18 | Social Media

Today you will learn 5 new English words related to "Social Media"

TODAY’S TOPIC: “Social Media”

For you as an ESL learner, “social media” isn't just a fun way to connect; it's a goldmine for language learning! Understanding social media culture helps you navigate informal English, slang, and current trends. By following native speakers, you absorb natural language use and gain cultural insights. Today’s vocabulary words will help you be able to engage in discussions, practice writing and speaking in real-time, and overall improve your proficiency both on and offline. Let’s jump right in!


1 | Disinformation

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: False or misleading information spread deliberately to deceive.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Be critical of information you see on social media, as it may contain disinformation.

    2. Fighting the spread of disinformation is crucial for maintaining a healthy online environment.

    3. Don't share posts that promote disinformation without verifying their accuracy.

2 | Hashtag

  • Part of speech: Noun

  • Definition: A word or phrase preceded by the # symbol, used to categorize content and identify topics.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. Use relevant hashtags to increase the reach of your social media posts.

    2. Following trending hashtags can help you stay updated on current events.

    3. The #BlackLivesMatter hashtag became a powerful symbol of social justice.

3 | Go viral

  • Part of speech: Verb

  • Definition: Spread rapidly and widely online.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. The funny cat video went viral, garnering millions of views.

    2. Social media campaigns can go viral and reach a large audience quickly.

    3. My goal for "FasciNative English", is to go viral and reach millions of English learners worldwide, empowering them to achieve their language goals and open doors to exciting opportunities.

4 | Engage

  • Part of speech: Verb

  • Definition: Interact with content or other users on social media.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. You can engage with your followers by responding to comments and questions.

    2. Social media platforms encourage users to engage with each other.

    3. Actively engaging with content can spark interesting conversations.

5 | Unsubscribe

  • Part of speech: Verb

  • Definition: To stop receiving updates or notifications from a particular source.

  • Example Sentences:

    1. You can unsubscribe from emails or newsletters you no longer find relevant.

    2. It's important to manage your social media subscriptions, and unsubscribe to a few**,** to avoid information overload.

    3. Don't hesitate to unsubscribe from accounts that no longer add value to your experience.


Scrolling through your social media feed can feel like a never-ending stream of content. While it's easy to get sucked into the vortex of funny cat videos and endless arguments, remember - you have the power to curate your experience. Don't be afraid to unsubscribe from accounts that no longer bring you joy or value. Instead, engage with creators who spark your curiosity and inspire you to learn. Remember, not everything online is true. Be wary of disinformation disguised as news, and always double-check information before sharing it. Also, if you ever create something truly special, don't be afraid to use relevant hashtags to help it go viral and reach a wider audience. But remember, the most important thing is to use social media mindfully and intentionally, shaping your online experience to enrich your life, not overwhelm it.

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