· I completely agree with … because I also think that …
· What’s more, I believe that …
· I can
· I am sure that it is not easy for children to …
· No doubt it is important for parents to …
· In my opinion it is also important for children to …
1. In groups discuss a typical parent/child conflict in your country.
2. Young people often ask for help and advice on how to cope with their parents. Say what problems you had most frequently with your parents as a teen-ager. What were the reasons for conflicts and frictions?
3. What problems do you have with your B) Chose from the opinions the ideas that reflect your viewpoint and complete the sentences parents now? What subjects and topics do you usually agree or disagree on? Say what areas cause most problems and make the adults in your house really angry.
4. Do you think that friction between young people and their parents is inevitable? Why?
5. What do or will you do to cut down on friction when you are parents yourselves?
6. Some people say that parents are too permissive with their children today. The children's happiness is all-important, but the excessive permissiveness of modern parents is doing more harm than good. Expand on the topic.
7. It B) Chose from the opinions the ideas that reflect your viewpoint and complete the sentences goes without saying that every new generation is different from the one that preceded it. Today the difference is very marked indeed. Think of any examples.
8. Some politicians have suggested that adulthood should begin at the age of 16. They argue that at that age young people are mature enough to drink alcohol without restriction, decide for themselves whether to marry or not, vote, go to jail and generally take responsibility for their own lives. But what do you think?
19 Listening: WHOSE PARTY?
Mr. Henry (50)
Mrs. Henry (45)
Jerry – their son (15)
Susan – their daughter (17)
Derrick – their nephew (17)
Nancy – their neighbor (16)
Listen to the B) Chose from the opinions the ideas that reflect your viewpoint and complete the sentences scene. Then read the statements and mark T (true), F (false) or NG (not given)
1.The scene is laid in the house of Mr. and Mrs. Henry.
2.Mr. and Mrs. Henry are having a party.
3.Children expected parents to come early.
4.Derrick and Nancy hid behind the sofa.
5.Mrs. Henry is indignant that children smoked cigarettes.
6.Children drank wine and whisky.
7.Derrick brought beer and cigarettes
8.Children didn’t ask parents’ permission to hold a party
9.It was surprise party for Derrick’s birthday
10.Mr. Henry found Derrick and Nancy
Make up dialogues on one of the following B) Chose from the opinions the ideas that reflect your viewpoint and complete the sentences situations.
Mother finds out that the 14-year-old daughter smokes. She forbids the girl to meet with her friends.
The father thinks the 17-year-old daughter is too young to go out on dates. Besides mother doesn’t like the daughter’s boy-friend. The girl argues.
Mother and daughter argue on the clothes the daughter wears. The girl doesn’t like the things that mother buys for her. She’d like mother to let her buy things to wear herself.
Parents do not let their 16-year-old daughter spend the summer holidays at the B) Chose from the opinions the ideas that reflect your viewpoint and complete the sentences seaside with her friends. They suggest spending holidays together with the family. The girl is sure she is too adult to go anywhere with parents.
Mother is offended by daughter’s ignorance of household chores. The girl is sure that she does as much as she can but mother is always unpleased.