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Date: Jan 15 2019

Themes: News, Pop Culture, Tech

Grammar: Direct vs. Reported Speech

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There are many ways to get local and world news. Some people read newspapers, watch TV, or listen to the radio. Others use social media like Twitter to keep up-to-date about what’s happening. It may seem hard to believe, but it’s possible to stay well-informed just from reading social media.

Twitter is also a good way to catch up with your favorite musicians or actors. Celebrities often share personal stories with their fans with a simple “tweet.” Some fans are able to have a conversation with a movie star, even if it is only 140 characters long.

Rafael is a fan of Twitter, but Brian thinks it’s a waste of time. Find out more in today’s English lesson about social media.

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Rafael

Rafael

Brian

Brian

Rafael:  Social media… Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube.

Brian:  Next you’re going to say Twitter is really good.

Rafael:  How did you know that? You read my mind.

Brian:  Twitter is a waste of time. You literally just type in a hashtag and some saying, and then that becomes popular.

Rafael:  Are you talking about those amateur tweets that are unedited?

Brian:  Yeah. In fact, I’ve never seen a professional tweet.

Rafael:  Here’s what I really like about Twitter. Like you said, you won’t see a professional tweet. But if you don’t read a lot of news sources, you can still be well-informed just by reading Twitter all day.

Brian:  But there’s nothing to verify if it’s true or not. You still have to check it with an actual news source. I just think it’s a waste of time. Why don’t people talk to each other face to face, as opposed to typing in a hashtag?

Rafael:  OK, man, I see your point. But let’s agree to disagree. I’m a Twitter guy. You’re not a Twitter guy.

 

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Rafael uses Twitter to keep up-to-date with the news. He thinks the social media website is a great way to get information. Even though a lot of the users are amateur, Rafael feels that people can still get news from non-professionals.

Brian has a problem with how unedited Twitter can be. Posts on Twitter don’t need to be verified before they are put on the website. Brian tells Rafael that he doesn’t understand why people use a hashtag instead of going to a real news source.

Do you use Twitter to read about the news? Is Twitter useful to you?

 

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dawod

dawod

Afghanistan

But it is too short

04:41 PM Jan 15 2019 |

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fcf515

fcf515

Taiwan

I’ve never used Twitter so I can’t say whether it’s useful to me or not.

08:08 AM Jan 15 2019 |

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xin7

xin7

Chile

I usually use twitter just to read headlines. I think there are better social networks to interact with other people, like Facebook.


01:34 AM Jan 15 2015 |

andujar

Dominican Republic

I DONT LIKE TWITTER, BECAUSE MANY ACCOUNT ADD ALONE ANYTHING PRIVATE ACCOUNT :s

02:26 PM Jan 14 2015 |

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Bahrain

Twitter is a very useful social media. To get the max out of it, you need to know what you are doing there, how to setup your lists, select your sources and friends.
It has a different nature than FB. People can get addicted to Twitter because of its fast pace and the controlled length of your contribution (140characters) which gives better sharing technique in most of the cases. I like Twitter even as a source for business and technology news. Have some great friends who stay connected and tuned with each other.

11:15 AM Jan 14 2015 |

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DagmerStenkSuper Member!

Brazil

In fact, i never used twiter…

01:35 AM Jan 12 2015 |

Javi_920

Javi_920

Argentina

I’ve been on Twitter but I don’t like it. I prefer much more Facebook or Google+. It’s not useful for me and I don’t use that websiter.

12:56 AM Jan 12 2015 |

imtiaz433

imtiaz433

Pakistan

yeah Twitter is good.. but for me I think Facebook is much better is getting informtions about globe.. Twiiter is good at start but it becomes boring with time.. at facebook i never get bored and there is a lot of information as well on different ‘Pages’.. etc..

05:24 PM Jan 11 2015 |

Rashida567

Rashida567

United Arab Emirates

I have twitter but use it very less, and I also think that’s wasting time
 

03:52 PM Jan 11 2015 |

dirtyprincess0825

Hungary

I’ve used twitter for ages but now it’s boring for me

06:13 PM Jan 10 2015 |

veindiz1

veindiz1

Saudi Arabia

 I use  coumputer to escape from harsh  reality..its bad  to  meet  the same monster  in the  comuter  the internet,


  its sad  that i cant  geeting  my   words  out or   geeting it in  long  tim.

01:45 PM Jan 10 2015 |

andreia silva

Brazil

no. but i will star to use.

11:52 AM Jan 10 2015 |

linoecd

linoecd

Peru

Yes, I use twitter. But is not my first option to see the news. 

11:06 PM Jan 09 2015 |

Miragea885

Ethiopia

I don’t use Twitter but it’s a good way to get up-to-date information.

08:39 PM Jan 09 2015 |

naira71

naira71

Azerbaijan

I dint use twitter  ,but use englishbaby  cause get more information about new worsa and wors expressions.

07:04 PM Jan 09 2015 |

BillieJean2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Nope…i am not a twitter guy too

05:22 PM Jan 09 2015 |

BillieJean2

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I dont use it… I mean its not for me…


Something like english. baby is for me


Because i learn a lot in english. baby

05:20 PM Jan 09 2015 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Anja, :D Well done!!! :D

05:10 PM Jan 09 2015 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

S&W

S&W

China

We don’t have Twitter.But no matter how well Twitter is,Newspapers ,TV or radio still got place in our routine life.

02:00 PM Jan 09 2015 |

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