19 по английскому языку за 11 класс  Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко

№19 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 19

E. My daughter has a very explosive temper. She is desperate to prove she is 'an adult' (will turn 17 next month), and often feels like she is not getting the respect and autonomy that she 'deserves.' Then she gets so mad that she slams doors, yells, and sometimes just storms out of the house. I don't really expect her to be able to 'get it' that at almost 1 7 she is NOT AT ALL an adult, but I would like her to at least learn some better ways of coping with her anger. The door slamming and dirty words are annoying and disrespectful, but maybe I could learn to live with; my main concern is leaving the house at night, which feels really dangerous. We have worked with two different therapists, I liked them both, but she thinks therapy is 'stupid,' 'boring' and 'doesn't work.' At her last session, she explained to the therapist that she wouldn't have to get so mad if other people just would stop being so annoying; in other words, it's not HER fault, it's OURS. Any recommendations?

Work in pairs. Use the context to explain what the words in bold mean.

Read the letters again. Name the letter(s) that says or implies that:

- the child in question has some kind of addiction;

- the child is adult enough to solve the problems himself;

- the parents' desire to help didn't do any good;

- the child's behaviour might lead to health problems;

the parent is trying to find the way to introduce a prohibition;

- the child is being rude to parents.

Discuss the questions below in small groups.

What advice or recommendations would you give to the concerned parents in each case? Is there a letter your mum could have written? How would you feel if your parents sought for


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