GeneralStudy materials for SLP 3 based on topicsCourse creator: RNDr. StaňkováThe topics were proposed by PhDr.Jonáková and PhDr. Šikolová, Ph.D.Main contributors: RNDr. Staňková, Mgr. Mullerová, Mgr. Stodolová, PaedDr. JonákováLevel: intermediate to advancedTo open the files with the .tbk ending, download Neuron (below).
- 1 ADDICTIONS
Addictions in general, causes of addiction, treatment of addiction, types of addiction, drugs, gambling, workaholisms, alcoholism, smoking in public places, children and addictions (computers, mobile phones ...).
Drugs, causes of drug addiction, legalization of drugs, possible consequences of drug use in the ACR, anti-drug programme in the CR, sport and drugs ...
- 2 CRIME
Crime in general, types of crimes, types of punishments, alternative punishment, death penalty ...
Juvenile delinquency, roots of crime, increase in crime and its causes, corruption, organized crime, how to combat crime, human trafficking, prostitution, police and courts ...
(Vocabulary in Use; Ideas and Issues intermediate: pp. 26 – 29; Reader’s Book: pp. 115 – 119; Ideas and Issues: pp. 26 – 27; Taboos and Issues: U 7)
- 3 DISCRIMINATION
Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, ethnic origin, nationality and religion. Status of women, homosexuals, elderly and minorities in society and the labor market.
(Taboos and Issues: U14; Ideas and Issues Upper-int.: pp. 28-29; 38-39; 48–49)
- 4 LIFESTYLE AND HEALTH
4 LIFESTYLE AND HEALTH
Goals of preventive medicine, principles of a healthy lifestyle, attitude of young and older generations to a healthy lifestyle. Health care in the CR - paid, free, private vs. state clinics, comparing health care in this country to other countries.
(Lynch: Study listening; s. 60 – 75, Healthquest)
- 5 GUN POSSESSION
5 GUN POSSESSION
Personal protection, legal/illegal possession of guns - pros and cons. Is the possession of guns legal in the CR ? If yes, under what conditions? Should holding personal weapons be one of the citizens' fundamental rights? U.S. and Europe attitude toward holding personal weapons. Do guns play a positive role in society?
(Taboos and Issues U 17, Internet)
- 6 EDUCATION
Education in general; the importance of university education in society; university fee; young people's educational preferences, chances and challenges; job flexibility....
Education in the military; studies at the UoD: advantages and disadvantages, studying languages; reasons for selecting a military school; social security of the ACR; army career; foreingn language requirements.
(Listening Book, pp. 227 – 235, Military students’ chances and challenges)
- 7 EUTHANASIA AND DEATH PENALTY
7 EUTHANASIA AND DEATH PENALTY
Legalization of euthanasia - yes/no, under what conditions, possible consequences. Death penalty - U.S. and European attitudes, your opinion on reintroduction of the death penalty in the CR ...
(Ideas and Issues, s. 34 – 35, Taboos and Issues U 28, U 39)
- 8 WAR CONFLICTS AND TENSION IN THE WORLD
8 WAR CONFLICTS AND TENSION IN THE WORLD
Causes of conflicts and possible solutions to them. Should the developed countries be involved in resolving conflicts? What do you think about Islam? (News, Listening Book U 10)
- 9 RACISM
Racism and immigration in Europe; causes of emigration/racism, problems of immigrants in the EU and CR; mixed marriages; tightening immigration laws; the problem of extremist/racist groups. How to reduce the number of illegal immigrants?
Racism and immigration in the CR; dissemination of racial hatred in society; the problems of the Roma minority in the CR: education, employability, crime.
(Ideas and Issues, intermediate pp. 78 – 81, Ideas and Issues, upper intermediate pp. 28 – 29, Listening Book, pp. 111 – 139, Reader’s Book, pp. 95 – 109)
- 10 TERRORISM
Types of terrorist acts; causes of terrorism and the possibility of combating and preventing terrorism. Is it possible to defeat terrorism by a military force? Combating terrorism - the EU and the U.S. attitude ...
Is the CR a potential target for terrorism? If yes/no, why? Is the CR ready to face terrorist attacks?
(Listening Book, U 8 – 10, pp. 73 – 101, Reader’s Book, pp. 121 – 125, pp. 127 – 131, Internet, Onestop English)
- 11 ACR
Military service; age at which people join the army / go into mission / leave the army; usual reasons for joining the military; role of the army in society; military assistance in natural disasters; military versus humanitarian organizations; women in the military; positions occupied by women in the ACR. Compare the views on the role of women in the army in the CR, USA and GB? It is difficult for men and women to perform tasks in the Army together?
ACR; structure; professional army versus compulsory military service: advantages and disadvantages; current problems; corruption in the military...
(Campaign U 2, pp. 14-19, U3, pp. 20-21, 24-33, 110-111, Listening Book U3, pp. 23-31, Breakthrough U 8, pp. 48-49, Internet)
- 12 STEREOTYPES
National and other stereotypes; examples of national stereotypes. Describe the Czech national stereotype. Compare various national stereotypes.
What do you think about mixed marriages (possible problems, advantages)? Problems in multicultural Europe; the ethnic composition of the Czech society ...
(Taboos and Issues U 22, English File upper-intermediate, p. 10, Ideas and Issues, upper-intermediate, pp. 14 - 17, 66 – 69, Ideas and Issues, intermediate, pp. 80 – 81, 86 – 89, Internet)
- 13 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
13 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONSNATO's role in today's world. Do you think that the NATO armies have the right to intervene in armed conflicts taking place outside their territory? Why yes/no? Military budgets.Status of the CR within NATO. Is the CR is an equal member of NATO? ACR compatibility with NATO; its contributions. Changes in the ACR since joining NATO.The role of international organizations. UN; UN's role in today's world. To what extent are the UN peacekeeping operations effective in resolving armed conflicts around the world? EU; European security issues. Should Europe's affairs become only a matter of European countries? Why yes/no? U.S. military bases in Europe.CR status in the EU; advantages and disadvantages of the EU membership. (NATO Reader, Listening Book U1, U2, Reader’s Book pp. 189 – 193, 195 – 201, 203 – 210; Campaign 3, U 12, Internet)