The Reading / Listening - Upskirting - Level 1

A UK politician blocked a law on upskirting from getting passed. Upskirting is when someone secretly takes a photo under someone else's skirt. Politicians wanted it to be a crime, with a two-year prison sentence. However, Christopher Chope blocked the law. He is from the ruling Conservative Party. The UK's Prime Minister was "disappointed" that a member of her party blocked it. She wants to see upskirting become a crime, "with government support".



Upskirting is a big problem because of mobile phones. Women complain that men take photos up their skirts and upload them online. Mr Chope did not tell reporters why he blocked the bill. The woman who started the campaign for the upskirting law said he blocked it because it "wasn't debated" in parliament. She said he "wasn't really sure" what upskirting was. A politician said it was "disgusting" that a man blocked upskirting from becoming a crime.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Upskirting - Level 0 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


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Upskirting is when someone secretly
  2. Politicians wanted it to
  3. a two-year prison
  4. He is from the ruling
  5. The UK's Prime Minister was
  6. a member of her party
  7. She wants to see upskirting
  8. with government
  1. sentence
  2. become a crime
  3. "disappointed"
  4. support
  5. be a crime
  6. takes a photo
  7. Conservative Party
  8. blocked it

Paragraph 2

  1. Upskirting is
  2. Women
  3. upload them
  4. Mr Chope did not tell
  5. The woman who started
  6. it wasn't debated
  7. She said he wasn't
  8. A politician said
  1. reporters why
  2. online
  3. in parliament
  4. it was "disgusting
  5. a big problem
  6. the campaign
  7. complain
  8. really sure

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

A UK politician blocked (1) ___________________ upskirting from getting passed. Upskirting (2) ___________________ secretly takes (3) ___________________ someone else's skirt. Politicians wanted it to be a crime, with a two-year prison sentence. However, Christopher Chope (4) ___________________. He is from the ruling Conservative Party. The UK's Prime Minister was "disappointed" (5) ___________________ of her party blocked it. She wants to see upskirting (6) ___________________, "with government support".

Upskirting (7) ___________________ problem because of mobile phones. Women complain (8) ___________________ photos up their skirts and upload them online. Mr Chope did not tell reporters (9) ___________________ the bill. The woman who started the (10) ___________________ upskirting law said he blocked it because (11) ___________________ in parliament. She said he "wasn't really sure" what upskirting was. A politician said it was "disgusting" (12) ___________________ blocked upskirting from becoming a crime.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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giswhensomeonesecretlytakesaphotoundersomeoneelse'sskirt.Poli
ticianswantedittobeacrime,withatwo-yearprisonsentence.However
,ChristopherChopeblockedthelaw.HeisfromtherulingConservativeP
arty.TheUK'sPrimeMinisterwas"disappointed"thatamemberofherpa
rtyblockedit.Shewantstoseeupskirtingbecomeacrime,"withgovern
mentsupport".Upskirtingisabigproblembecauseofmobilephones.Wo
mencomplainthatmentakephotosuptheirskirtsanduploadthemonlin
e.MrChopedidnottellreporterswhyheblockedthebill.Thewomanwhos
tartedthecampaignfortheupskirtinglawsaidheblockeditbecauseit"w
asn'tdebated"inparliament.Shesaidhe"wasn'treallysure"whatupskir
tingwas.Apoliticiansaiditwas"disgusting"thatamanblockedupskirtin
gfrombecomingacrime.

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

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Free writing

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