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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 16, 2023

TikTok is a compelling conversation topic for English learners, being a universal and trending subject. It is packed with culture, creativity and contemporary language usage, providing a wealth of opportunities for learners to enhance their comprehension, conversational skills, and vocabulary.

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 TikTok

TikTok is a global social media platform where users share short, creative videos. It covers a range of topics, from music, dance and comedy, to educational content. TikTok’s unique, quick-paced format keeps users entertained and engaged.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • Content (noun)
  • Viral (adjective)
  • Trend (noun)
  • Engage (verb)
  • Platform (noun)
  • Catch on (phrasal verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • What is TikTok and why do you think it's popular?
  • Have you ever shared a video on TikTok?
  • What do you think makes a TikTok video go viral?
  • How has TikTok changed the way we consume entertainment?
  • How can TikTok be used for educational purposes?
  • How do you feel about the privacy issues related to TikTok?
  • How does TikTok engage its users compared to other social media platforms?
  • How do you think the short format of TikTok videos affects their content?
  • What age group do you think uses TikTok the most and why?
  • What precautions should one take while using TikTok?
  • If you wanted to create a viral TikTok video what would you do?
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.