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Mini Lessons: Facebook

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the ARTICLE
Read the article.
Everyone knows Facebook. You can write updates about your life, post pictures, share
information and music, and more. It has a huge impact on everyday life for millions of people.
There are many people who dislike Facebook, though. Facebook collects a lot of
information about its users. It knows you and your friends' names, birth dates, likes and
dislikes, locations, and so on. Facebook might also give this information to other companies.
Facebook has positive points too. People can keep in contact with old friends, for example.
Facebook also helped the world know about the revolutions in Egypt and Libya.
So what do you think about Facebook?

WARM UP
Discuss the question with your partner for two or three minutes.
1: Do you use Facebook? How about other social media websites?

COMPREHENSION QUESTIONS
Answer the questions before/after your read the article.
1: How do people use Facebook?
2: Why do some people dislike Facebook?
3: What are the good points about Facebook?

DISCUSS
Discuss these questions with a partner. Remember to support your answers.
1: Do you like Facebook? Why/not?
2: Do you agree with the positive points in the article? How about the negative points?
3: Can you think of other positives or negatives about Facebook?

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