Effects of Mobile Phones In The Families

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on July 14, 2019 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Mobile phones are used by nearly every person in the western world, young and old. There is no doubt that the introduction of mobile phones has changed the way we live, and the benefits are clear to see.

As technology develops, mobile phones become even better, the overuse of them is something people are starting to question, and in particular the negative effects they can have on people’s lives. It is not uncommon to see a family out for dinner, not talking to each other, but instead, all of them will be looking down at their mobile phones leading to the question, are mobile phones destroying families?





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Useful Vocabulary

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  • mobile (noun)
  • addictive (adjective)
  • addiction (noun)
  • communication (noun)
  • downside (noun)
  • upside (noun)
  • social (adjective)
  • value (noun)

Conversation Questions

  • Are mobile phones destroying families?
  • How often do you use your mobile phone?
  • What age do you think people use mobile phones the most?
  • What are the benefits mobile phones give to families?
  • What are negative effects mobile phones give to families?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.