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Rants and Raves - Mobile Phones

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 This activity provides short listening practice based around a monologue about mobile phones. The monologue relays how the speaker feels about mobile phones in society, particularly on trains.

Derek Spafford

In this lesson, students will listen to a monologue about mobile phones. They will put the monologue in the correct order and listen to check answers. There are also suggestions for developing the theme of mobile phones to practise specific areas of grammar. 


  • To Practice listening skills
  • To improve students’ vocabulary and speaking skills specifically related to mobile phones

Age group:



CEF level A2-B1


30 minutes plus time for developing the theme


The lesson plan, transcript and student worksheets can be downloaded in PDF format below

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Language level
Language Level: 
Intermediate: B1

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