HS – ESL- Intermediate – Unit 6 – My Friends – Moodle


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My Friends

The term friendship refers to a unique relationship that involves common understanding, respect, and affection. Friends enjoy being around each other and display trustworthiness towards each other in a way that is considered altruistic.

Two friends’ interests will usually be alike, which is an incentive to enjoy different activities with each other. If we lost our friends, it would probably leave a capacious void in our lives, maybe causing a jumble of chaos.

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For many people, the level of friendship can vary. Some people have best friends and also casual friends. Affirmation of a friendship is often measured by a friend consistently demonstrating qualities such as sympathy, empathy, honesty, loyalty, etc.

Most people would assent that friends can be one of the most important parts of people’s lives. A good friendship can turn a drab day into a good day or offer an asylum of refuge when we are in need. They are there to console us when calamity strikes.

As babies we are usually surrounded by a family to support and care for us from the very first beginning. In a way, family members are your first friends. After that, children usually go to school and make friends there.

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This process can be difficult at first since we don’t know anybody initially. But friendship is a natural process that occurs between people, not a product created by an entrepreneur and sold for revenue.

As we grow up and advance to high school, which is more spacious than middle school, we make more friends, but we also lose some. We discover that not all friendships are permanent; some are short-lived.

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Friends put up with our sometimes difficult behavior, which is hopefully not too often. They also make things more fun for us.

Fun activities are often more fun when you do them with your friends. For example, going to the movies, playing sports, eating lunch, and even simply hanging out without making costly expenditures can be more fun with your friends.

Friends can also help us make good decisions in difficult situations, acting as an embargo against a folly that might put us in peril or jeopardy. They can also turn the dullest moments into the most fun occasions.

Friends see our embarrassing moments (when we’re unkempt, for example) and still accept us (even though we may not be immaculate). Having occasional fights with friends is not uncommon, but at the end of the day you know that you are still friends.

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Some people are lucky enough to experience the solace of lifelong friends, which is something to marvel. Many others don’t have an adequate number of friends. If you are fortunate enough to experience a true friendship, you should not take it for granted.

From when we are young to when we are mature, nearly all aspects of life involve dealing with others, whether it’s for a brief second or a lengthy encounter. An opportunity for friendship can arise from any of these moments. Do not let the moment simply pass you by.

Life can be a labyrinth of plights and confusion, but friendship can make the maze enjoyable, and offer a sanctuary of respite when we need it most in times of woe.

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Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

1. ____ Embargo

2. ____ Affirmation

3. ____ Entrepreneur

4. ____ Assent

5. ____ Expenditure

6. ____ Asylum

7. ____ Incentive

A .One who organizes a business under -taking

B .Protection, shelter

C .Shelter, protection

D .Dilemma, trouble

E .Ban, restriction

F .Disaster, tragedy

G .Sanctuary, safe haven

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8. ____ Refuge

9. ____ Revenue

10. ____ Respite

11. ____ Sanctuary

12. ____ Peril

13. ____ Solace

14. ____ Plight

15. ____ Calamity

H .Agree, consent, concur

I .Expense, cost

J .Motivation, reward

K .Danger, hazard

L .Timeout, rest or relieft

M .Confirmation, support

N .Comfort, relief

O .Income, profit

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Match each word in the left column with a description in the right column that best matches its meaning

16. ____ Woe

17. ____ Folly

18. ____ Adequate

19. ____ Jeopardy

20. ____ Capacious

21. ____ Chaos

22. ____ Marvel

A .Sufficient, enough

B .Danger, risk

C .Large, big, huge

D .Maze-like route

E .Messy, scruffy

F .Plain, dull

G .Disorder, confusion

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23. ____ Drab

24. ____ Maze

25. ____ Immaculate

26. ____ Spacious

27. ____ Jumble

28. ____ Unique

29. ____ Labyrinth

30. ____ Unkempt

H .Miracle, spectacle

I .Foolishness, silliness

J .Confusion, uncertainty

K .Roomy, lots of space

L .Mix-up, confusion

M .Sadness, despair

N .Perfect, flawless, faultless

O .Distinctive, irreplaceable

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Multiple Choice

Friends demonstrate all of the following qualities except

A.  Honesty.

B.  Loyalty.

C.  Sympathy.

D.  Greed.

The rarest type of friendship is a(n)

A.  Casual friendship.

B.  Acquaintance.

C.  Lifelong friendship.

D.  Enemy.

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Friendship is a process that beginse

A.  In school and within the family.

B.  When we’re adults.

C.  Unnaturally.

D.  None of the above.

Opportunities to make friends occur

A.  Whenever we meet people.

B.  A few times a year.

C.  Very rarely.

D.  Once a week..

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Which group of people is naturally our first group of friends?

A.  Family.

B.  Teachers.

C.  Neighbors.

D.  Students.

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True or False

Choose whether each statement is true or false and write your answer in the space provided.

1.____   Friends are there to care for each other in times of need.

2.____   Making friends is always an easy process.

3.____   A good friend usually makes a bad day worse.

4.____   Children make most of their friends at school.

5.____   Friends will always have disputes and arguments along the way.

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Short Answer

1. What qualities make a good friend?


2. What are the different types of friendships?


3.How can friends make your life better?


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4. Give examples of arguments friends often go through


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Reading Questions

1. What is the writer’s main idea?


2. What example supports the writer’s main idea?


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3. How does the example help the writer’s argument?


4. What do you think about the story?