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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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)

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2017-10-09 19:40:35