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Top 3 Facebook sites to follow (Part 2)

  • 2016.03.23

As promised, we are going to pick up where we left off last time and provide you with some more interesting Facebook pages that you may wish to follow. Remember, the idea behind these pages is to give you a chance to interact daily with English in a fun, informative and relaxed way.

Suggestions in the last post were lifestyle/food pages. This time pages give you the chance to get in touch* with the world around you and learn more about what is happening in a variety of areas.

1. National Geographic Magazine. This page introduces you to some amazing places, people and environments that exist around the world. The photographs are perhaps the best thing about this page – they are simply breathtaking*! The short descriptions and articles that go together with these photos are a great way to get your daily English!

2. TED. If you don’t know about TED here is a little information.TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. Speakers talk on a wide variety of topics and are entertaining and interesting. They are meant for native speakers, so the language can be advanced; however, I encourage you to watch some of the talks. You may just find an amazing presentation that will change the way you think. 

3. a. Lonely Planet. As the description for this page says, “Amazing experiences start here.” Lonely Planet guide books have been a source of inspiration and information for travelers over forty years. Their Facebook page is exactly the same! The articles are interesting and the videos give you a real taste of so many exotic places. A great way to start the day!

 b. Japan Today. This page posts original content including translations of pop culture articles from popular Japanese magazines and newspaper. It might surprise you to see what is happening here in Japan…in English.
Hopefully, you find one or more of these pages interesting and choose to follow them on Facebook. Simply spending 10-15 minutes a day engaging with and enjoying English will make a huge difference to your learning.


*get in touch with:  連絡を取る、接触する
* breathtaking:  息を飲むような、あっと言わせるような、はらはらさせる