Pros and Cons of Social Media


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Social media has taken over people’s lives in a phenomenal way in recent years. We can access social media from our phone from wherever we are at any time, and for some people, it is almost an addiction.

It is often asked what the effect of social media is on us, both positive and negative. And overall if social media is actually benefitting us or not.


Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary
  • social (adjective)
  • connect (verb)
  • post (verb)
  • addictive (adjective)
  • addiction (noun)
  • app (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
What are the pros and cons of social media?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Pros and Cons of Social Media
  • What social networks do you use?
  • What social networks do you like the most? Why?
  • How many hours do you spend on social media a day?
  • Would you like to spend less time on social media?
  • What are the good things about using social media?
  • What are the bad things about using social media?

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