The Reading / Listening - Prisons - Level 1

France asked Google to blur images of French prisons online. A well-known killer escaped from a prison near Paris. He was called the "jailbreak king" and has escaped from prison many times. His friends landed a helicopter inside the prison and flew the man out. They used online maps to get the prison's layout. France's justice minister asked Google to blur all images of prisons in France. This is to help stop future jailbreaks.

France does not want any pictures of its prisons online. Online photos are used to carry out crimes. An official said: "It's not normal that photos of security buildings such as our prisons are...on the Internet." A Google spokesperson said its maps used images from other companies. He said: "We have given our suppliers a list of sensitive locations and asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to conform with the law."

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Prisons - Level 0 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. escaped
  2. He was called the
  3. His friends landed
  4. flew the
  5. They used online
  6. get the prison's
  7. blur all images
  8. This is to help stop
  1. maps
  2. a helicopter
  3. future jailbreaks
  4. "jailbreak king"
  5. layout
  6. of prisons
  7. from a prison
  8. man out

Paragraph 2

  1. Online
  2. carry out
  3. security
  4. used images from
  5. a list of sensitive
  6. take the necessary
  7. as soon
  8. conform with
  1. steps
  2. photos
  3. the law
  4. buildings
  5. other companies
  6. as possible
  7. locations
  8. crimes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France asked Google (1) ___________________ of French prisons online. A (2) ___________________ escaped from a prison near Paris. He was called the "jailbreak king" (3) ___________________ from prison many times. His friends landed a helicopter inside the prison and (4) ___________________ out. They used online maps to get (5) ___________________. France's justice minister asked Google to blur all images of prisons in France. This is to help (6) ___________________.

France does not want (7) ___________________ its prisons online. Online photos are used to (8) ___________________. An official said: "It's not normal that (9) ___________________ buildings such as our prisons are...on the Internet." A Google spokesperson said its maps (10) ___________________ other companies. He said: "We have given (11) ___________________ list of sensitive locations and asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to conform (12) ___________________."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FranceaskedGoogletoblurimagesofFrenchprisonsonline.Awell-kno
wnkillerescapedfromaprisonnearParis.Hewascalledthe"jailbreakkin
g"andhasescapedfromprisonmanytimes.Hisfriendslandedahelicopt
erinsidetheprisonandflewthemanout.Theyusedonlinemapstogetthe
prison'slayout.France'sjusticeministeraskedGoogletoblurallimages
ofprisonsinFrance.Thisistohelpstopfuturejailbreaks.Francedoesnot
wantanypicturesofitsprisonsonline.Onlinephotosareusedtocarryout
crimes.Anofficialsaid:"It'snotnormalthatphotosofsecuritybuildingss
uchasourprisonsare...ontheInternet."AGooglespokespersonsaidits
mapsusedimagesfromothercompanies.Hesaid:"Wehavegivenoursu
ppliersalistofsensitivelocationsandaskedthemtotakethenecessaryst
epsassoonaspossibletoconformwiththelaw."

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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(k) ________________

(l) ________________

(m) ________________

(n) ________________

(o) ________________

(p) ________________

Free writing

Write about this topic for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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Answers

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