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What couldn't you live without?

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The things I couldn't live without fall into two categories, material and emotional.

I couldn't live without my family and friends; I couldn't live without happiness; I couldn't live without dance etc.

There are also some material things that I feel I couldn't live without, though I'm sure if I had to then I would cope!

Read through my material must-haves and then answer the true or false questions below. Make sure you tell us five of your material must-haves too!


material things are objects that we can touch e.g. books, money.
emotional things are things we cannot touch e.g. love.

Lesson by Caroline Devane

1. My Blackberry

I've only had my Blackberry for about a year, but I am already worryingly addicted to it. I use it for everything, phone calls, texts and emails of course, but much more too. I read the newspaper on it, find new recipes, check train times, listen to music and take photos! I always carry it with me, though I try not to check it when I'm spending quality time with people. It's not nice when you're talking with someone and they are constantly checking their phone. But I love my blackberry and won't be getting a new phone for a while! I don't think the Iphone is as good!

2. The internet

I've had access to the internet since I was about twelve, although it has come a long way since then. I remember waiting an hour for one song to download; now it takes ten seconds. The internet is a great tool for staying in touch with my friends who live all over the world. It's also great for my studies. I can't imagine writing an essay without the help of the internet. It also of course, enables me to write these lessons for you!

3. A hot shower

There are a few times I've had to go without one of these for a couple of days and it makes me extremely miserable! Not having a hot shower is one of the reasons why I hate camping...well that and the spiders and the rain...I always have one to wake myself up in the morning and without that and coffee, I don't think I would make it out of bed! Sometimes the hot water in my flat stops working and it puts me in a bad mood for the rest of the day.

4. A comfortable bed

Similarly to a hot shower, without this I am not a nice person! My favourite bed in the world is the one at my parent's house. It is made from a special type of foam that moulds to the shape of your body. I always feel like I've had a great night's sleep when I wake up in that bed. The place I hate trying to sleep in airplanes. I might get two hours rest if I'm lucky and I wake up with terrible neck pain every time. When I have my own flat I'm going to buy a kings sized bed with a memory foam mattress. I might put a kettle and a fridge right next to it so I can have coffee and breakfast without getting up!

5. Chocolate

Ahhh delicious chocolate. I am not as addicted as I once was, but I still love to eat it more than the doctor recommends. I have tried going without it before, the longest I've lasted was a month and it was extremely challenging. I will never understand people who say they don't like chocolate. They must be lying. When I was teaching in Cape Town I celebrated my 23rd birthday. The students and teachers bought me so much chocolate I nearly exploded! I hope they didn't think I was going to share it...

Now decide if the following statements are true or false:

  • 1. Caroline even checks her blackberry when she’s with friends.

  • 2. Even though she has a Blackberry, she would prefer an Iphone.

  • 3. Caroline uses the internet to help with her studies.

  • 4. Caroline will probably go camping this summer.

  • 5. She never sleeps well on airplanes.

  • 6. In 2010, Caroline went over a week without chocolate.

  • 7. No one knows about Caroline's love of chocolate.