Тема: Youth Problems

Уровень: Pre-Intermediate.

 Teenage is a fundamental stage of life that each human being passes through. Some people face this period of their life strongly and positively, while others face many problems and difficulties. This depends on the environment these young adults live in, their parents, their friends, their living conditions, their education, and many other factors. Teenagers face many problems such as …becoming addicted to drugs and alcohol, being influenced negatively by their peers, self-image and weight, or even arguments with their parents.

Teenagers’ tastes and preferences are different from those of their older generations; Young people’s values have been seriously transformed since the past decade; Youth’s perception of the world is different from their previous generations. Therefore, particular communication tools are needed to appeal to their feelings and tastes.

Economic situation in most regions of … and low family income don’t  let the teens take proper physical and intellectual activities, which impacts the growth of a teen-aged child;
Being popular is a goal that all teenagers want to achieve. Being popular also means that you have to do all of the things that the popular kids do, like drinking or smoking cigarettes once in a while. Smoking cigarettes and drinking just a little leads to worse things like drinking more, and trying drugs. Once they’re addicted, their life begins to fall apart. School grades drop, they are not studying at night any more, they don’t pay attention in class, and they don’t do the assigned work. They don’t take care of themselves, they don’t eat right, and they don’t care about their appearance as much as before. Young people find themselves drinking and using drugs all the time.

Over the past ten years, statistics have shown that the violence among young people is increasing every year. Many people blame musicians and other types of artist who portray negative actions as something positive. Others might blame the parents for not watching over their children. But many people fail to bring up technology as an issue. With the new DVD that shows violence or computers that gives kids access to unauthorized sites, technology is something that many parents need to look out for. Violent video games can also have a major impact on a child’s thinking and actions. In many ways video games have had a negative impact on young children in today’s society.

In today’s society teens become addicted to television. They believe they have to watch certain television series and television shows such as continuous series, soap operas. This   dependence could cause serious health problems such as obesity and diabetes. These health problems can be seen especially in smaller children.

Everyone pretty much knows that smoking is bad for them. Smoking is a hard habit to break because tobacco contains nicotine, which is very addictive. The body and mind quickly become so used to the nicotine in cigarettes that a person needs to have it just to feel normal. People start smoking for a variety of different reasons. Some may start because they are curious. Some think it looks cool. Others start because their friends and family members smoke.

1.  Найдите в тексте следующие выражения:

из-за ряда различных причин

изображают негативные/плохие действия как что-то положительное/хорошее

приводит к



столкнуться лицом к лицу



условия жизни

привычка, от которой тяжело избавиться

оказывали негативное воздействие на

быстро вызывающий зависимость


среда, окружение


споры с родителями

предыдущие поколения

доступ к запрещённым сайтам

зависимы от


падает школьная успеваемость

уделять внимание

приводит к

заботиться /уделять внимание


2. Подготовьте устный ответ  по следующему плану:

State the problem. Сформулируйте проблему.

What are the teens’ top problems and why do you think they have them?

Say something in defence of teens and their behaviour.

Draw a conclusion. Подведите итог вашего высказывания.


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