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Singer Ed Sheeran is taking a break from social media. He is fed up with it. He has over 20 million followers on social media and he often posts about his personal life. Now he wants a rest. He wrote: "I'm taking a break from…all social media for a while." He added: "I find myself seeing the world through a screen and not my eyes."



Sheeran has been touring the world giving concerts since August 2014. He now wants to relax and see the world. He will also have an operation on his ear. He has good news for his fans. He has finished his third album. He said it is the best so far. He thanked his fans and said he would be back next autumn.

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Sources
  • http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-35086793
  • http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/6806070/ed-sheeran-social-media-break-instagram-twitter
  • http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/ed-sheeran-to-take-a-year-off-social-media-stop-seeing-life-through-a-screen-20151213-glmnfc.html


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The Activities

MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

He is fed

a.

life

2.

He has over 20

b.

while

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he often

c.

up with it

4.

personal

d.

through a screen

5.

he wants

e.

million followers

6.

I'm taking a

f.

posts

7.

for a

g.

break

8.

seeing the world

h.

a rest



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

touring the

a.

news

2.

giving

b.

to relax

3.

He now wants

c.

so far

4.

have an operation

d.

world

5.

good

e.

album

6.

He has finished his third

f.

concerts

7.

the best

g.

next autumn

8.

he would be back

h.

on his ear

LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

Singer Ed Sheeran is (1) ___________________ from social media. He is (2) ___________________ it. He has over 20 million followers on social media and he (3) ___________________ about his personal life. Now he (4) ___________________. He wrote: "I'm taking a break from…all social media (5) ___________________." He added: "I find myself seeing the world through a screen (6) ___________________ eyes."

Sheeran (7) ___________________ the world giving concerts since August 2014. (8) ___________________ to relax and see the world. He (9) ___________________ an operation on his ear. He has (10) ___________________ his fans. He has finished his third album. He said it is (11) ___________________ far. He thanked his fans and said he (12) ___________________ next autumn.





PUT A SLASH ( / ) WHERE THE SPACES ARE

SingerEdSheeranistakingabreakfromsocialmedia.Heisfedupwithit.
Hehasover20millionfollowersonsocialmediaandheoftenpostsabouth
ispersonallife.Nowhewantsarest.Hewrote:"I'mtakingabreakfrom…a
llsocialmediaforawhile."Headded:"Ifindmyselfseeingtheworldthrou
ghascreenandnotmyeyes."Sheeranhasbeentouringtheworldgivingc
oncertssinceAugust2014.Henowwantstorelaxandseetheworld.Hewi
llalsohaveanoperationonhisear.Hehasgoodnewsforhisfans.Hehasfin
ishedhisthirdalbum.Hesaiditisthebestsofar.Hethankedhisfansandsa
idhewouldbebacknextautumn.

WRITE QUESTIONS & ASK YOUR PARTNER(S)

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

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WRITING

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