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英検1級2次試験:Will nanotechnology have a major impact on our lives in the future?

Will nanotechnology have a major impact on our lives in the future?

(ナノテクノロジーは、今後我々の生活に大きな影響を与えるか?)

 

I’m of the opinion that nanotechnology will have a major impact on our daily lives in the future.

I have two reasons to support my opinion.

 

First, this technology will achieve a breakthrough on medical issues. In particular, it is said that it’ll greatly contribute to cure cancer. Currently, it’s sometimes very difficult to directly remove cancer cells from patient’s body because there are risks on injuring other important organs or tissues. However, thanks to nanotechnology, doctors will be able to turn cancer cells into non-hazardous substances, saving countless lives.

 

Second, it has positive effect on the environment. Recent data show that in 2020, around 30% of the world population still don’t have an access to clean drinking water, and around 2 million people lose their lives every year. But it is shown that by using nanoparticles, we can purify a great amount of polluted water. It will also save countless lives of endangered species, contributing to protect biodiversity.

 

From these two reasons, I believe that nanotechnology will have a major impact on our lives in the future. (178 words)

 

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結論:Agree

①医学分野での貢献(例:がん治療)

②環境分野での貢献(例:汚染水の浄化)

 

上記の他にも、「宇宙エレベーター」という夢のある構想も連想されますね。そのネタを具体例として取り上げた版の原稿も、時間があれば書いてみようと思います。

 

オンライン英会話(英検1級面接対策)でこのトピックを選んでみたのですが、スピーチ後の質疑応答で深堀りされた時に、具体的な内容を全然答えられず撃沈しました・・・ナノテクノロジーについてまだ表面的な理解だけにとどまっているため、知識をもっと入れる必要がありますね。

(例:汚染水の浄化の過程・どうやってがん細胞を安全な細胞に変えるのか・・・等)