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  2. Play the news report and try to fill in the blanks.
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Protests In India After Gang Rape

dateline: 01 January 2013

Pre-Listening Vocabulary

  • escalate: to suddenly get bigger or more intense
  • rape: forcing another person to have sex against their will
  • gang rape: the rape of one person by a group of other people
  • companion: friend or mate
  • arrest: to take into police custody
  • rush: to go very quickly
  • swift: quick

Protests In India After Gang Rape

Protests in many Indian cities escalated this week after a of a gang rape died of her on Saturday. The 23-year-old medical student and her male companion were attacked on a bus in Delhi on December 16th. After the attack the couple was the moving bus onto the street. The woman was rushed to a hospital in Singapore, but doctors were unable to save her life. Six men have been arrested and are now being with rape and murder. The protesters want the government to do more to protect women from violence. They are swift action in sexual assault cases and better policing at night.

Comprehension Questions

  1. What happened on December 16th, 2012?
  2. Why did protests escalate after Saturday?
  3. What do protesters in India want the government to do?

Discussion Question: Sexually assaulted women in India are often discouraged from reporting a crime to authorities because their families fear the embarrassment it will bring them. What needs to change?

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.

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