Describe a time when you used the internet to solve a problem.
You should say:
- what problem it was
- when you did this
- how long it took you
- and explain why you used the internet to solve this problem.
So I’m going to talk about this time when I needed a foreign book for my studies. I was in my junior year in university and we had this assignment that required us to find the latest statistics, some of which are very hard to come by.
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Apparently in order to get access to new data you must know the right source and pay some fees. I found out that the statistics that I needed were published in a book but unfortunately it was not available for sales in my country. And even if I’d had it delivered, by the time it arrived it’d have been too late.
So I had to contact a friend in America and asked him to buy a hard copy then have the statistics pages scanned and emailed to me. It took some time but eventually I got the data in time. It was a bit of a hassle for my friend so I decided to buy him a small gift in return.
- What influence does the internet have on people (individually), and the society?
- Do you think libraries will disappear one day?
- What do people use the internet for?
- Would you say many people waste time “surfing the internet”?
- How do you think people will be using the internet in 10 years (time)?