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Facebook "selfies" can harm relationships (18th August, 2013)

A study says people who post too many "selfies" on Facebook may harm their real-life relationships. A selfie is a self-portrait, usually taken at arm's length or in a mirror. Britain's Birmingham University looked at how selfies affected people's relationships. Their study found that sharing too many selfies makes many people like you less. Dr David Houghton said only close friends and relatives don't mind those who constantly upload selfies.


 
 

Wikipedia says: "In 2012, Time magazine noted that selfie was among its top 10 buzzwords." Celebrities like Rihanna and Justin Bieber are famous for uploading hundreds of selfies. People who post selfies may be shocked by the research. Wikipedia says people like selfies because they can control how they look in the photo. They want to show a flattering image that their friends will like. The research may show that the opposite is true.

 


 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Sources:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2392610/Could-selfies-spell-social-suicide-Oversharing-photos-face-make-unpopular-real-life-friends.html#ixzz2c7VRmgk8
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/13/too-many-facebook-photos-study_n_3749053.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selfie

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MATCHING

PARAGRAPH ONE:

1.

people who post too many

a.

arm's length

2.

a self-

b.

people's relationships

3.

taken at

c.

upload selfies

4.

how selfies affected

d.

"selfies" on Facebook

5.

only close friends and

e.

portrait

6.

those who constantly

f.

relatives don't mind



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PARAGRAPH TWO:

1.

among its top 10

a.

their friends will like

2.

famous for uploading

b.

by the research

3.

shocked

c.

is true

4.

they can control how they

d.

buzzwords

5.

a flattering image that

e.

hundreds of selfies

6.

the opposite

f.

look in the photo





LISTEN AND FILL IN THE GAPS

A study says people (1) ___________________ "selfies" on Facebook may harm their (2) ___________________. A selfie is a self-portrait, usually taken (3) ___________________ in a mirror. Britain's Birmingham University looked at how selfies affected (4) ___________________. Their study found that (5) ___________________ selfies makes many people like you less. Dr David Houghton said only close friends and (6) ___________________ those who constantly upload selfies.

Wikipedia says: "In 2012, Time magazine (7) ___________________ was among its (8) ___________________." Celebrities like Rihanna and Justin Bieber are famous (9) ___________________ of selfies. People who post selfies may (10) ___________________ the research. Wikipedia says people like selfies because they can control (11) ___________________ the photo. They want to show a flattering image (12) ___________________ will like. The research may show that the opposite is true.

SELFIES SURVEY

Write five GOOD questions about selfies in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper.

When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

 

STUDENT 1

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STUDENT 2

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STUDENT 3

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Q.1.

 

 

 

 

Q.2.

 

 

 

 

Q.3.

 

 

 

 

Q.4.

 

 

 

 

Q.5.

 

 

 

 

  • Now return to your original partner and share and talk about what you found out. Change partners often.
  • Make mini-presentations to other groups on your findings.

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)

________________________________________________________

e)

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f)

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g)

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h)

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FREE WRITING

Write about selfies for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner's paper.

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