Can one be Addicted to the Mobile Phone?

Present Simple | English Grammar Exercise

Can one be Addicted to the Mobile Phone?

Read the following passage and fill in the blanks with the correct present simple conjugation of the verb.

Then, let us know how often and when you use your mobile phone by commenting below.
Do you think, as professionals, we’re addicted to our handsets?

 


 

As a sales rep, I’________ (to be) addicted to my mobile phone.
Every day, I ________ (to receive) nearly 150 e-mails from my customers and colleagues.
As I’________ ( to be) on the road at least 3 days each week, it’________ (to be) especially important for me to keep up with them. So, my mobile never ________ (to leave) my side.

When I’m driving, my phone ________ (to be) always connected to my car’s Bluetooth so that I never ________ (to miss) a call. When I ________ (to stop) for lunch, I always ________ (to check) my e-mails to try to answer and delete as many as I can. This means that when I get to the office, I ________ (to have) fewer things to do. Even when I’________ (to be) stuck in traffic, I ________ (to grab) my phone to quickly see if I have any new messages. When I ________ (to drink) my coffee, I always ________ (to read) the latest headlines to understand what’s happening in the world and my industry.

When I get a chance, I also ________ (to check) into LinkedIn. There’________ (to be) always plenty of information that I need to read to stay connected to my customers. I ________ (to pay) special attention to their postings on newly launched products, organizational changes, or tradeshow participation. In addition to my customers, I also ________ (to follow) my company’s competitors to see if they have come out with anything innovative.

At home, my mobile phone ________ (to be) still always next to me. I ________ (to answer) any e-mails that I can up until the moment I’________ (to be) in bed. When relaxing, I ________ (to go) on Facebook, to see what my friends are up to, or ________ (to read) an article on one of my interests. When I ________ (to travel), I ________ (to use) it to find great restaurants or recommended sites. If I ________ (to need) an address, I ________ (to use) my phone to find it.

I ________ (to think) it’s pretty clear that I’________ (to be) addicted to my mobile phone – I really don’t ________ (to think) I could ________ (to live) without it.

 


 

Answers:

As a sales rep, I’m addicted to my mobile phone.
Every day, I receive nearly 150 e-mails from my customers and colleagues.
As I’m on the road at least 3 days each week, it’s especially important for me to keep up.
So, my mobile never leaves my side.

When I’m driving, my phone is always connected to my car’s Bluetooth so that I never miss a call. When I stop for lunch, I always check my e-mails to try to answer and delete as many as I can. This means that when I get to the office, I have fewer things to do. Even when I’m stuck in traffic, I grab my phone to quickly see if I have any new messages. When I drink my coffee, I always read the latest headlines to understand what’s happening in the world and my industry.

When I get a chance, I also check into LinkedIn. There’s always plenty of information that I need to read to stay connected to my customers. I pay special attention to their postings on newly launched products, organizational changes, or tradeshow participation. In addition to my customers, I also follow my company’s competitors to see if they have come out with anything innovative.

At home, my mobile phone is still always next to me. I answer any e-mails that I can up until the moment I’m in bed. When relaxing, I go on Facebook to see what my friends are up to or read an article on one of my interests. When I travel, I use it to find great restaurants or recommended sites. If I need an address, I use my phone to find it.

I think it’s pretty clear that I’m addicted to my mobile phone – I really don’t think I could live without it.

 


 

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