Are you in favor of capital punishment?

Introduction

Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

Overview

For many years capital punishment, or the death penalty, was common place is most countries, and today it still exists in some countries such as the US. The question of whether it should be part of our justice system or not continues to go on with differing opinions.

Listen to the audio below about someone’s opinion on capital punishment and then discuss the talking points.

Talking Points

  • Do you agree with the death penalty?
  • When do you think it should be used?
  • What are the problems with implementing capital punishment?
  • Do you think it is morally right to kill another human being?

Key Vocabulary

  • Punishment noun
  • Execute verb
  • Execution noun
  • Law noun
  • Justice noun
  • Penalty noun
  • Guilty adjective
  • Trial noun

Question Details

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