What is “cheating”? “Cheating” is an English term that basically means “breaking the rules”. We can use this phrase in a general sense, such as “cheating on a test”. In another sense, “cheating” often means that one person is having a sexual or romantic relationship with someone besides their spouse (husband/wife) or partner (boyfriend/girlfriend). This type of relationship is called an affair.
Cheaters“Cheaters” is and AmericanTV show about people whocheat on their boyfriendsand girlfriends. One theshow, private detectivesfollow people around andcollect evidence that theyare having an affair. Next,they show the evidence tothat person’s girlfriend orboyfriend. Finally, thecheater is confronted bytheir partner on camera.
What do you think?• Why do people in long-term relationships cheat?• What would you do if your partner (boy/girlfriend/husband/wife) cheated on you?• Do you think it is cruel to enjoy watching a show about people who are in emotional pain?
Fatal Attraction “Fatal Attraction” is a 1987 movie about a married man who has an affair with a woman for one weekend. After that, the woman doesn’t want to let the relationship end, and she begins calling his house and following his family. In the end, she turns out to be a violent psychopath.
What do you think?• If a man cheats on his wife and tells her, should she forgive him?• Is it dangerous to cheat? What might happen?• What is the strangest story you have ever heard about someone who cheated on their wife or husband?
The English Patient“The English Patient” is a 1996movie. Set in Italy and Egyptduring WWII, the movie tells thestory of a married woman whofalls in love with another man andhas a long affair with him. Whenher husband finds out, he tries tokill both of them in a plane crash,and the other man sets off to saveher. This movie won “Best Picture”and 8 other awards at the 1996Academy Awards (the Oscars).
What do you think?• Do you think an affair can be romantic?• If two people start their relationship as an affair, what would happen if they get married? Can they have a future?• What would happen if a woman who is having an affair gets pregnant?