Teenage issues

A French language assistant, Sylvie has been working in a Scottish school and has been researching teenage issues. She interviews a student about the influence of media images on young people.

Quels sont les dangers de ces images?

Listen to the student's response and try to answer the questions that follow.

Selon moi les médias et la mode exercent une mauvaise influence sur les jeunes car souvent des jeunes essayent de ressembler à ces images et donc malheureusement des fois il y a des résultats désastreux. Par exemple ils rêvent d’être mince et veulent perdre du poids et se mettent au régime. Il y a beaucoup de jeunes qui souffrent de troubles alimentaires comme l’anorexie ou la boulimie car ils essaient de changer leur apparence.

Question

Who does this person say is to blame for these images?

She says the media and fashion are to blame. She say les médias et la mode.

Question

What are the results of this?

She thinks young people want to be slim and lose weight and they start diets. She says lots suffer from eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.

She says ils rêvent d’être mince et veulent perdre du poids, se mettent au régime. Il y a beaucoup de jeunes qui souffrent de troubles alimentaires comme l’anorexie ou la boulimie.

Translation

According to you what are the dangers of these images?

In my opinion, media and fashion are a bad influence on young people because often they try to be like these images with sometimes disasterous results. For example, they dream about being slim and want to lose weight and go on a diet. There are lots of young people who have food issues like anorexia and bulimia because they try to change their appearance.