What are your favourite items of technology?

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Jonathan: My favourite item of technology is my camera. Here it is! It's a really nice camera. It's quite small and quite light. It's kind of pocket-sized, so it's easy to carry around everywhere, and the picture quality is really good. It's better than my phone camera.

Jo G: I never had a TV before, at home, but now I'm injured and I can't run, I can't walk very well. So I've treated myself to this beauty. And it's just changed my life.

Jo B: One of my favourite items of technology – apart from the washing machine, which is just brilliant – is this little portable speaker. The quality's really great, so to listen to music or podcasts, you can go out and about, and it's much better than just listening straight off the phone, I find.

Kirk: Bluetooth headphones with noise-cancelling technology come in really handy on the train or in train stations.

Tina: So my favourite piece of technology – it's a bit tricky because I'm not really a technology sort of person, not really much of a techie either – but, I have to say, is my most recent present that I got. It is my retro-radio. Can you see that? It's so cool, isn't it? It's really jazzy! I guess that's why I like it. It's very neat. But it's also an alarm clock. It's also a speaker, so I can listen to my podcasts from my phone and it uses Bluetooth into the radio. And also I've got all my favourite radio channels preset, so I can just pick and choose which one I want. [I] always like a bit of disco music. So, I'm not sure how much that is technical or not, but that's my piece.

In this video, the LearnEnglish team talk about the items of technology that they like the most. Here are some of the things they said.

  • My favourite item of technology is ...
  • I treated myself to ...
  • It's much better than ...
  • ... comes in really handy
  • It's so cool, isn't it?
  • I guess that's why I like it

Now it's your turn

  • What are your favourite items of technology?
  • Does technology play an important part in your life?
  • Do you agree with any other commenters? Reply and let them know.

Write a comment and share a picture of your favourite item of technology. Pictures should be yours and must not include people who can be identified.

Replying to other users' comments is a great way to practise interaction and conversation skills. Press 'reply' to write a reply to a comment that you find interesting.


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Submitted by IraSmolianova on Sun, 04/06/2023 - 11:43


Hello) My favourite technology item is my phone. Really, I don't know wtat I would do without him. I constantly keep in touch with my close people, I can read news, I can learn, I can rise, I can relax. It's my notebook and calendar, my alarm and a great helper with all my questions.  

Submitted by Juris999 on Tue, 30/05/2023 - 14:17


Technologies have become an essential part of today's sedentary lifestyle. My favourite technology-related electronic item is Airpods. They are immobile and come handy while attending meetings or going for an evening walk.

Thank You

Submitted by nafiu musa on Sun, 28/05/2023 - 16:26


My favorite piece of technology is clipper because of its ability to ease hair cut. I believe that without clipper hair cutting style will not be possible.
Nafiu Musa Alhassan

Hello nafiu musa,

That's a great point! When I read your comment, I thought of the story on our Can a haircut change your life? Video zone page and so wanted to share it with you. I hope you enjoy it!

All the best,
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by kheireddine naim on Tue, 23/05/2023 - 05:24


My favourite item of technology is Computer because it is a smart and easy-to-use device that helps develop your life while working on it.

Hi kheireddine naim,

Is that your computer in the photo? It looks really light and portable!


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Arice on Sun, 21/05/2023 - 00:54


My favourite item of technology is my computer. I really love it because it makes my life easy and i am more produtive with him.

Submitted by Bot09GJI78OWT … on Sat, 20/05/2023 - 08:09


My preferred technology is my desktop computer. It holds significant importance to me, as it remains consistently accessible for my daily work use.

Submitted by gosia_czech on Sat, 20/05/2023 - 08:04


Technology does play an important part in my daily life. It helps me to find exercises in the morning, set a timer for my meditation sessions, and also study English. However, I do feel bad about the fact that I use it so much. Most of the time after using a lot of electronic devices I can feel pretty drained and exhausted. I much rather spend my time doing activities outside of screens, like reading a good book, spending time drawing, talking to my family etc. I don't have a favourite item of technology, but the one I most commonly use is my tablet. I use it often to watch videos, read or listen to music.

Submitted by Wael79 on Wed, 17/05/2023 - 10:04


In deed, my favourite item of technology is my smart phone. I find it so useful to help me staying get in touch with my co-workers and complete many job tasks.
I think that the technology plays an important part in our life. But for me, I'm not obsessed with using this technology. So I spend my free time reading books and doing some chores.

Submitted by ryuy on Tue, 16/05/2023 - 06:19


My favorite technology is my phone
Because it is useful and it keeps me touch with over the world and also helps me in everything in my daily life. I can take a photo, listen to music . In general, Technology makes our life easier than past

My favorite technology is a laptop, because of its convenience.
It is so portable and I can bring everywhere.
The laptop is changed my life so much because it's made me take it easy and learn about a number of ideas.
I feel satisfied when I have the laptop

Submitted by esraa26 on Mon, 15/05/2023 - 11:30


I think technology is a double edged sword but we can't live without it anymore.
For me, the internet is the most magical technology.
You literally have access to everything. You can learn whatever you want, communicate with others, search for instructions for any machine, read articles/books, plan your trips, do reservations and pay bills and more
It drives me crazy when there's no internet access

Submitted by SonTran on Mon, 15/05/2023 - 10:07


Nowaday, lot of people has his/her own several technology items, such as a laptop, PC, mobile phone, wireless speaker, smart watch... and even a self drive electric vehicle. I also have some and the most favorite one is my Apple watch.
My smart watch plays as my assistant, It always besides me whole the day to help me to pickup a phone call, see the brief of incoming message then be able to reply a short message without typing content when I am in a meeting. It notifies me when the next meeting is coming, reminds me stand up every hour, tracking my activities in a day... These features have been really really great.

Submitted by Đỗ Duy Anh on Sun, 14/05/2023 - 05:51


Hi, my name is Alex and I live in Ho Chi Minh city.
My favourite item of technology is my pc. It's much better than the laptop as my pc can do many things including playing high quality games, watch movie with a large screen and also stronger wifi. It's cool, isn't it? I guess that is the reason why I like my pc, my buddy!

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Submitted by olha.tryh on Sat, 13/05/2023 - 20:46


My favorite device is my laptop. I feel very comfortable working with it, screen is big and I can do many things at once, just switching folds or windows fast. I really like my laptop even more than phone. I feel motivated to work, when I use it, cause I created a cool space for study with useful sites and apps.

Submitted by mrghazy on Tue, 09/05/2023 - 08:41


Hello everyone,
I'm Ahmed. I think that my favourite piece of technology is my smart phone. It is portable and I can be in contact with anyone whenever and wherever I am.
Technology has been evolved recently and what I really admire nowadays is what is called , Chat GPT, it's great as it makes everything I need easy and flexible.

Submitted by Nusly Martinez on Mon, 08/05/2023 - 22:28


Hello I´m Nusly

All about technology is incredible! But my laptop specially connected to internet is amazing. In it I save all my work, courses, photos etc. I was learning programming but was a little difficult to me, so I decides only be and user, specially to learn English, watch movies, listening to music, podcast, attend courses, to be in touch with my family and friends...but my smart TV is my daily partner to watch videos about English, study, do exercise, dancing and singing that is to relax and laptop to work.

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Submitted by guillermot on Sat, 06/05/2023 - 15:54


My favourite item technology is my new notebook, that is quickly, modern, comfortable and sophisticated. His compatibility is very big with more other technologys.
Has much programs and applications what me allow working and enjoy more easily

This is your photo,

Hi. Hope I am not being rude. I am not professional at English. But there is a few words that I want to correct. Hope it is helpful for you. If my attempt of correction is wrong. Please let me know.
My favourite item of technology is my new notebook, which is quick, modern, comfortable and sophisticating. Its compatibility is that can work with other technologies in wide variety.
Furthermore it has many programs and applications that allow me to work and enjoy.

Submitted by Hala Etayari on Fri, 05/05/2023 - 12:59


Actually, I like all pieces of technology, Laptops, smart phones and smart watches. I think that the most important technology is the internet. it facilitated communication and the spread of information. but on the other hand, it kept people isolated and less communicating to each other face to face.

That´s right people near us is each with their personal piece of technology, but people in other cities or countries around the world, now is closer, the communicatio is cheaper as well. There are advantages and disadvantages, so everybody is free how they prefer.

Submitted by Marwa Hamid Ab… on Fri, 05/05/2023 - 10:00


My favourite item of technology is my laptop. i bought it last year.
It's much better than my previous one. It has more advantages. I can use it as a tablet , it has a touchscreen. furthermore I can take it in my bag.
It's so cool, isn't it?
I guess that's why I like it

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Submitted by Hnayen Wassim on Fri, 05/05/2023 - 03:21


So one of my favorite pieces of technology is the smartphone it's really useful and I have a lot of options that give a lot of facilities to reach the society and be updated on what's happening in the whole world, the artificial intelligence that shows me things that I'm interested in without looking for it I'm so grateful to who created the basic concept of the phone call who is "Eric Tigerstedt"

Submitted by ayat ahmed on Thu, 04/05/2023 - 12:50


My favourite is my phone as I have a big family and I am always worry about them so we can communicate easily.... But being as a mum my favourite of all is the air fryer . It's really a great piece of technology as I can make healthy tasty food for my kids

Hi ayat ahmed,

That's very interesting. Where I live, air fryers are very popular at the moment. What kind of things can you cook with them, and are they easy to use?


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by ornella29 on Tue, 02/05/2023 - 23:23


my favorite item of technology is my smartphone because I can study english, listen music, watch film also into my bed. I treated myself to a last generation smartphone, very light and elegant.

Submitted by Atibaa on Mon, 01/05/2023 - 16:21


My favorite item of techonogical tool in not an object but rather a software, what everyone knows today: Chat GPT or also known as Artificial Intelligence.
It helps for me for my work if I need special information. But sometimes this is also wrong, it gives the wrong answers.
Do you have same experience?

Hi Atibaa!
I've made similar experiences with ChatGPT and similar resources. I use it a lot for my English studies, but I have to be careful as sometimes grammar points are "artificially wrong". It's a good idea to always let AI explain why it shows you some results and question the results you get.

Hi atibaa, mine is not the same as yours; mine choiced technological product is cell phone I cherished it because it helps me to connect with people within my reach even those beyond my reach at times from mine own country I conveniently communicate a sister of mine in UK and lots more and it's so handy too. However, it has it's own demerits owing to the fact that it can get lost at any time then all the documents and contacts there will be gone.

I've had the same experience but i think that it was a good idea to make because you can learn things without needing to put effort.

Submitted by alistair on Mon, 01/05/2023 - 07:04


My favorite item of technology is my switch , because I can play many games on it , it is not big so I can carry it to anywhere , and its battery has a long life that can help me to use the device in any place for a long time without charging.

My favorite piece of technology is my cell phone. I can take beautiful photos everywhere, I can text to my friends and the last but not least I can watch video by youtube.

The Switch is the favourite item of tecnology of my douther. She carries around it to anywhere. Her favorite game is football!

Submitted by fepetrucci on Sun, 30/04/2023 - 17:18


My favorite piece of technolgy is my laptop. Macbooks are so intuitive and fun to use. They save me a lot of time as well. Screenshot can be taken easily. There is not much more to say about them, besides that I love them!

Submitted by wakili on Sun, 30/04/2023 - 07:15


I really like all the technology, but my favorite kind of technology is my computer.

Submitted by wakili on Sun, 30/04/2023 - 07:08


one of the most important part of technology is my laptop computer that is use it everyday with my job in my office. it really helps me to do my work better and better. it plays a really important rule in my job.
I mostly agree with other comments.

Submitted by saalah91 on Sun, 30/04/2023 - 06:45


Great place to exchange ideas about technology in order to practice your English language.

My favourite piece of technology is obviously my mobile phone and the reason is that it has replaced almost everything I needed for my daily live.

Hi saalah91,

Phones have a lot of functions, don't they? But I still have a torch and a watch, even though my phone has those functions. I find it useful to have a separate watch and torch. How about you?

What does the vegetable oil in the picture represent?


LearnEnglish team

Hi everybody!
It's a great challenge for me to start communicating with unknown people as I don't like "to be exposed". But our life makes us do further steps! I also have a question about vegetable oil.
My favorite item is my mobile phone because I can reach all my family and friends at any time! It's amazing what we have now at our disposal, I mean modern technology. However, one day our descendants will be as surprised as we are now looking at these items in the photo and wondering: are all these our grandparents' "modern technology"??:)

Hi cats,

Welcome! We hope you enjoy practising English communication here :)

It's a good point about how today's technology will soon become yesterday's technology. But it's quite exciting to imagine the technological advances that may happen in the future!


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by idelmis on Sun, 30/04/2023 - 02:36


Hi. My favorite item of technology is my cellphone too. I can call to my friends and my co-workers or send messages to them. I can create postcards, learn English and I can be update about the news.

Submitted by Hari123 on Sat, 29/04/2023 - 02:40


My favorite item of technology is Mobile. It is really part of life. Nowadays, everyone loves to use mobile. After connecting to the internet, it is not only a mobile device but a universe where we can find anything from a Google search.

Submitted by Luiscarza on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 23:42


I don’t have a preferred item, I think two of the most useful and lovely items for me are my mobile phone and my smartwatch. I used them everyday to see videos including those of the British council, to received or send messages to my love ones, to look for information useful in my job, and my smartwatch helps me during my exercise routine and to watch up my sleeping (I’m not sure is correct this phrase).

Hi Luiscarza,

That's interesting. How does the smartwatch monitor your sleep? What data does it give you, and is it accurate?


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Vicci on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 22:21


I like most of the technologies because they make our life more comfortable. My favorite technology is a mobile phone. Apart from calls and text messages, I use my phone to learn English, listen to podcasts, and attend online classes. Also, my phone is connected to a smart home and web cameras from my work. Therefore reasons I expect that the mobile phone is the most helpful technology for me.

Submitted by Ibrahim Ghazy on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 19:11


My favorite item of technology is my macbook, it is very lite and small so I can carry it to any place, and its battery has a long life that can help me to use the device in any place for a long time without charging, it is really fantastic device, it is much better than other laptops.
It is very cool, is not it?
I can guess why I like it

Submitted by Mahdi73 on Fri, 28/04/2023 - 18:23


Although I like my cell phone as my favourite technology because I am able to take photos and videos every time and everywhere, I prefer to say my favourite technologies are my cassette player and video cassette player because they are the technologies that I grew up with. I have no photo of my old Betamax video cassette to show you.