Reading: A survey
• read an article about survey.
• learn verb and noun collocations.
• talk about communicating.
How do you communicate?
A recent survey showed that although 80% of UK teens have more than 400 Facebook friends, they have only met a quarter of these friends in real life. Psychologists worry that teens in the future might lose the ability to make friends face-to-face and will only communicate through Tweets, online forums and status updates. Is that true for you? Complete out social networking survey and find out!
1 WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO MAKE FRIENDS?
A Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.
B It depends on the person.
2 HOW WILL SOCIAL NETWORKS CHANGE IN THE NEXT TEN YEARS?
A They will get more popular.
B The will probably be a lot more of them.
B There definitely won’t disappear but people might get bored with them and go back to chatting over a coffee.
3. IS THERE A DANGER OF HAVING TOO MANY ONLINE FRIENDS?
A No, it’s how the digital generation meet.
B It depends on how many real-life friends you have.
C Yes, people might forget how to communicate in real life.
4.WHICH SENTENCE MIGHT BE TRUE FOR YOU IN FIVE YEAR’S TIME?
A You’ll certainly have a lot more online friends.
B You’ll have the same number of friends both online and in real life.
C You may need to start making friends online.
Mostly A : You love social media (but you may love it too much). You’re great at making virtual friends. But what about real life? Do you have enough friends there too?
Mostly B : You like to use a bit of both. You have a good mixture of online and real-life friends.
Mostly C : You prefer face-to-face communication but you also know you might need to use social networks for your job or studies one day.
FACT! Facebook has over 1 billion active users. 30% of them are in Europe.