The Reading / Listening - Hate Crimes - Level 3

Many Jews in Britain want to leave the country because of an increase in anti-Semitism hate crimes. Anti-Semitism is hostility towards or discrimination against Jews. It is a hate crime. A recent increase in anti-Semitism has made one third of Jewish people in Britain want to move overseas. New research shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel welcome in the UK, which is their home. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed in the large-scale study. Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said they felt afraid and hid their religion in public. The research is from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). It found there has been a 45 per cent surge in anti-Semitic crime since 2014.



The study revealed that more than three-quarters believed that Britain's largest left-wing political party, the Labour Party, has fuelled anti-Semitism. People said its negative opinions on Israel created bad feeling towards Jews. They also said its leader failed to crack down on anti-Semitism within the party. Another reason was the fact that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes go to court. Fewer than 24 such crimes go to court each year. The CAA warned that: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened elsewhere in Europe." The UK government said: "There can never be an excuse for hatred towards the Jewish community, and wherever we find it, we shall oppose and challenge it."

Try the same news story at these easier levels:

    Hate Crimes - Level 0 Hate Crimes - Level 1   or  Hate Crimes - Level 2

Sources
  • http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4806578/One-British-Jews-considered-quitting-UK.html
  • http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Poll-1-in-3-British-Jews-have-considered-emigrating-due-to-antiSemitism-502920
  • https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4281039/jews-leaving-uk-poll-hate-crime/


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Warm-ups

1. HATE CRIMES: Students walk around the class and talk to other students about hate crimes. Change partners often and share your findings.

2. CHAT: In pairs / groups, talk about these topics or words from the article. What will the article say about them? What can you say about these words and your life?

       country / increase / hostility / discrimination / welcome / interviewed / religion /
       political party / anti-Semitism / negative / opinions / reason / urgent / excuse

Have a chat about the topics you liked. Change topics and partners frequently.

3. PUNISHMENT: Students A strongly believe punishments for hate crimes should be doubled; Students B strongly believe not.  Change partners again and talk about your conversations.

4. SOLUTIONS: How can we reduce hate crimes in society? Complete this table with your partner(s). Change partners often and share what you wrote.

 

How?

Effectiveness?

Schools

 

 

Police

 

 

Internet

 

 

Television

 

 

Public transport

 

 

Celebrities

 

 

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5. HATE: Spend one minute writing down all of the different words you associate with the word "hate". Share your words with your partner(s) and talk about them. Together, put the words into different categories.

6. TYPES: Rank these with your partner. Put the most difficult hate crimes to address at the top. Change partners often and share your rankings.

  • offensive graffiti
  • hate mail
  • physical assault
  • social media attacks
  • bullying
  • harassment
  • verbal abuse
  • insults

 

Before reading / listening

1. TRUE / FALSE: Read the headline. Guess if a-h below are true (T) or false (F).

  1. Many British Jews no longer want to live in Britain.     T / F
  2. Most Jews who were questioned still feel welcome in Britain.     T / F
  3. About 40% of British Jews said they hid their religion in public.     T / F
  4. Anti-Semitic crime has increase by 45% in the past three years.     T / F
  5. Most Jews in Britain believe a left-wing party fuels anti-Semitism.     T / F
  6. Britain's Labour Party is excellent at cracking down on anti-Semitism.     T / F
  7. Thousands of anti-Semitic crimes go to court each year.     T / F
  8. The UK government has not commented on anti-Semitism.     T / F

2. SYNONYM MATCH: Match the following synonyms from the article.

  1. increase
  2. hostility
  3. overseas
  4. study
  5. found
  6. revealed
  7. opinions
  8. crack down on
  9. elsewhere
  10. challenge
  1. research
  2. abroad
  3. in other places
  4. showed
  5. rise
  6. beliefs
  7. stop
  8. unfriendliness
  9. question
  10. discovered

3. PHRASE MATCH: (Sometimes more than one choice is possible.)

  1. Many Jews in Britain want
  2. hostility towards or discrimination
  3. interviewed in the large-
  4. hid their religion
  5. there has been a 45 per cent surge
  6. Britain's largest left-wing
  7. its negative
  8. its leader failed to crack
  9. There can never be an excuse
  10. we shall oppose
  1. opinions on Israel
  2. in anti-Semitic crime
  3. for hatred
  4. to leave the country
  5. scale study
  6. down on anti-Semitism
  7. political party
  8. in public
  9. and challenge it
  10. against Jews

Gap fill

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
welcome
religion
hostility
overseas
scale
leave
surge
third

Many Jews in Britain want to (1) ____________ the country because of an increase in anti-Semitism hate crimes. Anti-Semitism is (2) ____________ towards or discrimination against Jews. It is a hate crime. A recent increase in anti-Semitism has made one (3) ____________ of Jewish people in Britain want to move (4) ____________. New research shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel (5) ____________ in the UK, which is their home. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed in the large-(6) ____________ study. Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said they felt afraid and hid their (7) ____________ in public. The research is from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). It found there has been a 45 per cent (8) ____________ in anti-Semitic crime since 2014.

Put these words into the spaces in the paragraph below.
fact
wing
challenge
quarters
crack
excuse
negative
urgent

The study revealed that more than three-(9) ____________ believed that Britain's largest left-(10) ____________ political party, the Labour Party, has fuelled anti-Semitism. People said its (11) ____________ opinions on Israel created bad feeling towards Jews. They also said its leader failed to (12) ____________ down on anti-Semitism within the party. Another reason was the (13) ____________ that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes go to court. Fewer than 24 such crimes go to court each year. The CAA warned that: "Without (14) ____________ change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened elsewhere in Europe." The UK government said: "There can never be an (15) ____________ for hatred towards the Jewish community, and wherever we find it, we shall oppose and (16) ____________ it."

Listening — Guess the answers. Listen to check.

1)  Anti-Semitism is hostility towards or discrimination ______
     a.  again Jews
     b.  aghast Jews
     c.  against Jews
     d.  a gains Jews

2)  made one third of Jewish people in Britain want to ______
     a.  moves overseas
     b.  moved overseas
     c.  moving overseas
     d.  move overseas

3)  More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed in the ______
     a.  large-scale studies
     b.  large-scale study
     c.  large-scale studied
     d.  large-scale studying

4)  Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said they felt afraid and hid their ______
     a.  religion in public
     b.  region on public
     c.  religion an public
     d.  region in public

5)  It found there has been a 45 per cent surge in anti-Semitic crime ______
     a.  since 2014
     b.  since 2015
     c.  since 2016
     d.  since 2017

6)  more than three-quarters believed that Britain's largest left-wing ______
     a.  politics party
     b.  politically party
     c.  politic all party
     d.  political party

7)  People said its negative opinions on Israel created bad feeling ______
     a.  too wards Jews
     b.  two wards Jews
     c.  towards Jews
     d.  to wards Jews

8)  Another reason was the fact that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes ______
     a.  going to court
     b.  goes to court
     c.  go to court
     d.  gone to court

9)  Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened ______
     a.  else wearer in Europe
     b.  else wear in Europe
     c.  else when in Europe
     d.  elsewhere in Europe

10)  There can never be an excuse for hatred towards the ______
     a.  Jewish commune city
     b.  Jewish commune it
     c.  Jewish community
     d.  Jewish communes

Listening — Listen and fill in the gaps

Many Jews in Britain (1) ___________________ the country because of an increase in anti-Semitism hate crimes. Anti-Semitism (2) ___________________ or discrimination against Jews. It is a hate crime. A recent increase in anti-Semitism has made (3) ___________________ Jewish people in Britain want to move overseas. New research shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel (4) ___________________ UK, which is their home. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed in the large-scale study. Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said (5) ___________________ and hid their religion in public. The research is from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). It found there has been a 45 per (6) ___________________ anti-Semitic crime since 2014.

The study revealed that more than (7) ___________________ that Britain's largest left-wing political party, the Labour Party, has fuelled anti-Semitism. People (8) ___________________ opinions on Israel created bad feeling towards Jews. They also (9) ___________________ failed to crack down on anti-Semitism within the party. Another reason was the fact that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes (10) ___________________. Fewer than 24 such crimes go to court each year. The CAA warned that: "Without urgent change, British Jews may (11) ___________________, as has happened elsewhere in Europe." The UK government said: "There can never be an excuse for hatred towards the Jewish community, and wherever we find it, we (12) ___________________ challenge it."

Comprehension questions

  1. What proportion of Jews want to leave Britain?
  2. What percentage of British Jews does not feel welcome in the UK?
  3. How many British Jews took part in the research?
  4. What do about 40% of British Jews hide in public?
  5. How much has anti-Semitism risen since 2014?
  6. What party did the article say fuelled anti-Semitism?
  7. What did the article say a leader did not crack down on?
  8. How many anti-Semitic crimes go to court each year in the UK?
  9. What did the CAA say needed to happen urgently?
  10. What did the UK government say they would challenge and oppose?




Multiple choice quiz

1) What proportion of Jews want to leave Britain?
a) a fifth
b) a quarter
c) a third
d) a half

2) What percentage of British Jews does not feel welcome in the UK?
a) 59%
b) 48%
c) 40%
d) 45%

3) How many British Jews took part in the research?
a) over 10,000
b) fewer than 10,000
c) exactly 10,000
d) about 10,000

4) What do about 40% of British Jews hide in public?
a) their real name
b) their religion
c) their mobile phone
d) their address

5) How much has anti-Semitism risen since 2014?
a) 59%
b) 40%
c) 55%
d) 45%

6) What party did the article say fuelled anti-Semitism?
a) UKIP
b) the Labour Party
c) the Conservative Party
d) the Liberal Party

7) What did the article say a leader did not crack down on?
a) anti-Semitism
b) its members
c) crime
d) the Conservatives

8) How many anti-Semitic crimes go to court each year in the UK?
a) about 24
b) exactly 24
c) fewer than 24
d) around 24

9) What did the CAA say needed to happen urgently?
a) education
b) revolution
c) new laws
d) change

10) What did the UK government say they would challenge and oppose?
a) hatred towards the Jewish community
b) new laws
c) the Labour Party
d) excuses

Role play

Role  A – Hate Mail

You think hate mail is most difficult hate crime to stop. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their hate crimes aren't as difficult to stop. Also, tell the others which is the easiest of these to stop (and why): social media attacks, offensive graffiti or verbal abuse.

Role  B – Social Media Attacks

You think social media attacks are most difficult hate crimes to stop. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their hate crimes aren't as difficult to stop. Also, tell the others which is the easiest of these to stop (and why): hate mail, offensive graffiti or verbal abuse.

Role  C – Offensive Graffiti

You think offensive graffiti is most difficult hate crime to stop. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their hate crimes aren't as difficult to stop. Also, tell the others which is the easiest of these to stop (and why): social media attacks, hate mail or verbal abuse.

Role  D – Verbal Abuse

You think verbal abuse is most difficult hate crime to stop. Tell the others three reasons why. Tell them why their hate crimes aren't as difficult to stop. Also, tell the others which is the easiest of these to stop (and why):  social media attacks, offensive graffiti or hate mail.

After reading / listening

1. WORD SEARCH: Look in your dictionary / computer to find collocates, other meanings, information, synonyms … for the words...

'hate'

  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • and 'crime'.

  • ________________
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  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • ________________
  • • Share your findings with your partners.

    • Make questions using the words you found.

    • Ask your partner / group your questions.

    2. ARTICLE QUESTIONS: Look back at the article and write down some questions you would like to ask the class about the text.

    •Share your questions with other classmates / groups. •Ask your partner / group your questions.

    3. GAP FILL: In pairs / groups, compare your answers to this exercise. Check your answers. Talk about the words from the activity. Were they new, interesting, worth learning…?

    4. VOCABULARY: Circle any words you do not understand. In groups, pool unknown words and use dictionaries to find their meanings.

    5. TEST EACH OTHER: Look at the words below. With your partner, try to recall how they were used in the text:

    • left
    • negative
    • feeling
    • 24
    • elsewhere
    • oppose
    • hostility
    • third
    • 59
    • 10,000
    • 40
    • 45




    Student survey

    Write five GOOD questions about this topic in the table. Do this in pairs. Each student must write the questions on his / her own paper. When you have finished, interview other students. Write down their answers.

    (Please look at page 12 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

    Discussion - Jews in UK want to leave because of hate crimes

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

    1. What did you think when you read the headline?
    2. What images are in your mind when you hear the word 'hate'?
    3. Why does anti-Semitism exist?
    4. How much anti-Semitism exists in your country?
    5. What other forms of hate exist in your country?
    6. Have you ever been discriminated against?
    7. Are hate crimes increasing or decreasing today?
    8. How would it feel to feel unwelcome in your own country?
    9. How has the Internet increased hate crime?
    10. Would you ever hide your religion?

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

    1. Did you like reading this article? Why/not?
    2. What do you think of when you hear the word 'crime'?
    3. What do you think about what you read?
    4. What should happen to people who commit anti-Semitic crimes?
    5. Should children learn about the dangers of hate crimes?
    6. Why do so few anti-Semitic hate crimes go to court?
    7. What kinds of racism exists in your country?
    8. How can governments create more tolerant societies?
    9. How can we oppose and challenge anti-Semitism?
    10. What questions would you like to ask the researchers?

    Discussion — Write your own questions

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

    (a) ________________

    (b) ________________

    (c) ________________

    (d) ________________

    (e) ________________

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

    (f) ________________

    (g) ________________

    (h) ________________

    (i) ________________

    (j) ________________





    Language — Cloze (Gap-fill)

    Many Jews in Britain want to leave the country because (1) ____ an increase in anti-Semitism hate crimes. Anti-Semitism is (2) ____ towards or discrimination against Jews. It is a hate (3) ____. A recent increase in anti-Semitism has made one third of Jewish people in Britain want to move overseas. New research shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews (4) ____ welcome in the UK, which is their home. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed in the large-scale study. Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said they felt (5) ____ and hid their religion in public. The research is from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). It found there has been a 45 per cent (6) ____ in anti-Semitic crime since 2014.

    The study revealed that more than three-quarters believed that Britain's largest left-(7) ____ political party, the Labour Party, has (8) ____ anti-Semitism. People said its negative opinions on Israel created bad feeling towards Jews. They also said its leader failed to crack (9) ____ on anti-Semitism within the party. Another reason was the fact that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes go to court. Fewer than 24 such crimes go to court (10) ____ year. The CAA warned that: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened elsewhere in Europe." The UK government said: "There can never be an (11) ____ for hatred towards the Jewish community, and wherever we find it, we shall oppose and (12) ____ it."

    Which of these words go in the above text?

    1. (a)     from     (b)     of     (c)     for     (d)     off    
    2. (a)     hostilely     (b)     hostility     (c)     hosting     (d)     hostile    
    3. (a)     criminal     (b)     criminality     (c)     crime     (d)     criminalize    
    4. (a)     be     (b)     feel     (c)     get     (d)     have    
    5. (a)     terrify     (b)     frighten     (c)     scary     (d)     afraid    
    6. (a)     purge     (b)     merge     (c)     surge     (d)     verge    
    7. (a)     wing     (b)     tip     (c)     area     (d)     beak    
    8. (a)     fuels     (b)     fuelling     (c)     fuelled     (d)     fuel    
    9. (a)     along     (b)     up     (c)     over     (d)     down    
    10. (a)     each     (b)     per     (c)     entire     (d)     whole    
    11. (a)     excuse     (b)     excise     (c)     exercise     (d)     excess    
    12. (a)     challenge     (b)     challenges     (c)     challenger     (d)     challenged

    Spelling

    Paragraph 1

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    Paragraph 2

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    Put the text back together

    1  )     Many Jews in Britain want to leave the country because of an increase in anti-Semitism hate

    (    )     overseas. New research shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel welcome in the UK, which is their

    (    )     leave, as has happened elsewhere in Europe." The UK government said: "There can never be

    (    )     Anti-Semitism (CAA). It found there has been a 45 per cent surge in anti-Semitic crime since 2014.

    (    )     feeling towards Jews. They also said its leader failed to crack down on anti-Semitism within the

    (    )     party, the Labour Party, has fuelled anti-Semitism. People said its negative opinions on Israel created bad

    (    )     they felt afraid and hid their religion in public. The research is from the Campaign Against

    (    )     crimes. Anti-Semitism is hostility towards or discrimination against Jews. It is a hate crime. A recent increase

    (    )     in anti-Semitism has made one third of Jewish people in Britain want to move

    (    )     The study revealed that more than three-quarters believed that Britain's largest left-wing political

    (    )     an excuse for hatred towards the Jewish community, and wherever we find it, we shall oppose and challenge it."

    (    )     party. Another reason was the fact that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes go to court. Fewer than 24 such

    (    )     home. More than 10,000 British Jews were interviewed in the large-scale study. Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said

    (    )     crimes go to court each year. The CAA warned that: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to

    Put the words in the right order

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    2. move  in   third  Britain  of  want   Jewish  overseas   people  One   to  .
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    4. hid   their   religion   in   public   Jews   said   they   felt   afraid   and   .
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    8. very  The   go  Semitic  few   fact  to  hate  anti-  that   court  crimes   .
    9. elsewhere   start   ,   happened   may   leave   has   Jews   to   as   .
    10. an   be   never   can   There   hatred   for   excuse   .

    Circle the correct word (20 pairs)

    Many Jews in Britain want to leave the country because of an increase on / in anti-Semitism hate crimes. Anti-Semitism is hostility / hostile towards or discrimination against / for Jews. It is a hate crime. A recent / recently increase in anti-Semitism has made one thirdly / third of Jewish people in Britain want to move overseas. New research shows that only 59 per cent of British Jews feel welcoming / welcome in the UK, which is their home. More than 10,000 British Jews were intervened / interviewed in the large-scale study. Around 40 per cent of Britain's Jews said they felt scary / afraid and hid their religion in / on public. The research is from the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA). It found there has been a 45 per cent sage / surge in anti-Semitic crime since 2014.

    The study revealed / revelation that more than three-quarters believed that Britain's largest left-wing politics / political party, the Labour Party, has fuelling / fuelled anti-Semitism. People said its negative / negatively opinions on Israel created bad feeling towards Jews. They also said its leader failed at / to crack down on anti-Semitism within the party. Another reason was the fact that very few anti-Semitic hate crimes go to / on court. Fewer than 24 such crimes go to court per / each year. The CAA warned that: "Without urgent change, British Jews may start to leave, as has happened / happen elsewhere in Europe." The UK government said: "There can never be an excuse / excused for hatred towards the Jewish community, and wherever we find it, we shall opposition / oppose and challenge it."

    Talk about the connection between each pair of words in italics, and why the correct word is correct.

    Insert the vowels (a, e, i, o, u)

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    Punctuate the text and add capitals

    many jews in britain want to leave the country because of an increase in anti-Semitism hate crimes anti-semitism is hostility towards or discrimination against jews it is a hate crime a recent increase in anti-Semitism has made one third of jewish people in britain want to move overseas new research shows that only 59 per cent of british jews feel welcome in the uk which is their home more than 10000 british jews were interviewed in the large-scale study around 40 per cent of britain's jews said they felt afraid and hid their religion in public the research is from the campaign against anti-semitism (caa) it found there has been a 45 per cent surge in anti-semitic crime since 2014

    the study revealed that more than three-quarters believed that britain's largest left-wing political party the labour party has fuelled anti-semitism people said its negative opinions on israel created bad feeling towards jews they also said its leader failed to crack down on anti-semitism within the party another reason was the fact that very few anti-semitic hate crimes go to court fewer than 24 such crimes go to court each year the caa warned that "without urgent change british jews may start to leave as has happened elsewhere in europe" the uk government said "there can never be an excuse for hatred towards the jewish community and wherever we find it we shall oppose and challenge it"

    Put a slash (/) where the spaces are

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    mhasmadeonethirdofJewishpeopleinBritainwanttomoveoverseas.N
    ewresearchshowsthatonly59percentofBritishJewsfeelwelcomeinthe
    UK,whichistheirhome.Morethan10,000BritishJewswereinterviewedi
    nthelarge-scalestudy.Around40percentofBritain'sJewssaidtheyfelta
    fraidandhidtheirreligioninpublic.TheresearchisfromtheCampaignAg
    ainstAnti-Semitism(CAA).Itfoundtherehasbeena45percentsurgein
    anti-Semiticcrimesince2014.Thestudyrevealedthatmorethanthree-
    quartersbelievedthatBritain'slargestleft-wingpoliticalparty,theLabo
    urParty,hasfuelledanti-Semitism.Peoplesaiditsnegativeopinionso
    nIsraelcreatedbadfeelingtowardsJews.Theyalsosaiditsleaderfailedt
    ocrackdownonanti-Semitismwithintheparty.Anotherreasonwasth
    efactthatveryfewanti-Semitichatecrimesgotocourt.Fewerthan24su
    chcrimesgotocourteachyear.TheCAAwarnedthat:"Withouturgentch
    ange,BritishJewsmaystarttoleave,ashashappenedelsewhereinEuro
    pe."TheUKgovernmentsaid:"Therecanneverbeanexcuseforhatredto
    wardstheJewishcommunity,andwhereverwefindit,weshallopposean
    dchallengeit."

    Free writing

    Write about hate crimes for 10 minutes. Comment on your partner’s paper.

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    Academic writing

    There should be much more serious punishments for hate crimes. Discuss.

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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. INTERNET: Search the Internet and find out more about this news. Share what you discover with your partner(s) in the next lesson.

    3. HATE CRIMES: Make a poster about hate crimes. Show your work to your classmates in the next lesson. Did you all have similar things?

    4. PENALTIES: Write a magazine article about doubling the penalties for anti-Semitism. Include imaginary interviews with people who are for and against this.

    Read what you wrote to your classmates in the next lesson. Write down any new words and expressions you hear from your partner(s).

    5. 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.

    6. LETTER: Write a letter to an expert on hate crimes. Ask him/her three questions about them. Give him/her three of your ideas on how to reduce anti-Semitism. Read your letter to your partner(s) in your next lesson. Your partner(s) will answer your questions.

    Answers

    (Please look at page 26 of the PDF to see a photocopiable example of this activity.)

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