Annoying cell phones? (June 2005)

Science for Life, the radio programme which is always first with the big Science and Technology stories. Today’s big story is about “cell phones”. How many working cell phones are there today in Europe? How many mobile phones are there in the whole world? How many cell phone addicts are there who can’t stand being away from their mobiles? And how many cell phone users shout their conversations in trains, supermarkets, museums, stations or parks. Are you one of them? If so, how do you think other people feel when you are speaking on your mobile, for example, in your morning train to college? Dr Bret is with us today to help us understand how people react to cell phones.

After the listening exercise you can check your answers by reading the script.

In this radio programme you are going to listen to hear some new words. Read and listen to them. Make sure you know what they mean.
Face-to-face: cara a cara / cara a cara            Annoy, annoying, annoyance: molestar, molest, molèstia / molestar, molesto, molestia

Rehearse, rehearsal: assajar, assaig / ensayar, ensayo

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