Gemma is sick of being ignored while Sam is on his phone. In this video they discuss the pros and cons of being constantly connected. What will they decide to do? 

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Hello Kirk, Thank you so much for your reply.I haven't tried the Chines-language site yet,because I don't know the site address.Could you please show me the link address?I'm looking forword to learn English from the site.Thanks a million.

Hi Kirk,
I'm in China too. I've tried the Chinese-language site then and still can't view the videos. Not only the videos in this part, but also all other videos can't be played. I think it will be better for us in China to have a audio version to learn. Anyway it's already lucky enough to have scripts.
Many thanks to British Council and all the staffs working for BC.

Hello BING70 and Mandy

First of all, I'm sorry the videos aren't working for you. It seems that for technical reasons, our videos don't currently work in China. Our technical team is aware about the problem and has already started working on a solution.

I'm afraid they expect it will take a few more weeks for them to fix it, but the good news is that after that, they should work for you. So please do check again in July.

Sorry again! I wish I had a quicker solution for you.

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Kirk

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I dislike using phones, when I speak with somebody, I think the person who is in front of me deserves all my attention

Hello everyone
Personally, I shun using my phone when I'm with my friends. I actually hate it when somebody is using his phone while talking to me. However, it's fine in case of an emergency or a situation in which the usage of the mobile phone is required. Mobile phones have facilitated a plethora of things in our life, one of its best advantages is making communication between people easier no matter how far people are from each other which was impossible a century ago, at that time not many people could afford having a phone in their house, not even making a call , so I'm very thankful to the companies how made this possible by producing a variety of phones that even poor people can own and benefit from the advantages that they provide us with.In addition, no one today can imagine a world without these devices, they catering us with features that really can make any task in real life easier, for example: taking a picture, few decades ago , people had to look for a photographer, pay him and give him extra tip to come to your house and take a picture of you with your family while nowadays u just click on a button and that's it. Mobile phones can also make some tasks funny and enjoyable, for instance: doing the chores while listening to music, this one of the thing that i really like about mobile phones, whenever I start organizing my room or folding my clothes I play music and it makes my endeavour quite amusing.
On the other hand, one of things that I dislike the most about these devices is their ability of distracting and preventing people from spending time with their families and their loved ones.

Hi everyone
I try to keep my mobile phone in my pocket and not use it while I´m with my friends or family, it´s a rule as a long as itsn´t a emergency call.

If you don´t overuse I think is a fantastic gadget wich you can keep in touch with your friends and family , also you can learning something, reading books, news , see the weather and much more things.

Honestly, i use my mobile phone all the time, including meetings with friends. Altough i think that virtual contact does not replace personal contact, i am incoherent with my actions.

I not feel the need of using any mobile phone till I got a job in the U.S. For me, it is essential to any survivor in a foreign country. Part of your social and professionnal mobility, its diverse functionalities help to find out the best spots that fit your needs : housing, food, car purchase, commodities, all basic necessities. Thanks to the integrated GPS and the online payment, it makes you feel free : travelling accross the U.S. and up and down, helping you to overcome your apprehensions face to the unknown. Depending on the age, the generation, the occupations and situations, the pros and cons of the mobile phones may converge or diverge in their opinions. Yet, it is relevant to underscore a gap between the Z generation addicted to the new technologies and their twentieth century's elders.

I have to say, I seldom use mobile phone when I was in with friends but I recognize almost people meet up together in coffee shop they are always focus on their phone, i do not know why. I did not like it, meet up to talking to each other, right? why use mobile phone? Of course in urgent case soemone need to use their phone to do something important. We will respect them.
About pros and cons of mobile phone,
- Pros: everyone can contact you anytime, anywhere, and vice versa, find some place with navigation mode, easy access, log in with 3G, wifi, payment internet bank by mobilephone, use social networks, shopping online with mobile phone, ect,...
- Cons: Because it has pros a lot so it is also cons, in the long term people will be depended on, if one day without access or login or someplace no internet they cannot do anything. Use to it a lot lead to become an addicted.

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