Word Pairs


  • Type the correct word in the boxes from the pairs of words [in brackets].
  • Click the button at the bottom to check your answers.
  • Press the "refresh" button on your browser to play again.

The words
Social media has [changed / changing] the world. There are good and bad [things / thing] about it. One bad thing is that it can cause mental health problems. This is [thing / something] the USA's top doctor wants to [address / post] . U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants social media companies to display mental health warnings [in / on] their platforms. He is [particular / particularly] worried about the harm the platforms do to young people. He said algorithms lead youngsters [to / for] extreme sexual and violent content. Dr Murthy said: "It is time to [necessary / require] a surgeon general's warning label on social media platforms, stating that social media is associated [to / with] significant mental health harms for adolescents." He said laws were also needed to keep young people [safe / safety] online.

Dr Murthy has campaigned for tighter controls of social media for [most / many] years. In 2023, he warned that social media [presented / gifted] , "a profound risk of harm to the mental health and [well-being / being] of children and adolescents". His recent warning is in a [gust / guest] essay published by The New York Times. He wrote: "The mental health crisis among young people is an [emergent / emergency] . Social media has [emerged / submerged] as an important contributor." He has concerns about how long [youngster / young] people spend online. He said youngsters "who spend more than three hours a day on social media [head / face] double the risk of anxiety and depression [symptom / symptoms] ". Murthy thinks online warnings will help, just [has / as] warnings on cigarettes have helped.

Back to the social media health warnings lesson.

Share this lesson

More Free Sites by Sean Banville

Online Activities