№200 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 200
) You are going to hear a speech by Neilia Pierre, an American High School student. Look at the glossary and decide what her speech is about.
1. bib n - a piece of cloth or plastic worn, esp. by babies, to protect their clothes while eating. 2. adolescent adj - being of the age 13 through 19.3. curfew n - an order that after a specific time at night being outside on the streets is prohibited.
4. hang about, around vb (intr) - to waste time doing nothing.
5. reluctant adj - not eager; unwilling to do sth 6. ridiculous adj - absurd, laughable 7. irresponsible adj - not showing care for the consequences of one's actions or attitudes; not capable of bearing responsibility.
Listen to the speech and follow in the book. What was the topic for Neilia's speech?
The principal, the vice principal, teachers and students, I bid you a pleasant good morning. I say to you that in spite of being a teenager, myself, I must agree with the statement "Teenagers are downright careless, lazy and irresponsible". Teenagers need to be spoon-fed, they need someone to pick up after them, and they need bibs when they eat. This is ridiculous! What they really need is to realise that they are no longer babies.
Firstly, I say that teenagers are careless because they do not think before they act. They need to learn that to every action there is a reaction. We teenagers are forever engaging in activities we know that are wrong. We are careless when it comes to the placement of things. Misplacing our homework, clothes, shoes, and books has become a hobby. We are careless when it comes to choosing our friends. We choose the peers who cause our downfall and not our success. Alcohol, drugs, sex - can we be any more careless than that? Adolescents believe that they are too old to do the things children do, however, not old enough to do the things adults do, so they do things nobody will do, which are most times careless things.