This lesson plan is based on an article about a social media outage which students read at home. In the lesson, students learn some useful vocabulary and discuss possible consequences of all social media ceasing to exist.
This is a Critical Reading Club worksheet. With this format, students need to read an online article at home and do the exercises in the classroom. Learn more about how to use such worksheets and their benefits in our post.
The lesson starts with a short discussion on the social media outage. Students also share the details they remember from the article regarding the problems people faced during the outage. Then, there is a vocabulary exercise. Students need to complete seven sentences with the words in the box (e.g. alert, concern, malfunction). The sentences sum up the problems described in the article. After that, students put the problems in order of seriousness and justify their choice. Finally, they have to imagine that all social media cease to exist. They discuss what the consequences of such a change would be considering different areas, e.g. their lives, society, advertising.
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