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Learn English meaning of Instagram

Date: Apr 10 2015

Themes: Pop Culture, Tech

Grammar: Relative Pronouns

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Before there was the internet, people would invite friends and family to their homes to look at pictures from important life events. They also sent photos through the mail to let other people know about a vacation they just went on, or of a new baby in the family. But today, social media has made sharing pictures much easier.

Instagram is an app that is a great way to share pics from your daily life. Your friends and family can follow your account to see what’s going on with you. While some people want to know everything, it might be too much information for others!

Julie and Jessica talk about why they don’t really use or understand Instagram. Find out more in today’s English lesson about sharing pictures.

Dialog

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Julie

Julie

Jessica

Jessica

Jessica:  I do not understand the obsession with Instagram. Are you on Instagram?

Julie:  I post things to my business’s account. But I don’t follow anybody.

Jessica:  I created an account, but I don’t really understand it. Just to peek into someone’s life, it’s very strange.

Julie:  I agree.

Jessica:  I do have a friend who is obsessed with Instagram. She posts all of these photos with visual effects. She puts all of these filters on the pictures. And they look really cool. That would be interesting if I learned how to do that.

Julie:  I agree. I just don’t understand why they have to be posted to Instagram. You can make photos with great visual effects and post them anywhere. Send them to your friends or put them on Facebook. Why does it have to be exclusively on Instagram?

Jessica:  Exactly. There are so many social media sites out there.

Julie:  There are too many.

Jessica:  Maybe I’ll check it out again sometime. See what all the hype is.

 

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Discussion

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Julie doesn’t really understand why people like to post pictures to Instagram, or even why users follow other people. She wonders why people like using Instagram so much when there are so many other ways to share photos.

Jessica has an account, but doesn’t post pictures. She also doesn’t understand all of the attention people give to Instagram. Still, she thinks that she might give Instagram a try after seeing how her friend has posted interesting photos to it.

Do you use Instagram? Who do you follow, and why?

 

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Eshter00

Australia

Instagram is my favvorite social media here to easy to learn using to see pictures and videos instagram viewer see private instagram is also like to view private instagram and private instagram profile viewer.

09:44 PM Oct 25 2017 |

faqui

Japan

English native speaker friends are always laugh at me but I post IG and put many hashtags.


Hashtags is quite a good way to learn (better to say memorise) new words and easy to find new people who has a similar interests. I don’t need followers but glad to receive likes and comments from my daily pics. 


@fukayaqui 

05:17 PM Apr 05 2016 |

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_Kate_

_Kate_

Ukraine

I completely agree with Jessica and consider Instagram to be an unnecessary site. 

09:05 AM Aug 18 2015 |

Alexey777

Russian Federation

i dont know this app, whats instagram?

07:53 AM Apr 13 2015 |

tjyuan

tjyuan

China

There were lots of apps and websites from about 4 years later. We call it social media which could convenience us to maintainance relationship.


I think many people depend on social media apps, so they neglect talk when the friends together. People check the apps interval short time, that made people can’t force their attention.

04:01 PM Apr 12 2015 |

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Yes Mahtap, English Baby is nice as itself. Even their Twitter account is not so interesting but there are some good posts.

09:52 AM Apr 12 2015 |

Mahtab.bp

Mahtab.bp

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Yes Sienceboy!


English Baby has accounts on Instagram and facebook!


But I didnt find them interesting like its website!


I think most people who say they dont like Instagram , they think its only for seeing and sharing personal photos!

08:18 AM Apr 12 2015 |

Dewiqs

Dewiqs

Indonesia

I have account in instagram. its a nice. i could see some pictures that give me some information or entertainment me. We can use this account wisely so we will get the benefit.

03:38 AM Apr 12 2015 |

lira_

lira_

Russian Federation

I have an Instagram account but I don’t post much. Actually I haven’t posted any pics since last summer XD Although I check it regulary to see other people photos. I mostly follow celebrity’s or fashion accounts. I definetly can say that I’m obsessed with Instagram ‘cause I check it everyday, I don’t wanna miss any news!

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I create an account on every site and hen forget my pasword :) Then create another one, LOL. It’s not easy to follow all social media as there are too many. Smart phones made it easier though, but still it is a waste of time to follow all social media. 


I have an account on Instagram too but I barely use it. Did you know English,baby! is on Instagram too? I follow English,baby! on Instagram and there are some amazing posts.

01:31 AM Apr 12 2015 |

rindasafitri

Indonesia

I think instagram can amuse me with the many pictures

06:21 PM Apr 11 2015 |

Nanoz

Nanoz

United States

No I don’t use Instagram I created an account once to see what is it but then i deleted it I didn’t find it interesting and I dont undersatnd what I am doing on it as Iam not obsessed with taking photos and post them anywhere or even obsessed with following others and see what they are doing.

09:13 AM Apr 11 2015 |

Rozlina

Rozlina

Saudi Arabia

i think using instagram is fun . sharing your pics and follow anybody’s account that depend on you . i have account in instagram and i follow fashionists accounts because i love that .

07:42 AM Apr 11 2015 |

julito1

julito1

Argentina

Now i am reluctant to accept new friendships on facebook, not that i am anti-social , on the contrary, i am an easy going person. The problem with this site is   the moment  i have accepted a new virtual friend i am almost obliged ( as a courtesy) to visit  my friend page, and click a “like” here and there. When there are  a lot of virtual friends all this is time consuming and ultimately, if a friend feels that it is neglected, this relationship is pointless  and ends right from the get go.   

Seiyf_khawas

Turkey

at last, we have to accept ,in  last years we became addicted to virtual world,social media,sites via internet..everything is tied to internet day by day ..less or more,we visit some sites for sharing our moments,events..sharing pictures..talking with foreign people..we spend our times in front of computer,tablets,smart mobiles..Digital and cyber age ..


Instagram is a popular site for sharing pictures and following others pictures..who wants ,who uses it :))) 


Where you feel yourself happy, Live there :)))) 

07:23 AM Apr 11 2015 |

habiba 18

habiba 18

Tunisia

i don’t use instagram because i don’t understand the purpose of it, i think it teach people to be self obsessed and just like julie said u still can post good photos on facebook and other social media to share with friends and family, personally i only use facebook i think it’s more than enough 

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



No problem, dear Julito. I would be very pleased to share my deposits with you which amount to only a few pennies. In return, I hope you will be kind enough to share my huge debts to the banks. 



10:38 PM Apr 10 2015 |

julito1

julito1

Argentina

Dear Shoba, Don`t mind if you haven`t as yet downloaded the Instagram app. As with your bank account, I woud glady  partner with you whatever  it is deposit in it.  jejejejeje!!!  

02:37 PM Apr 10 2015 |

evil_genius

Turkey

sure, I use instagram. I follow some of my friends who accepts to follow me, then I delete the others who wants just followers, poor ones. lol


instagram: ibrahim_seyba

01:59 PM Apr 10 2015 |

sara1234b

sara1234b

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Hey !


I have Instagram, My experience on Instagram has been extremely enjoyable…Instagram is a fun way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures..

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