LISTEN TO JULIA THOMSON, JUNIOR EDITOR OF TEENS MAGAZINES
INTERVIEWER: JULIA, WHAT’S YOUR MAGAZINE ABOUT?
Julia: Well, our magazine is a teenage magazine, so the kind of stuff it has, hmm…, a very common problem is conflict with parents. It can be over all kinds of things. But usually it involves the teenager wanting to do something and the parents not wanting him or her to do it. Sometimes it can be friends, the block you go out with, or sometimes appearance , hmm…, you know, cool clothes the teenager wants to wear and the parents are against. I had one reader who felt she has terrible problems at home because she wanted to have ears pierced and her mother refused.
It’s amazing the number of problems related to communication. People are leaving together at home, but never discuss anything.
INTERVIEWER: ARE THOSE ALL THE PROBLEMS?
Julia: Nope! Another issue is money. We never seem to have enough bucks to buy clothes or CD’s. And then the really big area is relationships, not with parents, but between blokes and girls.
You know, “my girlfriend left me… my boyfriend left me… I’m really depressed” that kinds of thing. Hmm…, Sometimes someone goes out on a date has a really nice evening and then the next day gets ignored completely by the person they dated!
Exercise 2(page 23)Answers:
Conflict with parents
Boyfriends and girlfriends
POSSIBLE CONFLICTS BETWEEN TEENAGERS AND PARENTS:
Teenagers want to do something and their parents are not agree on it.
Parents don’t accept their friends or people they go out with (relationships)
Parents don’t like the clothes they wear.
Relationships between blokes and girls.
Money (it’s never enough)
These are the some of the sections in Julia’s magazine. WHAT ARE THEY ABOUT? Match the sentences below with the corresponding magazine sections
EXTREME SOUNDS )))
FUTURE at HAND
On the Go!
Interesting places to go to in your freetime.
b) Description of the latest trends in clothes.
c) Information on the latest releases of famous bands and singer.
d) Information about courses, colleges, universities degrees. etc.
e) E- mail addresses of people who want to get in touch with other people.
Do you remember what does “SLANG” mean? It is the use of informal words to express feelings like “cachay”, “del corte”, “filete”, etc. (cool) It is use in different countries around the world but in English is called SLANG
Let’s know slang words
Infer the meaning of the next slang words and match their synonyms:
Example: COOL = EXCELLENT BLOKE DOLLARS NOPE THINGS BUCKS YOUNG MAN STUFF NO