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Technology Making Us Ugly
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ID: 2814 Upper Intermediate
Is your smartphone making you ugly? Learn how using a cell phone can lead to pimples, double chins, and forward head posture. Photo by dkeats
Wed Dec 16 2015 | Fiona Tian, Constance Fang
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|发言||fāyán||to make a speech; to send a message on social messaging apps|
|戒||jiè||to kick (a habit)|
yí ，zuìjìn zài wēixìn qún lǐ ，dōu hěn shǎo kànjiàn nǐ fāyán ā ！
Huh, recently in the WeChat group I seldom see you write anything!
shì de ，zuìjìn wǒ dǎsuàn “jiè ”shǒujī le 。
Yes, recently I've been trying to "wean" myself off my cell phone.
zhēn de ma ？hǎohāo de wèishénme yào “jiè ”shǒujī ne ？
Really? Why would you want to give up something great like a cell phone?
zuìjìn kàn le yī gè Rìběn zōngyìjiémù ，tāmen fāmíng le yī gè xīncí jiào “shǒujī chǒu nǚ ”。
Recently I watched a Japanese variety show, and they invented a new word called "cell phone ugly women".
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