Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. Good morning, everyone. Today we are going to talk about THE DANGER OF DRUG ABUSE.
Before we begin, I’d like to ask you some questions.
You can refer to the sample answer:
Without looking at the video script, please complete some missing words.
Illegal drugs are dangerous for our body and ________. They are not only forbidden by the laws in our country, but also by our religions because they give bad ________ to the drug users themselves and the people around them.
The most ________ illegal drugs that are dangerous to consume are ecstasy, cocaine, morphine, marijuana, and alcohol.
Please complete the blanks. Do you have the same answers with a classmate next to you? Compare your answers with your partner and then watch the video to confirm by watching the following video:
1. Many young people know that illegal drugs are useless and harmful, but some of them are involved in drug __________
2. Young people often want to __________ new things, such as consuming illegal drugs, despite its bad impacts.
3. Strict regulations at schools and high expectation from parents can make teenagers __________.
4. Instead of doing according to the rules, __________ students may start doing the opposite. Youngsters may become rebels and show abnormal behaviour
5. Parents who are too busy in their offices make their children left unattended, so that they fall into bad company and resort to drugs under peer __________.
6. Some celebrities can cause more harm than good because of their bad reputation, such as showing bad __________ of consuming drugs.
Interview a friend with the following questions:
After finishing your interview, watch the sample interview and complete the missing blanks without looking at the video script. However, you may read some parts of the video script only when you find difficulties:
Well, drug abuse can happen to any kinds of people due to several reasons, such as depression, economic conditions, _________ from other people or neighbourhood, lack of education, and other factors. Although there is so much information about its danger from the internet or other electronic media, young people often want to _________ new things despite its bad impacts.
Sure. Teenagers who are not educated properly at home or at school may lead to drug abuse. For instance, too strict regulation and high _________ from parents can make the teenagers depressed. Instead of doing according to the rules, they start doing the opposite. They may become rebels and show abnormal behaviour. Because of _________ of achieving the targets set by their schools or parent, they try to use drugs to reduce their stress. They may become introvert or anti-social, because they think consuming drugs is the way to escape from their _________.
It can happen because parents are too busy in their offices, which makes their children left unattended at home. When they feel lonely or bored, they may fall into bad company and resort to drugs under _________ pressure. When they need drugs, it is impossible to ask some money from their parents. In addition, drugs are usually expensive. Because they desperately _________ money, they may steal some money or join gangsters.
It depends on the celebrities themselves. Some celebrities can cause more harm than
good because of their bad reputation. Teenagers who are too fanatic may follow a bad example from celebrities. Some actors or actresses may use drugs because they think drugs can _________ their imagination, which inspire them. It makes teenagers think that it is okay to use drugs simply because some celebrities are accustomed to _________ illegal drugs.
That is true. Some celebrities are active in combating illegal drugs. They _________ in anti-drug organization, and educate people to stop using drugs. Their campaign is usually effective because some of celebrities who used to consume drugs realize that it is important to _________ their experience and tips to stop using drugs.
Switch the role and make an interview again, but you can adjust or add the questions.
As you have finished making an interview, make a report of the interview result. Make some notes to prepare, and below are the examples. Watch a sample of reporting the result of an interview, when necessary, by watching the following video.
When you are ready to make a report about your interview with a partner, please present your report orally in front of the classroom.
Watch a video clip and discuss the questions that follow. Neither look at the video script nor read the sample answers. However, you may replay or pause the video. You can also watch some vocabulary practices in this link when you need it.
Watch a video clip and discuss the questions that follow.
Compare your answers in groups. Check your answers by completing some missing words. You can turn to complete sample answers only when you think it is too difficult.
Watch a video clip and discuss the questions that follow.
Because the drugs have a __________ of harmful consequences, from short __________ effects to the long ones.
Overdose makes the users __________ from a medical emergency as a result of accidentally or intentionally using a larger amount of a drug than __________.
Because it depends on how tolerant a person is to the drug, how __________ the drug is and whether the person has been drinking alcohol or has also taken a combination of over-the-counter, prescription or other illicit __________.
They relate to __________ of consciousness, breathing and cardiac problems, so in this situation, __________ can result.
It can __________ respiratory illness such as a chronic cough, wheeze, shortness of breath or __________ bronchitis.
Please create a video project about the topic. Here is a sample project by a student.
Help yourselves with extra vocabulary and useful expressions resources plus answers. Play, pause, or replay only when you think you need them. Add extra vocabulary or write useful expressions to prepare the project, and you may discuss the vocabulary only when you find difficulties with the meaning.
However, you can skip this activity when you have sufficient vocabulary and useful expressions to develop your project, which can be a monolog, an interview, a conversation, or role-play.