Have you ever bought a new phone?
Phones are something we absolutely cannot live without. We use phones for everything from communication to reminders, photography to writing etc. Phones are more than just a talking tool, they’re a way of life. Without phones, it is really difficult to live in today’s world.
Smartphones make our lives easier, and with newer and better smartphones being released all the time, every single aspect of our lives is slowly become simplified. Have you ever gotten excited because you bought a new smartphone? Have you ever wanted to tell people about it? We’re sure you have, because don’t we all!
Sometimes though, we all face problems when trying to accurately convey exactly what we’re trying to say.
Read on to learn exactly what to say, to make your conversational partner understand what you like and dislike about your phone. Happy learning!
So, let’s start by taking a basic situation that all of us can relate to, and work from there.
*You’ve just bought the new iPhone X that has been released, your friend wants to buy a new phone and asks you about your phone*
Read on to find the overall flow, specific vocabulary, phrases, and expressions that can be used for an effective and fluent conversation on this topic. Right below is your guide to having an engaging conversation!
A conversation has specific phases that it goes through. Here is a quick look at we will teach you, to guarantee you a smooth conversation.
Content : What is it that you are going to talk about?
Use the ‘wh’ questions along with the keywords to help you put together the content.
- What phone did you buy? – Redmi Note 6, iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy etc.
- When did you buy it? – Yesterday, Last week, Last month etc.
- Where did you buy it? – Online, at the store, second-hand etc.
- What are its features? – High resolution, Audio quality etc.
- What makes it special? – User-friendliness, Light weight, Quality sensor etc.
Choosing Contextual Vocabulary
Choosing contextual vocabulary to suit the scenario you’re talking about can be very important when it comes to giving depth and clarity to what you’re trying to say, as well as piquing* your partner’s attention. In this case, you’re talking about a phone you bought.
Listed below are a few words and phrases that could come in handy while elaborating on the phone. Additionally, the meanings of a few starred (*) words are given at the end of this article that you could also use!
- Device accessories
Similarly. given below are a few descriptive words and phrases that you could use to make your conversation more interesting!
- Sleek design
- Quality camera
- Useful features
- Bigger screen
- Low/High battery life
- Increased storage space
- Customised settings/controls
- High quality audio
- High resolution video
- Diverse range of applications
- Built-in apps
- Camera with multiple filters
- Handheld comfort
- Phone cases
- User-friendly interface
Initiate the conversation by talking about the new phone you bought.
‘I bought the new iPhone X, I ordered it online and it got delivered to me yesterday.’
Express your liking/disliking of the phone – this could be why you brought the phone into the conversation.
‘It’s a very interesting phone with lots of new features.’
Express your opinions about the phone – here are 5 examples of things you could say
- The phone’s camera quality is great, perfect for taking pictures.
- The audio is of very high quality, and the new update provides a much better resolution.
- The features are not very easily accessible, it’s not user-friendly.
- The battery drains very quickly, it makes it difficult to use unless you have a charger and a plug-point around always.
- The phone has a lot of useful built-in applications, but the price is too high, I don’t think it’s worth it.
Based on your opinions, you may tell your conversational partner why he or he should buy the phone.
A model answer would be as follows :-
I bought the new iPhone X, I ordered it online and it got delivered to me yesterday. It’s a very interesting phone with lots of new features. The audio is of very high quality, and the new update provides a much better resolution. The phone’s camera quality is great, perfect for taking pictures. However, the features are not very easily accessible, it’s not user-friendly. Moreover, the battery drains very quickly, it makes it difficult to use unless you have a charger and a plug-point around always. The phone has a lot of useful built-in applications, but the price is too high, I don’t think it’s worth it.
Meaning of starred (*) words
- Pique – Arouse interest.
- Resolution – Visual quality on screen.
- Interface – Phone display