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Oral anglais: Idea of progress / Co,sumer society

Publié le 02/03/2018

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I am going to talk about the idea of progress. First, I would like to give a definition of progress. The idea of progress basically consists in believing that the world could become better in terms of technology, liberty and quality of life . As the rhythm of progress seems to have accelerated these last few decades with an ever faster increase of major technological and scientific breakthroughs, the cult of novelty and progress is now being questioned. Indeed, a growing number of people voice their concern about the ethnical, social and environmental consequences of such development and about the excesses of today’s consumer society. I have chosen to focus on this latter issue. How can people change their consumption habits ? First, I will exhibit the way...

« To conclude, the development of large shopping malls, advertisements and Internet contribute to create a consumer society, where people are became materialist, eternally dissatisfied and act like berserk fanatics.

Thus the progress is not always a complete improvement.

In this case, it make firstly people independent but finally create addiction and a modern enslavement.

However, some resistances has emerged and promote a more respectful approach to consumption.

The progress can then lead towards a sustainable consumption. Diaby Fatoumata. »


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