Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 77 – Speaking & Listening – Teen Tracking Apps

Here’s a great listening and speaking podcast for you guys out there who are looking to improve your speaking. Teen tracking apps. Controversial? Let’s dive into some questions and then the audio.

  1. Do you have apps on your phone? How many? What do they do?
  2. What are some advantages and disadvantages of apps?
  3. What do you know about tracking apps?


Listen to a radio programme about teen tracking apps. Answer the questions using a maximum of four words for each one. Listen as many times as you need.


  1. In location apps, what do the dots represent?
  2. How can these apps analyze behavior?
  3. Why do the app companies license the technology?
  4. According to the psychologist, what do these apps suggest to teenagers?
  5. What does she say teenagers need to do?
  6. When Steve has to pick his children up, what does the app do?
  7. What is the general reason Steve installed the apps?
  8. How do Steve’s children feel about the apps?
  9. Which two groups of people can use the data form apps?
  10. What should you do to protect your privacy?


  1. What ideas support the use of tracking apps?
  2. What arguments are there against the apps?
  3. On balance, are you in favor or against them? Why?
  4. What predictions can you make about the use of tracking apps in the future?


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