Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас для спеціалізованих шкіл з поглибленим вивченням англійської мови - Л.В. Калініна - Генеза 2017 рік

Unit 1 Getting to know yourself

1.З. Teenager's World

Word Bank

Phrase Bank

Communication Box

• dreadlocks;

• ponytail;

• greesy;

• trendy;

• scruffy;

• recognizable;

• tremendous;

• to enrich.

• to be concerned about something;

• to capture the essence of something;

• to care about something;

• to follow fashion;

• to be on the other side of popularity;

• to be on equal terms with somebody;

• to feel a bit stressed out;

• to be addicted to;

• to feel necessity for;

• to be involved in.

• Between ourselves...

• In this connection...

• Not for nothing...

• At the same time...

I. Go Ahead!

Think and decide what makes a teenager’s world. Fill in the map (p. 20) with your ideas.

Example: Teenagers are concerned about their appearance and clothes. They want to look nice and stylish.

II. Reading

Read the opinion of youth psychologist Anna Petrenko about teenager’s world and say if you agree with her.

Who are Teenagers?

It was a popular British comedian Harry Enfield who perfectly captured the essence of those difficult teenage years in his character “Kevin the Teenager”. On the eve of his 13th birthday, Kevin and his parents were counting down the seconds till midnight, when the birthday boy began to change before everybody’s eyes. His hair became long and greasy; his skin broke out in spots; his clothes became scruffy and ill-fitting and he lost his ability to speak properly. “I hate you. You are ruining my life” - that’s what he shouted. Frankly speaking, isn’t it a recognizable picture?

The teens really care about the way they look. Many of them believe if a person doesn’t follow fashion, he won’t be in the centre of attention. That’s why they try to wear trendy clothes not be on the other side of popularity. To be popular, in their opinion, means to look perfect - have the perfect clothes, the perfect hair style and the perfect face. The opinion of their peers matters a lot for them.

The desire to be on equal terms with others explains their hanging out with friends. If they are not involved in any activity, they will feel a bit stressed out. Talking with friends on the phone, participating in sport competitions, concerts, student governments are widely spread among them.

In the 21st century, the country of new technologies, teenagers spend tremendous amount of time surfing the Internet, playing computer games. They are so addicted to playing them. Not for nothing they got the name of the ‘thumb generation’. In this connection, a new tendency of exchanging games, discs with music or films appeared. Teenagers feel necessity for meeting peers with the same interests and preferences. Thus, a lot of clubs as another form of socializing in many countries are set up.

If you enjoy dancing, you may join a dancing club. If you are keen on technology, join a technology club etc. At the same time, a lot of interesting teens’ organizations like Boy Scouts or Plast were set up. Together with clubs they help them to enrich teenagers’ world, to develop their intelligence and practical skills, to share their interests and to learn from each other. They have fun being together. Being in a group is like living a real life for them. So let them enjoy this life and be happy.

Across Cultures: Britain - Ukraine

Harry Enfield - a famous British comedian who writes and appears in his own television programmes.

He has invented many humorous characters that are stereotypes of people in British society.

Scouts - the largest and the most popular nonpolitical youth organization for boys in Britain, which trains boys in mapping, signaling, knotting, first aid and all the skills that would arise from camping and outdoor activities.

Plast - non-political and non-confession youth organization in Ukraine, the good of which is to promote an all-round, patriotic education and selfeducation.

IІІ. Language Track

1. In the text, find and reproduce words with the sound /θ/ in their contexts. Practise saying it in your own sentences.


• On the eve of his thirteenth birthday Kevin and his parents were counting down the seconds till midnight.

• On my thirteenth birthday, when I was a birthday boy/girl my parents presented me with a new computer game.

1. Study the difference in meaning. Find these words in the text and reproduce in context. Make up your own sentences by analogy.

among - in or through the middle of a group of people or things.

between - in or through the space that separates two things, people or places.

Example: The girl quickly disappeared among the crowd.

Example: There is no similarity between you and me.

2. From the text, reproduce the words formed from the verbs below in their context and interpret their meanings. Illustrate them in your own sentences.

Example: popularize

Teenagers try to wear trendy clothes not to be on the other side of popularity.

• to recognize

• to activate

• to equalize

• to necessitate

• to stress

• to compete

• to connect

• to organize

3. From the text “Who Are Teenagers?”, find the answers to the following ‘wh-questions’ based on word and phrase banks of the lesson. Say how much it is true about you.

1. Why do the teens care about the way they look?

2. What does it mean for teenagers (and you) to be popular?

3. What activities are many teenagers involved in?

4. What new activities did the 21st century bring for teenagers?

5. Why are teenagers called a ‘thumb generation’?

6. What new necessity did teenagers feel?

7. When do many teenagers feel a bit stressed out?

8. What does being in a group with others mean for teens?

1. From the text, reproduce the grammar constructions in bold in contexts and interpret their meaning.

2. Complete the instruction and make up your sentences.

If you want to talk about something that is likely to happen in the future as a result of an action or situation, use the 1st conditional.

3. Read Taras’s letter and Paul’s answer to it and fill in the 1st conditional in the right way. Give your answer to Taras:

If I... , I...

Dear Paul,

I’m not sure what to do with my free time. I’m thinking of a long walking tour, but some of my friends say it’s a bad idea. They say, that if I ... I ... be dog-tired and get no pleasure. But if I ... at home, I ... be even less happy. Who is right?



Dear Taras,

A lot of young people prefer walking tours to other activities because they find them exciting. If you ... to have a walking tour, you ... have the most pleasurable time. It ... more fascinating if you ... with your friends.

Walking tours have much to offer. If you ... sightseeing, you ... stop at any interesting place and take pictures or get some interesting information about it.

You ... also make a film if you ... a camera with you. Besides, you have a chance to meet new people. If you ... like-minded people, you ... strike up acquaintance with them and continue your tours together. But if you . at home you . regret it because only outdoor activities can make you healthy and happy. But it’s up to you to decide.



IV. Communication Track


1. Look at the photos and say how much the teenagers’ world of granny has changed in comparison with her grandchildren. How do you feel about the past and present of teenagers’ world?

2. In pairs, interview each other and find out:

• what your friend thinks about the way he looks;

• what he/she does to be on equal terms with his/her peers;

• what he/she usually does when he/she is a bit stressed out;

• what activities he/she is involved in;

• what activities he/she tries to avoid;

• what he/she thinks about clubbing as the form of teen’s socializing.

3. In the whole class, think of an ideal teenagers’ world you’d like to have. Present it in a form of a poster.


a) Before you listen

You are going to listen to two classmates. One of them asked the other: “Oh, Dave, what are you doing at the leisure centre?”

In the groups try to predict:

• why the leisure centre is visited by teenagers;

• what Dave is going to do there;

• why his friend Alison has come there too.

b) While you listen

Listen to the dialogue and choose the correct completion of the statements.

1. David has come to the leisure centre...

A. to see Alison;

B. to work on computer;

C. to meet Paul.

2. ...is David’s hobby.

A. travelling;

B. computing;

C. swimming.

3. David wants to ask his friend about...

A. some websites;

B. a few new books;

C. some advice.

4. Swapping is a new hobby of.

A. David’s parents;

B. Alison’s family;

C. Paul’s friends.

5. House swapping is meant for.

A. knowing other people and their cultures;

B. escaping from home;

C. saving more money.

6. ... is an experienced traveller.

A. David;

B. Paul;

C. Alison.

7. Alison was surprised that...

A. her friend didn’t know much about computers;

B. David could have a new hobby;

C. David was able to ask for advice.

8. Alison found the idea of swapping...

A. boring;

B. exciting;

C. unreal.

c) After you listen

Discuss with your friends what leisure centres or clubs you like to visit and why. Writing Before you write

• If you want to persuade your peers to join your club, write a good ad vertisement.

• In groups brainstorm with your friends to what club or organizatioi you’d like to invite your friends.

• Make a list of possible words and phrases that may convince your peer to join it.

How to Write an Advertisement for Joining a Club or a Youth Organization

Content Tips

Language Tips

• Think of an unusual beginning of your advertisement so that to encourage peers to participate in your activity.

• No one else can...

• There’s nothing like...

• It’s a unique possibility...

• ...gives you a fantastic release.

• Focus on the most outstanding features of your club’s activity.

• It’s incredible...

• Without doubt...

• Add colour to your description.

• We are available...

• Join us...

• Leave your contacts.

At Home: In your WB, write an ad inviting teens to spend their free time activities.

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