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British Schools Put Cameras in Toilets (14th September, 2012)

Over 200 schools in England, Scotland and Wales have put video cameras in their toilets, locker rooms and changing rooms. The schools said they want to keep their children safe from bullying, knife and gun crime, and drugs. There is now a total of 825 cameras operating in 207 schools. Siobhan Freegard, co-founder of parenting website NetMums, said: "I think everybody realises that this…is in the open areas...where a lot of bullying and difficult behaviour takes place…An area where teachers are not likely to be."

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Big Brother Watch, a human rights group, is worried that the privacy of students is not being protected. It said: "Schools need to come clean about why they are using these cameras and what is happening to the footage." One school head told parents they have no need to worry. She said: "The images are not looked at unless there has been a reported problem, and all images are deleted after a maximum of 30 days." In Britain, all schools using CCTV must follow the rules in the Data Protection Act.

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PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article.

Paragraph 1

1.

locker

a.

in 207 schools

2

knife and gun

b.

behaviour

3.

825 cameras operating

c.

rooms

4.

I think everybody realises

d.

not likely to be

5.

a lot of bullying and difficult

e.

that

6.

where teachers are

f.

crime

Paragraph 2

1.

a human

a.

of students

2

the privacy

b.

need to worry

3.

Schools need to come

c.

the rules

4.

parents they have no

d.

rights group

5.

all images are

e.

clean about why

6.

follow

f.

deleted


LISTENING GAP FILL

Over 200 schools in England, Scotland and Wales have put video cameras (1) ______________________ rooms and changing rooms. The schools said (2) ______________________ their children safe from bullying, (3) ______________________, and drugs. There is now a total of 825 cameras operating in 207 schools. Siobhan Freegard, (4) ______________________ website NetMums, said: "I (5) ______________________ that this…is in the open areas...where a lot of bullying and difficult    (6) ______________________ …An area where teachers are not likely to be."

Big Brother Watch, a (7) ______________________, is worried that the privacy of students is (8) ______________________. It said: "Schools (9) ______________________ about why they are using these cameras and what is happening to the footage." One school head told parents (10) ______________________ worry. She said: "The images are not looked at unless there has been (11) ______________________, and all images are deleted after a maximum of 30 days." In Britain, all schools using CCTV must (12) ______________________ the Data Protection Act.


MULTIPLE CHOICE

Over 200 schools in England, Scotland and Wales have (1) ____ video cameras in their toilets, locker rooms and (2) ____ rooms. The schools said they want to keep their children safe (3) ____ bullying, knife and gun crime, and drugs. There is now a total of 825 cameras operating in 207 schools. Siobhan Freegard, (4) ____ -founder of parenting website NetMums, said: "I think everybody realises that this…is in the open areas...where a lot of bullying and difficult behaviour (5) ____ place…An area where teachers are not (6) ____ to be."

Big Brother Watch, a human (7) ____ group, is worried that the privacy of students is not being protected. It said: "Schools need to come (8) ____ about why they are using these cameras and what is happening to the (9) ____." One school head told parents they have no need to worry. She said: "The images are not looked at (10) ____ there has been a reported problem, and all images are (11) ____ after a maximum of 30 days." In Britain, all schools using CCTV must (12) ____ the rules in the Data Protection Act.

Put the correct words from this table into the article.

1.

(a)

give

(b)

bought

(c)

put

2.

(a)

changing

(b)

changed

(c)

changes

3.

(a)

for

(b)

from

(c)

of

4.

(a)

co

(b)

so

(c)

no

5.

(a)

does

(b)

takes

(c)

has

6.

(a)

liked

(b)

liking

(c)

likely

7.

(a)

rights

(b)

wrongs

(c)

lefts

8.

(a)

dirty

(b)

clean

(c)

hygienic

9.

(a)

legroom

(b)

headline

(c)

footage

10.

(a)

unless

(b)

although

(c)

if

11.

(a)

deletion

(b)

deletes

(c)

deleted

12

(a)

followed

(b)

follow

(c)

follows


SPELLING

Spell the jumbled words (from the text) correctly.

Paragraph 1

1.

locker rooms and ghgninca rooms

2.

keep their children safe from ibguylnl

3.

825 cameras aigopetrn

4.

ergnptian website NetMums

5.

difficult behaviour takes pceal

6.

where teachers are not ekylil to be

 

Paragraph 2

7.

a human htsigr group

8.

the cyrvpia of students

9.

what is happening to the eogtoaf

10.

The smgiae are not looked at

11.

after a mmmaiux of 30 days

12.

must lloowf the rules


PUT THE TEXT BACK TOGETHER

Number these lines in the correct order.

(    )

website NetMums, said: "I think everybody realises that this…is in the open areas...where a lot

(    )

problem, and all images are deleted after a maximum of 30 days." In Britain, all

(    )

their toilets, locker rooms and changing rooms. The schools said they want to keep

(    )

schools using CCTV must follow the rules in the Data Protection Act.

(    )

what is happening to the footage." One school head told parents they have no need to

(    )

worry. She said: "The images are not looked at unless there has been a reported

(    )

their children safe from bullying, knife and gun crime, and drugs. There is now a total

1  )

Over 200 schools in England, Scotland and Wales have put video cameras in

(    )

of 825 cameras operating in 207 schools. Siobhan Freegard, co-founder of parenting

(    )

Big Brother Watch, a human rights group, is worried that the privacy of students is not being

(    )

of bullying and difficult behaviour takes place…An area where teachers are not likely to be."

(    )

protected. It said: "Schools need to come clean about why they are using these cameras and


THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

With a partner, put the words back into the correct order.

1.

to     children     bullying     want    their    from    They     keep     safe.    

2.

825     total     now     cameras     of     There     operating     a     is.    

3.

NetMums     website     parenting     of     founder     -     Co.    

4.

areas     realises     is     open     Everybody     this     the     that     in.    

5.

teachers     area     likely     are     where     to     not     An     be.    

6.

is     The     not     privacy     being     of     protected     students.    

7.

about     clean     come     to     need     Schools     why.    

8.

no     to     have     need     worry     They.    

9.

deleted     maximum     days     are     a     30     Images     after     of.    

10.

must     All     follow     schools     the     using     rules     CCTV.    


DISCUSSION (Write your own questions)

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

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

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3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

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

1.

________________________________________________________

2.

________________________________________________________

3.

________________________________________________________

4.

________________________________________________________

5.

________________________________________________________

6.

________________________________________________________


WRITING

Write about CCTV for 10 minutes. Show your partner your paper. Correct each other's work.

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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. CCTV: Search the Internet and find more information about CCTV. Talk about what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

3. MAGAZINE ARTICLE: Write a magazine article about CCTV in schools. Include imaginary interviews with students who agree and disagree with it. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Give each other feedback on your articles.

4. 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.

5. LETTER: Write a letter to a CCTV expert. Ask him/her three questions about CCTV. Give him/her three of your opinions on it in schools. Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Your partner will answer the questions you asked.

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