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Topic: Prison Uniforms



Title: Nice Outfit, but We're Still Convicts

Source: The Independent / Reuters

Date: Monday, April 4, 2005

Level: Intermediate

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Vocabulary

Try to guess what these words mean from reading the article.
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New words you will see in this article:

abuse

aggressive

bedding

clash(ing)

convict(s)

criticize(d)

fatal

inmate(s)

mint

morale

outfit(s)

pale

psychologist(s)

swell(ing)

uniform(s)

Talking Points

With your tutor, conversation partners, or classmates, you may wish to discuss the following:

Do you think certain colors can have an effect on people's moods?

Should inmates be given special treatment in what they wear?

Does reducing aggressiveness among prisoners have advantages?
What would they be?

Should society be concerned about the psychological condition of its prison population?

For More Practice

Pretend you are a psychologist.
Make a case for changing the color of prisoners' uniforms.

As a taxpayer, argue that new uniforms for inmates would be a waste of money.

What do you think is the best way to resolve conflicts among prisoners?

Pretend you are a judge.
Listen to both sides of an argument and decide who's right.

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Last updated: 15 February, 2010 02:43:16