The Reading / Listening - Prisons - Level 2

France has asked Google to blur all images of French prisons online after a prisoner escaped from a prison near Paris. The prisoner was an infamous killer, known as the "jailbreak king". He has escaped from prison many times. The people who helped the man escape used a helicopter to land inside the prison and then fly the man out. They used online maps to get the layout of the prison's grounds. France's justice minister has asked Google to remove or blur all images of prisons in France from its services. This is to help stop future jailbreaks.

France's justice minister does not want any pictures of prisons online. She wanted all photos to be blurred so no one could use them to carry out criminal acts. She said: "It's not normal that photos of security buildings such as our prisons are...on the Internet." Google said it has contacted companies that provide the images. A spokesperson said Google's maps used images provided by other companies. It 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 1   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. The prisoner was
  2. known as the
  3. He has escaped from
  4. used a helicopter
  5. get the layout of the
  6. France's justice
  7. remove or blur
  8. This is to help stop
  1. minister
  2. prison many times
  3. future jailbreaks
  4. "jailbreak king"
  5. to land inside
  6. all images
  7. prison's grounds
  8. an infamous killer

Paragraph 2

  1. She wanted all photos
  2. carry out criminal
  3. security buildings such
  4. Google said it has contacted
  5. images provided
  6. a list of sensitive
  7. as soon as
  8. conform with
  1. possible
  2. companies
  3. acts
  4. the law
  5. locations
  6. as our prisons
  7. to be blurred
  8. by other companies

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France has asked Google to (1) ___________________ of French prisons online after a prisoner (2) ___________________ prison near Paris. The prisoner was (3) ___________________, known as the "jailbreak king". He has escaped from prison many times. The people who helped the man escape used a helicopter to land inside the prison and then fly (4) ___________________. They used online maps to get the layout of the prison's grounds. France's justice minister has asked Google (5) ___________________ blur all images of prisons in France from its services. This (6) ___________________ stop future jailbreaks.

France's justice minister does not (1) ___________________ of prisons online. She wanted all photos to be blurred so no one could use them to (2) ___________________ acts. She said: "It's not normal that photos of (3) ___________________ as our prisons are...on the Internet." Google said it has contacted companies that (4) ___________________. A spokesperson said Google's maps used images provided by other companies. It said: "We have given our (5) ___________________ of sensitive locations and asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible (6) ___________________ the law."

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

FrancehasaskedGoogletoblurallimagesofFrenchprisonsonlineaftera
prisonerescapedfromaprisonnearParis.Theprisonerwasaninfamous
killer,knownasthe"jailbreakking".Hehasescapedfromprisonmanyti
mes.Thepeoplewhohelpedthemanescapeusedahelicoptertolandinsi
detheprisonandthenflythemanout.Theyusedonlinemapstogetthelay
outoftheprison'sgrounds.France'sjusticeministerhasaskedGoogleto
removeorblurallimagesofprisonsinFrancefromitsservices.Thisistohe
lpstopfuturejailbreaks.France'sjusticeministerdoesnotwantanypict
uresofprisonsonline.Shewantedallphotostobeblurredsonoonecould
usethemtocarryoutcriminalacts.Shesaid:"It'snotnormalthatphotos
ofsecuritybuildingssuchasourprisonsare...ontheInternet."Googlesa
idithascontactedcompaniesthatprovidetheimages.Aspokespersons
aidGoogle'smapsusedimagesprovidedbyothercompanies.Itsaid:"W
ehavegivenoursuppliersalistofsensitivelocationsandaskedthemtota
kethenecessarystepsassoonaspossibletoconformwiththelaw.

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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