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How much time do you spend on social networks? Why not take advantage of this to learn a language? Here are some ideas on how to use social networking sites to improve your language skills.


Mark Zuckenberg created Facebook in 2004 to help university students connect with each other. These days, Facebook brings together millions of people from all over the world. To improve your English, you could join a Facebook group on a topic that you’re interested in, such as your favourite TV show or a football team, or a hobby you do in your free time. Then, you could practise your reading and writing skills by reading posts and commenting on them.


YouTube lets you share longer videos. English teachers often upload video lessons on topics you could be interested in, such as pronunciation. There are also lots of songs in English that you can sing along to, some complete with the lyrics. Or you could watch clips in English from your favourite TV series or films, which is great for your listening skills. and writing skills by reading posts and commenting on them.

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Good news! The latest issue of Hot English (184 – the September issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: How social media can help you learn English! Find out how to use social media to improve your reading, listening and writing skills. Plus, 12 useful words for talking about clothes and accessories, 10 useful words for talking about careers, work and jobs, 12 useful words to use when you go to a concert, 10 horror words, “fashion” idioms, “style” phrasal verbs... plus: • Fashion – how to be stylish. • Literature – banned books. • Geography – number-one countries. • Business – giving a presentation. • Relationships – dealing with bullies. • Work – the interview presentation. • Home – creating space. • Language – language mistakes. • Celebrities – Disney stars. • Books – Agatha Christie. • Food – stuffed peppers. • TV – 13 Reasons Why • Horror – creepy places. • True crime – In Cold Blood. • Music – pop music. • Politics – Boris Johnson. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!