View the animation and make comments about it. Describe what has happened. What would you say in such a situation?
Discuss with your partner how you tackle everyday problems. Which statements below come closest to what you would say in the given situations?
|Your tablet computer breaks down.|
|"Hmm, I think Mark could repair it, he’s good at fixing things." :)
"Not again. These gadgets never work as they should." :(
|Your parents don't let you go out on a Saturday night.|
|"Well, I guess I'll finish that book that I have for my home reading." :)
"My parents are way too strict. They never let me go anywhere." :(
|You oversleep and miss a very important test at school.|
|"Oh man, I’ll have to apologise to the teacher, I think he’ll understand." :)
"Oh my God! Now I’ll never pass this class. What am I going to do?" :(
|You're not invited to a schoolmate's birthday party.|
|"Maybe they forgot to tell me. I'll ask if I can come along." :)
"They must hate me. It's Ok, they're no longer my friends." :(
To those who respond with statements similar to the second option, the next recording provides advice on how to build problem-solving skills in order to avoid negative feelings.
First, listen carefully, and afterwards, discuss the topic in pairs. Do you agree with what is said? Why do you think so? Do you face similar problems?
How can you cope with your problems? Find some useful suggestions below and click those that help solving problems.