This week's topic was corruption. We took a look at recent corruption scandals cropping up in Spain but also discussed general tendencies, consequences and prevention measures.
To practice your listening skills, learners could try an ESLPod episode about dealing with corrupt officials.
For original version consider the TED talk about Meeting Global Corruption's Hidden Players.
Learners can try their hand at ready a text explaining the different types of corruption. Watch your vocabulary and don't forget to look up any words you don't know! Or you could read an article about attempts to combat transnational corruption.
For original version reading, check out El País in English. Explore the current news and archives to see how the Spanish corruption scandals are covered in English.
Consider this statement, "Making a stand against corruption is a waste of time. We should just learn to deal with it." To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Please write a short composition defending your position.
Have a good week!