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Advertising +/-

  • Sells products
  • Consumers given info and choice
  • Customer loyalty
  • Info e.g. health campaigns
  • Creative
  • Makes Jobs
  • Expensive
  • Unaffordable jobs
  • Annoying e.g. interrupt TV
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New Technology/Phones +/-

  • Anti social
  • (Cyber)Bullying
  • Fraud
  • Health risks
  • Expensive
  • Lack of real communication
  • Communication e.g. FB
  • Entertainment
  • Used in work
  • Useful e.g. ICE, Camera
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TV Why less popular and Future of...

  • Other entertainment
  • Poor quality
  • Health concerns
  • Little originality
  • New technology e.g. 3D
  • Less influential
  • More specialist channels
  • More ads/product placement/sponsorship
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Reality TV +/-

  • People can be famous
  • Good viewing
  • Talk w/ friends about
  • Little concentration needed
  • Can be degrading
  • Exploited by media
  • Not real - cut out
  • Dumb down standards
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Sport + and Staying Healthy

  • Meet new people
  • Goals/challenges
  • Team spirit
  • Reduce stress
  • Sport in schools
  • Youth facilities
  • Avoid unhealthy food
  • Avoid smoking/drugs/alcohol
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Holidays +/-

  • Reduce stress/relax
  • Time with family
  • New friends
  • Broaden horizons
  • Sport on holiday = healthy
  • 'Holiday stress'
  • Expensive
  • Environmental concern e.g. air travel
  • Destroy local culture
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Drinking negatives and Prevention of

  • Liver damage
  • Violence
  • Addictive
  • Cost
  • Taxes up
  • Ban adverts
  • School sessions
  • Supervision
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Drug negatives and prevention of

  • Look grown-up
  • Peer pressure
  • Easy access/affordable
  • Want to rebel
  • School sessions
  • Advertising campaigns
  • More testing
  • Target dealers
  • Legislation(?)
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Adv of healthy living and encouragement of

  • Avoid obesity/other issues
  • Less mood swings
  • Good skin, teeth etc
  • Energy up, stress down
  • Publicity campaigns
  • Set a good example
  • Make healthy food fun
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Cohabitation vs Marriage

  • Know before committment
  • Cheaper committment
  • More freedom
  • More modern
  • Fewer divorces
  • Lack of committment
  • Lack of stability e.g. for kids
  • One-parent families
  • Take relationships lightly
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Staying Single +/-

  • Independant/freedom
  • No compromise
  • Less financial issues
  • Less responsibility
  • Loneliness
  • Lack of kids(?) - regret in future
  • Falling birth rate
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Friends better than family

  • Friends easier to talk to
  • Parents permanent
  • Trust in family is key
  • Friends same age - more empathy?
  • Understand/trust
  • Strict/lenient
  • Good listeners
  • Always there
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Parent/Child fights and Good bond

  • School/studies
  • Friends/relationships
  • Chores
  • Money/jobs
  • Clothes/music
  • Communication
  • Trust/respect
  • Support
  • Guidelines
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Divorces up - why?

  • Easier to get
  • Pressure of modern living
  • More freedom for women
  • Sometimes better (e.g. for kids)
  • Better home atmosphere
  • Harmonious society
  • Expensive
  • One parent families
  • New relationship
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Music in Life

  • Relaxation
  • Easy to buy/download
  • Multitask (listen and do other)
  • Cheer you up
  • Personality/mood suited
  • Sad life without it
  • Social e.g. concerts
  • Friends to talk about
  • Varies for all
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Cloze Questions - Cues

  • Infinitive - de, pour, à ........ pouvoir, vouloir
  • -ant - en ....... e.g. en mangeant
  • Adjective - must agree (e.g. eux v euse)
  • Future - si.....
  • Conditional - si.....
  • Past Participle - ont or est
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