C1 · C2 · law & crime · Listening · speaking

C1/C2 Listening Knife Crime in London

What types of crimes are rising in your country? What are people currently worried about concerning crime? Look at the picture below. How would you classify this list ranging from 1 to 10 according to its frequency? Serena’s blog In the following listening activity, you will hear about the rise of knife crimes in London.…… Continue reading C1/C2 Listening Knife Crime in London

C1 · C2 · law & crime · Listening · speaking

C2 Listening Working on the Parole Board

Photo by Isabella Mendes on Pexels.com Paul Worsley, former judge, discusses the dilemma a parole board faces when it comes to deciding whether a person convicted of murder can be released into the community. In this listening activity, you will listen to an interview from Talkradio Europe. Fill in the blanks with the word(s) you…… Continue reading C2 Listening Working on the Parole Board

B1 · B2 · Grammar · law & crime

Modal verbs: Making a guess in the present

Have you ever witnessed a crime? What happened? For this activity, I’ve used a picture captured by a surveillance camera and I wrote a short description of what I thought was happening. Of course, I could not be sure, so that was why I was making guesses. In the example, you’ll see that I used…… Continue reading Modal verbs: Making a guess in the present

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C1/C2 Vocabulary for crime and punishment

Warren Wong Unsplash I already had a quiz created for upper intermediate, but it obviously wasn’t challenging enough for higher levels, so I hope this one does the job as you will find approximately 60 expressions to practise with. I’m very grateful to Collins Dictionary online where I found loads of helpful examples along with…… Continue reading C1/C2 Vocabulary for crime and punishment

B2 · Holidays, travel & transportation · law & crime · Word formation

Word formation activity: Balconing

I wish I hadn’t got a hateful tendency to pick out horrible scraps of news for some of our activities. What I would really like is to always be in a very positive mood and only mention the very beautiful things related to my home island. But I just guess that part of my blog will…… Continue reading Word formation activity: Balconing

B2 · C1 · law & crime · Vocabulary

B2/C1 Reporting verbs for crime, punishment and blame

I’m certainly not going to teach all these verbs together because it’s far too much and you can bet that students will be dropping off in the classroom, tears in their eyes and yawns to and fro of pure, sheer and utter boredom. Nope, I try not to bore students, but sometimes the things we…… Continue reading B2/C1 Reporting verbs for crime, punishment and blame