Are these behaviours acceptable to you? Why? Why not?
To gossip means to talk about other people's private lives. A white lie is a lie that you tell someone in order to protect them or avoid hurting their feelings. A practical joke is a trick that is intended to embarrass someone or make them look ridiculous.
Practice word formation
Work in pairs and suggest some advice about the following problems.
• Your friend had a terrible argument over bad school marks with his/her parents. • Your friend's parents keep reading his/her text messages. • Your friend has just split up with his girlfriend/her boyfriend. • Your friend feels lonely at his/her new school.
Check your knowledge of prepositions
Ex.3a p. 48
Listen to the story from the magazine and answer the questions:
1.Did Jill want to be popular? 2.Why was Jill nervous when time came to go to college? 3.Did she know anybody in her new environment? 4.Did her English Composition class change her life forever? 5.How did Jill’s life change at college? 6.What was Jill’s goal for the class? Was it different from other students’ aims? 7.Did everybody want to be friends with Jill? 8.Did Jill marry her classmate? 9.What did she learn from the situation? 10.What did you learn from the story?