Youth is the time when a person is trying to find his place in the world.
And during this search he or she comes across different problems which are as important as those of the adults.
Everybody says that youth is probably the best time of life. I doubt whether it is true. It seems to me that it is the most difficult time. You have to make some very important decisions which will influence all your future life.
Being a teenager means dates, love, new discoveries, choosing career, thinking about many problems and ways to overcome them.
Being a teenager means taking a lot of exams. It is very difficult. Especially, if you fall in love and can not think about anything but your love.
What problems worry
young people ?
What are the reasons
of the teens’ problems?
Teens get depressed and upset
They are badly treated at home
Their parents are quite indifferent
Teens are not taken seriously
They can’t solve their problems themselves
The system of our life
The changes of the society
Why is nothing ever easy?
Why are some boys so very sleazy (неряшливые)?
Why can’t I have that brand (фирменное) new dress?
Why am I under so much stress?
Why don’t my parents ever believe me?
Why can’t they ever see…
Why do I feel so often unhappy?
Why do they always wish I was still in a nappy (в пеленках)?
Why does my face feel like a block of lard (кусок сала)?
Why are all these years really hard?
There’s a reason for all these problems and tears.
I am going through my Teenage Years!
is a group of people with the same interests, the same
style and they like the same music.
WHY DO TEENS JOIN SUBCULTURES?
TO IDENTIFY WITH A PARTICULAR SUBCULTURE
TO REBEL AGAINST THE SOCIETY
TO PROTEST AGAINST THE OLDER GENERATION
TO REJECT EVERYTHING
(NOT)TO CONFORM TO SOCIETY STANDARDS
TO TRY OUT ALL SORT OF OPTIONS
TO SHOW STRONG PHISICAL FORCE
TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, THEIR OWN IDENTITY
“ For a child “
A child should always say what’s true
And speak when he is spoken to,
And behave mannerly at the table;
At least as far as he is able.
Robert Louis Stevenson
ALL FAMILIES HAVE RULES
What rules does your family have?
Allow me to…
MY PARENTS ALLOW ME:
To watch what I want on TV
To eat what I want and like
To have my pocket money
To dress the way I want
To drive the car
To decide what to do after finishing school
To make friends with a boy or a girl
MY PARENTS LET ME
Choose my own friends
Get a part time job
Cook dinner for myself
Spend my pocket money
Go to discos
Wear jeans to school
Organize parties at home
MY PARENTS MAKE ME
Be home by 11 o’clock
Wear school uniform
Help about the house
Do my lessons
Show my school diary
Play musical instruments
Be always carefully
MY PARENTS FORBID ME
to stay late at night
to drink alcohol
to wear jeans to school
to organize parties at home
to drive a car
to watch films for adults on TV
Begin the questions
… do teens try all sort of options?
… of their options are good, which are bad?
… you don’t have bad habits, how do you show off?
… do teens express themselves?
Match the words and their definitions.
1. to identify oneself with
a particular subculture
3. to rebel against
4. to express his/her identity
5. to support a liberal attitude and lifestyle
6. to change for the best
a. выражать свою индивидуальность
b. изменить к лучшему
d. восставать против
e. относить себя к конкретной субкультуре
f. поддерживать либеральное отношение и стиль жизни
Fill in the prepositions
to be dressed
to be regarded
of the world
Make up a dialogue
What rules does your family have?
Use word constructions and combinations (pages 13-18)
5 parts – excellent.
4 parts – good.
3 parts –enough.
Is it easy to be young?
I think it is very difficult …
It is wrong to think that…
… is just what I had in mind.
I think the opinion that… is absolutely right
to solve the problems themselves
to rebel against the society
to change the world to the best
to have my/their own values and beliefs
to have problems with parents
to make some very important decisions which will influence all your future life