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Online ESL Video Lesson : Can Sci-fi Predict the Future?

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Can science fiction predict the future? Let’s find out it this ESL video lesson.

  1. What do you think of when you hear sci-fi? What do you associate it with?
  2. Do you like sci-fi? Why?
  3. What is your favorite sci-fi movie or book?
  4. Do you think that science fiction writers need to know a lot about science? Why?

Watch the video and discuss the questions below


  1. Which inventions predicted by sci-fi writers were mentioned in the video? Can you add any other example?
  2. What do you think about the future of:
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Self-driving cars
  • Androids
  • Cloning
  • Colonizing space
  • Climate change

3. If you were a sci-fi writer, which topic would you choose to write about and why?


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