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Listening with Ryan - Smartphone addiction

5 years ago
Listening to podcasts is not only a great way to practice your listening but they normally teach you something new, not just new vocabulary but new information so that you can talk about something new with your friends (and English teachers!)

So, Do you want to opportunity to practice your reading outside of class and get better at English?
Listen to the following podcast and answer the question by sending me a message or commenting below:

Are you a phubber? Do you suffer from FOMO? These are words associated with smartphone addiction. 6 Minute English describes these words and discusses how you can kick the habit. but first, in what year did the term ‘smartphone’ first appear in print? Was it:
a) 1995 b) 2000 c) 2005
Listen to the programme to find out the answer.


1. List 3 of the new vocabulary words, what do they mean? use them in a sentence.
2. What would you do if you didn't have access to your phone for one week?

If you want to continue developing your English skills, book a class with me here: https://www.verbling.com/teachers/englishlanguagecoachryan
Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english/ep-180712