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1. It helps me to kill time when I’m bored.
2. I like it too much for my own good.
3. It’s getting better all the time.
4. It is just not good for our health.
5. I don’t like it, but I cannot avoid it.
6. It is the best solution for any businessman.
7. Elderly people find it difficult to use.
A – 7
B – 1
C – 5
D – 3
E – 2
F – 6
In this day and age there are so many things you are expected to do online! If you don’t own a computer or a tablet you cannot even do simple things like book a hotel or get a doctor’s appointment. And even if you do get a computer it takes forever to figure out how to use it. It can get very frustrating for people my age. I cannot help but envy my young grandchildren and the ease with which they navigate this virtual world of theirs.
I love my touch-screen phone. The best thing about it is that there are always so many things you can use it for, especially when you have nothing else to do: listen to music, take pictures, play video-games or text your friends. Sometimes I have to spend a long time on a bus or a train or wait for my parents while they are shopping. My phone is my best friend in these situations.
I hate social media. I’m not a very sociable person in general, but when every 5 seconds your phone lights up with a new notification or message from one of the hundreds of social media networks that you’ve joined, it’s just unbearable. When I come home I just want to relax and avoid talking to people instead of having them follow me into my private life. But these days you are expected to be part of this nightmare and if you are not, you might miss some important information.
I’m 45 years old and I’ve been a gamer ever since I can remember. Over the years I’ve seen a lot of innovations in video games. The first video game console you could hook up to your TV was very primitive by today’s standards. The graphics got better and better on later game consoles and then computers. They went from 2D to 3D, becoming more and more realistic and believable. Now we have virtual reality. It’s very exciting for me to get to feel like I’m actually in the video game world.
I cannot imagine how people lived even twenty years ago. Nowadays it seems impossible that life could exist without the Internet, social media, mobile phones, etc. I personally couldn’t survive without them. Even though I know I probably shouldn’t, I keep finding myself reaching for my phone every 5 minutes to refresh the feed on my FB, Twitter or Instagram accounts. All in all, I end up spending hours on end reading, liking, sharing and commenting on people’s posts. I guess I’m addicted!
Modern technology is great! A single mobile phone or tablet can substitute for an entire office! Now when I’m travelling I don’t feel disconnected from my work. There’s hardly anything I cannot do as long as I have a stable Internet connection. I can send e-mails, take part in video-conferences, and be available 24/7 if the need arises. It’s a dream come true for a true workaholic like me.