№17 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 17
1. a) Read the definitions below. Work in pairs. Do you agree with them? Write a definition of your own.
A TEENAGER IS...
- a person who can't remember to walk the dog but never forgets a phone number.
- a youngster who receives her allowance on Monday, spends it on Tuesday, and borrows it from her best friend on Wednesday.
- someone who can hear his favourite singer 3 blocks away but not his mother calling from the next room.
- a whiz that can operate the latest computer without a les¬son but can't make a bed.
- a romantic who never falls in love more than once a week.
2. a) Work in pairs. Discuss what kind of problems the young people of your age have. Make a list.
b) In pairs make a list of typical concerns the parents of teenagers might have.
c) Which list was easier to make? Why?
3. a) Look through the letters below. What kind of letters are they? How many of the problems mentioned by the senders are on your list?
A. My 15-year-old son in 9th grade quit martial arts and now hangs around talking on the phone and using the com¬puter. He loved martial arts - had been at it since he was 3. When I asked him why, he said "It takes up too much of my life". The point here is that he wants to hang around and use computer and do nothing else. This is isolating, bad for his eyes and body, makes him miss out on the possibilities to de-velop personality and makes him a boring, sheltered person. It gets to the point where he does not want to answer when I am talking to him. I suggest many different activities and look through magazines to find more, but he shoots down ev¬ery one. I am hoping someone out there has a suggestion; may¬be you went through something like this and found a solution.