Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (9-й рік навчання) - Л.І. Морська - Астон 2017 рік

UNIT 6. YOUTH LIFESTYLE. MODERN YOUTH CLUBS

LESSON 58 “DIFFICULT TEENAGERS

1. Read the words in the box and guess their meaning. Use the dictionary if necessary. Use the words to complete the questions.

answer back, conflicts, moody, stress out, risky, ups and downs

1. Do you sometimes feel ___ ? If so, why?

2. Do you sometimes do ___ things? If so, what are they?

3. Do you ___ your parents/ teachers? Do you know it’s a sign of bad behaviour?

4. What things ___ you ___ the most?

5. How do you deal with the ___ in your life?

6. How do you solve ___ with other people?

Exam Skill Buider

2. Read the introduction to the article on arguing and say if you agree or disagree with what it says. Find phrases which make the statements below true.

1. Teenagers use unpleasant comments when they argue.

2. Teenagers want you to feel guilty for all their worries.

3. Teenagers react emotionally in arguments.

How to Avoid Arguments with Teenagers?

Arguing with a teenager is not fun. Over the years they have learnt ways of arguing which are hurtful, full of sarcasm and which make adults feel responsible for all their problems. And what is worse, arguments with teenagers are not helpful because young people never think before they say horrible things to somebody.

3. Read the rest of the article and say whether the statements below are true or false.

Teenagers argue when they feel the rules are too limiting and when adults don’t treat them as grown-ups. They rebel when they are told what to do, when parents choose their clothes or their friends, when adults say: “When I was young, things were different...” So how can adults avoid arguments with such young rebellious minds?

When it comes to discussing a problem, it’s better to listen to teenagers and let them say what they think and feel. Listening doesn’t mean agreeing with everything they say - it simply means they are treated as partners in a conversation.

It’s important for teenagers to learn to compromise. They may not want to compromise all the time but they should learn to understand that they can’t always do what they want. Compromising teaches teenagers to see other points of view.

Adults should learn to give more freedom to teenagers, especially over the weekend when it is time for them to relax, though asking to ring parents and say where they are and what they are doing - it’s a compromise but it shows that the teenagers are trusted. It also makes them feel more grown-up.

Parents shouldn’t joke about the appearance of their teenaged children - what seems silly to an adult may be very important to them. They should know that they are loved with or without good marks at school. Also it is necessary to remember to never criticize them in front of others.

1. Teenagers argue when they feel they control their decisions.

2. Listening helps adults understand the teenage point of view.

3. Teenagers have to learn to compromise sometimes.

4. Teenagers need some freedom to feel like adults.

5. There are some things adults should not do when talking to a teenager.

6. The text gives advice to both adults and teenagers.

4. Choose the correct item.

1. Agatha invited me spending / to spend the summer at her family’s home in Costa Rica.

2. I didn’t believe Camille’s story about to find/ finding a rattlesnake in her bed.

3. The terrible weather forced us to change /changing our plans.

4. Diane has been scared of to swim / swimming in the ocean ever since she saw the movie “Jaws.”

5. I don’t know how you got my son to eat / eating his broccoli. He hates vegetables!

6. I went bungee jumping / to bungee jump when I was in New Zealand. It was awesome!

7. Sally loves to go to window shop / window shopping in her free time. She doesn’t usually buy anything, she just likes to look.

8. His reasons for to choose / choosing to study Latin were always unclear to me.

5. Work in small groups. Practise speaking as the model suggests.

Model: Did he say he had stolen the documents?

Yes, he admitted stealing them. / Actually no, he denied stealing them. / No, he didn’t, but he is suspected of stealing them. / I have heard that he has been accused of/charged with stealing them.

1. Did he say he had planned the hold-up? 2. Did he say he had taken part in the robbery? 3. Did he say he had hijacked the plane? 4. Did he say he had kidnapped the businessman? 5. Did he say he had fired at the policeman? 6. Did he say he had attacked the cashier? 7. Did he say he had shot the driver? 8. Did he say he had threatened the Prime Minister? 9. Did he say he had sent the letter bombs? 10. Did he say he had received the stolen goods? 11. Did he say he had sold the secret information? 12. Did he say he had given false evidence? 13. Did he say he had started the fires? 14. Did he say he had helped the prisoners to escape?

6. Work in pairs. Use the model to give some advice to people.

Model: Problem 1. You should talk to your mum asking her to forgive you.

You should promise her to always tell the truth. And you should keep your word!

1. I had problems at school so I skipped lessons for about a month. I didn’t tell my mum about it and I lied to her every day saying that I was at school. She found out the truth and I’ve lost her trust.

2. My “friend” lies about me to other friends. She invents things I never said and tells my friends horrible things about me which aren’t true. They don’t want to meet me anymore!

3. My friend has really bad taste in clothes. Everybody laughs at her but she can’t see it. She has asked me a few times how she looks and I say she looks wonderful even though she doesn’t. Now I feel really bad about it and I think she should know the truth.





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