Wir freuen uns über zwei neue Schülertexte! Diese sind innerhalb des Englischunterrichts bei unserer Kollegin Frau Hirschfelder entstanden. Ganz lieben Dank an unsere Autorinnen Florina und Vanessa aus der Klasse 8C.
Good friends don’t make you do things that you don’t want to do – A story about peer pressure & useful tips
Text 1: (Vanessa Lauter, Klasse 8c)
My name is Vanessa and I’m in 8th grade. We recently read a story about a girl called Emma. She was at the cinema with her group of friends and during the intermission, they went to the bathroom. One of her friends took a cigarette out of her bag and lit it with a lighter. Emma hated cigarettes but her friends tried to convince her to smoke. She didn’t know what to do.
YOU may get in a situation like this and don’t know what to do either. So here are my tips for you: Maybe you could say you don’t want to do it, no matter what they want you to do. You shouldn’t do things you actually wouldn’t do. If they try to convince you to steal, smoke or do illegal things in general, you should think about the consequences and the fact that if you smoke, you’ll destroy your body, especially your lungs, and your life gets shorter. You can get addicted and cigarettes are really expensive, too. I know that you don’t want to lose your friends, but you should accept that they’re bad if they do things like this.
Text 2: Florina Gheorghe, Klasse (8c)
I am Florina Gheorghe, 15 years old, class 8c. We read a story about friendship, in which a girl named Emma is put in a situation where she doesn’t know what to do, so let’s go to the beginning of the story, where Emma tells us about her best friends. She tells us that her friends have changed and that they are not the same as they used to be, because they want to do things that make them feel grown up and cool. They are all 14 years old and one day, Lisa, Emma’s best friend, took a cigarette out of her bag. She had stolen it from her dad’s pack. She lit the cigarette and put it into her mouth. She was so proud of herself. Then, she gave it to two other girls and they did the same. Then it was Alison’s turn. She didn’t want to do it, so the others began to call her a “nerd”, “chicken”, “bore” and much more. That’s why Alison also took the cigarette and copied the others. Emma was next and she also didn’t want to do it because she hates the idea of smoking. She thinks it’s disgusting but at the same time she was afraid of risking her friendship.
So this is how you know if YOU have bad friends or good friends:
A bad friend is:
someone who talks badly about you
someone who spreads rumours/gossip about you
someone who only uses you
someone who lies to you
someone who wants you to do something that you don’t want to do
If you should ever come across bad friends or experience peer pressure, these are my pieces of advice for you:
You should consider leaving them.
You should talk to them about what you think/believe.
You should tell them that you know what they say about you behind your back.
You shouldn’t act like you didn’t know about anything.
You shouldn’t think that you will lose THEM, they will lose YOU!
You should realise that they’re toxic people and NOBODY needs toxic people in their lives.
If they want you to do something that you don’t want to do: Just DON’T DO IT.
Don’t worry about being alone, you will find better friends!