How well do social media posts show real life? What is the impact of social media posts on how we feel about our lives? Watch this thought-provoking short film by Paul Howard Allen on the topic of social media and mental health.


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercise. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.





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That is behaviours types are often in persons with so low self-esteem or they do not feel satisfied with yourself. For instance, when those type persons look posts with wonderful places by your friends they feel sadness or jealousy. That is behaviours types don't affect me yet. Another important aspect is trying to avoid any post with the only intention is affect mood.

The message it gives us that don't mourn yourself on what you don't have. Just be grateful on what you have. If you want to achieve something instead of crying work hard. How well do social media posts show real life. It depends on the person how he/she present the post.

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In my opinion, the most happy and peaceful person like Gandhi or mother Theresa never post about what they were doing in social media, they really enjoy the moment they live, and other people then, who post about these wonderful person's activity.
So, I agree with Lucyao's opinion.


This video is interesting but it is difficult to understand at several first times of listening. I only just understood it when i checked transcript.

How can i get information easily from listening?

Hi Huong.vulan26,

I'm afraid the only answer is practice and more practice! The more you listen, the better you will get. Using the transcript is a very good idea. After doing the exercises, try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself, which will help both with speaking and with familiarisation of what you are listening to. Finally, try saying it with (and at the same speed as) the recording. This will help you to develop speed in your speech and also to get used to the rhythms of spoken English, which will help you to understand it when you listen.


I hope those suggestions are helpful.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

thank you for suggestions!

Once I also got into this situation and almost fell into a depression. Fortunately, I realized in time that I need to stop jealous of the beautiful picture in Instagram and make it in my real life. Therefore, I began to do more with myself, my home. But sometimes there are times when I again compare my life with a stranger. It's horrible! And it's so hard to get rid of it sometimes! And the best recipe for this is to work to get tired and that there would not be time to go into Instagram. Work heals! All happiness)

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