LISTENING 5 – Technology

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What is he going to ask his parents for?

I’ve passed all my subjects with flying colours and my parents have told me that they’re happy to buy me anything as a reward. There are so many things I’d like to have… I guess they are thinking about a book or a trip, which would be great. I’m between a playstation and a laptop actually. I think I prefer the playstation because I can play the latest games and… well, I think it’s a bit cheaper than a laptop. But now that I think about it, it will be easer to talk my parents into buying me a good laptop as I can use it to study and do productive stuff, not only play games… so yes, that’s what I’m going to ask for.

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What’s her piece of advice?

You look worried, what’s the matter?

I feel my children spend too much time in front of a screen, mobile phones, laptops, you know…

I see… first of all, there’s no need to restrict mobile phone or laptop usage. I used to have the same problem and you know what I did? I bought a board game called “secret code”, which has all of us hooked on it now. We play every evening before going to bed! I thought about getting a projector, but, at the end of the day, there’s not much difference between a projector and a screen, right?, so I changed my mind. And I’m glad I did…

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