New vs old technologies
French writing exercise

Les technologies nouvelles contre les technologies anciennes

Enzo asks retiree Gertrude her opinion on new technologies.

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"to adapt to [something]", "to get muddled", "to manage on one's own", "in my time", "to take ages".

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What do you think of new technologies? - As a retired [woman], I find it difficult to adapt to all these new devices. I get muddled all the time! Generally, my grandson has to come and help me every time I try and chat online with the rest of the family for I can't manage on my own. In my time, it was much simpler: when we wanted to talk to each other, we either called each other on the phone, or we came in person! - But what did you do to see each other, when you lived thousand of kilometres apart from each other? - We had to send each other pictures by post [US: mail], which took ages! - People must have been much more patient than today!