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A. Pre-watching.

Complete each of these sentences with a suitable word from the following
(in the correct form).
execute (v)
massacre (n)
convict (v)
offence (n)

prolific (adj)
safeguard (v)

moratorium (n)
dissident (n)

grim (adj)
abolish (v)

The government has called for a .. on weapons testing.

The guard was .. of second-degree murder and served five years in prison.

His brother had no criminal convictions apart from a few traffic ..

The .. artist made more than 800 recordings over the course of his career.

Many so-called heretics were .. in this square over several hundred years.

We came to the United States from Ireland long after slavery had been ...

The .. left 12 people dead, dozens injured and a nation in stunned sorrow.

About 3,000 political .. disappeared during the dictatorship, according to


official figures.

When the .. news was confirmed, she ran to the bathroom and wept.

10

Most European countries have data protection laws to .. people's privacy.

B. Watch the video and decide whether the following statements are true or false. Write T
for True or F for False. http://tinyurl.com/hela2o5 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB6vxGgLLq8
1

Amnesty International's latest report is disturbing to read.

The number of the people executed last year is the highest in 50 years.

China is one of the three countries that are responsible for almost all executions.

It is thought that China is responsible for the biggest number of executions worldwide.

No one knows exactly how many people have been put to death in China.

Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are responsible for more than 90% of all the executions
recorded in 2015.

In Pakistan executions had been stopped before the Peshawar school massacre.

According to Amnesty International many of those who were put to death were terrorists.

According to Amnesty International Saudi Arabia is using the death penalty to defeat
political opponents.

10

28 executions have been recorded in the USA since 1991.


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ANSWER KEY

A. Pre-watching. Complete each of these sentences with a suitable word from the following
(in the correct form).
execute (v)
massacre (n)
convict (v)
offence (n)

prolific (adj)
safeguard (v)

moratorium (n)
dissident (n)

grim (adj)
abolish (v)

The government has called for a moratorium on weapons testing.

The guard was convicted of second-degree murder and served five years in prison.

His brother had no criminal convictions apart from a few traffic offences.

The prolific artist made more than 800 recordings over the course of his career.

Many so-called heretics were executed in this square over several hundred years.

We came to the United States from Ireland long after slavery had been abolished.

The massacre left 12 people dead, dozens injured and a nation in stunned sorrow.

About 3,000 political dissidents disappeared during the dictatorship, according to official
figures.

When the grim news was confirmed, she ran to the bathroom and wept.

10

Most European countries have data protection laws to safeguard people's privacy.

B. Watch the video and decide whether the following statements are true or false. Write T
for True or F for False. http://tinyurl.com/hela2o5 or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB6vxGgLLq8
1

Amnesty International's latest report is disturbing to read.

The number of the people executed last year is the highest in 50 years.

China is one of the three countries that are responsible for almost all executions.

It is thought that China is responsible for the biggest number of executions worldwide.

No one knows exactly how many people have been put to death in China.

Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are responsible for more than 90% of all the executions
recorded in 2015.

In Pakistan executions had been stopped before the Peshawar school massacre.

T
T

According to Amnesty International many of those who were put to death were
terrorists.

According to Amnesty International Saudi Arabia is using the death penalty to defeat
political opponents.

10

28 executions have been recorded in the USA since 1991.

F
http://areti-aroundtheworldinenglish.blogspot.gr/

TRANSCRIPT
Amnesty International's latest report on how many people are executed around the world makes grim reading. It
says 1, 634 were officially recorded as executed last year. It's the highest number in a quarter of a century. The
organisation's director for global issues and research says just three countries are responsible for nearly all. China,
considered the world's most prolific executioner, isn't included because the true number of people put to death is a
state secret. (SOUNDBITE)(English) AUDREY GAUGHRAN, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR FOR GLOBAL ISSUES
AND RESEARCH, SAYING: "Iran, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. Together these three countries accounted for almost 90
per cent of all the executions that we recorded in 2015, again excluding China." In Pakistan a moratorium on the
death penalty was lifted in the wake of the Peshawar school massacre. Yet Amnesty says many of those who lost
their lives weren't convicted of terrorism offences. In Iran and Saudi Arabia the group says executions are being used
for political ends. (SOUNDBITE)(English) JAMES LYNCH, DEPUTY DIRECTOR MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA,
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, SAYING: "The Saudi Arabian authorities suggest that these executions are carried out to
fight terror and safeguard security but it's clear that they are also using the death penalty in the name of counterterror to settle scores and crush dissidents." The United States is fifth in the league of top executioners world-wide.
Amnesty International says it's making progress. The 28 executions last year was the lowest since 1991. Another four
countries abolished the death penalty altogether in 2015. For the first time ever a majority of the world's nations 102 in total - now don't have it at all.