English Listening Lesson on
 Social Networking

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THE LESSON ON SOCIAL NETWORKING

Try the online quiz, reading, listening, and activities on grammar, spelling and vocabulary for this lesson on Social Networking. Click on the links above or see the activities below this article:


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What is the big deal with social networking? I don’t understand it. I know a lot about computers. I spend a long time every day on computers. I also have a lot of friends. But I don’t see the point of social networks. I joined Facebook but couldn’t be bothered to make my profile. I can’t see a single use of this site. Most of what I’ve heard about it isn’t so good. Putting too much personal information on this site isn’t a wise idea. I’ve also experimented with Twitter, but again, I don’t really see what use it has. I suppose it’s good to tell the world what’s happening in countries that take away people’s freedom. My idea of social networking is meeting people face to face and talking to them.





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THE ACTIVITIES

LISTENING GAP FILL

What is ___________________ social networking? I don’t understand it. I know a ___________________. I spend a long time every day on computers. I also have a lot of friends. But I ___________________ of social networks. I joined Facebook but couldn’t be bothered to make my profile. I can’t ___________________ of this site. Most of what I’ve ___________________ so good. Putting too much personal information on this site isn’t a wise idea. I’ve also experimented with Twitter, but again, I don’t ___________________ it has. I suppose it’s good to tell the world what’s happening in countries that take ___________________. My idea of social networking is meeting ___________________ face and talking to them.




CORRECT THE SPELLING

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UNJUMBLE THE WORDS

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DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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STUDENT SOCIAL NETWORKING SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about social networking in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

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WRITING

Write about social networking for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other’s work.

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HOMEWORK

1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google’s search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.

2. INTERNET INFO: Search the Internet and find more information about social networking. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about social networking. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. SOCIAL NETWORKING POSTER Make a poster about social networking. Show it to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your posters.

5. MY SOCIAL NETWORKING LESSON: Make your own English lesson on social networking. Make sure there is a good mix of things to do. Find some good online activities. Teach the class / another group when you have finished.

6. ONLINE SHARING: Use your blog, wiki, Facebook page, MySpace page, Twitter stream, Del-icio-us / StumbleUpon account, or any other social media tool to get opinions on social networking. Share your findings with the class.

ANSWERS

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