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Would our lives be better without social media?


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Conversation Summary

Social media networks like Facebook and Twitter have taken over almost the entire world over the last decade. People regularly check their social media accounts multiple times every day, and with smart phones now commonplace it has never been easier to login and do a post or check what your friends and others you follow are up to.

The more that social media is being used, the more people are starting to question whether it actually has any benefits to our lives or if it is like a drug that you know isn’t doing you any good, but you are so addicted you can’t go even a few hours without your “fix”.


  • Do you use social media?
    • If yes, what networks?
    • If no, why not?
  • How often do you or the people close to you use social media?
  • What are the benefits of social media?
  • What are the negative effects of social media?
  • Overall do you think our lives would be better if we closed all our social media accounts? Why?

Key Vocabulary

  • Social adjective
  • Media noun
  • Overall adverb
  • Question verb
  • Addicted adjective
  • Regularly adverb
  • Commonplace adjective
  • Login verb
  • Be up to phrasal verb

Would our lives be better without social media?

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