miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2015

Talking point: Crimes in today's world

This week's talking point is crime in today's world. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below, so that ideas flow more easily when you meet up with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.

Are the activities below against the law in your country?
Do you think they should be illegal?
How do you think they should be punished?
  • Illegal downloading of music, books and films.
  • Hacking into someone else's computer.
  • Posting aggressive or threatening tweets or messages.
  • Photographing someone and posting the photo on the internet without their permission.
  • Using false identity online.
  • Creating a computer virus.
  • Owing an aggressive breed of dog.
  • Squatting in an unoccupied house.
  • Getting on strike without having previously agreed / announced it.
  • Painting attractive graffiti on a wall or fence.
To illustrate the point, you can watch to the BBC 6-minute English  segment Botnets, on cyber crime.