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Are You on Facebook ?

Are You on Facebook ?

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Social networking sites such as Facebook are becoming more and more popular. This lesson explores 2 different news articles about Facebook and includes a gap-fill with missing prepositions and a true and false pairwork information gap speaking exercise. This lesson is for a mixed ability English class of Low-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate.
Social networking sites such as Facebook are becoming more and more popular. This lesson explores 2 different news articles about Facebook and includes a gap-fill with missing prepositions and a true and false pairwork information gap speaking exercise. This lesson is for a mixed ability English class of Low-Intermediate to Upper Intermediate.

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 Learn English in Malta, Sprachreisen Malta, Escuela de ingles en Malta, cursos deingles en Malta, sejour linguistiques en Malte, cours d’anglaise, English course inMalta. Facebook and Malta, Socialnetworking and Malta, Social networking lessonfor Intermediate and Upper- Intermediate students.AClass Academy of English inMalta.11
Do you recognise these logos? What do you know about thesecompanies? Do you use them? How often?In 2009 these were the top 10 most popular websites in the UK
1: Facebook 2: MSN/Windows Live3: Google4: eBay5: Yahoo!6: AOL Media Network 7: BBC8: YouTube9: Microsoft10: Apple
How do you think this compares to people from your country?
 
 Learn English in Malta, Sprachreisen Malta, Escuela de ingles en Malta, cursos deingles en Malta, sejour linguistiques en Malte, cours d’anglaise, English course inMalta. Facebook and Malta, Socialnetworking and Malta, Social networking lessonfor Intermediate and Upper- Intermediate students.AClass Academy of English inMalta.22Fill in the missing prepositions.In x 2OnBy x 2ForTo
Facebook is King
(Article adapted from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1181292/Facebook-king-study-reveals-web-users-spend-minutes-social-site.html#ixzz0norJuU00written . Written in 2009)Facebook 
has beaten
Google, MSN and eBay to become the most used web brand____the UK. The social networking phenomenon accounted for 12.7 per cent of UK internet-related time last month - up by more than 5 per cent on April 2008, research by NielsenOnline showed.The amount of time spent on Facebook rose____ 3.8 billion minutes to 6.2billion minuteslast month compared with the same period last year.Facebook 
was founded
____2004 and has since become the UK's most popular websiteIt was followed____ MSN/Windows Live, with its Messenger and Hotmail services,which had a 9.2 per cent share of time, representing about 4.5billion minutes.
Despit
e being the dominant search engine, Google was in third place with a 5.3 per centshare - a little more than 2.5billion minutes.Also in the top ten were eBay, Yahoo, AOL Media Network, the BBC, YouTube,Microsoft, and Apple.Facebook is one of the major reasons people are spending more time online, claims theresearch.Alex Burmaster, Communications Director, EMEA, Nielsen Online said: 'The Internet isa complex and varied ecosystem and I think most people would be surprised by just howmuch time is accounted ____ by a relatively few brands who, in turn, are increasing theirshare of the pie.
 
 Learn English in Malta, Sprachreisen Malta, Escuela de ingles en Malta, cursos deingles en Malta, sejour linguistiques en Malte, cours d’anglaise, English course inMalta. Facebook and Malta, Socialnetworking and Malta, Social networking lessonfor Intermediate and Upper- Intermediate students.AClass Academy of English inMalta.33'Between just the two of them, the two most heavily used web brands - Facebook andMSN/Windows Live - account for almost 11 billion of the 48 billion minutes that Britonsspend online.'That’s over one in every five minutes and highlights just how competitive the onlinespace is for both publishers and advertisers when it comes to capturing consumerattention.'Mr Burmaster added: 'The major players have had a pretty good year in terms of theincreasing amount of time people spend ___ their websites and applications.'This is good news for the online industry as it attempts to attract the big brandadvertisers by providing a more meaningful platform to
engage
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