The Reading / Listening - Upskirting - Level 0

A UK politician blocked a law on upskirting. Upskirting is when someone secretly takes a photo under someone's skirt. Politicians want it to be a crime, with a prison sentence. The UK's Prime Minister was "disappointed" that a member of her party blocked it. She wants upskirting to be a crime, "with government support".



Upskirting is a problem because of mobile phones. Men take photos up women's skirts and upload them online. The woman who started the campaign for the upskirting law said the politician blocked it because it "wasn't debated". She said he "wasn't really sure" what upskirting was. A politician said this was "disgusting".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Upskirting - Level 1 Upskirting - Level 2   or  Upskirting - Level 3

Sources
  • https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-44496427
  • http://www.businessinsider.com/two-conservative-mps-christopher-chope-philip-davies-block-law-to-ban-upskirting-in-the-uk-2018-6
  • https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/christopher-chope-upskirting-tory-mp-bill-law-block-a8401006.html


Make sure you try all of the online activities for this reading and listening - There are dictations, multiple choice, drag and drop activities, crosswords, hangman, flash cards, matching activities and a whole lot more. Please enjoy :-)



Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. A UK politician blocked a
  2. someone secretly
  3. Politicians want it
  4. a prison
  5. The UK's Prime Minister was
  6. a member of
  7. She wants upskirting
  8. with government
  1. "disappointed"
  2. to be a crime
  3. takes a photo
  4. support
  5. to be a crime
  6. sentence
  7. law on upskirting
  8. her party

Paragraph 2

  1. Upskirting is a
  2. Men take photos up
  3. upload them
  4. The woman who started
  5. the politician
  6. it wasn't
  7. She said he
  8. A politician said this
  1. blocked it
  2. "wasn't really sure"
  3. the campaign
  4. was "disgusting"
  5. women's skirts
  6. problem
  7. online
  8. debated

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A UK politician (1) ___________________ on upskirting. Upskirting is when someone secretly (2) ___________________ under someone's skirt. Politicians (3) ___________________ be a crime, with (4) ___________________. The UK's Prime Minister was "disappointed" (5) ___________________ of her party blocked it. She wants upskirting to (6) ___________________, "with government support".

Upskirting (7) ___________________ because of mobile phones. Men (8) ___________________ women's skirts and upload them online. The woman (9) ___________________ campaign for the upskirting law said the politician blocked (10) ___________________ "wasn't debated". She said he "wasn't (11) ___________________ upskirting was. A politician said (12) ___________________.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

AUKpoliticianblockedalawonupskirting.Upskirtingiswhensomeones
ecretlytakesaphotoundersomeone'sskirt.Politicianswantittobeacri
me,withaprisonsentence.TheUK'sPrimeMinisterwas"disappointed"t
hatamemberofherpartyblockedit.Shewantsupskirtingtobeacrime,"
withgovernmentsupport".Upskirtingisaproblembecauseofmobileph
ones.Mentakephotosupwomen'sskirtsanduploadthemonline.Thewo
manwhostartedthecampaignfortheupskirtinglawsaidthepoliticianbl
ockeditbecauseit"wasn'tdebated".Shesaidhe"wasn'treallysure"wha
tupskirtingwas.Apoliticiansaidthiswas"disgusting".

Student survey

Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

(Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

Discussion — Write your own questions

STUDENT A’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student B)

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STUDENT B’s QUESTIONS (Do not show these to student A)

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Free writing

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Answers

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