Lesson 1: Paparazzi
I can’t deal with the paparazzi.

I can listen to and understand someone talking about privacy.

INTRODUCE

Many people are interested in the private lives of others, especially celebrities.

PRESENT

STEP A EXPRESSIONS

Go over the expressions with your tutor and fill in the blanks.

    1. If you can’t deal with someone/something, you can’t handle that person or thing well.

     

    I can’t deal with my noisy neighbors anymore, so I’ve decided to move.

     

    Right now, I can’t deal with _____.

     

     

    2. An invasion of privacy happens when someone fails to respect a person’s right to keep something private.

     

    Opening my emails without my permission is an invasion of privacy.

     

    I think _____ is an invasion of privacy.

     

     

    3. Someone’s life is an open book when a lot of people know about his/her private life.

     

    Jennifer’s life is an open book because she’s a celebrity.

     

    _____’s life is an open book because _____.

STEP B PRONUNCIATION

When of is between two words, it’s sometimes pronounced as /ə/.
Phrase Example

invasion of privacy

/ in-vay-zhin ə pry-vuh-see /

Hey, that’s an / in-vay-zhin ə pry-vuh-see /!

UNDERSTAND

LISTENING

Toru is hanging out in LA with his celebrity friend, Adam Jones.

TRIVIA

Many celebrities complain about paparazzi, but did you know that some celebrities actually arrange for paparazzi to take photos of them in incidents such as drunken fights or minor car accidents? These planned incidents are called publicity stunts, and they’re done to help celebrities get back into the public eye.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Match the sentences with the correct pictures.

1. Meiko can’t deal with the hot weather.

A

B

 

2. Hey, that’s an invasion of privacy!

A

B

 

3. Jackie’s life is an open book to her friends.

A

B

STEP B EXERCISE

Rephrase the sentences using the expressions in the box. Some expressions may be used more than once, and the form of some expressions may need to be changed.


can't deal with someone/something
an invasion of privacy
someone’s life is an open book

ex. I don’t think I can work with my boss anymore. He’s too demanding!
I can’t deal with my demanding boss anymore.

 

  1. It was wrong of my doctor to reveal my medical history to other people.
  2. Kids who misbehave in public places drive me crazy.
  3. I tell my sister all my secrets. She knows everything about me.
  4. You’re not supposed to take pictures of other people without their permission.
  5. Ken’s from Florida, so he really hates cold weather.

CHALLENGE

Challenge 1

You’re watching an interview with Yasmin Taylor, an actress that you and your friend both like. Listen to the interview. Then, tell your friend about it.

Today's Expressions

  • can't deal with someone/something
  • an invasion of privacy
  • someone’s life is an open book

Challenge 2

Discuss your ideas.

If Time
Allows
1

PRIVACY

2

LIFE IS AN OPEN BOOK

3

PUBLICITY STUNTS

1

PRIVACY

  1. How much do Japanese people value their privacy?
  2. How can people show respect for others’ privacy?
  3. Has someone ever invaded your privacy?
  4. What should people do when their privacy is invaded by others?

2LIFE IS AN OPEN BOOK

  1. Do you know any famous person whose life is an open book?
  2. Do you know any famous person who refuses to share his/her private life with the public?
  3. Why do you think many people are interested in others’ lives?
  4. Would you like your life to be an open book?

3PUBLICITY STUNTS

  1. Aside from drunken fights and minor car accidents, what are some other examples of negative publicity stunts?
  2. Can you think of any positive publicity stunts?
  3. Do you know of any celebrities who have done publicity stunts?
  4. Do you think publicity stunts help celebrities’ careers?

FEEDBACK

I can listen to and understand someone talking about privacy.

LESSON GOAL ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

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