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Conversation Worksheets about Crime

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PDF iconCrime | Teacher's Notes
A globally relevant topic for discussion - everybody will have something to say about this! Vocabulary is practised with a sequencing exercise which introduces the students to some useful topic-based words and phrases. Pronunciation is practised through a "stress placement" exercise. Students are given the chance to practise their fluency through thought-provoking discussion questions such as: "If you found out that a member of your family had committed a crime, what would you do?"

PDF iconRebellion! | Teacher's Notes
A lesson that will generate a lively discussion among students. Vocabulary is practised with a gap-fill "definintions" exercise that introduces the students to some useful lexis related to the topic. Students are given the chance to practise their fluency through stimulating conversation questions such as: "If you were sent back in time to assassinate somebody, who would it be?"

PDF iconMissing | Teacher's Notes
A very topical lesson on a globally valuable subject: Missing children. Vocabulary is practised in a gap-fill exercise based on the different meanings of the word "miss". Students have plenty of opportunity to practise their fluency through stimulating conversation questions such as: "If a child is not found quickly, how long should the authorities continue to look for him/her?"

PDF iconBribery and Corruption | Teacher's Notes
A stimulating worksheet that encourages students to explore the grey areas between bribery, hospitality and perks. Vocabulary is practised through a mix-and-match exercise. Fluency is developed through lively discussion questions such as 'Who is more to blame, the person who offers a bribe or the person who accepts it?'

PDF iconTerrorism | Teacher's Notes
A stimulating worksheet on a very topical subject. Searching questions such as "What causes terrorism?" will give your students a free rein to practise their fluency.

PDF iconHostages | Teacher's Notes
A fluency-centred lesson based around stimulating discussion questions (e.g. "What difficulties do you think people held captive might face when they are released?")

PDF iconBomb Attacks: What do they achieve? | Teacher's Notes
A topical worksheet of truly global interest. Associated vocabulary is practised through a mix-and-match exercise which leads to a gap-fill. Discussion questions such as "What can be done to protect non-military targets from violent attacks?" develop fluency.