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Episode 4 of the podcast is now live on our Soundcloud page! Click the link below to listen, you can also download the teacher’s notes.
Teacher’s notes EP 4 Scams
On this episode we were talking about crimes like pick pocketing and mugging as well as other types of scam. We interviewed several people about their experiences being the victims of crime in Barcelona and other parts of the world. Hope you enjoy the show!
2Ts in a Pod – Teacher’s Notes Episode 4: Scams
- 00:00 – 03:14 – Intro chat
- 03:14 – 06:56 – Tim’s pickpocketing story
- 06:56 – 09:20 – Vox-pop with Vicky: Scams in Barcelona vs in Argentina
- 09:20 – 13:48 – Katy’s mugging story
- 13:48 – 17:06 – Five ways to say: Crime/scam expressions
- 17:06 – 20:54 – Vox-pop with Beranice: Barcelona robbery story
- 21:00 – 26:52 – I wanna be like you with Vicky
- 26:52 – 29:00 – Vox-pop with Lisa: Scam stories
- 29:00 – end – Thanks, credits, comment
Five Ways to Say…
- I totally fell for the scam. (I believed it, I was tricked)
- I was taken in by the con man. (he convinced/tricked me)
- This sandwich cost me €8! What a rip-off! (overpriced/too expensive)
- I got ripped off by the mechanic when I took my car in for a service.
- I felt like a right idiot/plonker/tit after they stole my bag. (feel stupid)
- Have you ever been pickpocketed? Or even mugged?
- What advice would you give someone to help them avoid something similar happening to them?
- Can you think of any other types of scam? Email scams? Phone scams? etc.
- What do you think the punishment for these crimes should be?
- Have you ever been ripped off when you bought something?
- Where were you?
- What did you buy?
- When was the last time you felt like a right idiot/plonker/tit?
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This is a conversation topic for adults and teenagers on the subject of crime and punishment. Students discuss how safe they feel in their city, discuss the attraction of crime films and decide the correct punishment for some heinous (and not so heinous) crimes. Download everything below:
Crime and Punishment Lesson Plan
Crime and Punishment
crime film posters
- Is your city a safe place to live? Why?
- Does your city have any dangerous areas? Where are they?
- Are you afraid to walk outside after dark? Why?
- Do you know anyone who has been robbed? If so, what happened?
- Have you ever been robbed? Have you ever had something stolen from you?
- Is it ever okay to break the law? If so, when?
- What are some things people can do to protect themselves from crime?
- What are some things that are legal but you personally think should be illegal?
- What are some things that are illegal but you personally think should be legal?
- What crimes have you heard about recently in the news?
- What do you think is the worst crime a person could commit? Why?
- What crimes do you think will increase in the future? Why?
- What crimes do you think will decrease in the future? Why?
- Does your country have the death penalty? If so, for what crimes can people receive the death penalty?
- Do you think the death penalty is a fair punishment? Why?
- Are there any reasonable alternatives to the death penalty? What?
- Why do people steal things?
- Have you ever had anything stolen from you?
- Have you ever stolen anything?
Brainstorm Crimes and punishments
Show pictures of crime films/books.
- What happens in these films?
- Why do we sympathise with the criminals?
- What crimes are glamorous?
- Can criminals be heroes?
- What makes a villain a villain?
The punishment fits the crime
Students debate what punishments are appropriate for the crimes in the powerpoint.