The Reading / Listening - Level 0

A billion people used Facebook in one day. It is the first time this happened. The boss of Facebook said it was great. He said it was important. One in seven people on Earth used Facebook last Monday. The boss said he wants to connect the whole world. He said Facebook makes relationships stronger.



Facebook started in 2004. It now has 1.5 billion users. That number will grow. In 2012, one billion people used the site once a month or more. Now it is one billion visitors in one day. Facebook must grow in places where it isn't so popular. Facebook's owner is the ninth richest person in the world. He is 31 years old.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34082393
  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/facebook/11829642/Facebook-sets-user-record-as-more-than-1bn-people-log-on-in-single-day.html
  • http://news.sky.com/story/1542868/one-billion-people-used-facebook-in-single-day


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

A billion people used Facebook in

a.

this happened

2.

It is the first time

b.

important

3.

The boss

c.

Monday

4.

He said it was

d.

one day

5.

One in

e.

stronger

6.

used Facebook last

f.

seven people

7.

connect the whole

g.

of Facebook

8.

Facebook makes relationships

h.

world



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Facebook started

a.

or more

2.

It now has 1.5 billion

b.

will grow

3.

That number

c.

in 2004

4.

once a month

d.

person in the world

5.

one billion visitors in

e.

users

6.

Facebook must

f.

popular

7.

places where it isn't so

g.

grow

8.

the ninth richest

h.

one day

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A billion people used Facebook (1) ___________________. It is the first (2) ___________________. The boss of Facebook said it was great. He said (3) ___________________. One in seven people on Earth used Facebook (4) ___________________. The boss said he (5) ___________________  the whole world. He said Facebook makes (6) ___________________.

Facebook started in 2004. (7) ___________________ billion users. That (8) ___________________. In 2012, one billion people (9) ___________________ a month or more. Now it is one billion (10) ___________________. Facebook must grow in places where it (11) ___________________. Facebook's owner is the ninth (12) ___________________ world. He is 31 years old.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AbillionpeopleusedFacebookinoneday.Itisthefirsttimethishappened
.ThebossofFacebooksaiditwasgreat.Hesaiditwasimportant.Oneinse
venpeopleonEarthusedFacebooklastMonday.Thebosssaidhewantst
oconnectthewholeworld.HesaidFacebookmakesrelationshipsstrong
er.Facebookstartedin2004.Itnowhas1.5billionusers.Thatnumberwil
lgrow.In2012,onebillionpeopleusedthesiteonceamonthormore.Now
itisonebillionvisitorsinoneday.Facebookmustgrowinplaceswhereitis
n'tsopopular.Facebook'sowneristheninthrichestpersonintheworld.H
eis31yearsold.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

Student A: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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Student B: Do not show these to your speaking partner(s).

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WRITING

Write about Facebook for 10 minutes. Read and talk about your partner’s paper.

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