The Smart Phone Apps I Use

A British man talks about the three major smart phone apps he uses regularly.

Self Study

Dictation

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Transcript

What are my favourite smart phone apps?

OK, I'm going to say three.

The first one is 'Notes', I'm not sure if it's called 'Notes' but it's basically a notepad. I like to keep a lot of notes when I'm out and about. I track a lot of things and its, you know, you always have your phone on you so it's ideal.

The second one would be 'Audible' which is an audiobook service, because I don't really like to read books, I much prefer to listen to them. I can do that while I'm at the pool, I can do that while making dinner, it gives me a lot of flexibility. I much prefer listening to books.

And the third one would have to be 'Google Maps'. I travel a lot and I'm always using maps to see where I am, where I need to go, and 'Google Maps' is the most accurate. Yeah, I like 'Google Maps'.

Self Study

Use a voice recorder to try to summarize what they said in the episode. You can use the questions and answers below to help.

Questions

  • What's the first app he likes to use?
  • Why?
  • What's the second app he uses?
  • Why?
  • What's the third app he often uses?
  • Why?

Answers

He likes to use 'Notes' the notepad app.

He can conveniently take notes when he's out and about. He can easily track and write down things.

He also uses 'Audible', an audiobook service.

He prefers to listen to books, rather than read them. He can conveniently listen to books while doing other things.

He likes using the 'Google Maps' app.

He likes it because he travels frequently and the app accurately shows him where to go.