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  • Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

  • We Speak with me, Feifei...

  • Rob: Yeah, yeah, it was fun, wasn't it, yeah...

  • and when Neil fell over... I know!

  • Feifei: Excuse me, Rob.

  • Can we begin now?

  • Rob: Oh, right. Sorry - I'll

  • call you back. Bye.

  • Feifei: Rob, you know the rules - no mobile

  • phones in the studio.

  • We can't have them ringing

  • when we're broadcasting.

  • Switch it off, please.

  • Rob: But... but I'm expecting

  • a very important call and...

  • Feifei: Tough!

  • Rob: OK. How can I check the latest

  • football scores now?

  • And ring my mum, and I wanted

  • to send a text to Dan and...

  • Feifei: Rob, are you OK? You're starting

  • to sweat. Oh no, I think

  • you've got NOMOPHOBIA!

  • Rob: Oh no! What's that? I know,

  • I'll look it up on my phone.

  • Feifei: No phones, Rob! But I can tell you

  • that nomophobia is the fear of not having

  • or not being able to use

  • your mobile phone! Let's hear some

  • examples of other

  • nomophobia sufferers...

  • My brother has definitely

  • got nomophobia - he never switches

  • his phone off, even when we're

  • at the cinema.

  • My phone is being fixed and I'm feeling

  • quite anxious - maybe

  • I've got nomophobia?!

  • Calling all nomophobes - it's time

  • to switch off your phones,

  • have a digital detox and

  • start talking to people rather

  • than staring at a small screen!

  • Feifei: You're listening to The English

  • We Speak from BBC Learning English,

  • and we're talking about

  • 'nomophobia' - the fear of not having or

  • not being able to use your mobile

  • phone. Rob's got it right now.

  • Not long now, Rob, until you can

  • go outside and use your phone.

  • Rob: Phew! I've got to text Dan

  • and tell him a really funny joke,

  • plus add some amusing emojis...

  • Feifei: So, really urgent, then? You could

  • just go and talk to him - he's sitting right

  • over there.

  • Rob: I can't do that. I have

  • to use my phone - I do everything

  • on my phone these days.

  • I can't live without it. Can I switch on now?

  • Feifei: Oh go on, then.

  • We've almost finished.

  • Rob: Oh no! The battery is dead -

  • it needs charging.

  • Feifei: Oh dear, Rob. It looks like

  • you'll be suffering from nomophobia

  • for a bit longer.

  • Bye.

  • Rob: Bye. Could I borrow yours, please?

Feifei: Hello and welcome to The English

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What does 'nomophobia' mean?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/23
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