Moral Dilemmas a Reading-speaking lesson

Look at the following word cloud. In pairs can you predict the story we are going to read about?

Use these photos to tell a story.

What title would you give to the story?

Read the story titled Hiker risks life on page 92 in your books. Is the story similar to the one you have come up with?

If Akira Sakamoto hadn't helped them, What would have happened to the hikers? Would they have survived?

Interview with hiker Akira Sakamoto

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Imagine that you are TV reporter who is going to interview the hiker Akira Sakamoto for a news programme. What questions would you ask him?

The hiker had two choices-to carry on and send up a rescue party from the bottom of the mountain, or stay and help them even though this could mean he put his own life in serious danger.

What would you have done?

  • In a case like this...
  • In a situation like this...
  • In this sort of situation...
  • It's difficult to say....
  • It's hard to imagine...
  • I guess I would have verb+ed.....
  • I reckon I wouldn't have verb+.ed....
  • I might have verb+ed...

STORY TWO AND THREE

Look at the headlines of these stories and match them to the pictures.

mOTHER TURNS SON IN TO POLICE.

COUPLE ORDERED TO RETURN CASH

cAN YOU GUESS WHAT THE TWO STORIES ARE ABOUT?

Choose which story you want to read. Close your books and retell the story to a classmate .
Do you think Ms Matthews did the right thing? Do you think you would have done the same?
If you found a lottery ticket in the street outside a lottery shop, what would you do?

Credits:

Created with images by Aurélien Breeden - "Dilemma" • Simon - "gaishorn mountaineering tannheimer mountains" • Hans - "rescue helicopter colours red" • PublicDomainPictures - "audio communication equipment" • TeroVesalainen - "question mark hand drawn solution" • Abdulla Al Muhairi - "CCTV" • DaGoaty - "Day 237 - Losing Ticket" • We Are Social - "We've got lotto tickets! You can now play the California Lottery at our #cityheights shop location. Suerte!!" • TheDigitalWay - "thief burglary break into" • Wiertz Sébastien - "Reading" • Colin_K - "Question mark sign" • Sophieja23 - "woman question mark person"

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