- Have you ever done anything illegal? If so, what did you do? - Have you ever been the victim of a crime? How about others in your family? - If a person steals a loaf of bread because he needs to feed his starving family, should he be punished? - Is prison an effective punishment? Why or why not? - What would you do if you heard a burglar in your house?
Look at these pictures. They illustrate newspaper stories about crimes or criminals. Can you match the titles of the stories with the pictures? There is one title you do not need. 1.Now you see it, now you dont. 2.And this photo is me stealing your car. 3.The perfect police officer. 4.Burglar in a box. 5.Let me back in!
Read the articles and make the identikit of a criminal
1. The conversation on: - what is the danger of the crime? - does the epigraph relate to the topic of the lesson? - why some "tomorrow" never comes, and what to do to it now? 2. Complete the rating table.
Write about the following topic: Some people think that the best way to reduce crime is to give longer prison sentences. Others, however, believe there are better alternative ways of reducing crime. Discuss both views and give your opinion. Home task: Essay Reducing Crime