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A digital detox podcast

Listen to the podcast about doing a digital detox to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


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Can't help but do a digital detox...

According to a research held by gadget-cover, despite many people state using their phones to communicate and keep connected, the entertainment is an underneath reason these statements, noticing we have social networks as Facebook in the podium of the rates about reasons why people use their phones.

Now, considering our susceptibility to social networks, a suitable an accurate approach to be able to achieve digital detox, is by scheduling every activy we do a day, because one of the reasons why people frequently check networks is due to that custom that is presented in the "free time" that "allow" them to do such activity, so, While doing this, you will state your priorities either personal and work by stablishing a period of time in which you will be focused on your task, also you can realize and then dismiss those activities that you don't get a benefit from as consumer.

I have completed the lesson for A Digital Detox. The level I chose was Upper Intermediate B2.

i should say that digital detox seems great.i believe that most of the people spend too much time on digital space.The ease of access to milions of digital contents just by a phone has caused us to waste our time,time that can be used to think and imagine more instead.

Yes I would like to do a digital detox by turning off my phone when I am not in work .

Would you like to do a digital detox?

Yes, I had already adopted the similar practise a few years ago, due to digital notifications and sounds made me nervous sometimes, sometimes a lot of distractions to weaken my focus and most of the time the digital devices gave me the neck, shoulder pains and eyes strains. After those things, happened to me, then I limit my usage of the digital devices. I also found out that now adays smartbands and smart watches are somewhat useful to reduce the time that you are looking your phones or tablets or other connected devices.

it would be useful for everyone to do a digital detox. I don't think I'm digital addicted but maybe sometimes I spend a lot of time to watch stupid video on the phone and then I realize that was just wasted time

I don't like the situation that I should check my smartphone as soon as there is a notification. It has been almost one year since I have to do so, because I put a flat on Airbnb and Tujia, I don't want the guest waiting. The Tujia APP really makes me nervous, if you don't answer in 10m it will call you again and again to remind you there's a question you should answer and at the same time it warns you if you do not answer in 30m, the ranking of your house will be down and there's a risk to be sold out. I don't like the feeling of cooperating with Tujia APP, literally.

It’s an informative and interesting experience, I think this idea can be used for mobile and telephone and I did it and it was very helpful for me.

As the speaker mentioned detox is more practical for younger ages who were used to digital devices as well as geeks. In some cases and jobs its inevitable to work majority of their time with these devices.