The Reading / Listening - Prisons - Level 0

France wants images of its prisons blurred online. A killer escaped from a prison near Paris. He was called the "jailbreak king". He has escaped from prison many times. His friends used a helicopter to get him out. They used online maps to help them. Blurring all images of prisons will help to stop future jailbreaks.

People use online photos to carry out crimes. A French official said: "It's not normal that photos of security buildings such as our prisons are...on the Internet." Google said its maps used pictures from other companies. It gave the companies a list of sensitive places and asked them to take the necessary steps.

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Prisons - Level 1 Prisons - Level 2   or  Prisons - Level 3

Sources
  • https://news.sky.com/story/french-minister-asks-google-to-blur-all-prison-images-after-helicopter-jailbreak-11521897
  • https://www.foxnews.com/world/french-minister-asks-google-to-delete-prison-images
  • https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/france-asks-google-remove-prison-13387648


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. images of its prisons blurred
  2. A killer
  3. a prison near
  4. He was called
  5. used a helicopter to
  6. They used online maps
  7. all images of prisons
  8. stop future
  1. to help them
  2. Paris
  3. jailbreaks
  4. online
  5. will help
  6. the "jailbreak king
  7. get him out
  8. escaped

Paragraph 2

  1. People use online
  2. carry
  3. A French
  4. It's not
  5. photos of security buildings
  6. its maps used pictures
  7. a list of sensitive
  8. take the necessary
  1. out crimes
  2. from other companies
  3. photos
  4. steps
  5. normal
  6. places
  7. such as our prisons
  8. official

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France wants (1) ___________________ prisons blurred online. A killer escaped from (2) ___________________ Paris. He was called the "jailbreak king". (3) ___________________ from prison many times. His (4) ___________________ helicopter to get him out. They used (5) ___________________ help them. Blurring all images of prisons will (6) ___________________ future jailbreaks.

People use online photos (7) ___________________ crimes. A French official said: "It's (8) ___________________ photos of security buildings (9) ___________________ prisons are...on the Internet." Google said (10) ___________________ pictures from other companies. It gave the companies (11) ___________________ sensitive places. and asked them (12) ___________________ necessary steps.

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

Francewantsimagesofitsprisonsblurredonline.Akillerescapedfromap
risonnearParis.Hewascalledthe"jailbreakking".Hehasescapedfromp
risonmanytimes.Hisfriendsusedahelicoptertogethimout.Theyusedo
nlinemapstohelpthem.Blurringallimagesofprisonswillhelptostopfutu
rejailbreaks.Peopleuseonlinephotostocarryoutcrimes.AFrenchoffici
alsaid:"It'snotnormalthatphotosofsecuritybuildingssuchasourpriso
nsare...ontheInternet."Googlesaiditsmapsusedpicturesfromotherc
ompanies.Itgavethecompaniesalistofsensitiveplaces.andaskedthe
mtotakethenecessarysteps.

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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