French Mobile Phone Habits

"Les habitudes des Français vis-à-vis des téléphones portables"
French C1 writing exercise

We're taking a look at the importance of mobile phones in French people's lives.

Pay attention to the hints!

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise: "to do without [something]", "to conduct (a study)", "a respondent (survey)", "an audible alert", "to take into account", "detrimental", "to disrupt the biological clock".

I’ll give you some sentences to translate into French

  • I’ll show you where you make mistakes
  • I’ll keep track of what you need to practise
  • Change my choices if you want
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How the test works

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It would seem that, nowadays, no one can do without their mobile phone, [and this], even at night! According to a study conducted in December 2015, nine out of ten French people apparently use their cellphones, tablets or computers just before going to bed, and close to 36% apparently consult them in bed! Worse, although it's been proven that sleep must be a moment of disconnection necessary to our brains one respondent in five admits to keeping their phone on at night. Audible alerts regularly wake half of them, and 79% (of them) even answer them! And that's not taking into account the detrimental effects of blue light which disrupts our biological clocks by keeping us awake and alert.