Working with series in EFL classroom_The Big Bang Theory

One of my EFL classroom topics is Science and Technology focusing on relation between humans and robots.

Watching The Big Bang Theory the other day and the episode in which Raj develops a relationship with his new IPhone and Siri, I chose this a short sequence of this episode as an introduction.

My students watched the sequence without further explanation and were asked to express what they have observed and how this can be related to our overall topic “Robotics”. The answers were quite ample and leading directly to a couple of aspects regarding humans and their relation with robots/technology.

After the introduction students were then asked to compare their initial ideas with Asimov´s Three Laws of a Robotics and discuss them.

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