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Childhood is not the happiest time

  1. Read the following text and draw a diagram showing development of perceptual, emotional, intellectual and behavioral capabilities in childhood.
  2. Text A. INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF CHILDHOOD
  3. Unit 4. Cardiovascular Diseases in Childhood
  4. Unit 5. INFECTIOUS DISEASES OF CHILDHOOD

It's about time somebody exploded that hoary old myth about childhood being the happiest period of your time. Childhood may certainly be fairly happy, but its greatest moments can not be compared with the sheer joy of being an adult. Who ever asked a six-year-old for an opinion? Children do not have opinions, or if they do, nobody notices. Adults choose the clothes their children will wear, the books they will read and the friends they will play with. Mother and father are kindly but absolute dictators. This is an adult world and though children may be deeply loved, they have to be manipulated so as not to interfere too seriously with the lives of their elders and betters. The essential difference between manhood and childhood is the same as the difference between independence and subjection.

For all the nostalgic remarks you hear, which adult would honestly change place with a child? Think of the years at school: the years spent living in constant fear of examinations and school reports. Every movement you make, every thought you think is observed by some critical adult who may draw unflattering conclusions about your character. Think of the curfews, the martial law, the times you had to go to bed early, do as you were told, eat disgusting stuff that was supposed to be good for you. Remember how "gentle" pressure was applied with remarks like "if you do not do as I say, I'll ..." and a dire warning would follow.

Even so, these are only part of a child's troubles. No matter how kind and loving adults may be, children often suffer from terrible, illogical fears which are the result of ignorance and inability to understand the world around them. Nothing can equal the abject fear a child may feel in the dark, the absolute horror of childish nightmares. Adults can share their fears with other adults; children invariably face their fears alone. But the most painful part of childhood is the period when you begin to emerge from it: adolescence. Teenagers may rebel violently against parental authority, but this causes them great unhappiness. There is a complete lack of self-confidence during this time. Adolescents are over-conscious of their appearance and the impression they make on others. They feel shy, awkward and clumsy. Feelings are intense and hearts are broken. Teenagers experience moments of tremendous elation or black despair. And through this turmoil, adults seem to be more hostile than ever.

What a relief it is to grow up! Suddenly you regain your balance; the world opens up before you. You are free to choose; you have your own place to live in and your own money to spend. You do not have to seek constant approval for everything you do. You are no longer teased, punished or ridiculed by heartless adults because you failed to come up to some theoretical standard. And if on occasion you are teased, you know how to deal with it. You can simply tell other adults to go to hell: you are one yourself.

6.1.26 Переведіть слова і словосполучення на російську мову:

Hoary old myth, sheer joy, a six-year-old, absolute dictators, an adult world, they have to be manipulated, the essential difference, independence and subjection, to live in constant fear of examinations, to draw unflattering conclusions, curfews, martial law, to eat disgusting stuff, a dire warning, to suffer from terrible fears, the result of ignorance, horror of childish nightmares, a complete lack of self-confidence, tremendous elation.

6.1.27 Переведіть словосполучення на англійську мову:

Дитинство, юність, древній міф, абсолютна радість, шестирічна дитина, незалежність і підпорядкування, комендантська година, військовий режим, є огидну їжу, результат невігластва, бунтувати проти батьківського авторитету, підлітки, повернути баланс, біс серцеві дорослі; знати, як з цим впоратися.

6.1.28 Прочитайте текст ще раз і знайдіть в тексті пропозиції з даними словосполученнями:

Hoary old myth, sheer joy of being an adult, an adult world, critical adult, a dire warning, the result of ignorance, face their fears alone, lack of self-confidence, black despair, to be more hostile.

6.1.29 Поясніть по-англійськи значення даних слів і виразів:

An adult, a dictator, curfew, disgusting stuff, nightmares, adolescence, lack

of self-confidence, to feel shy and awkward, tremendous elation, black despair.

6.1.30 Заповніть пропуски відповідними приводами, де це необхідно:

1. Childhood may certainly be fairly happy, but its greatest moments can not be compared with the sheer joy ... being an adult.

2. The essential difference ... manhood and childhood is the same as the difference ... independence and subjection.

3. Every movement you make is observed ... some critical adult.

4. These are only part ... child's troubles.

5. No matter how kind and loving adults may be, children often suffer ... terrible and illogical fears.

6. Adults can share their fears ... other adults.

7. Teenagers experience moments ... tremendous elation or black despair.

8. You are no longer teased, punished or ridiculed ... heartless adults.

9. Teenagers may rebel violently ... parental authority.

10. And if on occasion, you are teased, you know how to deal ... it.

6.1.31 Задайте питання до виділених словами:

1. Adults choose the clothes their children will wear, the books they will read and the friends they will play with.

2. The essential difference between manhood and childhood is the same as the difference between independence and subjection.

3. Critical adults may draw unflattering conclusions about your character.

4. Children often suffer from terrible, illogical fears.

5. Illogical fears are the result of ignorance and inability to understand the world around them.

6. Adults can share their fears with other adults.

7. Children invariably face their fears alone.

8. The most painful part of childhood is adolescence.

9. Teenagers may rebel violently against parental authority.

10. They feel shy, awkward and clumsy.

6.1.32 Задайте альтернативний і розділовий питання до наступних пропозицій:

1. It's about time somebody exploded that hoary old myth about childhood being the happiest period of your life.

2. Childhood's greatest moments can not be compared with the sheer joy of being an adult.

3. Mothers and fathers are kindly but absolute dictators.

4. This is an adult world.

5. Critical adults may draw unflattering conclusions about your character.

6. You had to eat disgusting stuff that was supposed to be good for you.

7. Children often suffer from terrible, illogical fears.

8. There is a complete lack of self-confidence during adolescence.

9. Adolescents are over-conscious of their appearance and the impression they make on others.

10. When you grow up, the world opens up before you.

6.1.33 Прочитайте дані висловлювання і вкажіть, які з них не відповідають змісту тексту, виправте їх:

1. Childhood is the happiest period of your life.

2. Adults always ask children for their opinion.

3. Children are part of the adult world.

4. Adults always know what their children want.

5. Children never have fears.

6. Adolescence is the most pleasant time of the childhood.

7. Adolescents feel sure of themselves.

8. When you grow up, everything changes.

9. Heartless adults always tease, punish and ridicule teenagers.

10. You are ridiculed because you've succeeded to come up to some theoretical standards.

6.1.34 Дайте відповідь на наступні питання:

1. What hoary old myth should somebody explode?

2. Why do not adults ask children for their opinions?

3. Why do children have to be manipulated?

4. Who observes every moment of your life?

5. What do children often suffer from and why?

6. How do adults cope with their fears?

7. How do children face their fears?

8. What is the most painful part of childhood?

9. Why do teenagers rebel against parents?

10. When does a relief come?

6.1.35 Закінчить пропозиції у відповідність зі змістом тексту:

1. Childhood may certainly be ....

2. Children do not have opinions, or if they do ....

3. Mothers and fathers are kindly but ....

4. Think of the years at school: the years spent living in constant ....

5. Every movement you make is observed by ....

6. No matter how kind and loving adults may be, children often suffer from ....

7. But the most painful period of childhood is ....

8. Adolescents are over-conscious of ....

9. Teenagers experience moments of ....

10.Suddenly you regain your ....

6.1.36 Переведіть пропозиції на англійську мову:

1. Давно пора зруйнувати старий міф про те, що дитинство - найщасливіший час.

2. Дорослі не питають думку у дітей.

3. Вони вибирають одяг дітям, книги для читання та друзів.

4. Діти не повинні вторгатися в життя дорослих.

5. Спостерігаючи за поведінкою дітей, дорослі роблять невтішні висновки з приводу їх характеру.

6. Діти часто страждають від жахливих страхів.

7. Дитячі страхи - це результат неуцтва і нездатності дорослих зрозуміти світ дітей.

8. Найболючіше період дитинства - це перехідний вік.

9. Почуття загострені, а серця легко розбиваються.

10. Коли ти виростаєш, дорослий світ відкривається перед тобою.



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