IELTS Listening Practice: Facebook’s 10th Anniversary

If you have a Facebook account, you will notice that there is a new feature called Look Back which marks their 10th birthday. I have been using it for the past four years now and it has been a great tool for me to keep in touch with family and friends wherever I am in the world. It definitely beats expensive long-distance phone calls!


Here is an interview that talks about what this milestone means for Facebook. You can try out this IELTS Listening exercise below:

Ian McKenzie:

The Facebook team is not going to have a 1) __________ party – only pizza and beer but they are still going to 2) __________ the occasion. They believe it will still be popular among 3) __________ even though users still want to 4) __________  out different things. Facebook, he believes, will always be the 5) __________ and the numbers 6) __________ that out. He does not say if the thumbs down button will be put up but users can still write 7) __________ if they’re not so keen on something. There is a huge team of 8) __________ people who make the rules and make Facebook safe for people to use as well as a team of user operations 9) __________ who work globally around the clock to respond to 10) __________ and they review those against the 11) __________. In the past, it has been a 12) __________ process. Facebook uses an 13)__________ to calculate what has been of interest to the user although it doesn’t get it right all the time. Facebook will be around in 14)__________ years time and aims to make it useful and 15) __________ and interesting.

All the best!

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