Our Lives Without Social Media

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on September 28, 2020 and last updated on July 14, 2023

The topic of our lives without social media presents a compelling conversation topic for English learners, offering numerous opportunities for language improvement. Discussing the absence of social media allows learners to practice expressing their opinions, describing hypothetical situations and engaging in debates. They can explore vocabulary related to technology, communication and social interactions. Moreover, this topic encourages critical thinking and analysis of the impact of technology on society.

Engaging in discussions about life without social media enhances English learners’ language skills while exploring a relevant and thought-provoking subject.

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 Our Lives Without Social Media

Imagine a world without social media, where our lives aren’t intertwined with online platforms. In such a scenario, our interactions and relationships would differ significantly. Without the constant allure of likes and followers, we might experience a shift towards more authentic connections. Privacy concerns may ease, as we regain control over our personal information. However, the absence of social media could impact communication, networking and access to information.

Exploring the hypothetical absence of social media invites us to reflect on its influence and consider the potential implications on our daily lives.

Useful Vocabulary

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

  • social (adjective)
  • media (noun)
  • overall (adverb)
  • question (verb)
  • addicted (adjective)
  • regularly (adverb)
  • commonplace (adjective)
  • be up to (phrasal verb)

Conversation Questions

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  • Do you use social media? If yes, what networks? If not, 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?
  • How do you think our lives would be different without social media?
  • What are some positive aspects of not having social media in our lives?
  • How would our relationships and social interactions change without social media?
  • How would the absence of social media affect the way we access and share information?
  • How would businesses and advertising change without the presence of social media platforms?
  • Is it better to live without social media in order to prioritize face-to-face interactions?
  • Is the spread of fake news and misinformation more prevalent due to social media?
  • Can you imagine alternative ways of staying connected and sharing updates without social media?
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.