Wednesday, August 25

English Vocabulary: Multitasking

The word multitasking (or multi-tasking) means doing two or more things at the same time.

According to a recent report by OFCOM, the average person in the UK spends up to 45 per cent of their daily life using technology, and a fair amount of this time engaged in multitasking.

However, some people are skeptical about whether or not it is really possible to multitask.

They claim that multitasking is a myth and that it is impossible to focus on more than task at once effectively.

There even those who would argue that multitasking is not only very bad for you, but can make you inefficient at your job and possibly even stupid!

What do you think? What are your views on multitasking?

Read the questions below, and make some notes.


1) How often do you multitask in your daily life?

2) What kind of things do you do at the same time as performing other tasks?

3) Do you believe it is possible to multitask successfully? Why/why not?

4) Can you think of any situations where it might be dangerous to attempt to do more than one task at the same time?

Now ask another student or a friend the same questions, and write down their answers.

Do you agree or disagree with your partner?

Discuss any questions that you have both answered differently.

Take Part in Our Survey: Is Effective Multitasking Possible?

Why not let us know what you think?

Is it possible to multitask effectively?
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* source: TECH.BLORGE

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