Unit 10: Crime and social issues

Learn about current and past social issues such as crime

 

Part 1:

You will be asked 8 questions. For questions 1-4, you will have 10 seconds to speak. For questions 5-8, you will have 20 seconds to speak. Please speak for all of the time you have.

Part 1: answer the questions with a full answer (10-20 seconds)

  1. Is there a lot of crime where you live?
  2. What is the most common crime in your country?
  3. Are you worried about becoming a victim of crime?
  4. Have you ever committed a crime, such as speeding or shoplifting?
  5. Have you ever witnessed a criminal act?
  6. Are there problems with drugs or violence where you live?
  7. What would be the best way to prevent crime in big cities?
  8. Will the government ever legalise drugs to better control their consumption?

 

Part 2:

You will see 8 sentences on the screen. You will have 10 seconds to read each sentence aloud after the tone.

Part 2: read these phrases aloud

  1. There is not a lot of criminal activity in my city
  2. Most people speed nowadays
  3. I have never committed a crime and I never will
  4. Will the government ever legalise cocaine?
  5. We had better educate young children that aggressive behaviour is wrong
  6. There is a lot of corruption in politics in this day and age
  7. My cousin got into trouble with the police for driving without a licence
  8. I was caught shoplifting as a teenager and it was without a doubt the worst moment in my whole entire life

 

Part 3:

You will have 1 minute to talk about a topic. First you have 40 seconds to read the task and prepare what you have to say. You will have 1 minute to speak. Please speak for all of the time you have.

Part 3: talk for one minute about this topic

Why do most offenders (criminals) repeat crimes when they leave prison?

  • jobs
  • prejudices
  • education

 

 

Part 4:

You will have one minute to leave a message for an English speaking friend about some information. First you have 1 minute to look at the information and prepare what you are going to say. You will have one minute to leave your message. The visual information will stay on the screen. Please speak for all of the time you have.

CRIME RATES IN SPAIN

Part 4: talk for one minute about this topic

How safe is your city? According to most people in Spain, there is not a lot of crime where they live. Discuss your opinions about crime in Spain.

 

 

Part 5:

You will hear 5 questions about a topic. You have 4 seconds to read about the task. After each question, you will have 20 seconds to speak.

Part 5: answer the questions with a full answer (20 seconds)

Many criminals suggest that they have had no choice but to get involved in crime because of their economic situation or the people that have influenced their lives. What influence do these factors have on crime?

  • friends and family
  • education
  • location

 

  1. Which is the most common crime in your city?
  2. Have you ever been a victim of crime?
  3. What types of crime do you think should have the longest punishment?
  4. What are prisons like in your country?
  5. Are the police respectful where you live?

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