Social Networks

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie | December 01, 2023
General English, Speaking Lessons
A2 Elementary, B1 Intermediate
Mixed Grammar
Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
30 minutes
Image of a diverse group of people engaged in a lively discussion, representing an ESL lesson on networking for adult learners.

Lesson Overview

Don’t forget to build bridges! In this interactive lesson, students delve into the importance of networking and how the right connections can influence their lives. They will watch an interesting film and learn the appropriate vocabulary related to networking. The lesson includes lively discussions and practical worksheets, and is suitable and appealing for both adults and youth.


Lesson Objectives

  • Listening: Students will explore the significance of networking through a video, understanding its role in personal and professional development.

  • Speaking: They will share personal experiences and strategies for effective networking, discussing how connections can impact their goals.

  • Vocabulary: Key terms and idioms about networking, social interactions, and building professional relationships will be introduced and practiced.

  • Homework: Tasks include choosing correct answers to reflect on networking strategies, determining true or false for statements about networking experiences, and filling in blanks to complete sentences about creating and maintaining connections.


What are your goals? Who are your average five? Watch this video to learn about social networks and the importance of maintaining relationships throughout your life.

Video Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

build bridges [idiom]: to establish a relationship with others
networking [noun]: the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts
live up to one’s full potential [idiom]: to become the best one can be
courage [noun]: the ability to do something that frightens one; strength in the face of pain or grief
community [noun]: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals
profile [noun]: (of social media) a description of individuals' social characteristics that identify them on sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.
to be on the same wavelength [idiom]: to have similar ideas, thoughts, or feelings as someone else
comfort zone [noun]: is a familiar state where people are at ease and in control of their environment, experiencing low levels of anxiety and stress
social network [noun]: a group of individuals (such as friends, acquaintances, and coworkers) connected by interpersonal relationships
keep in touch [idiom]: to continue to talk to or write to someone
business card [noun]: a small card printed with one's name, professional occupation, company position, business address, and other contact information
contacts [noun]: the state or condition of communicating or meeting
self-confidence [noun]: a feeling of trust in one's abilities, qualities, and judgment
open the door [idiom]: (of opportunities) to make (something) easier or more likely to happen
active [adjective]: (of social media) actively logging in and/or completing some sort of action
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