This is the 2nd of 5 Articles MPEC decided to create to help you get to know your mind a bit better. They have been inspired by the Netflix Series The Mind: Explained
All mpec courses are based on Conversation, Communication and Interaction and our main goal is to give our students the confidence to approach any topic or idea in English. Below, you can find some questions and vocabulary you need to speak in English about THE HUMAN MIND AND THE TEENAGE BRAIN!
Hey there, mpec People! This is your Conversation Club Handout! To fully benefit from the Conversation Club, you should watch the Episode: Teenage Brain. If you don’t have access to Netflix, no panic! We’ve got your back! You can watch this short video on the same topic instead!
PART 1: Warm Up
- At what point in life does the generation gap seem to be the largest?
- Do you think you can/could be a better parent than your own parents have been?
- Did you have a good relationship with your parents when you were a teen? Why or why not?
Generation Gap: a difference of attitudes between people of different generations, leading to a lack of understanding.
A teen means an adolescent between age 13 and 19
Part 2: Teenagers: Instructions and Use 🙂
- Do you think it’s a good idea to give teenagers a lot of freedom? (For example: come home whenever you like, no curfew )
- Do you know any teenagers who don’t act like other teens?Why do you think they act differently?
- What were the 3 most important things for you at the age of 15/16? Are they still important for you today?
Key word: curfew – a regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at night.”a dusk-to-dawn curfew”
PART 3: A piece of advice?
- What is the best advice you could give to a teenager growing up in your country?
- What are the greatest problems teenagers face today? How are they different from the ones you faced as a teenager?
- If you could travel back in time and give a piece of advice to your teenage self, what would you tell them and why? How would it make your present life different?
Key word: Advice not Advise
The main difference between advice vs advise is that “advise” (with an S) is a verb, which means to recommend, or to give information to someone. On the other hand, “advice” (with a C) is an uncountable noun: an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action. Read below how you can use them in a sentence. Because “advice” (/ədˈvʌɪs/) and “advise” (/ədˈvʌɪz/) are words that sound alike or similar, they are often confused. So, how do you know which one to use?
Advice vs. Advise – tips:
Advice Is a noun: to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion as worth following. When spoken, it rhymes with ‘ice’ [s].
Advise Is a verb: an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc. When spoken, it rhymes with ‘realise’ [z].
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
All mpec students are welcome to join our Conversation Club Zoom Sessions which take place every Tuesday, 6pm to 6.30 pm and Thursday from 1 to 1.30 pm from October to June. If you are not a part of the mpec community yet, please get in touch with us and we will partner with you to create the right course for your needs and goals. Live English Courses via Streaming
Self Study Suggestion:
Watch the video (Netflix or You Tube) again.
Keep the subtitles on and try to make a list of 7 new expressions you find useful for your communication needs in English
Share your list with the other MPEC students and actively try to use the new words for a full week