Unit 1A1:Social networks

  • A group of people who know each other.
  • A social structure made up of a set of social actors (such as individuals or organizations) and a set of the dyadic ties (being a group of two) between these actors. 

How Social Networks 

Have Changed The World!

Lesson A: Speed-friending
Setting the scene

A Preview the task-Books closed
A Open your books. Read the article to answer this question: 

A6 Play the recording again. Underline any vocabulary that you don’t understand.

Vocabulary: fast lane

    1. (Automotive Engineering) the outside lane on a motorway for vehicles overtaking or travelling at high speed

    2. (informal) the quickest but most competitive route to success.

B Pair work (page 10) Take turns asking and answering the questions in the article. 

C Write 6 interesting questions you'd like to ask at a speed-friending event.
e.g. How often do you go out with your friends?
1.       Present of be
2.       Past of be
3.       Simple present
4.       Simple past
5.       Present continuous
6.       Past continuous
7.       Present perfect
8.       Present perfect continues
9.       Modal verbs

What other kinds of information would you like to get?
v job
v career plans
v family,
v background, 
v achievements, 
v interests: books movies,
                     video games


Some other questions could be:
1.Where did you grow up?
2.What do you do for a living?
3.What line of work are you in?
4.How do you like to spend your weekends?
5.What do you usually do in the evening?
6.  What are your hobbies?

Extra Activity:
1.     Do you think speed-friending is a useful idea?
2.     Do you think speed-friending would work for you?
3.     What do you like about speed-friending?
4.     What don't you like about speed-friending?

D Let’s play a game - Class activity:
Half of you will stay seated and answer questions. The other half will move around the room to ask their questions. The movers have two minutes to ask their questions. Try to talk to classmates you don’t know well.

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