Socialising With Modern Technology

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on November 17, 2021 and last updated on July 21, 2023

The topic of “Socialising With Modern Technology” is essential for English learners as it addresses a significant aspect of contemporary communication. Engaging in discussions about digital socialising allows learners to expand their vocabulary, practice expressing opinions and explore cultural differences in social interactions.

By delving into this topic, learners can navigate the complexities of social media, messaging and video calls, becoming more adept at both online and face-to-face interactions, ultimately enhancing their overall English language skills.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Socialising With Modern Technology

Socialising with modern technology has revolutionised the way we connect and interact in today’s digital age. With the advent of social media, messaging apps and video calls, we now have myriad options to stay in touch with friends, family and colleagues across the globe. While technology brings convenience and efficiency, it also raises questions about the impact on face-to-face interactions and personal relationships.

This topic explores the pros and cons of socialising through technology, offering valuable insights into the evolving dynamics of human connections in the digital era.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • addicted (adjective)
  • addiction (noun)
  • as a result of (something) (phrase)
  • communicate (verb)
  • meet up (phrasal verb)
  • relationship (noun)

Conversation Questions

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  • How often do you use social media to connect with friends and family?
  • What are the advantages of socialising through messaging apps?
  • What are some of the most popular social media platforms in your country?
  • Do you think people are less sociable as a result of modern technology?
  • Do you think people need in-person contact with others?
  • Are you less sociable now than in the past? Why?
  • What could be the consequences of being less sociable?
  • Do you prefer to meet people in person or online?
  • Have you ever made new friends through online socialising?
  • How has modern technology changed the way people socialise compared to the past?
  • Do you prefer video calls or traditional phone calls for staying in touch?
  • Is social media a reliable source for maintaining genuine friendships?
  • Does social media lead to increased feelings of loneliness and isolation?
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This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.