Lesson "Relations between teens", 9th grade

Ким Р.П., учитель английского языка28 Октября, 2015 13:22

The theme: Relations between teens

The aims: To develop habits of oral speech;

          To teach to   draw inferences or conclusions that are supported in or justified by     evidence;

              To develop group work.

Equipments: PPP, white board, handouts.

    Type of the lesson:  Lesson of fixation of knowledge and of developing skills and abilities          

Plan of the lesson:

  Preliminaries: Explain the theme of the lesson

Warm-up:   Look at the pictures of teens on the blackboard and say about their problems. What are typical teenage problems? Fill in the Word Web

Presentation: Bullying

                        Video Loser

Practice: Discuss: For/Against

Positive and negative adjectives

   How to lose friends and alienate people

Which of the following adjectives describe Edgar


How to Be Liked by Other People

 In groups projects

Conclusion: Discuss: The shortest distance between two people is a warm smile and a good laugh


Preliminaries: Explain the theme of the lesson



 1. Make the sentences complete using the verbs below.

1. A friend is a person who understands and ____________.

2. A false friend is a person who ____________.

3. Friendship is a thing that ____________ forever.

4. . Nothing can ____________ a best friend.

5. Pete’s younger sister doesn’t ____________ his orders.

6. If you ____________ my friendship, please, do what I


1) to betray 2) to forgive 3) to last 4) to obey5) to replace 6) to value

2. Match these characteristics with the correct definitions.

1 does stupid things a)  silly

2.  likes to chat c) sociable

3. has got a lot of friends d) talkative

4.never looks upset f) cheerful

Paying attention to the meaning of the sentences try to say what the theme of our lesson is.

 -Look at the pictures of teens on the blackboard and say what their problems may be.

Look at the pictures of teens on the blackboard and say about their problems

  • He might have fallen in difficult situation.
  • Probably he is disappointed in life.
  • Maybe he is drug-addicted.
  • He is alone in a modern violent world.
  • Perhaps he has conflicts with his family.
  • He is under influence of music.
  • What are typical teenage problems? Fill in the Word Web

What youth problems may be? Fill in the Word Web

Presentation: Bullying

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.

The bullied individual typically has trouble defending him or herself and does nothing to “cause” the bullying.

How do you understand the word bulling?

Have you ever seen somebody bulling or being bulled?

Video Loser

Who are the people in the video?

 How many girls are being bulled?  

Why do they bull these girls?

 Will she bull somebody again? Why yes/no?

Practice: Discuss: For/Against

Sometimes people can’t help hitting out

Positive and negative  adjectives


Sympathetic, selfish, reliable, tolerant, cheerful, tactful, gloomy, boastful, generous, helpful, shy, brilliant, modest, difficult, tactless, pessimistic, jealous, easy-going, optimistic.


Choose three qualities you like most in your friend and another three to describe someone you don’t like.

How to lose friends and alienate people

Have you ever been offended at not being invited to a party which everyone else you know seems to have been to and had a good time at? Have you ever told a joke that no one found very amusing? Do people 'switch off' when you're talking to them?

Everyone likes to be popular - we all like to be invited to parties and to be the centre of attention, at least some of the time. Although experts have written books on how to make friends and influence people, for me, the first lessons I received in how to be sociable go back to when we were at primary school

In our class, there was a boy no one liked. It wasn't because he was disgusting, like Billy Reilly, who chewed erasers and then spat out the pieces onto his desk. Nor was he like Lorraine Smith, whose dad was the headmaster of the school and who always wanted to be popular with the teachers and so kept putting her hand up to answer questions (even when she had no idea what the answer was)

No, Edgar's problem was far more irritating: he tried too hard to be a 'good guy'. He was so desperate to be liked by the rest of us that eventually even the most tolerant amongst us couldn't stand him. (We were only eleven at the time.) The more he tried to be liked, the less we liked him

. The irony was that on the surface Edgar Price should have been the most popular kid in class. He shared his sweets, he gave you the answers in tests and he gave great birthday parties. He would even ask to carry your bag if it seemed stuffed with books.

But underneath, it gradually became obvious that Edgar cared only for one person - himself. He was totally self-centered, but made it worse by pretending he cared about others. He wasn't even very good at covering up his real feelings.

And he always managed to twist every topic of conver­sation back round to his favorite subject - the life and times of Edgar Price. It was rather a dull story, anyway.

He was always predicting bad weather when there was a big match on, infectious diseases when someone was off ill and earthquakes all year round. We knew he just wanted attention. Of course, if you make a dozen predictions, one of them is bound to come true. Once there really was an earthquake and when Edgar said, 'I told you so', it did not make us like him more.

Which of the following adjectives describe Edgar.

Sociable, self-centered, miserable, disgusting, popular, irritating.

Can you be a psychologist? 

Students give their advice to the boy or maybe to his classmates or even to the teacher

And there is advice in the end of the story let us read it

I think it was an American president who once said, 'If you're talking, you aren’t listening’; there is an important lesson here. We like the sound of our own voice, but the person we're speaking to probably feels the same about their voice too

The upshot of all this is that one should not try too hard to be liked and, on the practical side, if you want to be on good terms with people,  talking less and listening more-

is the golden rule for becoming someone it is good to be with

If you understand it please say your opinion about this saying:

Everyone hears what you say... Friends listen to what you say... Best friends listen to

what you don’t say...


Everyone likes to be popular to be in the center of anything. We want to be noticed and loved but not everyone can manage to achieve this goal. We shall try to help them

How to Be Liked by Other People

In groups

Conclusion: Discuss: The shortest distance between two people is a warm smile and a good laugh

Put your sticker on the photo of the person whose words today you like the most if e have time you may  explain why you’ve chosen her or him.