Read about phobia , its opposite and then discuss the topic.
A phobia is a Greek loan word meaning a person’s exaggerated, irrational, unnatural fear of a thing or situation. Such a person’s fear and negative feelings are given a name. For example, claustrophobia is the fear of enclosed spaces. As a result, the fear of technology can be classed as technophobia as opposed to technophilia, which refers to the love of technology. The word does not necessarily mean a serious, ‘to-be-treated’ disorder, so the word a technophobe can also humorously label a person who has developed a rather negative attitude towards technology by criticising it and/or rejecting it in general. And the same goes for the electronic book. A technophobe would probably object to it, finding many excuses in favour of print books, just to avoid another technological challenge.
Nevertheless, what really matters is reading and not the format.
Are you more a technophile or a technophobe? Why? Explain in your notebook. Next, listen to the recording to complete the questions below.
There are different words related to a book when talking about its use, depending on whether we use a print book or an e-book. Drag and drop the verbs in the list below in the right grid.
Watch the video about handling both book formats.
In your notebook, put down three pros and three cons of either use and then compare your writing with your partner. Do not forget to justify your ideas.