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Would you turn a blind eye if you knew your neighbour was working illegally?

Introduction

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Conversation Summary

The majority of society follow the rules and pay their taxes, but some people, for whatever reason, choose not to follow the rules and attempt to get away with working without paying their fair share of taxes. If you are paying your taxes, but find out that a friend or neighbour is not paying theirs, it can evoke a range of different responses. Some people are not bothered, whereas others feel it is unfair that they are paying into the system and others are not. When this situation occurs it can be a difficult decision to decide what to do.

Vocabulary

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As a result of (something) (Phrase) = because of.
Example: “As a result of the bad weather the football match has been cancelled”.

Course of action (Phrase) = Course of action refers to something you do in a particular situation to get a specific result..
Example: “I think the best course of action is to arrange to meet up in person and discuss the problems in your relationship.”.

Get away with (Phrasal Verb) = to do something wrong without any consequences.
Example: “I managed to get away with cheating in my science exam”.

Turn a blind eye (to something) (Phrase) = to choose to ignore something that you know is wrong or illegal.
Example: “It is important not to turn a blind eye to people who continually don't pick up their dog's mess”.

The law (Noun) = the system of official rules in a country.
Example: “If you choose to live in a country you must obey the law”.

Climate change (Noun) = the way the Earth's weather is changing.
Example: “The biggest problem facing mankind at the moment is climate change”.

The Question

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Would you turn a blind eye if you knew your neighbour was working illegally?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Would you turn a blind eye if you knew your neighbour was working illegally?
  • Do you know anyone who works or used to work illegally?
  • Why do you think some people choose to work illegally?
  • Have you or would you ever work illegally? Why?
  • Do you think your country's current system forces a lot of people to work illegally?
  • What do you think governments can do to reduce the amount of people working illegally?

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