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By: 10ยบB/10ยบC/10ยบH Teacher: Paulo Botelho 2011/2012 Escola Secundรกria de Caldas das Taipas


BY: DANIEL RIBEIRO, FILIPA RIBEIRO, DIANA CRISTINA, CRISTINA RIBEIRO, JOÃO FRANCISCO AND JOSÉ PEDRO Dear Abby,

I have a problem. My parents always fight with me. I tried to talk with them but they're not listening. I don't know what to do. Please help me. Ester.

Special Edition

2012


Dear Abby,

I have a problem. My parents always fight with me. I tried to talk with them but they're not listening. I don't know what to do. Please help me. Ester.

Abby’s Corn Corner Dear Ester, I read your letter and I really understand what you are going through, but to be able to help you, you need to be honest with yourself and discover who is causing your problem. Ether will give you three different scenarios and according to which scenario you are living. So, scenario a): You are the one who is causing your problem. If this is the case, you really need to start thinking about how right are your actions, and need to change them, as well as your attitudes or beavers. In order to your family be able to work out, all of the family members must put the family’s interests in first place, avoiding any king of conflict. Try to get good grades at school, and help as much as you can in your home tasks. Scenario b): Your parents are causing your problem. In this case, unfortunately there is not much you can do about it. Just keep trying to talk with them, and maybe help them may work in your favour. You must keep calm, and hope they will stop it soon. Scenario c): A family problem is causing your problem. Finally, if some kind of problem is haunting your family, like an economic issue, just wait until they are solved, and then, certainly, your parents will talk with you. If this is the case, your parents may be using you as a way to escape from their problems, and you must understand it. I hope I could help you. Abby :)


Dear Abby,

Dear Oren,

I have a problem.

Your problem is very My parents never let me go out with my friends and it annoys common among me. teenagers, and easily What should I do? it is solved. Hope to hear from you soon

At a certain moment, teenagers want to go out with their friends at night partying, until the sun goes up. Well, but this CAN NOT be done like that. So, in order to get what you want, you can’t ask this in the first time you want to go out. You need to go slowly. Try to ask to go out with your friend just for a few hours, like to have diner. After a while, you may ask for a little more. And step by step, you will give your parents the feeling that they can trust you, and they will certainly let you go out longer and longer. If you want quicker results, you may try to help them at their tasks, and some other reasons and reasons so they can trust you. I hope I could help you. Abby :)


Dear Abby, Hello, how are you? My name is Daniel and I need your advice about a problem in my school. My friends don't accept me. They always laugh at me and they call me funny nicknames ("funny" for them..) and it annoys me. Please help me and tell me what I should do about my problem. Thank you anyway (if you help me or not…) Daniel

Dear Daniel, Your concern worries me, but fortunately I think I will be able to help you. You need to think if that so called “friends” are really your friends. Are they someone you can trust? Someone you cannot live without? And are they there when you need them? If the answer of any of this question is “NO”, then they certainly are not your friends. You need to find out who you really friends are and stop worrying about the ones who are not, just ignore them. This may be hard, but in your future life, not everyone will be your friend and be honest and polite with you, so you need to be strong and get over it. If this people are really your friends, I think that there is no reason why you should be upset with the nick names they call you. In high school, all my friends had a nick name for me, and you know what? I hated it in the beginning, and I thought it was just to annoy me. Now? Now I use that same nick name to help people like you. Yes, I am Abby, but that is the same nickname my friends called me. In your age, boys and girls are defining what and who they are, and part of it depends on what your friends think of you. But if you really don’t like the nick names they call you, you should say that to them. Remember, they are your friends, but sure of it, and the must understand you and respect you. Finally, I really hope I could help you, and teenagers like you. Abby :)


Teen Magazine Dear Abby, I have a little problem. When I get bad grades my mom doesn’t understand it and starts yelling at me. I don’t know what to do. I studied 3 days for the last test and again I got a bad grade. What can I do? Arik.

Dear Arik, Maybe you should study in a different way. The only thing I am sure about is that you can’t stop studying; just try to study early for exams and be more organized. You can also talk to your parents about your difficulties. Show to them that you are trying really hard and you need their support and help. If your parents understand, it will be easier for you to recover your bad grade. Always here to help you with your problems, Abby.

Dear Dr. West, My name is Mirit and I have a new friend. My problem is that my other friend is jealous and always tries to separate between me and my new friend. She always shouts at me and I don’t know what to do. I want to tell her that I have more fun with my new friend but she will get sad. What should I do? Mirit.

Dear Mirit, I think that you should talk with your friend about it. If you say that you were friends, you should trust each other. If you have a new friend and you like being with him / her, you must say that to your older friend. If she is your real friend, she will try to understand that. And probably, there’s no reason for her to be jealous. I’m sure that together you will fix that. Always here to help you with your problems, Dr. West.


Dear Abby,

Dear Aviv,

I have a problem with my homework.

Doing the homework is very important for

I am against homework.

your school performance because it helps you studying.

I think it is enough to study in school 5-6 hours.

Your teachers give you homework to do so you can

When I come home I want to play with my

review the contents learnt at classes; then, it will be

friends and not to continue to study.

easier for you to study for exams.

Aviv.

About the fact that when you came home you don’t want to study anymore and all you want to do is playing with your friends, you just have to organize your time in a better way. I’m sure that you can do your homework and still have time to have fun with your friends. Always here to help you with your problems, Abby.

Ana Catarina Ferreira, nº1 Ana Rita Oliveira, nº3 António Pinheiro, nº 5 Joana Moreira, nº16 Marília Abreu, nº21

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“Dear Abby, My name is “anonym”. I’m 14 years old. I’m a female. I want to tell you my big problem. I am in love with a boy and I think he loves my friend. What do you think I should do? Should I tell him I love Him or should I forget all about him? Thank you. “anonym” . “ Answer from HOT AND COOL Hello “anonym”, our advice to you is that you should talk with this boy and be sure about his feelings because you don’t know if he really likes your friend. So you should have a calm and true conversation about what you feel about him and what is his opinion about this. This way, you gonna be sure about everything. If it is better you keep gong with your life, with him like a friend or if he likes you, keep living with him by your side. Whatever is the end of the conversation you know that you did everything you could. You know that you didn’t give up. Good luck, and keep in touch.

“Dear Abby, I have a little problem. When I get bad grades my mom doesn’t understand it and stars yelling at me. I don’t know what to do. I studied 3 days for the last test and again I got a bad grade. What can I do? Yours Arik “ Answer from HOT AND COOL Hello, here is Abby and I alredy about your probem. In our opinion you should talk again with your mother, without screams, only calm. You should tell her that you really studied hard to this teste and you don’t know what happened. And that maybe you need help at school. We are sure that she will understand and help you with your problem. If you need ideas for studying, we will help you. Now, talk with your mother, be honest and everything will be great. Oh, by the way, if your parents haven’t possibilities to pay a private teacher, we can help you, because the HOT and COOL helps who says difficulties. So, if you want to learn with our intelligent and nice friend, call to 910000012 and we will help you. Bye, kiss .


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“Dear Abby, I am 15 year old boy and I want your advice. I have some friends who smoke cigarettes and they are pushing me to do it and they are laughing at me because I am not smoking. I heard about what cigarettes do and I really don´t want it to happen to me, but still I want my friends to be with me and not to be laughed at by them. People that I told them about my problem told me that I should find new friends, but I can´t just leave the friends that had all my life. Hope to have your advice. Sorrowed 15 years old boy Answer from HOT AND COOL Hi, we know perfect what you felt about it went through the same. Our advice is really simple. If you think that not smoking is the best thing to do, so do it. Never do anything that you don’t want just because your friends joke with you. And about your friends, I know that it’s hard to choose staying far away from them but if they are really your friends, they wouldn’t laugh at you, but they will support you. And why not talk with them ? Do what you want to do. Oh by the way, since you know the dangers of smoking , why not giving this information to your friends? I think that could help them. I hope to have helped you. Keep in touch.


Dear Abby, Hello, how are you? My name is Daniel and I need your advice about a problem in my school. My friends don’t accept me. They always laugh at me and and they call me funny nicknames (“funny” for them…) and it annoys me. Please help me and tell me what I should do about my problem. Thank anyway (if you help me or not…). Daniel Answer: Dear Daniel, you should make friends that treat you well. Do not pay any attention to negative comments, you are better than that. If you can’t handle the pressure, ask for help from your parents or a psychologist, in extreme cases you can always change school, but it is best to face the situation and ask your colleagues to stop. Good Luck, Abby Dear Abby, My mother and may father are divorced and I live with my mother and my sister. We have many economic problems and I feel bad because my mother has a very small income. It is very difficult for me that my father lives abroad and I see him only on holidays. He sometimes helps my mom with the money and he buys us cloths but I feel that he doesn’t care about us. He always promises me that he would come to live in the country with us. I don’t know what to do. Please help!!! Anonymous. Answer: You should speak openly with your dad and tell him you miss him and feel that in this difficult time they need it at your side. Regarding the problem of money, you can always get a part-time to help your mother. Good Luck, Abby


Dear Abby, I have a problem. I am 13 years old. My mom always tells me what to do‌And when I try to tell her something about it, she always yells at me! I try to be nice and explain it her but she never listens!! I don’t know what to do because if I talk to her she will shout and yell at me and will punish me. Please, help me!! Alex

Answer: Try just one more time, talk to her. If she yells again, you can make a vow of silence, maybe, she will understand the message, and try to talk with you quietly. Maybe you can do more plans with your mum to strengthen your relationship and communication Good Luck, Abby


BEST FRIEND YOUR PROBLEMS Dear Abby, My name is Shoshi and I live in New York. I’m not a skinny girl, not at all, and this fact makes me feel uncomfortable. Everyone looks at me on the street, at school they all laugh at me and even my family criticizes me. I have tried everything! Diets (all of them), pills, sport, but none of these things helped me. Abby, I really want to make it, to be like everyone else!! Please help me! Yours Shoshi

Dear Abby, I need advice because I have a problem. I love a girl from my class. I told this to my friend and I asked him what to do. He said that I need to talk with the girl. I told her “I love you”. And she told me she has a boyfriend and he is my friend. I had a fight with my friend and we don’t talk. What can I do?

OUR SOLUCTIONS

I understand you but the pills are not the best solution for your problem. The solution for your problem is very simple, you just have to like your body, and ignore the people that make fun of you. If you don´t think like this you will never be happy. If your problem is really big you should go to a doctor. Kiss Shoshi

Elad, the best solution for your problem is a conversation with your friend. You need to talk to your friend. You should forget that girl, keep your friendship and try to be happy without her. You need your friends! Good luck!

Elad

Dear Abby, My name is “anonym”. I´m 14 years old. I´m a female. I want to tell you my big problem. I am in love with a boy and I think he loves my friend. What do you think I should do? Should I tell him I love him or should o forget all about him? Thank you “anonym”

I understand you, already I feel it. You should tell him what you feel and you shouldn´t be afraid of his reaction. If he doesn´t feel the same way you do, just need to be happy and ignore him. You are strong, you can do this. Strength!


Dear Abby, I want to tell you that I want to succeed in school. I really try to succeed but I don't. I don't know what to do. Can you help me? The saddest girl in the world.

Dear girl, Have you already tried to talk with your parents about it? Or even your teachers? The will most probably help you. If you are truly trying to succeed then there has to be something wrong about your studying habits. Your teachers and even the internet can help you to construct a balanced timetable. But even more important are the everyday classes. If you’re not paying attention for 5 minutes you can leave behind important strategies for exercises. Stay focused and good luck, Abby.


Dear Abby, I am a 15 year old boy and I want you advice. I have some friends who smoke cigarettes and they want me to do it too. I don’t want to do it but they are pushing me to do it and they are laughing at me because I am not smoking. I heard about what cigarettes do and I really don’t want it to happen to me, but still I want my friends to be with me and not to be laughed at by them. People that I told them about my problem told me that I should find new friends, but I can’t just leave the friends that I have had all my life. Hope to have your advice Sorrowed 15 year old boy.

Dear 15 year old boy, We know that you love your friends and that you don’t want to lose them. But, if they force you to do something you don’t want to do, they aren’t true friends. However, if you don’t want to lose their friendship, you should talk to them, and explain your point of view about cigarettes. If they really like you, they will respect and understand you. Even though, if they don’t accept you opinion and make fun of you, SMILE! At least, you will be the only one with amazing white teeth. Abby


Dear Abby,

Hello, how are you? My name is Daniel and I need your device about a problem in my school. My friends don’t accept me. They always laugh at me and they call me funny nicknames (“funny” for them…) and it annoys me. Please help me and tell me what I should do about my problem. Thank you anyway (if you help me or not…) Daniel Dear Daniel, We are fine. You shouldn’t be sad because of that. The only reason that they do that is that they don’t have self-esteem. Did you get that? However, if feel down because of that, you should talk with someone responsible, who you trust, so they can help you with the problem. Stay strong, Abby


Dear Abby, Hello... I wanted your advice about something that means a lot to me. I think that my best friend is anorectic. She never talks about food, but she always says t Dear Abby, Hello... I wanted your advice about something that means a lot to me. I think that my best friend is anorectic. She never talks about food, but she always says to e that she is very fat, but she is not fat! She is very skinny and always when we go to restaurants she never orders anything, and she even never eats at school. When I try to talk to her about it, she immediately talks about something else. I am very worried. Please tell me what to do. Worried friend.

Dear worried friend, Your best friend probably has a serious problem. You should tell your friend that you’re really worried and want talk about her problem. Tell her, just like you said to us, that you have a friend who is sick (so, she won’t get that you are talking about her). In the middle of the conversation, tell her how dangerous that is and what problems she can have. She will understand that she is sick and need help. Good luck for your conversation, Abby


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