Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 5 – Episode 2 – Discussion Points – Gatherings & Communities

We’re here with some discussion points! How interesting is this podcast going to be? Well, you know me. You can also use the questions down below as free-writing activities. Tune into the podcast and look at the ultimate facts.

How humans have gathered together

12,000 years ago – 5-8 million people lived in small groups spread out around the world.

200 years ago — 3% of the world’s population lived in cities.

Today – There are 28 mega-cities (cities with more than ten million people)
More than half the world’s population lives in urban communities.
There are 17 virtual communities of 100 million or more active users.
  1. What benefits do individuals get from being with others?
  2. What are the disadvantages of being in a community?
  3. What causes communities to form?
  4. What will happen to physical communities in the future?
  5. Is community a positive or negative word? Why?


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