Impact of Social Media

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 18, 2020 and last updated on February 4, 2023

Social media is a part of almost everybody’s life nowadays. Mostly we think of social media as a positive thing that allows us to connect with friends and family, however, not many people think of the negative impact that social media can have on society.

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.

Useful Vocabulary

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  • connect (verb)
  • impact (noun)
  • influence (noun)
  • danger (noun)
  • beneficial (adjective)

Conversation Questions

  • Is social media dangerous for society?
  • What are the benefits of social media in society?
  • What negative effects can you think of social media has on society?
  • Do you think we are being used by the social media giants?
  • Do you think people would benefit from removing all their social media accounts?
  • How would it affect your life if you never used social media again?
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.