2021 ISSUE 02: Big Tech
In this listening comprehension exercise, let us take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly in Big Tech companies.
You will hear six short recordings. In each recording, the speaker talks about his or her encounters and experiences with Big Tech.
For Questions 1-6, choose from the list (A–G) what each speaker says about his or her experience. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use. Do not use the same letter twice.
A Their platforms could potentially help curb the spread of Covid-19.
B I was demoted for protesting against their unfair practices.
C The tech company won over my customers with low prices I couldn’t compete with.
D The tech company’s goods and services helped sustain my family during the pandemic.
E I am afraid to use the tech company’s app as it has been used to target my people.
F My company fired me for protesting against sexual misconduct in the company.
G The tech company took away our means to counter misinformation on social media.
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