Unit 5 - No Limits: Taking Risks


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.

  1. "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

  1. Make a quick reading. Do not worry if you do not understand all the words. Why do teenagers take risks?

  2. Reread the text and do exercise 4 and complete the gaps in the text.


Now is your turn! 

  1.  In groups of four, interview yourselves. How many of you are risk-takers and how many are not? 

  2. 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. 

  3. 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

  1. Interview yourself in groups following this questionnaire: https://forms.gle/qfze9LUN1BiLnw99A  
    Then see who is the most/least risk-taker. 

  2. 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.

  3. 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. 

  1. In one word, how would you describe today’s class?
    Follow this link… https://www.menti.com/aljywr65tv2s 


  1. Express yourself. Click here! https://forms.gle/JtSqbS4gLFq6kC518 


Coursebook “Insight” Pre-intermediate Student’s Book and Workbook by Wildam J. and Beddall F. 2014 –Units 1 to 5 - Oxford University Press.