14 Important Things Teens Should Know by Age 14

Being a teen is an important yet challenging time. You are no longer a child so you are expected to act responsibly.  However, you still don’t have the freedom to make all of your own decisions like your parents do.

This ESL lesson will improve your English and teach and give you words of wisdom to remember during your teenage years.

ESL Teens Part I: Let’s Chat about the Photo

ESL Lesson 15 Important Things Your ESL Lesson 15 Things Students Should Know by Age 15
1. Which subject do you think they’re studying?

2. Describe what you see on the desk.

3. How do you think the boys feel about wearing neckties?

4. What programs are they allowed to watch on the television?

5. Do you think the subject they’re studying will be valuable to them later?

ESL Teens Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. How much time (%) do you spend online versus offline?

  • 80/20
  • 60/40
  • 50/50
  • 25/75
  • 10/90

2. How many books do you read per month?

  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5 +

3. What are good at?

  • Sports
  • School
  • Video games
  • A hobby
  • Making friends
  • Other

4. How much of your allowance do you save each week?

  • 0%
  • 10%
  • 25%
  • 50%
  • 100%

5. What kind of exercise do you do?

  • Organized sports (school or team)
  • Unorganized sports (casual with friends)
  • Go to gym
  • Hike
  • Walk
  • None

6. What’s your biggest problem right now?

  • Friends
  • Family
  • Health
  • Money
  • School
  • Other

7. What have you shared with someone recently?

  • Food
  • Money
  • Knowledge
  • Clothing
  • Love
  • Personal belonging(s)
  • Nothing

8. What is uncomfortable for you?

  • Taking tests
  • Studying
  • Talking with teachers
  • Making friends
  • Being around the opposite sex
  • Talking with parents
  • Speaking up in class
  • Telling the truth to friends or family
  • Other

9. Have you ever argued or ended a relationship online?

  • Yes
  • No

10. Name one thing you are thankful for today.

  • Health
  • Family
  • Money
  • Good grades
  • Friendships
  • Other

ESL Teens Part III: Share Your Opinions

ESL Lesson 15 Important Things Your Students Should Know by Age 15

ESL Teens –  Discuss the Photo

1. What does this teenage girl appear to be doing?

2. Are the desks or tables in your classroom arranged this way?

3. How much do you actually remember after taking a school test?

ESL Teens –  Discussion Activity

Below are 14 things you should know by the age of 14. With a partner or in a group discuss your experiences with each one.

Lastly, choose the 3 most meaningful between you and your peers.

14 Important Things Your Students Should Know by Age 14

    • Don’t LIVE your life on Facebook
    • Learn to love READING
    • Be HONEST. Lies come back and bite you
    • NEVER argue with people online
    • THINK for yourself
    • Focus on what you are GOOD at
    • There is only one of YOU
    • GIVE and you will get back
    • SAVE your money (even if it isn’t a lot)
    • DO something out of your “comfort zone” often
    • Your problem is NOT the end of the world
    • SPEAK UP for yourself
    • Learn to love EXERCISE
    • Be THANKFUL for everything you have (even if it isn’t much)

 

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