Surprisingly, loneliness and isolation are very common feelings among our teenagers despite the fact that we live in overcrowded cities. Social media, video games, dangers in the streets... make our teenagers spend hours and hours alone in their bedrooms with their computers. Is this really good for their mental health?
In the old days children used to play in the streets altogether, they would interact with other teenagers and they would learn about life through interaction.
Interesting articles to read about the issue:
Loneliness more likely to affect young people (BBC News, Education)
Alone in the Crowd: Dealing With Loneliness In Teens (Your Teen magazine)
And this can even affect their sexual habits:
We have abandoned our children to the internet (The Guardian)
Pornography 'desensitising young people' (BBC News, Education & family)
Here's a listening exercise to do: Loneliness (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)
REVISION EXERCISE for 4º ESO
Complete the sentences using the correct FUTURE TENSE form.
And here's a video about the Bergen fjord:
and another video about the train that goes from Oslo to Bergen: (What does 'Norway in a nutshell' mean?)