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Young voices of change
P.182-183
Unit 13
7 • Saving the planet, designing possible futures

Young voices of change
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To what extent are teen activists raising awareness?



Retrouvez une banque d'audios et de vidéos authentiques en lien avec cette thématique.

Teens protesting after Parkland School shooting, 2017.

Get ready!

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1
Look at the vocabulary boxes below.
a. Find a title for each box.

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b. Classify the words from this toolbox into the vocabulary boxes.

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c. Complete each category with other words.

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Tip: Find some more in the other toolboxes of the unit.

2
Look at the picture.
a. What strikes you?

b. What are the teenagers doing? What for?

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3
Watch this video. What does it inspire you?


Workbook p. 91

4
PAIR WORK
Discuss the brainstorming questions. Do you feel you have any power to change the world as a teenager?


5
IDIOM
Read the idiom of the week. With the photo and the note, guess its meaning.

Toolbox

Toolbox
  • biased /ˈbaɪəst/ / prejudiced (adj.)
  • helpless (powerless) (adj.)
  • influential (adj.)
  • demonstration (n.)
  • protester (n.)
  • express themselves (v.)
  • feel concerned (by) (v.)
  • get involved (in) (v.)
  • march (for) (v.)
  • make a difference (v.)
  • stand up to = rebel (v.)

Let's learn!

Vocabulary challenge

⏱️ Memorize as many words vocabulary boxes below during three minutes. Then write every word you can remember.


On the stump

IDIOM of the week!


Go on the stump

Go on the stump
In the past, when politicians travelled around the country talking to people, they discovered that stumps of old trees made useful platforms from which they could deliver their speech and be seen by all.

Brainstorming question

1
Can teens make a difference in activism?

Brainstorming question

2
Can a teen activist fight for any cause?

Teen activism

Teen activism

1
  • activist (n.)
  • adult / grown up (n.)
  • advocate / defender (n.)
  • leader (n.)
  • representative (n.)
  • teenager / a youngster (n.)
  • volunteer (n.)

2
  • in the streets (exp.)
  • on a stage /ˈstεɪdʒ/ (exp.)
  • on a stump (exp.)
  • on social media (exp.)

3
  • banner / sign (n.)
  • boycott / sit in (n.)
  • petition (n.)
  • social movement (n.)
  • strike /ˈstraɪk/ (n.)

4
  • determined /dɪˈtɜːmɪnd/ / strong willed (adj.)
  • fair ≠ unfair (adj.)
  • inspiring /ɪnˈspaɪərɪŋ/ (adj.)
  • rebellious (adj.)
  • underage ≠ of age (adj.)
  • underprivileged / poor / disadvantaged (adj.)
  • well-off / wealthy (adj.)

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  • child abuse /əˈbjuːs/ (n.)
  • civil rights (n.)
  • courage / bravery (n.)
  • environment /ɪnˈvaɪərənmənt/ (n.)
  • prejudice /ˈprɛdʒʊdɪs/ (n.)

6
  • be up in arms over (v.)
  • campaign for (v.)
  • deliver a speech (v.)
  • demonstrate (v.)
  • obey the law (v.)
  • oppose something ≠ support (v.)
  • overcome obstacles (v.)
  • rally for a cause (v.)
  • speak your mind (v.)
  • stand up for something (v.)

On your way to the task - Step 1


Add another entry to the infographic.

Step 2


Tweet your reaction.

Step 3


React to a video and post a comment.

Your final project


Select the most inspiring teen activists for a special issue of Time magazine on teen activism.
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