contents description of her virtual life her re-escape to the cave specific changes in her life style, character and behavior her efforts to return to the real world her aversion to the real world Overall consequences of living a virtual life Paras 1 2-3 4-10 11 12 13
What can you infer from the first and last paragraphs? People are in dilemma at present: Because of technological development, people have a choice between a virtual life and real life, but they find both unsatisfactory. The author has to choose the former despite its negative effects.
submit Peter submitted his application to the local government. We should submit ourselves to discipline. Key words
The dress was too big, so I took it in. I didn’t take in what you were studying. She took in every details Mary’s clothes. Do you mean we should take in the fresh? This is the total cost of the trip, taking in everything. Don’t be taken in by her promise. make (clothes)narrower understand observe receive, admit including deceive
live broadcasting a living language lively statue keep your hope alive
suck suck sb. in/into sth. Some teenagers don’t want to get involved in the gangs, but they soon find themselves sucked in. I don’t want to get sucked into debate about school reform.
in sight No vehicle is in sight. Peace was in sight at last after four years of war. lose sight of out of sight
abuse abuse power/ the abuse of power abuse children/ children abuse abuse sb./ filthy abuses
restore restore sth. To restore balance to my life Doing exercises everyday restore the old man to good health.
a highlight of the week submit articles at times forms of socializing lack of discipline cyber-interaction be confronted with be dressed appropriately be bad-tempered feel an aversion to