Social media

Topic Focus

In this topic, you think about social media and listen to some people giving their opinions on the subject.

30 minutes

How often do you use social media? What apps do you use? What do you use it for? What are some of the main advantages and disadvantages of social media? Make some notes in your notebook.

Listen to five people discussing their use of social media. As you listen, decide which speaker has the opinions below and drag and drop the speakers to match the opinions.

The following words were all in the recording you have just listened to. Match the word to the correct definition:

Listen again and make notes on the main advantages and disadvantages each speaker talks about.

Now think about the following questions.

Which arguments do you agree or disagree with? Why?

Which speaker’s opinion on social media do you think most closely reflects your own? 

Were any of the advantages or disadvantages mentioned the same as your ideas in exercise 1? Make some notes.