Advice: Wear Sunscreen

Introduction

How could the following words be divided under the headings 'memories' and 'hopes and fears'? (Words may go in both categories, but you should choose the one which has a stronger association for you.)
snowballsclocksflower
graduate (noun)vinyl recordscales
bonesheartletters
birthday cakenuclear bombclimbing frame

Pre-listening

1. Watch the video below and order the words from the Introduction with the images you see.
  • Answer
flower
graduate (noun)
scales
nuclear bomb
clocks
climbing frame
heart
letters
bones
vinyl record
birthday cake
snowballs

Listening

1. Decide if the following statements are true or false.

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2. Look at the verbs below and decide how they can refer to memories, hopes and fears.
  • remember
  • recall
  • look back
  • miss
  • feel guilty
  • forget
  • trust
  • worry
  • be afraid
  • scare
  • accept
  • cross your mind
  • put up with
  • waste your time
  • fantasize

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Language Focus: Giving Advice


1. Which advice from the song do you think is the best for a young person starting out on their adult life? Write down your top three pieces of advice.
2. Look at this piece of advice from the song:
“Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much”
3. What other advice can you think of that wasn’t included in the song? Add two things to your list using: “Whatever you do…” / “Make sure you (don’t)…” / “Understand that…
4. Decide where the things from 3. should be placed so you have a ‘top 5’ advice list.

Homework