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Heung To Middle School (TSW) NSS Elective Module:Learning English through Social Issues Part 3a: Problems and Solutions: Compensated Dating Name: _______________ ( _ _ _ _ ) Class: S6( ) Date in full: __________________ Your teacher will show you some photographs. Look at the pictures and complete the table. You may use words from the language box to help you. Students’ own answers, according to pictures chosen by the teacher Picture Girls’ feelings The girls look… I think they feel…… My feelings about the pictures I feel….. I think the girls are / should be… A B C D Task 1: Radio Talk Show Pre-reading What does the word “compensate” (vb) mean? Look at the meanings and examples below. Which meaning should you choose for the word “compensate” in the talk show? 1. To give a person money in reward for something they have done or as recompense for a trouble they have suffered ( eg. The government compensated the villagers whose houses were knocked down to build the new road) 2. To make up for something that is not there (usually followed by “for”) ( eg The students’ politeness does not compensate for their laziness) Source: 5BC NSS Elective Module – Learning English through Social Issues – Compensated Dating P.1 Language Box: cheerful embarrassed ashamed shocked don’t care foolish sexy outfits proud selfish in danger sympathetic fashionable materialistic sorry for them guilty have low self-esteem have a poor self-image
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Compensated Dating.html reproduced with the permission of STFA Seaward Woo College Can you answer these questions about “compensated dating”? Discuss with a partner, and check your answers after reading the passage. 1.Where did it come from? _______________Japan_________________________________________ 2. Who does it? _______ teenagers, students, older men ___________________ 3.Why do they do it? ______to get money for luxury products, phones etc_____ Shirley Wong of Hong Kong Christian Services and Tammy Cheung of TeenSupport are two experts talking about the hot issue “compensated dating” on aradio show for teens, hosted by Suzie Chan. Read the text of the discussion andanswer the questions that follow:Suzie:In recent years, more and more teenage girls have engaged in ‘compensateddating', which means older men giving money and luxuries to young girls as“rewards” for going on dates with them. A study carried out by the HongKong Christian Service showed that of 600 teenage girls, 60% said theywould consider compensated dating in order to earn quick cash. It isshocking to hear it, isn't it, Shirley?Shirley:Yes, certainly. Compensated dating actually emerged in Japan in the early1990s with the popularity of mobile phones. Some young girls startedproviding dating services by just chatting with their unknown clients. Sincethen the trend has spread to other East Asian countries. The situation hasbeen worsening over the last few years as the use of information technologyhas become more and more widespread. Teenagers use nicknames and areable to contact potential clients simply by uploading their details and mobilephone numbers onto social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.Some compensated dating websites may even set up online membershipsystems. The use of technology makes it difficult for the police to trackdown the people involved. Suzie:Tammy, what makes girls go on compensated dates with total strangers?Tammy: First of all, money is the main reason for the teenage girls to go oncompensated dates. They think that they can earn money in a faster way toNSS Elective Module – Learning English through Social Issues – Compensated DatingP.2
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enjoy the products they want to have. They can buy a lot of luxuries such asthe latest models of mobile phones, brand name clothes and fashionablebags. Another reason is that some girls believe that compensated dating isnot really sex work. They think they have a choice of clients and they canchoose not to provide sex services. In fact, I think compensated dating willruin the future of teenagers.Suzie:What’s your opinion, Shirley?Shirley:I couldn't agree more. Compensated dating may cause both physical andpsychological harm to teenagers. To begin with, there is a high chance ofsexual assault or physical attack by customers. Three years ago, a young girlwas killed and cut into pieces while providing a sex service to a customer.There are also health risks, in the form of sexually transmitted diseases andunwanted pregnancies. Without doubt, compensated dating poses high risksto teenagers. What's more, it could affect their self-image. They may feelguilty and develop low self-esteem after engaging in compensated dating.Ashamed of their past, some girls may feel unworthy of love and find itdifficult to develop normal relationships with the opposite sex.Suzie:Tammy, who do you think should take the blame for compensated dating?Should the girls be blamed, or is it a wider issue?Tammy:The young girls are often blamed and criticized for their desire for materialsatisfaction, yet advertising companies are constantly marketing products toyoung people, implying that they must have these products in order to befashionable and successful. Also, pictures in advertisements often show veryyoung girls in sexy outfits. This is not acceptable. Suzie:Thank you Tammy and Shirley. We want to know what you, our listeners,think of this issue. Is it society’s fault, or should the girls be blamed forbeing greedy and materialistic? How about their “clients”? After all, manyof them are well-educated professionals. Go to our website to let us knowyour views.NSS Elective Module – Learning English through Social Issues – Compensated DatingP.3
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