A friend in need

Gemma knows she has done something stupid. Luckily, Makayla is there to listen and offer advice.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise first. Then watch the video and follow the instructions to practise your speaking.

Transcript

Makayla: Hi Gemma. You look terrible!
Gemma: Hey Makayla. Mmm, I haven’t slept.
Makayla: Are you OK? What’s the matter?
Gemma: Well, you know that photo I sent to Clare on Friday night?
Makayla: Yeah? 
Gemma: Well, she sent it to Justin ...
Makayla: Oh no! How could she do that? It obviously was only for her.
Gemma: I know! I thought she’d find it funny.
Makayla: Well, it was quite funny ... but you didn’t expect her to send it to anyone.
Gemma: No, of course not! Especially not Justin! It’s so embarrassing!
Makayla: Ah well, don’t worry. I know how you feel though ...
Gemma: And what if he puts it on Facebook or something? What if my mum sees it?
Makayla: No, no, don’t worry ... he won’t. It’s not that interesting for him or anyone else, to be honest.
Gemma: But what if he does?
Makayla: He won’t. But maybe ask Clare to speak to Justin ... Get him to delete the photo?
Gemma: Yeah … maybe. But that might just make him even more interested ...
Makayla: Yeah, true.
Gemma: What do you think I should do?
Makayla: Mmm … I’d just try to forget about it if I were you.
Gemma: But I’m so annoyed with Clare!
Makayla: Maybe speak to Clare, tell her how you feel. She shouldn’t be sharing people’s private photos.
Gemma: OK, yeah. Thanks for the advice, Makayla. I’ll talk to her.
Makayla: Good idea. And don’t worry. Just be careful and don’t send any more embarrassing photos!
Gemma: Yeah, I know, I know … I won’t!

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Makayla: Hi Gemma. You l___ terrible!
Gemma: Hey Makayla. Mmm, I haven’t slept.
Makayla: Are you OK? What’s the m_____?
Gemma: Well, you know that photo I sent to Clare on Friday night?
Makayla: Yeah? 
Gemma: Well, she sent it to Justin ...
Makayla: Oh no! How c____ she d__ that? It obviously was o___ for her.
Gemma: I know! I thought she’d find it funny.
Makayla: Well, it was quite funny ... but you d____ expect her to send it to a_____.
Gemma: No, of course not! Especially not Justin! It’s so embarrassing!
Makayla: Ah well, don’t w____. I know how you f___ though ...
Gemma: And what if he puts it on Facebook or something? What if my mum sees it?
Makayla: No, no, don’t w____ ... he won’t. It’s not that interesting for him or a_____ else, to be h_____.
Gemma: But what if he does?
Makayla: He w___. But maybe ask Clare to s____ t__ Justin ... Get him to delete the photo?
Gemma: Yeah … maybe. But that might just make him even more interested ...
Makayla: Yeah, true.
Gemma: What do you think I should do?
Makayla: Mmm … I’d just try to forget about it i__ I w___ you.
Gemma: But I’m so annoyed with Clare!
Makayla: Maybe speak to Clare, tell her h__ you f___. She s_______ be sharing people’s private photos.
Gemma: OK, yeah. Thanks for the advice, Makayla. I’ll talk to her.
Makayla: Good idea. And don’t w____. Just be careful and d___ send a__ more embarrassing photos!

Discussion

What advice would you give to Gemma?

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Comments

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Submitted by Freshka on Thu, 07/28/2022 - 11:32

Gemma should speak with Clare and Justin about deleting this photo. This whole situation should be a big lesson for Gemma. Internet isn't safe and sending embarrassing photos to anyone is stupid. Especially if you send it to somebody you don't trust one hundred per cent. Even If you think this person is your best friend, you always speak to each other about everything. You could be wrong. You never know what is inside people's brains.

Submitted by FranklyWrittenWrong on Wed, 07/13/2022 - 04:13

just forget it and laugh it away.

Submitted by qcr7eren on Sun, 06/05/2022 - 17:57

Forget it Just be happy

Submitted by Rekk_z on Mon, 05/02/2022 - 04:03

We need to be careful our privacy such information and photos. Internet is such a dangerous thing if you let see your information to everyone on internet. You never knoe how they can use your privacy,
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Submitted by flyinghigh on Wed, 04/13/2022 - 12:06

I think Gemma should talk to Claire for not sharing private without taking the premision. She could also ask from Justin to delete the photo. Lstly gemma should stop sending embarrassing photos

Submitted by raudhatlmunaa on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 04:23

I think Gemma should talk to her friends. and stop sending embarrassing private photos to anyone. and be more careful about choosing friends.

Submitted by piyi on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 03:59

Clare shouldn't be like that because she hasn't got Emma's permission, and it's an invasion of someone's privacy, and then clare has to apologize to emma and has to ask justin to delete the photo.

Submitted by vvahyuhidayat on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 03:43

i would be mad if i were Gemma, but u must know that we can't really trus people, especially about private things like this

Submitted by Asyifa on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 03:28

claire did the wrong thing, she shouldn't have spread embarrassing photos of Emma, ​​she didn't think about Emma's feelings, next time she should care more and think about other people's feelings, and must make sure that what she does is right and doesn't harm other people

Submitted by yawnzue on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 02:30

Gemma should be more careful in sending photos that are private or embarrasing, especially if sending them to people who are not necessarily trustworthy like Clare. Then in this case, it should be better if Gemma had to speak directly to Clare to ask Justin to delete the photo. Clare must be held responsible for her actions, bcs it is very rude to send Gemma's embarrasing photo to Justin.

Submitted by heeyitskate on Sun, 04/03/2022 - 20:32

Well, actually if I were Gemma, I would talk with both Clare and Justin about that situation and how I felt. Also, in my book, people must bear in mind not to share their private photos, information, etc. with anyone.

Submitted by JustinTour on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 18:10

I think that the final decision of Gemma about talking to Clare is a good idea, but I think that Gemma should talk to Justin too, because Justin mustn't send that photo to anyone else. In my opinion, Makyla is a good friend, because she says to her not to worry about that and how to solve that problem.

Submitted by tandung2009 on Thu, 11/18/2021 - 13:05

I think Gemma should tell Clare to stop sending private pictures to someone that Gemma knows or someone that she doesn't know

Submitted by Bl on Fri, 08/27/2021 - 08:46

Come on sister! You shouldn't send private photos The internet is a dangerous place, you can't never delete information on it Be careful

Submitted by JustinTour on Fri, 11/19/2021 - 18:16

I agree with you that nowadays the internet is very dangerous and we need to be careful. And nobody should send infromation, pictures or something else to people that they don't know who they are.

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Submitted by moonborn on Tue, 08/10/2021 - 18:13

To be honest, if I were Gemma, I'd try to talk to Clare and tell how I fell. I'd say sending private photos isn't appropriate in a true friendship.

Submitted by Mari_shveli on Tue, 08/10/2021 - 16:59

For another time, Gemma must be more careful about sending photos to others. I think she must speak to Clare and Justin to delete her photo so that others can't see it. Also, she should heed Makayla's advice

Submitted by Ladybug19 on Fri, 07/30/2021 - 10:47

If I were her, I will keep in mind that I should never sent an embarrassing photo of me to anyone because it became out if out control ans we can't know where it will go anymore. If she wants to show a photo of her , it's better for her to show it directly to the person concerned , when she will sees her . That's maybe a little harsh but that's better than to be in an embarrassing situation After that.

Submitted by Saagii on Sat, 07/03/2021 - 08:17

If i were Gemma, i won't send my embarrassing photo to anyone else. But i will send only for my best friends

Submitted by Saagii on Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:34

My advice is don’t worry about that and try to forget. You should suppose everything is okay. Finally don’t send a photo to anyone else

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Submitted by commander_001 on Thu, 04/29/2021 - 22:15

I would say to Gemma she shouldnt to send her photo to Clare so she send photo to who trust for him or her because she know them in the end i advise to be sure for who send her photo that happened its be lesson for her to choise for who trust

Submitted by Arivelde on Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:35

I would advise her not to do this kind of things, and that you mustn't trust people to much, they can trick you sometimes, nobody really knows the other person. But I would also say that she shoud not worry much, it already happened, it's past. Although she could try to talk something out with Clare and Justin, and ask them to delete it, because any of them woud like that kind of "joke" happening to themselves, would they?

Submitted by AngelineYJP on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:20

I advice Gemma to fright about it and doesn’t send any private photos to anyone else she doesn’t trust

Submitted by hohooibin on Mon, 04/12/2021 - 14:09

I'd suggest Gemma to find Justin ask him if he can delete the photo and find Clare to tell her not to share other people's photo with anyone else in the future.
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Submitted by ScelCrafter on Tue, 03/09/2021 - 13:31

I would say that she don´t sent it to other people and that the other boy have to delit it.

Submitted by MyNameIsUsername on Wed, 02/24/2021 - 15:02

Definitely, I really appreciate this class, hope I can get more out of that. And, was I the one only that was completing a few sentences? Lol

Submitted by Kichigo on Wed, 02/10/2021 - 19:23

I think Gemma should talk with Clare. What she did wasn't good but it's also Gemma's fault because she sent photo without thinking.

Submitted by lacs2021 on Tue, 02/09/2021 - 22:28

be careful when she sends photos to her friends, only a confidents friends

Submitted by lportocarr on Thu, 02/04/2021 - 15:18

From my point of view, Gemma should know which photo is going to send and also to who, because if you don't know the behavior of that person, she or he can do whatever she or he wants. For the next time, Gemma has to be careful about that.

Submitted by Thelittlemouse on Sun, 12/20/2020 - 12:34

I would tell Emma the same thing Makayla told her to be reasonable, or if she was a hacker I would tell to hack Justin's phone and delete the photo.

Submitted by MarianaSanBi on Mon, 11/02/2020 - 18:44

If I were Gemma I will also be mad too, But you shouldn't share something private with anyone!. Big mistake there ;/

Submitted by Olga_23 on Tue, 11/03/2020 - 16:41

Hi, my name is Olga. I want to have friend with you. I'm from Russia. Just want to talk to people that live in other counties. If you don't mind , lets be friends?

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Submitted by Niitro_peru on Wed, 10/21/2020 - 02:49

Claim to clare about that embarrassing moment , and never do that again if she wants to be her friend

Submitted by Orgitohaxhi on Sat, 09/05/2020 - 12:29

If I were Gemma I would stop sending people whom I don't trust embarrassing pictures

Submitted by heinserberg on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 20:21

i think Gemma needs to be careful when sending photos to people who are not really friends. she should talk with clare and tell her how she feels, gemma shouldn't trust clare anymore

Submitted by cookiepg on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 08:22

I thing she should talk to Clare too

Submitted by Vuquan on Fri, 08/21/2020 - 02:50

She should talk to Clare.
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Submitted by zagrybast on Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:07

I think I’d ask Clare to get Justin delete this photo and never send a photo to person which you don’t trust.
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Submitted by Xuka on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 16:39

Next time, If Gemma wants to send her photos to her best friends, she should ask them not to send these photos to another. We should remember that sending one's private photos without their permission is very impolite.
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Submitted by Hary on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 15:23

Honestly, I think Gemma shouldn't worried, and she don't must share again ambarassing photos with anyone. She must to try to get good friends, friends who are always by her side when all go wrong.

Submitted by dma98 on Thu, 07/30/2020 - 20:59

Gemma you shpuld be careful the next time that you will send a photo to anyone.

Submitted by Ru on Sun, 07/26/2020 - 16:19

I think Gemma should tell Clara about her problem because they are best friends. she learnt a lesson and she stop sending embarrassing private photo to anyone
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Submitted by IANPAUL on Tue, 07/14/2020 - 17:57

I think Gemma must be talking to Clare.
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Submitted by elena1807 on Tue, 07/07/2020 - 14:05

I think Gemma it talk to the clare frankly . and i think gemma it should not sent don't embarrass her pictures

Submitted by Mamou1 on Wed, 07/01/2020 - 08:42

I think Gemna must followed the Makayla advice. to be careful when she sharing private photos and the who she sending to. Also, speak to Clare is the better option.

Submitted by nimdini on Sat, 06/13/2020 - 15:17

Gemma must be careful about sending her private photos to the others.I agree with Makayla because she gave the most perfect answer for Gemmma's question.

Submitted by Bentivi on Mon, 06/22/2020 - 17:43

Gemma must be careful with who she send her privite photos, Is sad think that one of your friends shere your picture with someone elso

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Submitted by Thapa01 on Thu, 06/11/2020 - 05:35

Gemma shouldn't send her private photos to anyone because you don't know what that person will do to your photos so i advice don't send any embarassing photos.
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