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Skills building 1: identifying negative emotional language If you failed in the exam again, you would feel ________ If you found that you lost the match, you would feel______ If you were misunderstood by the teacher, you would feel______
emotional words and negative images used to discuss problems, fears and worries words sad confused disappointed unhappy alone depressed afraid hopeless lonely regretful frustrated anxious … structures I feel like … They make/ It makes me feel … I wish … I ’ m tired of … images under a black cloud stuck/ caught between.. feel blue down in the dumps under the weather
make the sentences using the structures given I felt like crying when I knew I would never see my grandma again. Failing my Maths test again made me feel rather depressed. I want to have a talk with my Maths teacher. He left school under a black cloud after causing a serious accident. Since her husband got ill, she seems very down in the dumps.
Step 1: identifying problems Read the letter in Part A on page 26 and underline the negative language used to describe the problems in the letter. Answers: I don ’ t know what to do. I ’ ve been very sad … I feel caught between … They make me feel like I ’ m a bad son. I feel guilty … I ’ m so confused. I ’ m really tired of feeling worried … I wish I knew …
If you were Ma Jie, what would you do to solve the problem?If you were Ma Jie, what would you do to solve the problem?
B You decided to call Ma Jie to find more about his problems. Listen to what he says and complete your notes below. Answers: (1) sad (2) make mistakes (3) play well (4) studies (5) falling behind (6) studies (7) basketball (8) talent (9) willing (10) focus (11) education(12) injured (13) Yao Ming (14) important (15) business world (16) agree
C What reasons can you think Ma Jie will give? Why didn’t these solutions work? 1 Both things take a lot of time. 2 Two days a week is not enough training. 3 I failed two exams and my parents were very disappointed. 4 If I don ’ t play, I ’ m not happy.
Skills building 2: breaking a big question into smaller ones a big question How can I improve my grades?
small questions: What subjects do you find hard and need to improve on? What is your problem in these subjects? Is that because you have not spent enough time on them? What have you done to improve on these subjects? Did you use good study methods in these subjects? What are your short-term and long- term goals in these subjects? Have you set proper goals?
How do you describe happiness? What do you think of Jay Zhou? ……
Step 2: discussing solutions What do you think of Ma Jie’s problem? Answers Speech Bubble 1 problem: What is his problem? source of information: How did you find out about the problem? people involved: Who else is involved in the problem besides Ma jie? attempts to solve problem: What has he done to try to solve the problem? results of attempts: what were the results of the solutions he had tried? things one wishes to happen: What does he wishes to happen?
Skills building 3: giving advice guidelines of how to make advice clearer and more helpful to people who need it:
Guidelines What to do avoid judging give examples be specific Use positive, helpful language; do not say, ‘It’s wrong for you to…’ People want help but not judgement of their previous behaviour. Why People can be helped to solve their problems. Give the advice that can help people to solve their own problems. People will know how to use your advice. Mention a similar situation where your advice works.
Step 3: writing an article write an article about how Ma Jie solved his problem with the help of his parents, teachers and coach.
discuss and list what you should write: for example: · Ma Jie ’ s problems · the possible solutions Ma Jie thought of and the reasons why they didn ’ t work · the advice you gave to Ma Jie · the advice his parents, teachers and coach gave him and why it works · your opinion about the best way to solve problems that students have …