Are you tech addicted?

Asha, one of our YouTubers, thinks she's totally addicted to her phone. Are you?


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Hey guys! My name is Asha and this video is for British Council’s LearnEnglish Teens online magazine and YouTube channel.

Today, I just wanted to talk about how much we are all obsessed with technology and how it is taking over our lives and I know in fact it is taking over my life – and here are some … some points to see if it’s taking over your life too.

Number 1
If you look at a screen at least nine times a day, it means you’re obsessed with technology. It could be your mobile phone, your iPad, your laptop, your television, even an iPod counts. And sometimes I question why I have glasses and then I’m like, ‘Duh! I’m just obsessed with looking at screens and it’s just messed up my vision.’ That is why I honestly think that the Kindle is such a good invention. It saves so much space around your house – but it means looking at a screen again, so I like to stick to the old-school method of turning pages. Plus I am in love with the smell of new books and old books. Ah! It just smells so good! It really is an unhealthy obsession that I have.

Number 2
Another sign of an obsession with technology-slash-social media is if you check it in the morning and you check it in the evening too, before you go to sleep; and if that becomes your usual routine every single day, well then ... you’ve got a problem too! Personally, I am so guilty of this – and what makes it worse is, I will check every social media and then ’cause it’s taken me 35 minutes to check through it all, I think it is long enough to go all the way back and recheck the social medias again! I really shouldn’t do that.

Number 3
The next one is, is if you feel you can’t cope if your TV broke or if your phone broke … and I tell you, a sign of someone who’s obsessed with their phone is … hold on … if you have one of these bad boys, a portable charger, it means you’re obsessed with your phone because you just don’t want it to die. The only thing I think I could cope with it breaking is probably my TV because I know I’ll have other devices to watch TV on – so whether that’s my laptop or my phone, I’m good. Just as long as my phone doesn’t break! I have this really bad attachment with my phone.

Number 4
Lastly is if you feel like you are not up to date with your favourite celebrities. When Kim Kardashian had taken her three-month break off social media, I was actually missing her, as much as it sounds quite sad to say, but she was a frequent poster and I was a bit like, ‘Where is Kim Kardashian? What is she doing with her life? Why is she not updating me?’ But if you feel like you relate to any of these symptoms of being obsessed with technology or social media, well, it’s all right girl, or boy, I am with you and together we will conquer this addiction.

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Are you tech addicted? 

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Submitted by eoerenozkann on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 19:11

I use technology to play games and surf the social media

Submitted by Tamske1 on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 12:15

Where can I find the worksheet?

Submitted by editor_rachael on Fri, 04/23/2021 - 23:21

Hi Tamske1,


There are no worksheets with our YouTubers videos. We hope you enjoy watching them anyway! But if you are looking for videos with worksheets, you can try our Video zone section. There are lots of videos on different topics there!


LearnEnglish Teens team

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Submitted by Kostantinus on Mon, 03/29/2021 - 09:35

I think I am not, because I am not obsessed with social media. I use my phone a lot just for studing and to connect with my friends and parents.

Submitted by _hhh_ on Wed, 01/20/2021 - 10:55

I use technology to find more information, watch a movie or correspond with friends.

Submitted by Alexandra280 on Sat, 01/16/2021 - 17:34

I am addicted to the phone and gadgets in general, but I try to use them most often for useful purposes and I struggle with this addiction

Submitted by Nelly17 on Sat, 01/16/2021 - 17:01

I'm phone addicted, but with this video I'm trying to change

Submitted by nastena111112 on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 19:00

Oh course, I have a lot of tehnologies! As for me, it's very comfortable to use it.

Submitted by Dmitrii_Zvarich on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 13:13

I often use my computer and mobile phone because I want to learn something new.

Submitted by Kolya100 on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:59

I have a phone and a computer. I spend a lot of time online searching for information and other purposes. So I can say that I am partly dependent on these devices

Submitted by samitovskaya123 on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:24

I am quite into technology. Every morning I start with the fact that I check my phone for new messages. In any free time, I scroll through the Instagram feed or check other social networks. Previously, it was possible to distract myself from the phone by reading a book, now I read all books on the phone in electronic form, because it is more profitable for the wallet, but unfortunately not for health.
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Submitted by Sidekich66 on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 09:14

According to number 1, I am tech addicted. However, I need to use technologies due to distance learning in my school. I can't study without them. Moreover, high-tech devices are a necessary thing in today's world. If technologies hadn't existed, we would not have had such progres.

Submitted by Sergey24 on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 08:54

It seems to me that without technology in our life, we will be simply illiterate, for example, the phone should be used wisely. To search for information or to communicate, work. But not to play games, they make people addicted and already like robots. I agree with the use of technology, but first and foremost it must be used wisely.)))

Submitted by Mischka on Fri, 01/15/2021 - 08:34

I think that I am partly fond of technology, because I use it for study, reading books, communicating with friends, and so on, in our time, nowhere without it.
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