Living on the edge

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UNIT 2  Identity

Lessons 1-2 Living on the edge


1. Look at the picture and answer the questions.

1 What is thIs person?
2 Why does he look like this?
3 What do you think these letters mean?



2. A. You are going to read an article about a youth group.

. Read the introduction to the article and put ticks by the expressions, which you think describe their lifestyle.

Straight edge teenagers are a growing group of young people who are5.03-29.jpgwth the society in which they are growing up. They don't want to follow the usual routes of teenage rebellion, Instead they have chosen a clean, healthy approach to life to better themselves and the world in which they live.

 participate in animal rights protests .
 follow a vegetarian diet
 are aggressive towards different beliefs and lifestyles .
 hurt people physically
 have a tidy appearance .
have tattoos and pierced earlobes .

B. Read the article and check whether you were right. Then read it again and match these titles to the paragraphs.

a) Fashion statement. b) Origins, c) A sense of belonging, d) Disagreement. e) Extremists.

1. ........

Originally being a "straight edge" meant that you didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. These days straight edgers also participate in animal rights protests, follow a vegetarian diet and are involved in environmental and political issues and protest. Music also plays an important role. Straight edge bands originally grew out of the punk rock movement in the 1980s.


environment - the air. water. and land in which people and plants live

incident -  Russian инцидент


C. Answer the questions on the left of the text.

· Guess the meaning ot the expressions in bold.
· Explain them in Russian or in English.

D. Discuss in pairs the following questions.

· Compare your answers with the rest of the class.
1 Why can't straight edgers agree within their group?
2 Why are extreme straight edgers aggressive towards other people?
3 What does a typical straight edger look like?
4 Why do you think this movement is popular among teenagers?


3 AI in the blanks in the sentences with the expressions from the box.

1 He got together with a group of .., friends to organise an environmental protest action.
2 The disagreement among the members of the group led to ... them.
3 In their attempts to ... some teenagers go beyond all limits and start hurting people.
4 Hippies... with their long hair, unusual clothes and bizarre lifestyle.
5 StraIght edgers often behave in a way that goes beyond norms; people think they ... .
6 If you stop accepting any new ideas you become ... .
7 Punks opposed the values of the society and.., its materialism.
8 Hippies were unlikely to ..,; they lived in groups together and were very peaceful.

4. A. Find the words in italics in ex. 2A, 28.

. What do they have in common?

В. Form the opposites for the following words and group them according to their prefixes.

· Check the answers wIth your teacher and try to formulate the rule about the use of the prefix im-.


5. Do you need a dictionary to understand these words? Why / why not?

protest                      aggressive                     philosophy                    symbol               solidarity

Language work

6. Word formation. Copy and complete the following table in your vocabulary notebooks.

· You may add new words to it later.



7 Work in pairs. Discuss these questions and report your ideas to the class.

1 Would you like to belong to a teenage group? Why / why not?
2 Why do people join different groups and movements?
3 Does belonging to a group help to express one's individuality or not?



O. Л. Гроза, О. Б. Дворецкая, Н. Ю. Казырбаева, В. В. Клименко, М. Л. Мичурина, Н. В. Новикова, Т. Н. Рыжкова, Е. Ю. Шалимова, Английский язык нового тысячелентия, Учебник английского языка для 10 класса общеобразовательных учреждений. — 2-е изд. — М. Титул, 2004. — 175 с, ; ил.

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