- Describe a time when you were not allowed to use your mobile phone
- You should say：
- Where you were
- What you were doing at the time
- Why was the mobile phone not allowed
- And explain how you feel about the whole experience
Alright, talking about an experience that I was not allowed to use my phone, I wanna tell you about my last final exam.
It was last June and the exam was taken place in my university. We took the exam in the great hall and every student was asked to put their bags in the back or side area of the room. Students were required to turn off their mobile phones in order to keep the venue quiet. Before the exam, several examiners double checked if any student held a phone in their pocket. There was a student who only muted his phone and he was told to switch it off and put it back to the bag.
The reason why phones were forbidden in an exam was very obvious. First and foremost, some students may use their phones to cheat. Since phones are almost almighty nowadays, it will be way too easy to google an answer and look it up in the dictionaries via the phone. Thus, it is absolutely reasonable to ban mobile phones in an exam. Furthermore, the ringtones and notifications will disturb all the exam candidates if the phones are brought to the venue. Imagine a phone kept ringing during a writing exam, all the students would feel annoyed for sure.
So yeah personally I’m in favor of banning phones in exam venues. I think it helps to prevent cheating and to build a nice environment for all the candidates.
1.Are children allowed to use mobile phones in your country?
There are no clear regulations but parents in China tend to not allow their children to use mobile phones, because using mobile phones too often in childhood may lead to myopia and inattention. Also, if children get used to using mobile phones too early, they will lose their interests in the real world and they may reluctant to make friends with other peers, which is not helpful to his grow.
2.How do you like children having mobile phones?
I hold the same opinion with most Chinese parents because of those concerns I have just mentioned. In order to help children grow up healthily and keep their curiosity towards the real world, they should not be exposed to mobile phones and other gadgets too young. I think children should not be allowed to use mobile phones in their early age.
3.At what age should children have mobile phones? Six, seven or eight?
I think these ages are still too early for them to use mobile phones. Maybe ten or eleven could be the much more suitable ages. But I have to mention that even they are allowed to use mobile phones at these ages, their using time also should be limited. This is because spending too much time on mobile phones may probably influence their study and normal social activities. And concerns of myopia and inattention still exist since they are still growing.
4.Do many old people use mobile phones?
I don’t think so, because my grandparents are still used to using telephones, although my parents bought him a mobile phone. And my grandpa still has a notebook of contact numbers of different relatives. Due to their living habits, they probably feel uncomfortable and strange to use mobile phones. So, I think more old people are likely to use traditional telephones rather than cellphones.
5.Do you think there are any drawbacks of using the mobile phone?
Yes, there are several disadvantages. Firstly, it influences both eye health and cervical health which have already been general health problems for many people. Besides, we are more likely to be disturbed in our private time. For example, our boss may ask us to do some urgent work by mobile phone, even we have been off work. Also, we are more easily to be distracted by mobile phones when we are required to focus on something.
6.What do most people use their mobile phones for?
The main purpose is for social. Privately, we use mobile phones to contact with our parents, friends and spouse. In the workplace, we use mobile phones to send files and contact customers or colleagues for work. Besides, young people tend to use mobile phones to show their life on social media such as Facebook and Instagram, especially when they have some special parties or they go out for traveling.