Teenage is a golden age! A few reactions… 4 February 2008Posted by Lycée Alexis de Tocqueville in English, Lifestyles.
We are students of 1re STG, which means that we study marketing and communication. We all learn English and another foreign language, Spanish or Italian. We have discussed the saying “Teenage is a golden age” with Susie, our English assistant. Here are the points of view of some of us. Tell us what you think too !
“To a certain extent, I agree with the statement, ‘Teenage is a golden age’, because you can do what you want. You are in good health… But you have worries and you are stressed by school work…” Sophia
“Well, I agree but not totally. We’re young and we don’t have any trouble. Teenagers think that life is not complicated and they don’t worry about anything. But they have to go to school for their future, to take their A’levels. And very often young people are miserable because they often argue with their parents. So, for me, to be in the “golden age” has advantages and drawbacks.” Xavier
“Well, it’s partly true: you have fun with your friends, you organise house parties, you go out, you flirt… Yet, you often argue with your parents who can sometimes be very annoying.” Amel
“True, we laugh a lot with our friends and go to night clubs . But it is slightly wrong too because we have spots, we are often tired because of school which is difficult. And teenagers are very intolerant with one another.” Naofail
“Yes, I agree, but only to a certain extent. We meet lots of people, we go to discos, OK. But we have a lot of homework to do when we go back home after school and it is a lot of stress.” Charles
“Teenage is a golden age because you are free to do what you want but on the other hand, there’s school. I don’t like school. It is not interesting.” Boubaker
“Being a teenager is great! I’m in good health. I have no wrinkles. At the weekend, I go out with my friends. When my parents are absent, I have parties at my house. I often play on my computer or with my playstation. But on the other hand, I must study and work. I’m sometimes fraught.” Kévin