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Is it possible to spend too much time on your mobile phone? In today’s episode we will be discussing mobile phone addiction.
Bilbilakee harkaarratti yeroo hedduu dabarsuun danda’amaa? Qophii har’aa keessatti waa’ee araada bilbila harkaa mari’anna.

 

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Mobile phone addiction

Look at the Session Vocabulary – make sure you know what these words mean:

  • devices
  • tap
  • swipe

Quiz

How often do you think typical mobile phone users touch their phones?

  • every 33 seconds?
  • every 43 seconds?
  • every 53 seconds?

Listen to Sam, Kee and Ammayyuu discussing the topic of ‘mobile phone addiction’ and find out the answer.

Listen, then check the transcript below.

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Ammayyuu
Ashamaa! Gara English Together Afaan Ingilizii Walii Wajjiin mataduree tibbanaarratti mari’annuufi qooqa dubbachuuf si barbaachisu sii qoodnutti baga nagaan dhufte.

Ani Ammayyuudha. Saam akkasumas Kii na waliin jiru.

Sam
Hi, I’m Sam.

Kee
And I’m Kee. Welcome!

Ammayyuu
Kutaa qophii torbee kanaatiin waa’ee araada ‘addiction’ bilbila harkaa dubbachuuf jirra. Kana baruu waan barbaanneef fayyadamtoonni bilbila harkaa turtii hangamiitin bilbilasaanii akka deebisani tuttuqan hubachuuf murteessineerra. These results come from dscout.com. Ati maal yaadda? Yeroo hangam keessatti mobaayiliikee deebistee tuttuqxa?
A. Sakandiiwwan 33
B. Sakandiiwwan 43
C. Sakandiiwwan 53

Kee
I know, I know…

Ammayyuu
The question’s not for you. Itti dhiisi. Deebii isaa booda sitti himna. Now, listen to a BBC 5Live news story on this topic of mobile phone addiction. Araada mobaayilii harkaa fayyadamuu.

News insert
Now, are you addicted to your mobile phone? Apparently, almost a third of us are unable to go more than an hour without checking it and a quarter of us recognise we are addicted to these devices. The heaviest smart phone users click, tap and swipe on their phone 5,500 times a day.

Sam
Wow, 25% of people say that they are addicted to their phones. Hmm, I use my phone a lot, but I don’t think I’m addicted to it…

<notification sound>

Kee
I’m not so sure…..

<notification sound><notification sound>

Sam
Sorry… I’ll be with you in just a minute.

<notification sound><notification sound>

Ammayyuu
Come on Sam, we are at work!

Sam
Sorry, I got distracted there for a minute. <notification sound> Can you explain that while I answer this message?

Ammayyuu
Saam! Sababiinsaa ‘distracted’ daran qalbii si fuudheeraa?

Kee
Would you say that you can be distracted by mobile phones…?

Ammayyuu
Definitely…. Just ask Sam!

Sam
Sorry, I was distracted there, wasn’t I? Let’s get on with the show… so what do you think of this story?

Kee
Well, it’s clear isn’t it – people just use their phones way too much. No one seems to be able to pay attention to anything anymore.

Ammayyuu
I think you might be right - ‘pay attention’ jechuun qalbeeffadhu. But phones are just part of our life now, aren’t they? It’s complicated, isn’t it?

Kee
I don’t think it’s that difficult – for some things you just need to be able to pay attention. What’s so difficult about that?

<notification sound>

Sam
Erm… Sorry again, that might have been me. Do people still turn their phones off? Really? All I have to do is make sure I focus on what I’m doing!

Ammayyuu
Really Sam? Jechi ‘focus’ jedhu xiyyeeffannoo jechuudha. I have to put my phone away when I’m working on something, or I can’t focus.

<notification sound>

Kee
Guys, just turn your phones off, then you can focus. There’s no way you can be productive like this, checking your phones every 20 seconds!

<notification sound>

Ammayyuu
Yes, sorry! ‘Productive’ jechuun bu’aa kan buusu. I think I’m more productive when I really concentrate on work.
Kun gara deebii gaaffii dura sigaafadhetti nu fida. Giddugaleessaan, ittifayyadamtoonni bilbila harkaa sekoondiiwwaan 33 keessatti deebi’anii bilbilasaanii xuxxuqu.

Kee
And how do you think you could be more productive?

Sam
Erm… by really focusing on my work.

Kee
And what do you think would help you focus?

Sam
I need to make sure I only pay attention to my work and not be distracted.

Kee
Really? What do you think might be distracting you?

<notification sound>

Sam
You’re talking about my phone, aren’t you?

Kee
How did you guess?

<shut down sound>

Ammayyuu
Tole, Fakkeenyuma Saam nan hordofa jedheen yaada akkasumas bilbilakoo nan cufa.
Atihoo? Bilbilakeetiin ‘distracted’ jeeqamtaa ? Wantotarratti akka qalbeeffattuu ‘pay attention’ akkasumas ‘focus’ hin xiyyeeffane si dhowwaa? Hojjiirratti ‘productive’ bu’aa qabeessa akka hintaane si taasisaa?
Kan torbaan kanaa otoo hingoolabiin dura, waa’ee jechoota har’a dubbachaa turre haa ilaallu. Jechoonni hunduu fuulleffannaa waliin hidhata qabu. ‘Distracted’ jechuun hojii raawwachuu malturraa qalbeeffachuu dhabuu, ‘pay attention’ jechuun jeeqamuurra wanta tokkorratti hubannoo taasisuu; ‘focus’ wanta tokkorratti gadi fageenyaan xiyyeeffachuudha. Akkasumas, ‘productive’ jechuun turtii yeroo muraasa keessatti gara caalu hojiin dabarsuu danda’uuudha.
Waan nu waliin turteef galatoomi. English Together Afaan Ingilizii Walii Wajjiin dabalataaf torban dhufu wal agarra. Gaariitti!

Meaning and use

distracted (adjective)

To be ‘distracted’ is when you start to think about something different to what you are supposed to be thinking of.

I burnt the dinner because I got distracted by the TV when I was cooking.

I was trying to get some work done, but my colleagues kept distracting me with questions.


to pay attention (verb)

To ‘pay attention’ to something is to concentrate on a particular thing.

Pilots have to pay attention to all the instruments when landing a plane.

If you aren’t going to pay attention in this class, you will have to leave!


to focus (verb)

To focus on something means to do one thing to make sure that you do it well

Sometimes I need to be somewhere quiet to focus on my work.

I can’t draw very well unless I completely focus on it.


productive (adjective)

‘Productive’ means that you get a lot of work done in a set period of time.

I am much more productive in the morning. I work much quicker then.

I am more productive when I work with someone else – I get more done.

Mobile phone addiction

4 Questions

Choose the correct answer.
Deebii sirrii ta’e filadhu.

잘하셨습니다 퀴즈를 다하셨습니다
Excellent! Great job! 네 안타깝군요 이번 점수입니다:
x / y

Over to you!

So, what about you? Are you addicted to your phone? Do you know someone who is? What problems does this cause? What can people do to use their phones less? Tell us on our Facebook group.

Join us for our next episode of English Together, when we will learn more useful language and practise your listening skills.
Barnoota English Together ittaanu kan dandeettii caqasuukee ittiin shaakaltuufi qooqa barbaachisoo barannutti walitti deebina.

Session Vocabulary

  • distracted
    qalbii dhabuu

    to pay attention
    qalbeeffachuu

    to focus
    xiyyeeffachuu

    productive
    bu’aa qabeessa

    unable
    gochuu dhabuu

    devices
    meeshaalee

    to tap
    tuquu

    to swipe
    quba irra-oofuu