IES N°4 Introductory Course
Unit 5 coursebook “Insight” Pre-intermediate Student’s Book and Workbook by Wildam J. and Beddall F. 2014 – Oxford University Press.
Reflect on this statement and share your thoughts.
"When teenagers are with their friends in socially or in emotionally charged situations, they are less likely to use sound reasoning and more likely to make impulsive choices". Dr. Lisa Damour
Giving your opinion:
I agree with…
I don’t agree because…
In my opinion…
Now read the text “Blame your Brain” on pages 56 and 57
Make a quick reading. Do not worry if you do not understand all the words. Why do teenagers take risks?
Reread the text and do exercise 4 and complete the gaps in the text.
Now is your turn!
In groups of four, interview yourselves. How many of you are risk-takers and how many are not?
Have you ever done something risky for peer pressure, to impress someone or just because?
Share your experiences, and decide which is the most exciting story.
Are all the risks dangerous? Reflect on the following video (find it on “process” point 3) and come to a conclusion as a group. Write a draft and think about which risks you would like to take or you have already taken.
Process and Resources
Interview yourself in groups following this questionnaire: https://forms.gle/qfze9LUN1BiLnw99A
Then see who is the most/least risk-taker.
To share your own risky experiences, here you have an example: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1s9MlNIu8W0zi46TWA7MpFJ0OOrAzzNM2/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=101287178952530638323&rtpof=true&sd=true
Use it as a guide to retell your story.
Here is the link to the video. You can take notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIiN2jLBbCU
Check out this other one just in case you need it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Kw1D9AcAbY
Report /analysis and practice phase:
Each group will share the results of the interview. Who is the most and least risk-taker?
StoryTime! Prepare to share the most risky experience that you decided on as a group.
Pay attention to all the stories. Ask questions for any doubt.
Comment on what you enjoyed most about the other groups’ experiences.
And last, you will share your conclusions from the video, as well as the risks you would like to take.
Coursebook “Insight” Pre-intermediate Student’s Book and Workbook by Wildam J. and Beddall F. 2014 –Units 1 to 5 - Oxford University Press.