A friend in need

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

Instructions

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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 editor_rachael on Fri, 06/07/2019 - 09:28

Hi OmarS,

 

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Rachael
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Submitted by ShrekAttack on Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:27

it will be super scary if this happened to me! id be crying and shaking

Submitted by Miracleeverywhere on Sat, 02/02/2019 - 06:27

If I were Gemma, I wouldn't send a private photo to anyone, whom I don't trust fully. So my advice is somehow similar to Makayla's, I mean she should talk about this circumstance to Clare, and explain how she feels after this case, and of course, she should make some conclusion for herself.

Submitted by Aspirin on Sat, 01/12/2019 - 05:47

I think Gemma should have been more careful about sharing private photos which can be embarrassing.

Submitted by Jansaya on Sun, 10/28/2018 - 16:56

My advice to Gemma is just don't pay attention. I think her friend did very badly. Gemma probably sent just for fun and didn't think that anyone would send it to everyone.However, quarrel because of the picture is not good idea. So, Gemma should talk with Clare and don't send any embarrasing photos at all. :)
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Submitted by Tutor on Sat, 09/29/2018 - 02:04

My advice to Gemma is to convince her friend that he shouldn't do anything with her photo that hurts her. She should request him to feel her situation.

Submitted by SweetGoldSnake on Sat, 09/15/2018 - 16:01

My advice to Gemma that don't send embarrassing photo to anyone i mean check what u sending because face books snap chat are more common thing that whole world can see your photos and it shouldn't take to long to send to other peoples and they know you private things. So be aware what you send to other people
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Submitted by Shiko on Sat, 08/18/2018 - 07:37

My opinion is similar with Makayla. Emma can just tell what she feel. Her feeling should be reason of deleting photo

Submitted by Mughal on Sat, 07/28/2018 - 09:55

I want to advice her that now next time don't send your embarrassing photos to your friends but you can show your photos on your phone.
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Submitted by Elsa007 on Sat, 04/28/2018 - 01:39

I’ve learned that some people whom I got interested in prefer gossips to building a friendship which is special for people with savvy. ;)

Submitted by petrichorr on Thu, 03/15/2018 - 20:38

First of all, absolutely don't send your photos to anyone. You shouldn't trust anyone. Don't forget! People can do everything. And I think you should talk it with Claire and Justin. You say that ' Just think. Emphatize with me. What do you do if you were me ? You sent a photo to your friends and they will share it on Facebook. Then, people will see your this contemptible photo. Can you understand my feelings? So please, do the right thing. ' When you say these sentences, they can understand you I think :)

Submitted by KabFer on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:56

I think that gemma should just talk about the photos to clare, personally i won't photos from myself to another person if i don't know her or him perfectaly

Submitted by EstefaniaEdith on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:56

i think that is a big problem you must not send more embarrasing photos

Submitted by GGnoob on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:56

I think the people have to be more careful with them phtos, because you may die.

Submitted by yomerengues on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:55

i think that gemma not need send your embarrassing photos

Submitted by AngelicaRincon on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:55

Maybe Gemma needs to think about her frienship with that girl. I mean, nobody wants to trush in anyone like she.

Submitted by mariadaniela on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:54

I think she should be more carefull with your things and the photos than she take

Submitted by wolfbravo14321 on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:54

I think everything starts with the photo why did she do that..?? It is not a good reason to do something like that it is just so crazy for her she has something wrong.

Submitted by mikloromero130899 on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:53

I think, all thing embarrassing it's no problema, because the life is hard, but, don't Worry, the time will sucess fast, you should feell well.

Submitted by drg96 on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:51

I think that it's a very embarassing situation because if your photo is in facebook you have some problems o something like that but if you can resolve the problem you need to be careful

Submitted by brandonpro21 on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:50

always speak truthfully

Submitted by danymarquez1 on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:49

I think Gemma shouldn't send any type of photo, maybe for her wasn't important and was funny, but now she knows that she doens't trust in all the people. She has to be carfully

Submitted by estebanfonseca on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 17:48

Don't upload any private pictures to the social networks.
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Submitted by Batgirl on Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:07

I think Gemma shouldn't send any embarrasing photos at all. You don't really know who should you trust, so don't trust anyone;) And after all, she should speak to Clare and Justin and ask them not to share the photo.
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Submitted by JoEditor on Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:35

Hi Batgirl,
That's briliant advice! :) 
Jo (LearnEnglish Teens Team) 

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Submitted by Ahjeen on Tue, 01/16/2018 - 17:05

forget it! DON"T WORRY! BE HAPPY!!!!!
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