3.en.8 Building communities

So, what does it take to build a community? Physical closeness? Family ties? Emotional bonds?

Have a look at these two videos:

a) This is a commercial video about being connected and answer the questions below:

1. What different situations does the video show?

2. How are mobile phones used in them?

3. According to the video how does the use of cell phones interferes in our social life?

4. What do they suggest to improve our relationships? How does it work?

5. What would you say is the tone of the commercial?

b) This clip shows how a new way of travelling can help you making new friends and change your view of the world:

1. What is couchsurfing?

2. In what ways does it help people develop a sense of community?

3. Report on what two people say about it: How does it change the way they see the world?

4. How is it different to other ways of travelling?