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Hi, I’m Teddy. I’m fifteen. Like many of my friends, I’m a social media addict. My favorites are Snapchat and BBM.

And I spend hours and hours a day on them. You always feel connected like you know what everyone is doing at the same time. And it’s like you have to know what everyone is doing.

We used to have a lot of conversation when you come home from school. But now you don’t. You go straight upstairs. And that’s it.

It’s the first day. I’m quite unsure about what I should replace the time I use my social media. It’s actually quite hard. I don’t know what to do with the laptop. There’s nothing to do anymore.

Tell me, how was it?

I did get quite a bit more sleep than usual cuz I wasn’t distracted by Instagram.

What about you? How was it? What about those who didn’t make it?

It was nice to get more free time, but then I didn’t know what to do with the time.

I found it hard.

You are putting together a report for school report. And what you need to do is put your experience into awider context. You need to talk to an expert who knows about what social media does to children’s wellbeing, to their mental health.

The fear of missing out is a big thing, right? But the problem is the more choice you have, the less easy it is to really like what you have. Have you ever been to those places when you’ve got so many flavors ofice cream? I was just…It’s just crazy, right? So normally you know you like chocolate, but when you’ve got like six different flavors of chocolate, you are eating it, but you are not fully enjoying it cuz the other five flavors might have been even better.

That’s everything in the world now cuz there are so many parties you could be going to, your conversations you could be having. And the issue is because that’s inyour awareness so much, you are not where you are. So there is something to be said of really standing still and tasting what you are tasting and learning what you are learning and having fun with what you are having fun with.

I’ve learned that I don’t have to live with social media in my hand constantly. Now, my phone isn’t thefirst thing I reach for when I wake up. This is Teddy, reporting for BBC News school report.

School reporters there having a goal and trying to live without social media. And you can see and hear more from BBC school reporters by going to bbc.com/schoolreport.

It was a pivotal moment in British history, the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 which ushered in the Tudor dynasty. And later a special service will be held in Leicester Cathedral for the arrival of the remains of King Richard III who died at Bosworth. His coffin will travel to Bosworth and other villages before arriving at the cathedral. Our correspondent Joe Black spoke to me from Bosworth Field.

Yes, 530 years ago, 1485, Richard III was defeated.

 

词汇解析

found

难度:5星基本词汇,属常用1000词

英汉解释

v.建立;创立;创办;熔铸;找到,发现(动词find的过去式和过去分词)

参考例句

用作动词 (v.)

This business company was founded in 1724.

这家商业公司建立于1724年。

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expert

难度:4星核心词汇,属常用3000词

英汉解释

n.专家;能手

adj.熟练的;内行的

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

She is a reputable expert.

她是个有声望的专家。

用作形容词 (adj.)

The surgeon cut away the tumour with expert skill.

外科大夫用熟练的技术把肿瘤切去。

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mental

难度:4星核心词汇,属常用3000词

英汉解释

adj.思想的;心理的;精神的;脑力的

n.精神病患者

参考例句

用作形容词 (adj.)

It's clear that mental activity does not stop when we're asleep.

很显然,我们熟睡的时候,思想活动仍然不会停下来。

用作名词 (n.)

The hospital cares for some fifty mental patients.

这家医院照料五十名左右精神病患者。

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emphasize

难度:3星常用词汇,属常用6000词

英汉解释

vt.强调;着重;使突出

参考例句

用作及物动词 (vt.)

We cannot emphasize too much the importance of learning English.

我们再怎样强调学英文的重要性也不为过。

I would like to emphasize that we are ready to meet the management at any time.

我想着重指出,我们愿意在任何时候与管理部门会谈。

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issue

难度:5星基本词汇,属常用1000词

英汉解释

n.议题;问题;期刊号;一次发行额;发行;<律>子女

v.发表;公布;正式发给;发行;流出

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

Parliament will debate the nationalization issue next week.

议会将在下周辩论国有化议题。

The new issue will be divided into four tranches.

新一批发行的债券分为四部份。

用作动词 (v.)

New members will be issued with a temporary identity card.

新成员将配发临时身分卡。

Banknotes of this design were first issued 10 years ago.

这种图案的钞票是十年前首次发行的。

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remains

难度:5星基本词汇,属常用1000词

英汉解释

n.剩余物;遗迹;遗体

参考例句

用作名词 (n.)

After the wheat crop has been gathered, many farmers burn the remains and plough the ash into the soil, so as to enrich it.

小麦收割完成后,农夫们把剩余物烧掉,然后用犁把灰埋入地里,使土地更肥沃。

 

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