Two Common Problems for Teenagers: Friendship and Appearance
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
I'm fifteen. My best friend, Betty, stopped talking to me last Friday. She appears to be angry with me, but she won't tell me what's wrong. I feel really down. I've always wanted to make more friends, but I don't know how to open up to anyone except Betty. I feel lonely without her. What should I do?
Dear Rainy Girl:
Tell Betty how you feel. If you are shy, perhaps you could drop her a note first. If she's a true friend, she'll understand how you feel, and you two can work the problem out together. Making friends is important for a teenager. Always smile when you talk to others. I'm sure you'll make new friends soon.
I'm fourteen. I don't like myself very much because I'm short and have acne. Also, I'm afraid to talk to girls; I think they will laugh at me when they see my face. Am I thinking too much? I want to be more confident. Can you tell me what to do? Thanks.
Dear Sad Boy:
Don't worry about how tall you are. Being confident is more attractive than being tall. Find out what you are good at, and you'll be more confident. As for your skin problem, you can take action to solve it. Try washing your face often or go to see a doctor for help. Remember, appearance isn't everything. Be yourself and love yourself.
2017 年 12 月 6 日星期三
- common [`kɑmən] adj.
English is a common language around the world.
- teenager [ˋtin͵edʒɚ] n.
Teenagers often have new and interesting ideas.
- appearance [əˋpɪrəns] n.
Your appearance is easy to change, but not your mind.
- appear [əˋpɪr] v.
It appears that Sammy doesn't like her new classmate.
- angry [ˋæŋgrɪ] adj.
Are you angry with me?
- except [ɪkˋsɛpt] prep.
Poor Johnny couldn't understand why everybody got a Christmas gift except him.
- lonely [`lonlɪ] adj.
She felt very lonely because she didn't have any friends here.
- shy [ʃaɪ] adj.
Bob is a shy boy; he seldom talks to people.
- perhaps [pɚˋhæps] adv.
Perhaps I can help you.
- drop... a note [drɑp ə not]
I dropped you a note on your desk. Did you see it?
- smile [smaɪl] v.; n.
She always smiles at me.
- acne [ˋæknɪ] n.
Molly had some acne on her face when she was a teenager.
- confident [ˋkɑnfədənt] adj.
You can do it! Be confident!
- attractive [ə`træktɪv] adj.
That singer looks pretty and attractive.
- solve [sɑlv] v.
Could you help me solve this math problem?
- as for [æz fɚ]
As for your daughter, she can have the special kid's meal for lunch.