Lesson 8: Smoking Ban In France - advanced
Smoking Ban In France - lekcja języka angielskiego
1. Please listen and watch the video footage once, then fill the gaps in the text with the words below
Proszę raz posłuchać i obejrzeć materiał filmowy, a następnie wypełnić luki w tekście poniższymi słowami
1. deal with
10. buckle up
13. bundle up
2. Conversation topics: answer the questions. Tematy rozmów: odpowiedz na pytania.
- What do you think about the smoking ban?
- What premises should be included within the ban?
- What do you think of changes in people’s consciousness. Is it just manipulation or maybe true move towards healthy life?
- Do you like when things get imposed on you ? What things are mostly imposed on people?
- What will you have to do if you need to smoke while having drinks with your friends inside of a pub in a rainy day?
- What are the main pros and cons of the idea of smoking ban?
The whole text from the video. Cały tekst z filmu:
For a true smoker there’s nothing like a good cigarette. Smokers will often debate which cigarettes are best. The morning smoke with coffee, the after-meal cigarette or the one … we can’t really show. It’s a habit often romanticized but beginning January 1st indoor smoking will be banned in the country that includes one of the most romantic capitals of the world – Paris. A provisional ban has been in place in France since February and is being extended to include bars , cafes, hotels and restaurants. The government says it is part of the national shift towards health consciousness. Not all that surprising since now they have a president with a rather public health routine. For artist A. G. it’s about time. Just glance at her artwork – the future with no smoking is beautiful. Cultural icons of the past like (…) might disagree. Images of them puffing away at Paris cafes are burnt into the national consciousness. ( ...) Many cafes and restaurants fear they‘ll lose business. We’ve acquired a certain fame with this name- head-waiter Olivier (…) says - or have to put a famous no-smoking sign on the door.
One client looks a bit with irony. “Great idea. I love when things are getting imposed on us” – he says sarcastically. “Buckle up your seat belt! You need to be healthy! You are too fat! – it’s not good, it’s all for our own benefit. He’ll be outside soon enough as France joins her friends: Italy, Ireland, Spain and Britain with the indoor smoking ban.
“It’s not that bad in the summer but let say you’re at this pub and enjoying some good conversation and nice drink with friends and all sort of that without nicotine craving, you have to bundle up, step outside and just deal with the weather.” The ban went into a fact some six months ago in Britain living trough the first winter, these pros have this advice for their French counter-parts: “it’s ok if it’s winter, ‘cause it’s cold”. Most who have good humor about it say at least their cloths didn’t smell when they got back home.