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C1 advanced: Pros and cons of mobile phones

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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pros:getting lots of information directly, searching easily, making our life more convenient.
cons:It may causes people declining the bond of emotion, and contribute to eyes' illness, and some of people due to addicting to the smartphone, they're often forgetting their diet, or lack of production.

When I hang out with my friend, I always show my respect to spend time with them. And I never texted messages while we were talking. It always causes a good atmosphere having a conversation.

It can happen I use my mobile phone when I'm with my friends or with my relatives, but only for answering to an urgent call or message, otherwise for giving their some informations about the topic of the discussion. With regard to pros and cons of mobile phones, I think that theme will be obsolete within a few years, because we will use other devices, more technologically advanced, as one wich install in our clothes, or even under skin.

one of the downsides is cyber bullying

i'am afraid i use my mobile most of a day chatting or posting memes, cocktail of posts, i can admitt that facebook nowadays became nearly addiction
but on my point of view to be honest it have a lot of advantages, the most important one is making our life easier
and the most popular disadvantage is isolating us from real life and using up our time
i hope that one day we could rationalise our use of mobile in general

No. I didn't using the phone when I meet my friend cause I think not polite. The phone has many pros we can chat, learn English, call friends, ... And the cons is people using the phone everywhere.

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I sincerely believe that there are advantages and disadvantages of having a mobile.
Firstly, we can keep up with the people we care most about, and colleagues from work or who do the same job as we do.
Secondly, we can quickly share information and multimedia resources through social networks of email service.
Thirdly, it is a practical device to support studies and job tasks as wells, since we do not have to carry a heavy laptop with us.
Beyond that, nowadays many people use mobiles to ask for services like for instance Uber, ifood, and another ones, so it is part of our lives now.
But there are some disadvantages as well, like being distracted from reality, especially while we are walking on the streets of the city centre, which in turn can be quite dangerous.
Then, there is also a lack of empathy from addicted users whom do not pay attention to those next to them, consequently this may cause a negative impact on social relationships.
And finally, the worst disadvantage may be a trivial thinking of being the most liked or popular on social media. Thus people might even forget to give attention and care to those who need the most by being too focused on virtual interaction.

Hello everyone there is a trouble with the sound as well inspite of that I turn the volume up to full