Are your neighbors nice? (2)


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ADAPTED FROM BBC NEWS LESSONS / SEPTEMBER 18, 2014

ARE your neighbors nice? Over 27% [percent] of British people have problems with their neighbors. Researchers [people who study things to learn more about them] asked over 2,000 adults about their neighbors. Half the people felt angry. Nearly [almost] half felt stressed. Almost 10% were afraid of their neighbors. Most people did not know how to get help and advice [helpful ideas from other people].

   face2 PARAGRAPH ONE QUESTIONS:

1. British people are people who live in ...                    a. with their neighbors

2. Everyone wants ...                                                         b. kind, good, pleasant

3. Many British people have problems ...                     c. England

4. “Nice” means ...                                                             d. afraid of their neighbors

5. Almost 10% of British people were ...                       e. good neighbors


     People said the biggest problems with neighbors were loud voices, loud music and loud TVs. Drugs were also a problem. Less than half of the people talked to their neighbors about the things they were not happy about. Problems get worse if neighbors do not say they are sorry, or if they do not change. Young people stay silent about their problems. They do not talk about their problems with their neighbors. 

face2 PARAGRAPH TWO QUESTIONS:

1. The biggest problems were ...                     a. loud voices, music and TVs

2. There was also a problem with ...              b. less good

3. Problems get worse if ...                               c. people don’t say, “Sorry.” 

4.  “Worse” means …                                         d. talk about their problems 

5. Young people do not ...                                 e. drugs


  YOUR TURN TO TALK:

1.) Do you have nice neighbors where you live?

2.) What makes them nice?  Why are they nice?


face5 WHICH IS CORRECT ?

1) Are your neighbors nice?                                             2) Is your neighbors nice? 

3) Young people do not say about their problems.     4) Young people do not talk about their problems. 

5) Some people are not very nice.                                   6) Some people are no very nice.

7) Good neighbors are very important.                          8) Good neighbors are much important.

9) Everyone wants nice neighbors.                               10) Everyone has nice neighbors.


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