We read an article about smartphones making us dumber:
Vocabulary Top 10:
lap - the area between the knees and the hips of a person who is sitting down
satiety - a feeling or condition of being full after eating food
indignant - feeling or showing anger because of something that is unfair or wrong : very angry
tax - (verb) to require a lot from (something or someone) : to put demands on (something or someone) (note: tax also have other meanings)
trial - a test of the quality, value, or usefulness of something; a test of someone's ability to do something that is used to see if he or she should join a team, perform in a play, etc.
vagaries - changes that are difficult to predict or control
permeated - to pass or spread through (something)
drain - to cause (something) to lose something important; to make (someone) very physically or mentally tired;
luddite - a person opposed to increased industrialization or new technology
assiduously - diligently; in a way that shows great care, attention, and effort
Have you noticed any of the effects they describe in the article?
Do you think smartphones are distractions?
Challenge - try to use some of these vocabulary words in your answer