Facebook and social networking

This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B1 and above explores the theme of social media. Students will create an imaginary online 'wall' where they can interact with each other.


How many friends have you got on Facebook? What’s the friend limit on Facebook? This lesson takes a look at trends in online social networking. It gives students chance to create an imaginary online 'wall' where they can interact with each other.


Social networking websites






60-90 mins


  • To help students talk about Facebook and other social networking websites
  • To develop students’ reading skills
  • To develop students’ question formation skills
  • To develop students’ communication skills


Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure.

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Worksheets: can be printed out for use in class.

  • worksheet - seven tasks

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The plans and worksheets are downloadable and in pdf format - right click on the attachment below and save it on your computer.

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Submitted by robinchase on Sun, 12/05/2010 - 01:43


It is good that we recognize Facebook is increasingly being used and having some lessons formulated around it. Although it is not that hard to sign up and use, privacy issues, how to ignore friends, rejecting friends and other more sensitive aspects with regards to using Facebook should be taught in class.

For me - working with internet and computer for more than 10 Years - Facebook is one of biggest challenges to managed. It's not the "i Like" button, but the tons of features und privacy issues that have to be handled carefully. If you publish photos the wrong way, everybody can see them, copy them, change them or do other things with that. And if this is hard for me, i guess it is hard for a lot of people.


Submitted by princess kouki on Thu, 12/16/2010 - 18:41


oh yes there are many opposite things about facebook

it is a good lesson thnx

Submitted by enkelejda llaguri on Thu, 12/16/2010 - 18:46


I think that the Facebook nowadays have become one of the most useful ways of communicating among the teens. So this lesson can be very valuable for them and us as teachers,too. Thank you very much .We are looking forward to receiving further models on this topic.

Submitted by katsavi on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 09:43


I'm going to try this with my PET group next week, i think they'll enjoy it


Submitted by teacherconsuelo on Sun, 04/24/2011 - 17:04



Greetings from Colombia.

Nice reading lesson plan.


Submitted by MArowenae on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 02:32


It is such an interesting lesson. Most of our students today enjoy using facebook , twitter and other social networking. So using a text about what they enjoy doing like this is such a great idea of developing reading and communication skills . But let us also have  values integration in this lesson. Maybe on how to use social networking properly. The status, blogs and pictures to be posted should be informative and respectful. 

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