How do social media Web sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram help people keep in touch with family and friends (for example, “People can send short birthday messages. It doesn’t cost money.“)? In this listening activity, a man introduces himself to a woman by phone that he met on a social networking site.
“keep in touch” = stay in contact or communications with someone
“Using popular social media Web sites is one way to keep in touch with family and friends.”
“reach someone” = be able to contact or talk with someone
“If you want to talk, you can reach me by phone, by email, through FaceBook.”
Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.