Bernard Marr: Biggest Tech Trends for 2021

In this class: content regarding technology and innovation.
German accent / sotaque alemão.

Vocabulary list:

  • Trends: tendências.
  • Advisor: consultor.
  • Fast-tracked: antecipada (no sentido de ser implementada mais rapidamente).
  • Highlight: destacar.
  • Retail: varejo.
  • Streamline processes: otimizar processos.
  • Realizing: percebendo (ATENÇÃO: falso cognato)
  • Shrinking: encolhendo
  • Parcels: pacotes / encomendas
  • Self-driving trucks: caminhões autônomos
  • Scary: assustador
  • Augmented reality: realidade aumentada

Now, watch the video:

We recommend you watch the video at least twice.

In the first time, pay attention to the use of the vocabulary presented above.

Before playing it for the second time, take a look at the questions below. After watching it, try to answer them correctly. 

1. What is Bernard Marr’s profession?
(a) Business Advisor and Futurist
(b) IT Manager
(c) IT Consultant
(d) Software Engineer and Programmer

2. How was Zoom able to cope with the growing demand after the pandemic (min 5.30 to min 6.30)
(a) Because they received a lot of money from infrastructure investors.
(b) Because they had cloud infrastructure on the background, so they could scale quickly and meet the demand.
(c) Because people are preferring to make videoconferences instead of meeting in person.
(d) Because of the use of Artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotics.

3. Which of these options is NOT one of the 5 biggest technology trends for 2021
(a) 5G
(b) Extended Reality
(c) Teletransportation
(d) Big Data

Check the answers at the end of the page. 

Practice Your Listening Comprehension and Writing

Which of these trends will mostly affect your company or the sector you that you’re working at the moment?

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List of Listening Classes:

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