Scenes: 3-4 (21’30 to 31’)
Before you watch, discuss these questions with a
Ø Do you use Facebook? How often do you access it?
Ø Why do you like it (or don’t like it)?
Ø Do you know how Facebook was created?
Ø Do you know anything about its founder, Mark Zuckerberg?
Watch the scene and answer these questions:
1 – What did the Winklevoss twins propose to Mark?
2 – Why is he being sued by them?
3 – What did Mark propose to his friend Eduardo?
4 – Why is Eduardo also suing Mark?
Match the words with their definitions:
a) plaintiff ( ) to show no respect, or to raise the tip of your thumb to the end of your nose to show that you do not respect somebody
b) witness ( ) someone who makes a legal complaint against someone else in court
c) lawsuit ( ) the state of being famous for something bad
d) notoriety ( ) a problem taken to a court of law, by an ordinary person or an organization rather than the police, for a legal decision
e) to thumb your nose at sb/sth ( ) a person who sees an event happening, especially a crime or
f) to lead sb on ( ) to persuade someone to believe something that is untrue
Now discuss these questions with your partner:
Ø Do you believe Mark Zuckerberg stole the Winklevoss’s idea?
Ø What’s your opinion about him?
Ø What do you think of Facebook and other social media? Does it really “connect” more people or does it make us like in a virtual world only?
Ø Do you think people are addicted to technology nowadays?