Task 2. Listen to the talk show with host Vicky Holmes and guest speaker Dr Dawson. Choose the best answer to complete each statement.
Task 2. Listen to the talk show. Choose the best answer to complete each statement. 1. From __________ years of age, many teenagers spend a lot of time thinking or talking about being in a relationship. A. 10 to 12
B. 13 to 14
C. 15 to 19
2. Young people may feel more _______ to talk about their relationships in the future if they openly discuss feelings and friendships with their parents. A. Enthusiastic
3. Most parents are willing to _________. A. talk to a psychologist B. talk about romantic relationships C. lend a sympathetic ear to their children 4. Dr Dawson`s last advice to teenagers is that they should _______. A. respect their parents’ views B. be friends with their parents C. not get too anxious about break-ups
Task 3. Listen again and answer the questions. 1. What is the main topic of the talk show? The talk show is about how teenagers and their parents deal with problems. 2. What do teenagers need to do to prepare for becoming adults? The need to learn to form safe and healthy relationships with other people (friends, parents, teachers and romantic partners). 3. According to Dr Dawson, what should parents do when their children experience break-ups in their relationship? Parents should offer a shoulder lor their children to cry on and listen to them. 4. Should parents strongly oppose their children’s romantic relationships? Because their strong opposition will make their children stop talking about their feelings.
Task 4. In your opinion, should high school students have a romantic relationship? Why or Why not? Work in pairs.
What do you do if the only one who can make you stop crying is the one who is making you cry?