This week's topic was scandals and how the public deals with them: we talked about astonishment, news coverage, public shaming, etc.
To practice your listening skills, learners can try listening about some famous political scandals in history: Watergate and Bill Clinton's Impeachment.
For original version, try Monica Lewinski's TED talk about public shaming, or an interview with Jon Ronson about public shaming on social media.
Learners can try reading about an empty seat scandal at the Olympics or about a Meat Scandal in China.
For original version reading, try Science's Big Scandal. Other options include reading about Gamergate (scandal in the video game community), or the Worth of an Elephant.
Writing time! Take a look at the photograph above. This photograph shows how public shaming as part of sentencing can help criminals get over their crimes. Do you agree with this technique?
Can you think of any big scandals in your region or country? What happened? How did the public react?