Social Media ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets

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ESL Social Media Worksheet - Speaking Activity: Discussion, Communicative Practice - Vocabulary, Reading and Writing Exercises: Matching, Gap-fill, Unscrambling, Writing Posts - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this comprehensive social media worksheet, students learn social media related vocabulary and practice writing social media posts that include hashtags. Students begin by discussing two social media related questions with a partner. Working alone, students then complete definitions with social media words from a box. Next, students complete sentences with the social media words in their correct form. After that, students reorder words to form social media posts. Students then move on to match hashtags to the posts. Following that, students write a social media post for each prompt, adding at least two hashtags to each post. Lastly, students share their posts and hashtags with the class.
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Hashtag Dominoes

ESL Social Media Game - Vocabulary: Matching - Group Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 20 minutes

In this useful social media game, students play dominoes by matching social media posts to hashtags. The first player puts a domino down either before or after the domino on the table, making sure the social media post matches with the hashtag. The other players then take it in turns to match their dominoes in the same way by putting them down at either end of the domino chain. If a player cannot put down one of their dominoes, they take a domino from the top of the pile and put it down if they can. If there are no dominoes left in the pile, play passes to the next student. The first player to get rid of all their dominoes wins the game.
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Posts and Replies

ESL Social Media Posts Activity - Vocabulary, Grammar and Writing: Unscrambling, Matching, Writing Short Replies - Group and Pair Work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

In this productive social media posts activity, students practice forming and replying to short posts on social media. In two groups, students reorder words to form short social media posts. Students then unscramble letters to create adjectives. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group and take turns reading a post to their partner, who replies with a suitable adjective from their worksheet. If the student agrees it's appropriate, they write it in the last column. If not, their partner suggests another adjective. Finally, in their pairs, students use the adjectives to write short replies to the posts. Afterwards, review the students' answers as a class.
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Find Someone Who...

ESL Social Media Activity - Speaking: Gap-fill, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Controlled and Freer Practice - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this free social media speaking activity, students ask and answer questions about social media. First, students complete the items on the worksheet with verbs related to social media in their correct form. Students then prepare the yes/no questions they need to ask to do the activity. Next, students go around the class, asking each other the questions, e.g. 'Have you accepted a friend request from someone this week?' When a student finds someone who answers 'yes' to a question, the student writes down their name and asks a follow-up question to gain more information, noting down the answer. When everyone has finished, students give feedback to the class on their findings.
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Social Media Vocabulary

ESL Social Media Worksheet - Vocabulary Exercises: Listing, Binary Choice, Matching, Gap-fill - Speaking Activities: Asking and Answering Questions, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

Here is an insightful social media vocabulary worksheet to help students practice words associated with social media. To begin, students list all the social media platforms they can think of with a partner. Pairs then discuss two social media questions. Next, students underline the correct social media words to complete statements. After that, students match common online actions associated with social media with their correct definitions. Students then move on to complete sentences with verbs related to social media from a box. Lastly, students use social media words to complete conversation questions and then ask and answer the questions with a partner.
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