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FOMO: Our Relationship with Social Media

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Video Length: 2:18

Updated on: 10/22/2020

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch a short informational video about social media. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other speaking activities about social media and its influence and impacts. Students also learn some important vocabulary terms and phrases from the video. The post-viewing section includes sections on missing letters and key word transformations. The grammar exercise features the usage as + adjective / adverb + as. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section with a bonus activity.

Video Description

FOMO, or fear of missing out, is the anxiety we experience when we feel there’s something exciting happening elsewhere... and we’re not a part of it. It’s been around for awhile but these days, it’s usually triggered by social media.

Lesson Activities

Social Media
Short Answers, True / False
Write Definitions / Synonyms, Multiple Choice, Missing Letters
as + [adjective / adverb] + as
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Social Media, FOMO

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