The Reading / Listening - Social Media - Level 0

Posting too many selfies leads to narcissism - the feeling you are better than you are and that you think you are better than everyone else. Researchers said young people who upload many selfies showed a 25 per cent rise in narcissism in four months. Their personality changed. Sending text messages did not do this.



A researcher said there wasn't much research on this topic. The results of his study show that posting selfies can increase narcissism. He said about 20 per cent of people may be at risk of developing narcissism. They want likes from other people after they post a selfie. They want to show others how their life is better.

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Sources
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/selfies-narcissist-post-facebook-instagram-social-media-twitter-a8626946.html
  • https://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/overdoing-selfies-linked-to-increase-in-narcissism-1-4827398
  • https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6372523/Excessive-posting-selfies-linked-increase-narcissism.html


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 :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Posting too many
  2. the feeling you
  3. better than everyone
  4. young
  5. upload
  6. a 25 per cent
  7. Their personality
  8. text
  1. else
  2. rise in narcissism
  3. many selfies
  4. are better
  5. messages
  6. selfies
  7. people
  8. changed

Paragraph 2

  1. A researcher said there wasn't
  2. research on
  3. The results of his
  4. posting
  5. at risk of developing
  6. They want likes from
  7. They want to show others
  8. their life
  1. how
  2. study
  3. is better
  4. much
  5. other people
  6. this topic
  7. narcissism
  8. selfies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Posting too many (1) ___________________ narcissism - the feeling you are (2) ___________________ are and that you think you (3) ___________________ everyone else. Researchers said young people (4) ___________________ selfies showed a 25 per cent rise in narcissism (5) ___________________. Their personality changed. Sending (6) ___________________ not do this.

A researcher (7) ___________________ much research on this topic. The results (8) ___________________ show that posting selfies can increase narcissism. (9) ___________________ 20 per cent of people may (10) ___________________ of developing narcissism. They want (11) ___________________ people after they post a selfie. They want to show others (12) ___________________ is better.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Postingtoomanyselfiesleadstonarcissism-thefeelingyouarebettert
hanyouareandthatyouthinkyouarebetterthaneveryoneelse.Researc
herssaidyoungpeoplewhouploadmanyselfiesshoweda25percentrise
innarcissisminfourmonths.Theirpersonalitychanged.Sendingtextm
essagesdidnotdothis.Aresearchersaidtherewasn'tmuchresearchont
histopic.Theresultsofhisstudyshowthatpostingselfiescanincreasena
rcissism.Hesaidabout20percentofpeoplemaybeatriskofdevelopingn
arcissism.Theywantlikesfromotherpeopleaftertheypostaselfie.They
wanttoshowothershowtheirlifeisbetter.

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic 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.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________





Free writing

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Answers

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