Socialising 3: Social networking

Why is it that when you go to a conference or business gathering, everyone else seems to know each other already? At least part of the answer to the puzzle seems to be social networking: getting to know business contacts online first, so that by the time you meet face to face for the first time, you already have plenty to talk about. For many people, social networking is seen as something to do instead of work. This lesson emphasises that social networking is real work. The lesson introduces useful language and techniques, building up to a large social networking simulation at the end.

Topic: Socialising and social networking
Level: Intermediate (B2) and above

  • To introduce and discuss the importance of social networking and how it helps with face-to-face networking.
  • To teach some tips, techniques and useful phrases for social networking.
  • To provide practice of writing brief social networking messages (blog posts, comments, tweets, etc.).

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By Jeremy Day

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