8/14/2019 Let's Talk About Crime
Speaking and listening Pre-intermediate to Upper-intermediate
Lets talk about CRIME
Have you ever been the victim of
Talk about it.
Have you ever witnessed a
Tell the class what happened.
Is crime a serious problem
where you live? What are themost common crimes?
Make a list of crimes you know.
What crimes have you heard
about in the news recently?
Summarize the stories.
How can white-collarcriminals
be brought to justice?
How should they be punished?
What kinds of crime can be
Whats your opinion of the
How should people be punishedfor breaking the law?
Have you ever done anythingillegal? Did you get caught?
Talk about it if you want to.
Fine, prison time or communityservice. Which crimes could get
you these punishments?
Is there a problem with
organized crime or gangs where
you live? Explain.
Do you think prison can
rehabilitatecriminals? Are there
alternatives to jail time?
Should a poor, hungry man be
punished for stealing food from
a supermarket? Explain.
What is capital punishment?Does it exist where you live? Are
you in favour or against it?
Whats a serial killer? How do
serial killers kill their victims?Do you think the death penalty is
an adequate deterrent?
Why do people becomecriminals? (e.g. lack of education)
Give your opinion.
What is identity theft?
Do you know any other modern or
Should adulterybe a crime?(= cheating on your husband or wife)
What about abortion?Explain.(= terminating an unborn foetus)
What do you think is a proper
punishment for murder?
What about serial murder?
Stolen! Match crime and explanation
1 burglary (a burglar) a steal
2 embezzlement (an embezzler) b steal a person
3 fraud (a fraud or fraudster) c steal items from a shop
4 kidnapping (a kidnapper) d steal from a house or office
5 robbery (a robber) e steal with violence
6 scam (a scammer) f steal money you manage
7 shoplifting (a shoplifter) g steal by deceiving (often important amounts)
8 theft (a thief) h steal by tricking someone
He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it.
Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
All crime is a kind of
disease and should be
treated as such.
Do you agree?