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Task Description
Warm-up task for a lesson on prison labour in the US. Multiple exercises to practice listening skills.
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Scene summary
Across the US, prisoners are required to work for little to no pay and are punished if they refuse. Is prison labor comparable to slave labor?
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Prison Labour
Video length
4 minutes 38 seconds
Video genre
Lectures (e.g. TED talks)
Language goals
listening
Listening comprehension
Other pedagogical goals
Level
The above lesson is a great teaching resource for:Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1)
Student type
This resource is intended for:Adults
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Upload date
29/07/2020
Video quiz questions (printable)
1. Fill the gap.
neither slavery norservitude except as a punishment for crime
2. Unmix the sentence.
and
we
do,
all
over
the
country
all
the
time,
it's
called
prison
labor
3. Choose the correct options.
What does 'the tip of the iceberg' mean?
a small part of something (a problem)
the top of something (an object)
the beginning of something
4. Fill the gap.
packing, fire fighting,, fish farming
5. Fill the gap.
cheese making
6. Unmix the sentence.
this
isn't
inherently
a
problem
7. Unmix the sentence.
potential
for
exploitation
and
abuse
8. Correct the wrong word.
in some cases with solitare confinement
9. Fill the gap.
any pay is by the
10. Find the extra word.
the usual checks on employers employer exploitation and abuse simply don't operate
11. Fill the gap.
aincentive to keep the prisonhigh
12. Correct the wrong word.
America does not have great black record when it comes to prison labour.
13. Fill the gap.
many states passedracist vagrancy laws
14. Unmix the sentence.
convict
leasing
wasn't
totally
abolished
until
1941
15. Fill the gap.
Our prison system hassince the 1980s
16. Fill the gap.
the biggest prisonerin the world
17. Fill the gap.
the population is raciallyin the extreme
18. Fill the gap.
the abolition of slaveryhappened 150 years ago
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