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Is modern life making us lonely?
Activity 4

Is modern life making us lonely?

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Read the infographic above. What strikes you?

How can you explain the fact that social networks reduce interaction? Why is this paradoxical?

Do you agree with these assertions? Why or why not?
Useful vocabulary: I’m really surprised by... I can’t believe...
I didn’t realise... Social networks are supposed to + V.

Let's talk this out!

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Share your findings with your classmates.

Compare your answers. Do you have a similar opinion on the infographic?

Do you agree with the solutions proposed in the document? Think of other everyday actions that can make people feel less lonely.

Useful vocabulary: We both have... I also find it quite...
I agree / I disagree...
We could + V... It might be helpful if...
Maybe / Perhaps V-ing would be useful.

Your time to shine!

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Your next-door neighbour lives alone. You decide to invite him or her for a cup of tea in order to get to know him or her better. Act out your conversation in pairs.

Phonology tips

/ɪ/ ou /aɪ/
La lettre i peut se prononcer soit /ɪ/ soit /aɪ/ .
Ex : anxiety /æŋˈzaɪɪtɪ/, live /ˈlɪv/

Classez ces mots tirés de l’infographie en fonction de leur prononciation de la lettre i puis vérifiez en écoutant.

Loneliness in Britain
combined, island, isolation, issue, rise, impact, innovation

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Vocabulary challenge

Write as many adjectives to describe emotions as possible in one minute.
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