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Our Lives Without Social Media


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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 smartphones now commonplace it has never been easier to log in 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”.


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)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Would our lives be better without social media?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Our Lives Without Social Media
  • 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?
  • Overall, do you think our lives would be better if we closed all our social media accounts? Why?

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