The Reading / Listening - Prisons - Level 3

France's government has asked Google to blur all images of French prisons on the Internet. The request is because a prisoner escaped from Reau Prison near Paris in July. The prisoner who escaped was an infamous killer. He is known as the "jailbreak king" because he has escaped from prisons in France many times. The people who helped the man escape from Reau Prison used a helicopter to land inside the prison and then flew the man out. They used Google Maps to get an idea of the layout of the prison's grounds. France's justice minister has now 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 said she did not want any details or pictures of prisons online. She particularly wanted all aerial photos to be blurred so no one could use them to carry out criminal activities. She complained to a local radio station that: "It's not normal that photos of security buildings such as our prisons are out there on the Internet." Google said it has contacted the companies that provide the images. A spokesperson told Reuters news agency that Google's mapping services 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 easier levels:

    Prisons - Level 0 Prisons - Level 1   or  Prisons - Level 2

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 :-)



Warm-ups

WARM-UPS 1 -4

1. PRISONS: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about prisons. Change partners often and share your findings.
2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?
       France / government / prisons / prisoner / killer / escape / helicopter / images / future
       justice / aerial photos / criminal activities / security / mapping / sensitive locations
Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.
3. NO MAPS: Students A strongly believe buildings like prisons should not be on Internet maps; Students B strongly believe they should. Change partners again and talk about your conversations.
4. INTERNET MAPS: What should and shouldn't be on Internet Maps (and why)? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

Should/Shouldn't

Why?

Possible Dangers

Prisons

 

 

 

Nuclear power stations

 

 

 

People's homes

 

 

 

People-s faces

 

 

 

Schools

 

 

 

Royal palaces

 

 

 

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5. ESCAPE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "escape". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.
6. IMAGES: Rank these with your partner. Put the things that should never be on online maps at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • People's faces
  • Power stations
  • Kindergartens
  • Presidential homes
  • Prisons
  • People's homes
  • Army camps
  • Car license plates

Vocabulary

    Paragraph 1

      1. blur a. Break free / run away from a prison or a situation in which you have no control.
      2. request b. Make something unclear and difficult to see.
      3. escaped c. Well known for doing bad things.
      4. infamous d. Touch the ground after being in the air.
      5. land e. An act of asking politely or formally for something.
      6. layout f. An area of land surrounding a large house or other building.
      7. grounds g. The way something is arranged; design; map.

    Paragraph 2

      8. justice h. The head (top) of a government department.
      9. minister i. Communicated with; wrote to, phoned or e-mailed.
      10. particularly j. Fair behavior or treatment.
      11. criminal k. Especially.
      12. contacted l. Make available for use; supply.
      13. provide m. A person who has broken the law.
      14. conform n. Follow rules or laws.

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if 1-8 below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. France wants all world prisons to be blurred on Internet maps.     T / F
  2. France wants prisons blurred on online maps because a killer escaped.    T / F
  3. A helicopter landed in a French prison to help a prisoner to escape.     T / F
  4. France's Justice Ministry asked Google to blur images of its prisons.     T / F
  5. France's justice minister said aerial photos of prisons were OK.     T / F
  6. The article says the minister complained to a local TV station.     T / F
  7. Google uses images on its maps that are provided by other companies.   T / F
  8. Google said it can't ask its suppliers to take steps.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. asked
  2. escaped
  3. infamous
  4. layout
  5. remove
  6. particularly
  7. such as
  8. complained
  9. locations
  10. steps
  1. places
  2. take out
  3. especially
  4. broke free
  5. protested
  6. notorious
  7. actions
  8. requested
  9. like
  10. plan

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. The prisoner who escaped
  2. He is known
  3. get an idea of the layout of the prison's
  4. remove or blur all images
  5. This is to help stop future
  6. carry out criminal
  7. photos of security buildings such
  8. mapping
  9. take the necessary steps
  10. conform with
  1. as soon as possible
  2. jailbreaks
  3. services
  4. was an infamous killer
  5. activities
  6. grounds
  7. the law
  8. of prisons
  9. as our prisons
  10. as the "jailbreak king"

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
infamous
times
layout
request
future
images
minister
land

France's government has asked Google to blur all (1) ____________ of French prisons on the Internet. The (2) ____________ is because a prisoner escaped from Reau Prison near Paris in July. The prisoner who escaped was an (3) ____________ killer. He is known as the "jailbreak king" because he has escaped from prisons in France many (4) ____________. The people who helped the man escape from Reau Prison used a helicopter to (5) ____________ inside the prison and then flew the man out. They used Google Maps to get an idea of the (6) ____________ of the prison's grounds. France's justice (7) ____________ has now asked Google to remove or blur all images of prisons in France from its services. This is to help stop (8) ____________ jailbreaks.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
local
contacted
list
justice
law
security
agency
aerial

France's (9) ____________ minister said she did not want any details or pictures of prisons online. She particularly wanted all (10) ____________ photos to be blurred so no one could use them to carry out criminal activities. She complained to a (11) ____________ radio station that: "It's not normal that photos of (12) ____________ buildings such as our prisons are out there on the Internet." Google said it has (13) ____________ the companies that provide the images. A spokesperson told Reuters news (14) ____________ that Google's mapping services used images provided by other companies. It said: "We have given our suppliers a (15) ____________ of sensitive locations and asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to conform with the (16) ____________."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  The prisoner who escaped was ______ killer
     a.  an in famous
     b.  anon famous
     c.  anon famously
     d.  an infamous
2) helped the man escape from Reau Prison used a helicopter to ______ prison
     a.  land insides the
     b.  lands inside the
     c.  land inside the
     d.  land inside these
3)  They used Google Maps to get an idea of the layout of ______
     a.  a prison's grans
     b.  the prisoner's glands
     c.  the prisoner's grouts
     d.  the prison's grounds
4)  France's justice minister has now asked Google to ______ all images
     a.  remove or blur
     b.  removal or blur
     c.  rim move or blur
     d.  ream move or blur
5)  This is to help stop ______
     a.  future jail bleaks
     b.  future jail's break
     c.  future jailbreaks
     d.  future jail-breakers

6)  France's justice minister said she did not want ______ pictures
     a.  any detail saw
     b.  any detail sore
     c.  any detail sour
     d.  any details or
7) all aerial photos to be blurred so no one could use them to ______ activities
     a.  carry out criminals
     b.  carry out criminality
     c.  carry out criminal
     d.  carry out criminalize
8)  Google said it has contacted the companies _______ images
     a.  that divide the
     b.  that provide the
     c.  that devise the
     d.  that provision the
9)  We have given our suppliers a list of ______
     a.  sensitively locations
     b.  sensitive location
     c.  sensitivity locations
     d.  sensitive locations
10)  asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to ______ law
     a.  conform with then
     b.  conform with the
     c.  conform with them
     d.  conform with these

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

France's government has asked Google (1) ___________________ images of French prisons on the Internet. The request (2) ___________________ prisoner escaped from Reau Prison near Paris in July. The prisoner who escaped (3) ___________________ killer. He is known as the "jailbreak king" because he has escaped from prisons in France many times. The people who helped (4) ___________________ from Reau Prison used a helicopter to land inside the prison and then flew the man out. They used Google Maps to get an idea (5) ___________________ of the prison's grounds. France's justice minister has now asked Google to remove or blur all images of prisons in France from its services. This is to                          (6) ___________________ jailbreaks.

France's justice minister said she did not (7) ___________________ or pictures of prisons online. She particularly wanted all aerial photos to be blurred so no one could use them (8) ___________________ criminal activities. She complained to a local radio station that: "It's not normal that photos of security buildings such (9) ___________________ are out there on the Internet." Google said it has contacted the companies that provide the images. A spokesperson told Reuters (10) ___________________ Google's mapping services used images provided by other companies. It said: "We    (11) ___________________ suppliers a list of sensitive locations and asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible                                  (12) ___________________ the law."

Comprehension questions

  1. Who did the French government ask to blur images online?
  2. When did a prisoner escape from a prison in Paris?
  3. What is the man who escaped from prison known as?
  4. How did the man escape from the prison?
  5. What does France's justice minister want to stop happening in future?
  6. What kinds of photos did the justice minister particularly not want?
  7. Who did the justice minister complain to?
  8. What did the justice minister say was not normal to be on the Internet?
  9. What has Google given its suppliers a list of?
  10. What must Google's suppliers conform with as soon as possible?

Multiple choice quiz

1) Who did the French government ask to blur images online?
a) the Internet
b) Google
c) a prison
d) a prisoner
2) When did a prisoner escape from a prison in Paris?
a) September
b) August
c) June
d) July
3) What is the man who escaped from prison known as?
a) the "jailbreak king"
b) Bob
c) the escape artist
d) a fugitive
4) How did the man escape from the prison?
a) in a laundry truck
b) disguised as a woman
c) by helicopter
d) through a tunnel
5) What does France's justice minister want to stop happening in future?
a) building new prisons
b) jailbreaks
c) crime
d) the Internet

6) What kinds of photos did the justice minister particularly not want?
a) old photos
b) social media photos
c) aerial photos
d) colour photos
7) Who did the justice minister complain to?
a) the Internet
b) her boss
c) a prisoner
d) a local radio station
8) What did the justice minister say was not normal to be on the Internet?
a) security buildings
b) crime
c) prisoners
d) old people
9) What has Google given its suppliers a list of?
a) sensitive locations
b) prisoners
c) websites
d) shops
10) What must Google's suppliers conform with as soon as possible?
a) prison guidelines
b) the law
c) rules
d) France's Justice Ministry

Role play

Role  A – Prisons
You think prisons are the most important things that should never be on Internet maps. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why it's OK for their things to be on Internet maps. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): people's faces, power stations or kindergartens.

Role  B – People's Faces
You think people's faces are the most important things that should never be on Internet maps. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why it's OK for their things to be on Internet maps. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): prisons, power stations or kindergartens.

Role  C – Power Stations
You think power stations are the most important things that should never be on Internet maps. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why it's OK for their things to be on Internet maps. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): people's faces, prisons or kindergartens.

Role  D – Kindergartens
You think kindergartens are the most important things that should never be on Internet maps. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why it's OK for their things to be on Internet maps. Also, tell the others which is the least important of these (and why): people's faces, power stations or prisons.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'prison'

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  • and 'break'.

  • ________________
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  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • details
    • use
    • local
    • provide
    • other
    • possible
    • all
    • near
    • many
    • land
    • services
    • stop

    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 - France wants its prisons blurred on Internet maps

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'prison'?
    3. What do you think of prisons?
    4. How can people escape from prison?
    5. What should prisons do with people who keep escaping?
    6. What do you think of maps of prisons being online?
    7. Should prison grounds have roofs to stop helicopters?
    8. What do you think of Google Maps?
    9. Can a prison ever be jailbreak-free?
    10. What do you think Google should do?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'map'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What do you think of the prison for letting a killer escape?
    5. How possible is it to remove photos of prisons online?
    6. Are online maps or paper maps best?
    7. Has the world become too small because of the Internet?
    8. Are prisons the best way to deal with criminals?
    9. What do you think it's like to be in prison?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the head of the prison?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________

    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    France's government has asked Google to (1) ____ all images of French prisons on the Internet. The (2) ____ is because a prisoner escaped from Reau Prison near Paris in July. The prisoner who escaped was an infamous killer. He is known as the "jailbreak king" (3) ____ he has escaped from prisons in France many times. The people who helped the man escape from Reau Prison used a helicopter to (4) ____ inside the prison and then flew the man out. They used Google Maps to get an idea of the (5) ____ of the prison's grounds. France's justice minister has now asked Google to remove or blur (6) ____ images of prisons in France from its services. This is to help stop future jailbreaks.

    France's justice minister said she did not want any (7) ____ or pictures of prisons online. She particularly wanted all aerial photos to be blurred so no one could use them to carry (8) ____ criminal activities. She complained to a local radio station that: "It's not normal that photos of security buildings (9) ____ as our prisons are out there on the Internet." Google said it has contacted the companies that         (10) ____ the images. A spokesperson told Reuters news agency that Google's mapping services used images provided by (11) ____ 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 (12) ____ the law."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     blur     (b)     blurred     (c)     blurry     (d)     blurs    
    2. (a)     bequest     (b)     behest     (c)     request     (d)     quest    
    3. (a)     moreover     (b)     although     (c)     however     (d)     because    
    4. (a)     soil     (b)     land     (c)     ground     (d)     earth    
    5. (a)     layering     (b)     layer     (c)     layered     (d)     layout    
    6. (a)     every     (b)     whole     (c)     all     (d)     an    
    7. (a)     keys     (b)     details     (c)     levels     (d)     discs    
    8. (a)     out     (b)     up     (c)     on     (d)     in    
    9. (a)     such     (b)     like     (c)     while     (d)     thus    
    10. (a)     divide     (b)     avid     (c)     provide     (d)     evade    
    11. (a)     the others     (b)     others     (c)     another     (d)     other    
    12. (a)     of     (b)     with     (c)     at     (d)     on

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    2. The eqsretu is because a prisoner escaped
    3. an oaiumnsf killer
    4. used a recpehitol to land
    5. the autlyo of the prison's grounds
    6. France's jctsuie minister

    Paragraph 2

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    2. carry out caminril activities
    3. photos of ieutrcys buildings
    4. a list of nesivstie locations
    5. take the asyenersc steps
    6. ofocnrm with the law

    Put the text back together

    (...)  infamous killer. He is known as the "jailbreak king" because he has escaped from prisons in France many
    (...)  the companies that provide the images. A spokesperson told Reuters news agency that Google's mapping
    1  ) France's government has asked Google to blur all images of French prisons on the Internet. The request is because
    (...)  buildings such as our prisons are out there on the Internet." Google said it has contacted
    (...)  locations and asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to conform with the law."
    (...)  services used images provided by other companies. It said: "We have given our suppliers a list of sensitive
    (...)  or blur all images of prisons in France from its services. This is to help stop future jailbreaks.
    (...)  times. The people who helped the man escape from Reau Prison used a helicopter to land
    (...)  layout of the prison's grounds. France's justice minister has now asked Google to remove
    (...)  France's justice minister said she did not want any details or pictures of prisons online. She particularly
    (...)  inside the prison and then flew the man out. They used Google Maps to get an idea of the
    (...)  a prisoner escaped from Reau Prison near Paris in July. The prisoner who escaped was an
    (...)  wanted all aerial photos to be blurred so no one could use them to carry out criminal
    (...)  activities. She complained to a local radio station that: "It's not normal that photos of security

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. as   king"   .   known   He   the   "jailbreak   is
    3. a   to   the   helicopter   land   inside   Used   prison   .
    4. idea   of   of   layout   the   prison   .   An   the
    5. is   jailbreaks   .   to   This   future   stop   help
    6. activities   .   them   Use   carry   criminal   out   to
    7. Internet   .   the   are   prisons   Our   on   there   out
    8. images   other   provided   Services   used   by   companies   .
    9. sensitive   a   suppliers   list   locations   .   Given   our   of
    10. possible   .   steps   as   as   necessary   the   Take   soon

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    France's government has asked Google to blur every / all images of French prisons on the Internet. The request is because a prisoner escaped from Reau Prison near / nearly Paris in July. The prisoner who escaped was an infamous / famous killer. He is known / knowing as the "jailbreak king" because he has escaped from prisons in France most / many times. The people who helped the man escape from Reau Prison usage / used a helicopter to land / landing inside the prison and then flew the man out. They used Google Maps to get an ideal / idea of the layout of the prison's grounds. France's justice minister has now asked Google to remove or / nor blur all images of prisons in France from its / this services. This is to help stop future jailbreaks.

    France's justice minister said she did not want any details or picture / pictures of prisons online. She peculiar / particularly wanted all aerial photos to be blurred so no one could use them to carry up / out criminal activities. She complained to a local / locally radio station that: "It's not normally / normal that photos of security buildings such was / as our prisons are out there on the Internet." Google said it has contacted / contracted the companies that provide the images. A spokesperson told Reuters news agency what / that Google's mapping services used images provided by other companies. It said: "We have given our suppliers / supplies a list of sensitive locations and asked them to take the necessary steps as soon as possible to conform with / within the law."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    frances government has asked google to blur all images of french prisons on the internet the request is because a prisoner escaped from reau prison near paris in july the prisoner who escaped was an infamous killer he is known as the jailbreak king because he has escaped from prisons in france many times the people who helped the man escape from reau prison used a helicopter to land inside the prison and then flew the man out they used google maps to get an idea of the layout of the prisons grounds frances justice minister has now asked google to remove or blur all images of prisons in france from its services this is to help stop future jailbreaks

    frances justice minister said she did not want any details or pictures of prisons online she particularly wanted all aerial photos to be blurred so no one could use them to carry out criminal activities she complained to a local radio station that its not normal that photos of security buildings such as our prisons are out there on the internet google said it has contacted the companies that provide the images a spokesperson told reuters news agency that googles mapping services 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"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

    France'sgovernmenthasaskedGoogletoblurallimagesofFrenchpriso
    nsontheInternet.TherequestisbecauseaprisonerescapedfromReauP
    risonnearParisinJuly.Theprisonerwhoescapedwasaninfamouskiller.
    Heisknownasthe"jailbreakking"becausehehasescapedfromprisonsi
    nFrancemanytimes.ThepeoplewhohelpedthemanescapefromReauP
    risonusedahelicoptertolandinsidetheprisonandthenflewthemanout.
    TheyusedGoogleMapstogetanideaofthelayoutoftheprison'sgrounds.
    France'sjusticeministerhasnowaskedGoogletoremoveorblurallimag
    esofprisonsinFrancefromitsservices.Thisistohelpstopfuturejailbreak
    s.France'sjusticeministersaidshedidnotwantanydetailsorpicturesof
    prisonsonline.Sheparticularlywantedallaerialphotostobeblurredson
    oonecouldusethemtocarryoutcriminalactivities.Shecomplainedtoal
    ocalradiostationthat:"It'snotnormalthatphotosofsecuritybuildingss
    uchasourprisonsareoutthereontheInternet."Googlesaidithascontac
    tedthecompaniesthatprovidetheimages.AspokespersontoldReuters
    newsagencythatGoogle'smappingservicesusedimagesprovidedbyot
    hercompanies.Itsaid:"Wehavegivenoursuppliersalistofsensitiveloca
    tionsandaskedthemtotakethenecessarystepsassoonaspossibletoco
    nformwiththelaw."

    Free writing

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

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    Academic writing

    There should be no photos of prisons on the Internet. Discuss.

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    Homework

    1. VOCABULARY EXTENSION: Choose several of the words from the text. Use a dictionary or Google's search field (or another search engine) to build up more associations / collocations of each word.
    2. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news story. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.
    3. PRISONS: Make a poster about prisons. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?
    4. PHOTOS: Write a magazine article about removing all photos of prisons from the Internet. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.
    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).
    5. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT? Write a newspaper article about the next stage in this news story. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.
    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on prisons. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your opinions on prisons. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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