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Crime Rate of the UK vs the USA

MarishkaD September 06, 2017

Task description & scene summary

Listening comprehension about kinds of crime, crime rates in Britain and the USA, their comparison
Scene summary:
Comparison of crime rates in the UK and the USA. Numbers, phrasal verbs, crime vocabulary.
Lesson type: Basic listening comprehension - Hearing check ("Can you make out the words being said?")
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Copyright license: iSLCollective Copyright License
First published: 2017-09-06, 11:44:01 (GMT+1)

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iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

Video quiz questions (printable)

1) Whether the "lack of guns" policy decreased the crime rate in Britain comparing to the USA rates.

  • yes
  • no

2) USA government defines a violent crime as

  • murder, forgery, rape, robbery, burglary,assault
  • murder, manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault
  • burglary, manslaughter, fraud, robbery, aggressive vandalism

3) British definition of a violent crime includes:

  • any crime against the person;
  • only robberies and sexual offences
  • both items

4) What is the appoximate crime rate in Britain?

  • 2 times higher than 786 violent crimes per 100 000 people
  • 343 violent crimes per 100 000 people
  • 776 violent crimes per 100 000 people

5) The US rates are

  • 2 times less than British
  • 2 times higher than British

6) According to government

  • the less handguns the more saved children
  • abrogation of a handgun ban will rise the number of assault rifles violence

Vocabulary list

  • to break down: to divide into parts
  • to pin down: to define precisely
  • abrogation: invalidation of law
  • handgun ban: prohibition of handguns
  • assault rifles: the sub-machine gun, which may be set to fire automatically or semi-automatically (RUS_штурмовая винтовка)

About the author

iSLCollective is a member of The Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice made up of language teaching professionals, teachers, teacher trainers, writers, editors, researchers, designers, illustrators, artists, photographers, and filmmakers, all with a shared belief that visual arts – drawing, painting, sculpture, design, crafts, photography, video, and filmmaking – should have a larger role in language education. Click here to visit the website.

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Athena76
2017-10-09 19:40:35
Thanks