What happened to Jane?

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What happened to Jane?
1 Listen to the words and expressions and repeat them after the speaker.

to diet — соблюдать диету
to come out — обнаруживаться, становиться известным
to feel guilty — чувствовать себя виноватым
to have excess weight — иметь избыточный вес
to gain weight — прибавлять в весе
to lose weight — терять в весе
to have low / high self-esteem — иметь низкую / высокую самооценку
to tell on somebody — выдавать кого-либо
anorexia — анорексия (болезненное отсутствие аппетита)
to be expelled from school — быть исключенным из школы
to set an example — показывать пример

2    Answer the questions.

1.    Have you ever been on a diet?
2.    Why did you start a diet?
3.    Did you try to lose or to gain weight?
4.    What did you eat?
5.    What food did you have to give up to lose weight?
6.    Was it a positive or a negative experience?
7.    Did it work?
8.    Did the weight come back after you finished your diet?

3    Listen to Emily's story and say what happens to people who have anorexia.

a)    They think they're beautiful and buy a lot of expensive clothes.
b)    They    think that they're fat and can't eat.
c)    They are always hungry and eat a lot.
4 Read the conversation and try to understand its main idea.

1.    People with excess weight have problems with self-esteem.
2.    Film stars and models set a bad example.
3.    All diets are bad for you.
4.    You must take care of yourself and not diet too much.

Misha: What's wrong, Emily? Where are you going?
Emily: My friend Jane's parents have just phoned and said that she has been taken to hospital.
Rob: But what's happened to her? Do they know?
Emily: They don't, but I do. And I feel so guilty because I didn't tell her parents earlier.
Rob: But what is it?
Emily: OK. I think I'll have to tell you.


My friend Jane has always had low self-esteem.
Sometimes she was unhappy with her eyes; other days she didn't like her nose. Once she told me that she hated herself, but I just laughed.

Last year things started to get worse because Jane had gained a bit of weight. It wasn't a lot but she got upset because she thought that everybody was looking at her. She thought that she was fat. I told her that she was perfectly normal, but she didn't listen. She said that she would only be happy if she was as thin as a supermodel.

Then she started to lose weight. Every week she was getting thinner and thinner. I noticed that she didn't eat her school lunch and she didn't go out with our gang when we went to our local pizzeria. When we asked her to come, she always said that she had just eaten and wasn't hungry. When I asked her if she was on a diet, she always said that she wasn't. When I left for England, Jane was a size 6. We kept in touch by e-mail and she wrote to me that she was all right. From her letters I also knew that she had joined our local drama club and was going to be an actress after school. I was happy for her and thought that she had forgotten all that nonsense about dieting.
We met again three weeks ago when I came back from England. I didn't recognise her. She was pale, thin and a size 2! At first, I thought that she was ill, but then I noticed something: we had spent the whole day together and she hadn't eaten anything. It was then I realized what had happened to my friend. I was going to phone her parents but then I thought that it wouldn't be right.

Misha: I understand. You felt that you'd let your friend down if you told on her.
Emily: Yes, that's what I thought.
Mark: How could you be so stupid, Emily? Do you remember the girl from our school, who was expelled last year?
Emily: Yes, I remember. It was Kate Ferguson. But why was she expelled?
Mark: She had the same problem as your friend Jane. She thought that she was fat and started dieting. In the end she got very thin but she still thought that she was fat and couldn't eat at all. It's a disease called anorexia. It's very dangerous and a lot of young people die from it.

Emily: But why was she expelled?
Mark: The teacher found out that she had been setting a bad example. Other girls also decided to start dieting and stopped eating. Fortunately, they hadn't become ill by the time it all came out.
Emily: That's awful. What should I do now?
Misha: I think we should phone her parents and tell them the truth if it's not too late.

5    Complete the sentences with the information from the text.

Model: Emily was worried because her friend Jane's parents had phoned
       and said... — Emily was worried because her friend Jane's parents
       had phoned and said that she had been taken to hospital.
1.    Emily knew that Jane had very low self-esteem because once Jane had told her...
2.    Jane got upset because she thought...
3.    When the girls invited Jane to the pizzeria, she always said...
4.    When Emily asked Jane..., Jane always replied...
5.    When Emily was in England, Jane wrote to her that...
6.    When Emily read those letters, she thought that...
7.    Emily realized that Jane... when they met again.

6    Who said these words? Observe the sequence of tenses in your answers.'

Model:"I feel guilty." — Emily said to her friends that she felt guilty.
           "What's wrong?" — Mark asked what was wrong.
1.    "When I left for England, Jane was a size 6."
2.    "We should phone her parents and tell them the truth."
3.    "Why was she expelled?"
4.    "I'll only be happy if I'm as thin as a supermodel."
5.    "I hate myself."
6.    "Are you on a diet?"
7.    "Do you remember the girl from our school, who was expelled last year?"
8.    "We kept in touch by e-mail."

7 Work in groups. Discuss Emily's behaviour. Answer the questions and report them to the class.

Model:Our group decided that Emily had made a mistake when she didn't
           tell Jane's parents...

1.    Did Emily understand that her friend had a problem?
2.    What were the signs of the problem?
3.    Did Emily tell Jane's parents or school teachers?
4.    Why did she behave like that?
5.    Was Emily a good friend to Jane?
6.    Did Emily make a mistake or was she right to act the way she did?
7.    Do you agree with Emily's idea of friendship?

8 Has a friend of yours ever been in trouble? What was the problem? Did you tell anybody? Was it a good decision or were your sorry about it later? Write 5-1 0 sentences.


English in focus   

Emily and her friends are going to the hospital to visit Jane. They want to make her laugh and are getting all of the best jokes they know ready to tell. Every joke has a punch line which is usually the final word or sentence. The which produces a sudden, funny effect and makes people laugh. Take this joke, for example:

Patient: Doctor! You've got to help me! Nobody ever listens to me.
         No one ever pays any attention to what I have to say.   
Doctor: Next, please!
In this joke the sentence "Next, please!" is the punch line.
A Read the joke and answer the questions: What's the punch line of the joke? Who was the man talking to? Retell the joke in reported speech.

A father and his baby

One Sunday some visitors to Hyde Park, who were sitting on benches quietly enjoying their sandwiches, were suddenly surprised by a strange young man.

The young man was pushing a pram. The baby in the pram was crying loudly. The young man stopped and said softly, "You should take it easy, Tom. You should control yourself, Tom."

The baby calmed down for a minute but then it started to cry again. The young man stopped, took out a little toy out of the bag, gave the toy to the child and said, "You should take it easy, Tom. You should control yourself, Tom."

They went on, but soon the child started to cry again. The young man stopped, took some chocolate out of his bag and gave it to the baby. "Don't worry, Tom. It's OK, Tom. You'll be all right, Tom," he said. But the baby didn't calm down. It just cried louder and louder.

An old woman who had been watching the man came up to him and smiled. "You're a great father," she said, "You know how to talk to your baby, in a nice, quiet voice." Then she looked into the pram and asked, "What's wrong with you, Tom? Why are you crying?"

The father looked at the woman strangely and said, "The baby is a girl. Her name's Sabrina. Tom is my name."

В Read the next joke and answer the questions.

1.    What's the punch line of the joke?
2.    Why didn't Aesop answer the man's question when the man asked it the first time?
3.    Who was the man talking to?


Aesop and the traveller

Aesop, a Greek philosopher, was famous for his jokes. One day Aesop was out for a walk when he saw a man. The man was lost. The man greeted Aesop and asked him, "How long will it take me to get to the town?" "Go," said Aesop. The traveler didn't understand the reply. "I know that I have to go," he said and repeated his question, but Aesop's reply was the same. "Go," he said again very politely.

The traveller went away. "The man is mad," he decided. After the traveller had gone some distance, Aesop shouted after him, "You'll get to the town in two hours."

The traveller came back to Aesop and asked: "Why didn't you tell me that before?" "I didn't tell you because I didn't know how fast you could walk," Aesop replied.
С Retell the joke.

К. И. Кауфман, М. Ю. Кауфман Английский язык: Счастливый английский.ру / Happy Учебник англ. яз. для 9 кл. общеобраз. учрежд.— Обнинск: Титул, 2008.— 288 с: ил.

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