Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Fourth year - Listening: the death penalty


Do you believe in the death penalty? Listen to the six speakers and answer the questions:





Speaker 1

1.Does she believe in the death penalty?
Yes
No
Not sure
2.What slogan does she mention?
Revenge is sweet
An eye for an eye
Turn the other cheek

Speaker 2

1.Does she believe in the death penalty?
Yes
No
Not sure
2.What does she think is a good punishment?
Hard labour
Public humility
Isolation

Speaker 3

1.Does she believe in the death penalty?
Yes
No
Not sure

2.What crime does she think deserves the death penalty?
Child abuse
Terrorism
Arson

Speaker 4

1. Does he believe in the death penalty?
Yes
No
Not sure

2.What does he like about the death penalty?
It gives revenge to relatives
It saves money on prison costs
It deters people from crime

Speaker 5

1.Does he believe in the death penalty?
Yes
No
Not sure

2.Why?
All killing is wrong
There is an element of doubt
It gives murderers publicity

Speaker 6

1.Does she believe in the death penalty?
Yes
No
Not sure

2.Does she ever believe in the death penalty?
No, because no human life should ever be killed
Yes, when she reads about a terrible crime.


Check the right answers and the script.

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