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Integrated Writing – Protecting children

Read the article on this blog about ways parentes can protect their kids

http://www.childalert.co.uk/article.php?articles_id=124

Watch the video on what parents should allow children to do:

http://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangerous_things_for_kids.html

Summarize the points raised in the video and say how the speaker’s position contrasts with that held by the author.

Time: 20 minutes

Length = 200 words minimum

The moral side of murder – lecture

Watch the video up to 5:30 and explain the morality principle according to the professor. State which side you are more inclined to and give reasons for your answer.

 

Racism or Xenophobia?

Watch the following video in which a commuter is caught on tape making racial slurs and xenophobic remarks.

 

Now watch this video in which the speaker proposes to comment and analyze the incident:

 

Myles Dyer believes that the Emma West (the woman in the video) is merely a product of the society in which she was raised.

List the reasons he gives for his view, then choose ONE of the reasons and state if you agree or disagree with his arguments. Justify your opinion.

 

 

Integrated Writing – Improve your vocabulary by reading

Listen to program #2 from the BBC Learning English series “The Reading Group” (from 0:00 to 4:55 of the audio file).

List the tips given as to how students can maximize their vocabulary through reading. Then say which tip you think is most effective and why. Give reasons to support your answer. 

To hear the program go to the site above, scroll down to the program Part 2 and click on Listen or download the program to your computer.

 

Listening – The shared experience of absurdity

 

Presenter Charlie Todd argues for people playing pranks in public.

Cite the reasons he gives for his view and say whether you agree with him or not. Give reasons for your answer.

 

Integrated Writing Task

To do the Integrated writing task, go to the course book on page 589 (printed edition) and page 614 (pdf version). Post your answers in the Comments box.

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Cybercrime

Listen to a short talk about the topic of cybercrime. Then, go to the Voxopop discussion and answer this question:

The speaker outlines some of the problems cybercrime can bring. Which do you think is the most damaging and why? Give reasons and details to support your answer.

Listen to the audio here.

NB: The audio file is taken from ESLDiscussions.com