Environment & Technology

ENVIRONMENT & TECHNOLOGY Apps and Go! WARM-UP Quali app usate più spesso? Scrivete un elenco alla lavagna categorizzandole in base al loro uso: communication, entertainment, utility, school. SPEAKING GROUP WORK 5 Today, social media are everywhere. Teenagers have smartphones, and every smartphone has apps that they use to look for and share information with the rest of the world. Research says that 25% of British teenagers spend four or more hours a day on social media, using apps to chat, share photos, study or play with friends. Popular apps in the UK To stay in touch with their friends British teenagers love Whatsapp and Kik. To share photos and videos, instead, they love using Instagram, TikTok and Snapchat. Discord is also a very popular app that has over 100 million users and is used by gamers to send voice and text messages. But British teenagers also use mobile apps when they have personal problems, if they are anxious or depressed. For example, the app Calm Harm helps them to find psychological help and is downloaded by thousands of teens between 10 and 16. For those who love creating videos, Magisto is a new app for video editing: music and effects are added very easily. Young app developers Teenagers do not only use apps, a few of them also make them and become millionaires! Ethan Duggan, for example, is a 13-yearold American boy who invented LazyKid, an app that automatically answers parents questions when you LAZYKID don t have time to answer, such as Homework done! or Now I can t . What would you like it to say for you? If you like guessing games, the American teenager Michael Sayman made the app for you. The game he invented is 4 Snap: the user must guess a word from a picture he receives from the opponent user. Do you have any idea for a new game app? GLOSSARY to add: aggiungere to assess: valutare beyond: oltre developer: sviluppatore to guess: indovinare item: articolo law: legge literacy: alfabetismo opponent: avversario reliable: affidabile to share: condividere to stay in touch: stare in contatto to trust: fidarsi 16

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