The Reading / Listening - Level 1

A billion people used Facebook in one day for the first time. The boss of Facebook said it was a big achievement. He posted on his Facebook that: "We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day." One in seven people on Earth used Facebook last Monday. The boss said that: "It's just the beginning of connecting the whole world [to bring] stronger relationships with those you love".



Facebook started in 2004. It quickly became one of the biggest sites in the world. It now has 1.5 billion users. That number will grow. In 2012, Facebook had one billion users who used the site once a month or more. Today, the site gets one billion visitors in one day. Facebook must grow in Africa and Asia, where it isn't so popular. Facebook's owner Mark Zuckerberg is the ninth richest person in the world. He is just 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


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

A billion people used Facebook

a.

a single day

2.

for the

b.

achievement

3.

it was a big

c.

seven people on Earth

4.

We just passed

d.

in one day

5.

one billion people used Facebook in

e.

whole world

6.

One in

f.

first time

7.

It's just the beginning of connecting the

g.

those you love

8.

stronger relationships with

h.

an important milestone



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

Facebook started

a.

month or more

2.

It quickly became one of

b.

popular

3.

That number

c.

the biggest sites

4.

used the site once a

d.

person in the world

5.

one billion visitors in

e.

in 2004

6.

Facebook must

f.

one day

7.

where it isn't so

g.

grow in Africa

8.

the ninth richest

h.

will grow

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A billion people used Facebook (1) ___________________ the first time. The boss of Facebook (2) ___________________ achievement. (3) ___________________ Facebook that: "We just passed an (4) ___________________. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day." One in seven (5) ___________________ Facebook last Monday. The boss said that: "It's just the beginning of connecting the whole world [to bring] stronger relationships (6) _________________".

Facebook started in 2004. It (7) ___________________ of the biggest sites in the world. (8) ___________________ billion users. That number will grow. In 2012, Facebook had one billion users who (9) ___________________ a month or more. Today, the site gets one billion (10) ___________________. Facebook must grow in Africa and Asia, where (11) __________________. Facebook's owner Mark Zuckerberg is the ninth richest person in the world. (12) ___________________ old.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

AbillionpeopleusedFacebookinonedayforthefirsttime.ThebossofFac
ebooksaiditwasabigachievement.HepostedonhisFacebookthat:"We
justpassedanimportantmilestone.Forthefirsttimeever,onebillionpeo
pleusedFacebookinasingleday."OneinsevenpeopleonEarthusedFace
booklastMonday.Thebosssaidthat:"It'sjustthebeginningofconnectin
gthewholeworld[tobring]strongerrelationshipswiththoseyoulove".F
acebookstartedin2004.Itquicklybecameoneofthebiggestsitesinthe
world.Itnowhas1.5billionusers.Thatnumberwillgrow.In2012,Faceb
ookhadonebillionuserswhousedthesiteonceamonthormore.Today,t
hesitegetsonebillionvisitorsinoneday.FacebookmustgrowinAfricaan
dAsia,whereitisn'tsopopular.Facebook'sownerMarkZuckerbergisthe
ninthrichestpersonintheworld.Heisjust31yearsold.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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

a)

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b)

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c)

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d)

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e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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WRITING

Write about Facebook for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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