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Ann: Rita, this is my brother Mike.

Rita: Hello, Mike.

Mike: Hello! Having a good time?

Rita: Yes. It's the best party I've been to for ages.

 

V. A team of volleyball players from Kyiv has come to Hlukhiv to take part in a competition. One of the players Peter Klymenko is getting acquainted with Victor Kovalenko.

Peter: Hello! My name's Peter Klymenko.

Victor: Hello! I'm Victor Kovalenko.

Peter: Nice to meet you.

Victor: Happy to meet you. How about a cup of tea?

Peter: That's a good idea.

Victor: Is this your first visit to our town?

Peter: Yes, it is. I've never been to this town.

Victor: Are you a student?

Peter: Yes, I am. I study at college. I'm seventeen. And you, Victor?

Victor: I'm sixteen. I'm a first- year student of Hlukhiv college. I'm going to be a

builder.

Peter: You live in Hlukhiv, don't you?

Victor: Yes, I live in Hlukhiv together with my family.

Peter: Could you show me your town, please?

Victor: With pleasure. I think, you'll like it.

 

VI. Make up your own dialogue.

VII. Read and translate the text.

These words will help you.

violence ,

misunderstanding

to solve

to commit suicide

to support

to protect

view

fair

to reduce ,

environment

available

 

Nowadays teenagers have a lot of problems such as alcohol, drugs, violence in their families, AIDS, misunderstanding. Many young people get upset or depressed when they can't solve their problems.

As a result, it makes them believe that there is only one way out - to stop living and commit suicide. No doubt, the teens problems are increasing. But young people should feel that they are not alone, that they can turn to somebody for help and advice, that somebody will support and protect them, that they have the right to live and be happy. Everyone has rights, including you, young people.

To protect children's rights the UN has worked out an international agreement called The Convention of the Rights of the Child.

- All children have the right to nondiscrimination (article 2)

- the right to life (article 6)

- the right to name and nationality at birth (article 1)

- the right to express their views (article 12)

- the right to privacy (article 16)

- the right to information ( article 17)

- the right to protection (articles 19, 32)

- disabled children have the right to take a full and active part in everyday life

(article 5)

- the right to health and health care (article 24)

- the right to education and development (articles 28,29)

- the right to leisure (article 31)

 

VIII. What are all these rights about? How do you understand them? Are they fair?

The following Guide to the UN convention will help you.

- All children must get a name when they are born and become a citizen of a particular country.

- All children should have the rights whatever their race, sex, religion, language, option or family background.

- The government must give children good medical care and try to reduce the number of deaths in childhood.

- Children should have a chance to live in a safe and unpolluted environment with good and clean water.

- Children with disabilities must be helped to be as independent as possible.

- Children should have the best chance to develop their abilities.

- Every child should go to school. Different kinds of secondary schools should be available for children.

- School should help children to develop their skills, teach them and prepare for adult life.

- The government should protect children from harm, cruelty, abuse, violence and dangerous drugs.

- Children can join organizations, take part in meetings and peaceful demonstrations which do not affect people's rights.

- Every child should have a chance to rest and play.

- Children can say what they think. What they say must be listened to carefully.

- The government must protect children from exploitation and dangerous work which can harm their health or interfere with their education.

- Children can get information especially that would make their life better.

- Nobody can open children's letters and listen to their phone calls.

 

IX. Agree or disagree. Use these expressions.

 

I agree with you Oh, no! You are wrong

I fully agree I don't agree with you

I take your point You are mistaken

I am of the same opinion On the contrary

That's right I disagree with you

Right you are I differ from you

You are right

1. Article 6 proclaims the right to life.

2. Article 19 and 32 proclaim the rights to health and health care.

3. Article 12 proclaims the right to education.

4. Article 17 proclaims the right to information.

Model:Article 2 proclaims the right to nondiscrimination.

-I fully agree with you. All children have the right to nondiscrimination.

 

X. Which rights seem the most important to you? Do you enjoy all these rights? And what about your duties?

When we speak about our duties we mean: to work conscientiously, to respect people, to act according to ones conscience, to study well, to take care of ones parents, to be sensitive to the needs of others, not to be indifferent to the sufferings of others, to be firm in ones beliefs, to be a reliable person, to be honest, to take care of nature, to defend ones country, to fight against all sorts of violence, to live in peace.

 




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