The Reading / Listening - Most-Wanted - Level 4

Eighteen of Europe's 21 most-wanted fugitives are women. The crime agency Europol said the suspects, who are on the run, are accused of charges like murder, human trafficking and robbery. Europol's "Crime has no gender" campaign said: "People think these crimes are not committed by women, but they are. They are equally as serious as those committed by men." However, a crime expert said women commit serious crime "far less frequently than men".



Europol wants to raise awareness, "that women are just as likely to commit violent crimes as men". It said: "Women can be just as bad." Europol asked: "Are women equally as capable of committing serious crimes as men?" It said the female fugitives on Europe's Most Wanted website prove that they are [capable]. It added that criminals of both genders are wanted, "for grave offenses like murder...fraud, theft and trafficking in human beings".

Try the same news story at these levels:

    Most-Wanted - Level 5 or  Most-Wanted - Level 6

Sources
  • https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/19/europol-says-women-equally-capable-crime-men-reveals-most-wanted/
  • https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/murder-gun-running-witchcraft-europes-20653976
  • https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/10/19/women-fugitives-europol-posts-crime-has-no-gender-most-wanted-list/4035979002/


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Phrase Matching

Paragraph 1

  1. Europe's 21 most-wanted
  2. The crime
  3. suspects who
  4. accused of charges
  5. human
  6. not committed
  7. women commit
  8. far less
  1. like murder
  2. by women
  3. serious crime
  4. trafficking
  5. agency Europol
  6. frequently than men
  7. are on the run
  8. fugitives

Paragraph 2

  1. Europol wants to raise
  2. Women can be just
  3. equally as
  4. prove that they
  5. criminals of both
  6. wanted for grave
  7. fraud, theft and
  8. human
  1. trafficking
  2. capable
  3. as bad
  4. beings
  5. offenses
  6. are capable
  7. awareness
  8. genders

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Eighteen of Europe's 21 most-wanted (1) ___________________. The crime agency Europol said the suspects, who are (2) ___________________, are accused of charges like murder, human (3) __________________. Europol's "Crime has no gender" campaign said: "People (4) ___________________ are not committed by women, but they are. They (5) ___________________ serious as those committed by men." However, a crime expert said women commit serious crime "(6) ___________________ than men".

Europol wants (7) ___________________, "that women are just as likely to commit (8) ___________________ men". It said: "Women can be just as bad." Europol asked: "Are women (9) ___________________ of committing serious crimes as men?" It said the (10) ___________________ Europe's Most Wanted website prove that (11) ___________________. It added that criminals of both genders are wanted, "for grave offenses like murder...fraud, theft and trafficking (12) ___________________".

Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

EighteenofEurope's21most-wantedfugitivesarewomen.Thecrimeag
encyEuropolsaidthesuspects,whoareontherun,areaccusedofcharge
slikemurder,humantraffickingandrobbery.Europol's"Crimehasnoge
nder"campaignsaid:"Peoplethinkthesecrimesarenotcommittedbyw
omen,buttheyare.Theyareequallyasseriousasthosecommittedbyme
n."However,acrimeexpertsaidwomencommitseriouscrime"farlessfr
equentlythanmen".Europolwantstoraiseawareness,"thatwomenare
justaslikelytocommitviolentcrimesasmen".Itsaid:"Womencanbejus
tasbad."Europolasked:"Arewomenequallyascapableofcommittings
eriouscrimesasmen?"ItsaidthefemalefugitivesonEurope'sMostWant
edwebsiteprovethattheyare[capable].Itaddedthatcriminalsofbothg
endersarewanted,"forgraveoffenseslikemurder...fraud,theftandtraf
fickinginhumanbeings".

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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(n) ________________

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Free writing

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Answers

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