The Age of the Tragic Selfie

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C2 – Proficient

In August 2013, the word “selfie” was officially added to OxfordDictionaries.com. Selfie sticks were then invented and sold with the promise of better selfies. Are selfies something to be worried about?

Read the article below and prepare to express your thoughts.

The age of the tragic selfie

Let’s Discuss!

1. What is the author trying to express in his article?
2. How do you view selfies?
3. In your own words, what do you think this statement means: “…better technology doesn’t necessarily bring greater insight.”? Do you agree with this statement?
4. The article sited a few tragedies from different parts of the world. Are there any tragedies in your country that demand respect?

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