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Naming and Shaming

A debate about public punishment for criminals.

TRACK 08

1 Pre-reading

How are criminals punished in your country?

What do you think of this argument? “Community service is a substitute for prison.”

2 Reading I

Look at the subtitle “A debate about public punishment for criminals” and answer the questions.

1. What could the “public punishment” be? Think of an example.

2. What could the debate be about? Read to check your ideas.

3 Reading II

1. Why does the government say that criminals have to wear orange vests?

2. What will the vests have written on them? Why?

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The latest issue of Hot English (178 – the March issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Improve your spoken English! Learn 12 useful expressions for responding to comments + 10 “money” words, 8 useful maths terms, 16 words to use to describe films, 10 expressions for describing an object, 20 “furniture” words... plus: • Quiz – are you greedy? • Food – unusual restaurants • Grammar – the use of the word “like” • Books – Twilight book review • Cinema – a film extract from Dead Poets Society • Finance – famous billionaires • History – the Great Depression • Celebrities – Paris Hilton versus Naomi Campbell • Culture – an Indian festival • Entertainment – learn how to play poker • Crime – the Ponzi Scheme • Phone English – ordering something by phone • Language – the second English language: Globish • Money – some great money quotes • The environment – the rise of the Scuppie • Education – classroom phrasal verbs AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!
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