Friends are an important part of every person’s life. You talk with them about almost everything and even share secrets with them that you might not tell your family.
Everybody would agree if you had no friends life would be quite boring. Have you made any new friends recently?
Enjoy this ESL Lesson!
Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo
1. How can you tell what season it is?
2. Why is the man wearing a face mask?
3. What do you think of the woman’s hat?
4. Why are the two women giving the “peace” sign?
5. Do own any clothing made of real animal fur?
Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It
1. How many close friends do you have?
2. What do you and your close friends have in common?
- Family background
- Sports team
- Same hobbies
- Our parents are friends
- Same musical interests
3. How many years have you known your best friend?
- 1 year or less
- 2-5 years
- 6-10 years
- 11-20 years
4. Where have you traveled with any of your friends?
- To a lake
- To the mountains
- To the sea
- To the beach
- To a foreign country
5. If your friend borrowed $100 from you and didn’t pay you back, what would you do?
- Defriend him/her
- Remain friends, but demand the money back right away
- Ask for the money back, but in small amounts over time
- Forget about the money and remain friends
6. There is a saying that “the best way to lose a friend is to share an apartment with him/her.” Do you agree or disagree?
7. Can someone still be close friends with their ex-boyfriend or girlfriend?
8. Friends drift apart for many reasons. Have your friendships dissolved because of any of these reasons below? (choose all that apply)
- My friend moved to a different neighbourhood
- My friend moved to a different school
- My friend developed different interests than me
- My friend found new friends
- My friend started dating someone I really liked
- My friend was untrustworthy
9. Rank these 4 important qualities in your best friends from 1 (most important) to 4 (least important).
- Sense of humor 1 2 3 4
- Loyalty 1 2 3 4
- Honesty 1 2 3 4
- Generosity 1 2 3 4
10. What’s something you have in common with your best friend? What’s a big difference between you”?
- Something in common
- Big difference
Part III: Share Your Opinions
Discuss the Photo
1. What’s the girl reaching for?
2. What do you think of her black fingernails?
3. Who do you think she’s with?
4. Do you think she’ll regret doing this later?
5. How many hours a day do you spend with peers (outside of school or work)?
6. What do you enjoy most about being with your peers?
7. Have you been been pressured by peers to do something outside of your comfort zone?
8. If yes, what kinds of things? Smoking, drinking, drugs, shoplifting, skipping school, breaking rules?
9. Do you regret you gave in to peer pressure?
10. What are the the greatest peer pressures for teenagers in your country?