In this everyday English about Technology podcast, where Amy & Curtis share their experience that they had with cell phones.
In only 20 years, cell phones have gone from being an item only a few ‘cool people’ had to an item that nearly everyone has (and can’t imagine leaving the house without it)!
Everyday English Conversation about Technology
Amy: Hi, everybody, this is Amy, and I’m here with Curtis from Real English Conversations, and today we’re going to be talking all about cell phones.
So, Curtis, why don’t you get us started? Can you tell us a little bit about your very first cell phone and whether or not you were excited to have something like that?
Curtis: My very first cell phone, wow, this is going back quite a ways. It was a flip phone, they called it, so it had a flipped lid, and that’s how you would power it on to make a phone call, and it had an antenna on it as well. So you had to pull out this antenna to get a clearer kind of call quality, and it wasn’t really that great, it wasn’t the best. And then, of course, to end your call, you flip the lid closed, push down the antenna, and that was about it. I don’t think I even had text messaging on it. I just made phone calls.
But I was super excited because it was cutting edge technology and it was something new and exciting, like you started to see people having them in their hands and talking. And I thought, I need one of those. I got to have one of those. So what I did was I went out and bought one and I thought, yeah, my life is more modern now.
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