LOOKBACK 2. 5 ISSUES

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Why is gang violence more of an (ur?) problem than a (ru?) problem?
Add letters to complete the adjectives
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Why is gang violence more of an urban problem than a rural problem?
urban, rural
Do politicians focus more on (do?) issues or (gl?) issues before an election?
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Do politicians focus more on domestic issues or global issues before an election?
domestic, global
Here's a typical (eth?) question: You see a colleague steal money from your boss. What do you do?
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Here's a typical ethical question: You see a colleague steal money from your boss. What do you do?
ethical
The rich are less affected by inflation and unemployment than the poorer people, but when there are (ec?) problems, they spend less than usual. Why is this?
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The rich are less affected by inflation and unemployment than the poorer people, but when there are economic problems, they spend less than usual. Why is this?
economic
Which type of problems do you think affect you less: (pol?) or (indu?)?
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Which type of problems do you think affect you less: pollution or industrial?
pollution, industrial
How long, you, learn, English?
2 A Make questions with the prompts. Use the most suitable verb form: the present perfect simple or continuous, or the past simple.
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How long have you been learning English?
Your English, improve, a lot recently, What, you, do?
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Your English has improved a lot recently. What have you been doing?
How many teachers, you, have?
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How many teachers have you had?
How far, you, travel, on public transport today?
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How far have you travelled on public transport today?
you, do, your homework for today?
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Have you done your homework for today?
How long, take, you, do it?
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How long did it take you to do it?
you, study, a lot this week?
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Have you studied a lot this week?
been studying
you, ever, forget, to bring anything to class?
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Have you ever forgotten to bring anything to class?
The best form of mccrie niovpenter at home is to get a big dog. It will act as a real treednret to crime.
3 A Put the jumbled letters in order.
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The best form of crime prevention at home is to get a big dog. It will act as a real deterrent to crime.
crime prevention, deterrent
I would like to have facial recognition technology on my phone so I could etdfniiy people on the street.
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I would like to have facial recognition technology on my phone so I could identify people on the street.
identify
If I could csscea the personal data of my friends, I would. Maybe it's an nonsiiva of cvarpiy, but so what?
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If I could access the personal data of my friends, I would. Maybe it's an invasion of privacy, but so what?
access, invasion of privacy
It wouldn't bother me if the uahisrtoeit were triminogon my phone calls.
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It wouldn't bother me if the authorities were monitoring my phone calls.
authorities, monitoring
Technology to epek arctk of things would be useful, particularly for keys and wallets.
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Technology to keep track of things would be useful, particularly for keys and wallets.
keep track
I don't know where to srtoe taoiirnmfonon like my passwords.
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I don't know where to store information like my passwords.
store information
I don't like people calling me by my nickname.
4 A Change the sentences into the passive.
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I don't like being called by my nickname.
My parents brought me up in a house full of pets.
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I was brought up in a house full of pets.
No one has ever robbed me.
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I've never been robbed.
I hate it when people give me clothes as a present.
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I hate being given clothes as a present.
People often tell me I look like my father.
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I’m often told I look like my father.
I've always wanted people to admire me for my intelligence.
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I’ve always wanted to be admired for my intelligence.
an, by, bitten, been, ever, you, Have, animal?
5 A Put the words in the correct order to make passive questions.
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Have you ever been bitten by an animal?
you, by, invited, a, like, to, celebrity, to, Would, dinner, be.
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Would you like to be invited to dinner by a celebrity?
being, you, Do, enloy, photographed.
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Do you enjoy being photographed?
the, want, told, if, you, always, to, truth, Do, even, it, hurts, be?
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Do you always want to be told the truth even if it hurts?
die, remembered, What, for, will, after, you, you, be?
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What will you be remembered for after you die?
I'm in favourite of banning people from eating food on public transport.
6 A Correct the mistakes in the phrases for agreeing/disagreeing.
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I'm in favour of banning people from eating food on public transport.
I real against it. What about long journeys? For instance, with kids?
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I'm really against it. What about long journeys? For instance, with kids?
I see and point, but I meant on shorter journeys.
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I see your point, but I meant on shorter journeys.
Actual, I think I think it'd be impossible to check.
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Actually, I think it'd be impossible to check.
I'm agree to a certain extent, but maybe the ticket collectors or guards could check.
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I agree to a certain extent, but maybe the ticket collectors or guards could check.
I'm still not convincing. Some people would carry on anyway.
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I'm still not convinced. Some people would carry on anyway.
Hmm... I see when you mean.
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Hmm... I see what you mean.
banning homework
B Choose one of the topics below and have a conversation. Use the phrases in Exercise 6 A to help you.
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I'm in favour of banning homework, but I'm not in favour of banning the work at home by the student.
Making it more difficult to get married, e.g. having a pre-marriage exam.
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I'm in favour of making it more difficult to get married, e.g. having a pre-marriage exam.
lowering the voting age
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Personally, I think lowering the voting age is a great ideal.
Really?
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I'm not so sure. I think voting is a very serious thing to let that for the youngers.

Major global issues

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Global issues list

The lesson will introduce you to some major global issues that are very important to know. Here is a small global issues list that you will learn about in this lesson:
  • 1. violence
  • 2. pollution
  • 3. inflation
  • 4. unemployment
  • 5. industrial problems

Grammar practice

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