I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
- How many hours do you use social media a day?
- Does your country have a law that limits teen access to social media?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
- law /law/
- require /ri-KWAHYUHR/
- protect /pruh-TEKT/
- permission /per-MISH-uhn/
- unless /uhn-LES/
[noun] – a rule, usually made by a government, that is used to order the way in which a society behaves
Breaking the law can result in serious consequences, such as fines or even imprisonment.
[ri-KWAHYUHR] – to need something or make something necessary
In order to become a doctor, you require many years of education and training.
[verb] – to keep someone or something safe from injury, damage, or loss
It’s important to protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat.
[noun] – If someone is given permission to do something, they are allowed to do it
You need to ask for permission before you use someone else’s things.
[conjunction] – except if
You can’t watch TV unless you finish your homework first.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
Utah has recently passed a law that requires social media companies to obtain parental consent before allowing children to use their apps, in an effort to protect children’s mental health. The law also requires these companies to verify that users are at least 18 years old. This means that kids will need their parents’ permission to access apps like Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram. Starting March 1, 2024, two additional laws will be in effect in Utah. These laws will allow parents to monitor their children’s online activities, including social media posts and private messages. Furthermore, children will be prohibited from using social media between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. unless their parents approve it. In addition, social media companies are banned from collecting data on children or showing them ads. Governor Spencer Cox believes that these laws will help protect children’s psychological well-being. However, some people are concerned that these laws may infringe on free speech and harm children. Facebook’s parent company has implemented safeguards to protect children on its platform, while TikTok’s CEO is facing scrutiny from Congress. Five additional states are currently evaluating similar laws.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
- Utah recently passed a law that requires parental consent for children to use social media apps.
- Children will need their parents’ permission to access apps like Facebook, TikTok, and Instagram.
- Starting March 1, 2024, parents will be able to monitor their children’s online activities.
- Children will be allowed to use social media between 10:30 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. without their parents’ approval.
- Social media companies are banned from collecting data on children or showing them ads.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
- ______ it stops raining, we won’t be able to go to the park.
- The purpose of traffic ______ is to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
- Some animals have fur or feathers to ______ them from cold weather.
- This job ______ you to work on weekends, so make sure you’re available before you apply.
- I can’t go to the party without my parents’ ______.