A Step-by-Step Guide to Write Social Media Posts

Objective: Learn how to write and comment on social media posts.

Instructions: If you are new to this section, do the preparation task, read the text and tips, and do the exercises. Finally, answer the question in the last quarter of this practice guide: «Let your story begin».

Preparation Task

Reading text

Read the following posts and try to understand Everything. You can freely look in the dictionary for the meaning of any unknown word if you need to.

Some members of the family eating grapes during Christmas Eve.

Víctor – We wish you all a joyful holiday season filled with warmth and love. 🎅❤️

Jero – Oh, what a cozy scene! 🕯️❄️ I remember this evening… I wanted to curl up with hot cocoa and watch Christmas movies all night! Thanks for sharing this festive moment we had!!!

Angela – This photo captures the true spirit of Christmas—family, laughter, and togetherness. 🥰❤️ May your holiday be as merry and bright as this relaxing picture suggests! 🌟

Thomas_priv – I feel jealous! I’m getting major Christmas envy right now! 🎁🤩 Everything looks so festive and beautiful. Your holiday decorations are beautiful! 🙌✨ #ChristmasMagic

Iker – Grapes, grapes, grapes! Delicious food! I am addicted to it! LOL.

Víctor – Feeling incredibly proud of my amazing students for their fantastic performance on the Chinese language exam! 🌟📚 It’s been a rewarding term, and I couldn’t be happier to see their hard work pay off. Congratulations to you all!!!

Julia036 – What an incredible accomplishment! 🌟 I’m so jealous of your Chinese language skills right now, but mostly, I’m incredibly proud of you all. Great job, and keep up the fantastic work! #LanguageMasters

李红 – This is pure greatness! 🙌 Passing that Chinese language exam is no small feat, and you all nailed it. Kudos(*) to the students for their determination and the teacher for guiding them to success. Amazing job, everyone! #HSK

Carlos_teacher – Congratulations to these excellent students and their fantastic teacher on taking the Chinese language exam! 🎉📚 Your hard work and dedication paid off, and I’m genuinely impressed. #Chineseinsecondaryschools

(*) Kudos stands for «Congratulations».


Here are some tips to consider when writing a social media post.

  1. You don’t need to write complete sentences (remember the «grapes, grapes, grapes!» comment, it worked just as fine).
  2. Use emojis to show how you are feeling.
  3. Use LOL to mean «laugh out loud» or PM to mean «private message».
  4. Use extra exclamation marks (!) to make an idea stronger or to show you are joking.

Exercise 1

Exercise 2

Exercise 3

Choose an example sentence for the tips that we have considered above.

Let your story begin!

Option A: Now it is writing time! You might be ready to write between 50 and 70 words on the following topic:

Where is your favourite place for a holiday?

Option B: If you think it is too challenging, try using the adjectives and nouns we worked on throughout this lesson and write four entries for a social media network. You can support your entries with real or fake pictures if you like.

Option C: Imagine you are on vacation. Imagine that place that you have always wanted to be in. Write a postcard text telling your family or best friends about the surroundings, the beauty of the site, and some of the activities you are doing there.