Цілі: вдосконалювати навички усного мовлення й читання; розвивати культуру спілкування й мовленнєву реакцію учнів; виховувати відповідальне ставлення до сімейних цінностей.
Talk with your partner about these situations. Which have you experienced? Which would make your parents really angry?
– a party while parents are away
– crashing the family car
– losing the family’s photo albums
– being expelled from school being caught stealing by the police
– taking drugs and underage drinking
– teen pregnancy
2. Reading and speaking
Do ex. 3, p. 86.
What was the biggest thing you did to make your parents furious? What did they say to you?
Discuss in groups if
adults should try to teach young people lessons, such as the dangers of drinking too much, taking drugs or catch the AIDS virus, or they should leave them alone to find out about these things themselves.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of both approaches?
Use the following expressions:
– To begin with,
– We need to discuss…
– Let’s start by (V ing)
– We’ll start by (V ing)
– The problem here is…
– One advantage of / Another advantage of / The main advantage of / The greatest advantage of
– The first advantage of teaching… is…
– One disadvantage of/Another disadvantage of/The main disadvantage of /The greatest disadvantage of/The first disadvantage of leaving them alone… is…
To teach young people lessons
To leave young people alone
Reading and speaking
Read the article and say what you would do in that situation.
1) What do you think of Corey’s actions?
2) What questions would you like to ask Corey and his parents?
‘BEST PARTY EVER’ COSTS PARENTS $20,000
The parents of an Australian teenager may have a $20,000 bill to pay for damages caused at a party held by their son. Corey Delaney, 16, decided to throw a party in his house on Saturday night while his parents were on vacation. He posted an open invitation on the My Space website, which resulted in 500 teenagers showing up at his Melbourne home. The youths got drunk and started damaging neighbouring properties. After complaints from neighbours, 30 police officers, police dogs and a backup helicopter went to break up the party. The young partygoers threw rocks and stones at the police and their cars. The state police commissioner Christine Nixon told a news conference that Corey “needs to learn a lesson, and one way or another we’ll be making sure that happens”.
Corey seemed proud of his party when reporters interviewed him. Australia’s Nine Network TV news asked him what advice he had for other teenagers planning a party. His reply was: “Get me to do it for you!” He added that he had organized the “best party ever”. Corey explained how the party grew to be so big: “It was just an open house party and a lot of people came and it overflowed onto the street… The cops came and told all the people to quiet down… There were people bottling cars and the whole streets were flooded with people”, he said. His parents were furious at their son’s actions: “We’re absolutely disgusted that he could do this, not only to us but to our neighbourhood”, his mother said. Corey was apologetic towards his neighbours, saying: “It was really unfair what happened to them”.
Do ex. 4, p. 87.
Do ex. 5 (a), p. 88.
7. Vocabulary practice
Fill in the gaps with the words from the Word File (p. 86).
1) I’d like to be able to… that feeling that something is going to be wrong.
2) I hope my snoring won’t… you too much.
3) Over half of the people in my… have parents who are divorced.
4) Children quickly learn how to… punishment.
5) She was always looking for ways to… her students.
6) He drives like a… .
7) I didn’t… my classmate in that uniform.
8) We meet once a month to discuss… problems.
9) Can you prove your… ?
Do ex. 5 (b), p. 88.
Ex. 6, p. 88.