Conversation with Dialogue | Smart Home Devices | 84

In this conversation with dialogue, Luke and Emma talk about their dislike of smart home devices. Listen to the English podcast audio for free, read along with the English transcripts and study new words with the vocabulary list. Check out the ‘Extra!’ for a video interview on the pros and cons of smart home devices.

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Conversation with Dialogue | Transcript

Emma (00:02):
You are listening to a short conversation in English with Dialogue Frog. Have you purchased any of those convenient home appliances?

Luke (00:17):
No.

Emma (00:20):
No. I just received for Christmas, it's called a sous vide. It's like a water immersion cooker and it's apparently like technology for cooking that they would use in a professional restaurant. So you have to learn a whole new way of cooking, but it's supposed to be convenient. You can connect the device to your phone and then you can cook remotely.

Luke (00:47):
Pretty cool.

Emma (00:48):
There are so many different like household things that you can connect to your phone to make it like more convenient.

Luke (00:57):
And also disturbing.

Emma (00:59):
It is a little disturbing. Which one do you think is the most disturbing?

Luke (01:06):
Um, like when you have lights controlled by your phone.

Emma (01:10):
Oh yeah.

Luke (01:11):
It's like, I don't know. I don't like it that that can be done.

Emma (01:17):
It, it is pretty weird when the lights start to change and you didn't actually flip a switch. You've pre-programmed it to change at a certain time. But that can be convenient too, right? Because you're, uh, setting that if you're out of town or something and you want the lights to turn on and off, um, while you're not home. So people think you're home, like a safety feature. The other one I find kind of disturbing is, uh, there are some very fancy versions of like ovens and stoves where you can turn on an oven before you're home.

Luke (01:58):
Oh, that's, that doesn't-

Emma (02:00):
It bother-

Luke (02:00):
-seem safe.

Emma (02:01):
It doesn't seem safe, does it? Like, and I've never been in a house that's had a fire due to an oven, but the brain says ovens get hot. Something that is hot can cause a fire. And if I'm not there, I can't do anything about it. Do you, so do you think that they're convenient or inconvenient appliances?

Luke (02:25):
I think they are...I think it's a case by case basis.

Emma (02:33):
Yeah.

Luke (02:34):
'Cause for me, it's like, a lot of times logging into my phone, opening an app, waiting for it to load, is less convenient than walking over to it and then hitting the on button.

Emma (02:45):
Oh yeah.

Luke (02:46):
So, but I could see that for, I can see how some people like it.

Emma (02:55):
Yeah. Another case where to each their own, everybody likes something different. This has been a short English conversation with Dialogue Frog. For English transcripts and English vocabulary. Please visit our website dialoguefrog.com.

Conversation with Dialogue | Word List

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to each their own

Conversation with Dialogue | Extras!

Some people love smart home appliances and devices. Other people dislike them. Check out this video below from The Jam TV Show to hear the pros and cons, or the good parts and bad parts, about having smart home devices.

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