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

Submitted by Mint on Sat, 06/06/2020 - 10:41

She should talk to Clare that she should not do like that.

Submitted by anna_v3r on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 08:44

I'd say to Gemma that it's not a big deal, it's just a funny photo, but I'd also say to her that if Claire did that to her she should stop trusting her.

Submitted by jenn on Sat, 05/30/2020 - 19:49

I´d say the same thing that makayla said to talk to Claire and be careful about share photos and don´t trust in everyone

Submitted by mn1024 on Thu, 05/28/2020 - 04:22

I can really empathize with both Makayla and Gemma. I experienced same things, but my friends weren't interesting about or was interesting temporary but forget easily. It's best not to worry. Cheer up, Gemma!
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Submitted by Andrii on Mon, 05/25/2020 - 15:48

I'd give Gemma Makayla's advise that she should speak to Claire and say that she mustn't share privat photos.

Submitted by Gabriele1926 on Fri, 05/15/2020 - 17:22

I would have said to Gemma of don't send her embarassing photo to anyone, and to talk with Justin about it.

Submitted by NurLaili on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 15:00

Gemma must be more careful with photos.Because I think she should be able to know privately speaking with Clare that ist is not allowed to share her private photos with anyone. In fact she must also talk with Justin and explain his mistakes.

Submitted by AndiAnugrahSAr on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 13:03

Never send your photos to other people if you don't want to appear embarrassed in public. And don't trust other people

Submitted by DeviDama on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:56

Don't trust other people, whether it's friends, girlfriends and even strangers

Submitted by Siti on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 12:01

I think gemma shouldn't have sent her photo to anyone. And she should be more careful next time.

Submitted by Fyawaii217 on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 10:37

I think gemma needs to be careful, she needs to sort out friends she can trust. But it would be nice for Claire to be more sensitive and also to keep her friend's privacy.

Submitted by Daisuke_Kanbe on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:22

from Gemma we can learn that don't trust anyone, if you don't them well.

Submitted by Poliilanemey on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:06

Gemma must be more careful in sending photos. This incident also teaches us, so as not to be too quick to trust people.

Submitted by triana on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 08:52

I think gemma should be careful anymore, when she send her private photos for someone.

Submitted by desyanti on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:39

I think gemma should think before she sends the photo to anyone else. Because other people might think it's funny but we don't think it's because it's privacy

Submitted by Dissaseptriana17 on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:31

If i were Gemma, I think I would also feel embarassed and upset. She should talk with Clare, and explain how she feels after this case. And Mikayla is right that Gemma should stop shares embarrassing photo with others.

Submitted by Nidewi on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:16

The next time think before if you want to send something and be careful with someone.

Submitted by Anggriyani on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:11

Gemma should talk to Justin to delete the photo, because it was an embarrassing photo. The lesson to be learned, from this incident is don't send personal photos to other people even to your friends.

Submitted by Avita on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:08

I think Gemma should talk to Clare and be careful when sending private photos.

Submitted by bbloomy281 on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 07:03

I think gemma stopped sending photos to her friends again. Because we don't know what he's gonna do with that photo. Besides, it's not necessarily our friends who can keep each other's privacy.

Submitted by chofeefah on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:44

I think Gemma should talk to Clare about the situation. This trouble should be a lesson for her to protect her privacy carefully. Privacy is a disgrace, and people who don't keep their privacy like people who don't have shame. keeping the privacy like taking care of yourself.

Submitted by Yulianti on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:31

I think Gemma should talk to her friends. and stop sending embarrassing private photos to anyone. and be more careful about choosing friends. Because if she is your best friend, she will never share your embarrassing personal photos.

Submitted by chairun on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:23

i think Gemma should be more careful what she wants to sent on internet. then, She need to talk face to face with Clare to fix her problem.

Submitted by Metawin on Wed, 05/13/2020 - 06:17

I agree with Makayla. I think Gemma should tell her feelings to Clare about this problem. They are friends, right? If Gemma talks about it, maybe Clare will understand and do not do it again. Gemma should be careful not to send her embarrassing photos to anyone.

Submitted by Dreckshart on Sun, 05/10/2020 - 18:02

Gemma should be careful with sending photos. I think she should personally talk to Clare that ist is not okay to share privat photos to anyone. She should also talk with Justin and explain the mistake.

Submitted by bloomybloom on Tue, 04/21/2020 - 11:42

I think that gemma ought to be more careful next time and she must learn from her faults

Submitted by audreeyy on Sat, 04/11/2020 - 17:11

I think Gemma should talk with claire abou the situation and she should be more careful with her pics

Submitted by vittoriadigianno on Mon, 04/06/2020 - 12:01

i think Gemma shouldn't send her private photo and she must be more carefull

Submitted by mmatildepontoni04 on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:45

I think Gemma should be careful and don't send any more embarrassing photos and maybe she could speak to Clare and tell her how she feels. Because she does a terrible thing, she shouldn't share people's private photos, it's could be a violation

Submitted by alaricofranca02 on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:37

Gemma should stop sending her private and she should be careful

Submitted by chiarusso on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 18:25

she should speak with gemma about she fells. but next time she shouldn't send embarassing photos of her-self to anyone

Submitted by giogiomas on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:29

I think Gemma should have been more careful and she should stop to share private photos which can be embarrassing.

Submitted by Matteo on Sun, 04/05/2020 - 17:29

I think that Emma should talk with Claire and resolve it by themselves

Submitted by gio_cra2004 on Fri, 04/03/2020 - 17:01

I think Gemma should talk to Claire about how she felt so she won't do it again. Also I putting myself in the shoes of Gemma I think that I would also feel embarassed and upset after seeing the photo.

Submitted by mg1208 on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 20:16

Well, I think Gemma should think twice or more about what she's doing. She should grow up mentally and as Makayla said Gemma shouldn't send more embarassing photos. She should speak to Justin and please him to delete that photo and ask him if he hadn't send the photo to anyone else- like his friends, etc.

Submitted by Gabriele1926 on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 11:29

I think that Gemma should be careful, and she should speak with her friend, and to solve this.

Submitted by Girish_12 on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 09:32

it is good to not speak and talk those photos.
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Submitted by ProfessorRoseActor on Mon, 03/30/2020 - 12:30

I think Gemma shouldn't share embarrassing photos with others.
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Submitted by samoiset on Mon, 12/23/2019 - 12:51

Gemma should forgets everything. -_- And she shouldn't send her privite pictures to nobody even her friends.

Submitted by TheDream on Sat, 11/16/2019 - 22:25

We should be careful with it. Unfortunately there are a lot of teenagers who make such mistakes.
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Submitted by Bahar on Fri, 11/15/2019 - 12:54

Gemma should forgets everything. -_- And she shouldn't send her privite pictures to nobody even her friends.

Submitted by Carbonelratufepikad on Thu, 04/02/2020 - 09:51

I think Gemma shouldn't take especially privite pictures !!! PS: Correct please if I have done mistakes!

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Submitted by Eman_ on Sun, 09/08/2019 - 21:45

Gemma should stop sending her private photos to any not trustworthy person.

Submitted by alhawaiti123 on Sat, 08/31/2019 - 11:24

Gemma should be more careful when sending private photos to people.

Submitted by maikha on Fri, 08/09/2019 - 05:34

Gemma should be more be careful when send the private photos for someone.
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Submitted by _jedi_ on Thu, 08/08/2019 - 14:26

In my point of view, this situation is really annoying for anyone. Gemma should talk to Justin and say him that photo feels her so embarrased. Maybe she can tell her feelings to Clare and Justin, too.
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Submitted by shoshore on Sun, 08/04/2019 - 15:50

Gemma should be careful with who she share her private photos with.
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Submitted by Eroyanium on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 07:06

Gemma must be more carefully
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Submitted by empty on Tue, 07/02/2019 - 15:11

If I were Gemma , I'd tell Justin that : Please don't post those photos on facebook or something , and delete them , because they are embarrassing .

Submitted by OmarS on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 08:50

Where is the video??????
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