Topic 1: Crime and Punishment
- Is your city a safe place to live? Why?
- Does your city have any dangerous areas? Where are they?
- Are you afraid to walk outside after dark? Why?
- Do you know anyone who has been robbed? If so, what happened?
- Have you ever been robbed? Have you ever had something stolen from you?
- Is it ever okay to break the law? If so, when?
- What are some things people can do to protect themselves from crime?
- What are some things that are legal but you personally think should be illegal?
- What are some things that are illegal but you personally think should be legal?
- What crimes have you heard about recently in the news?
- What do you think is the worst crime a person could commit? Why?
- What crimes do you think will increase in the future? Why?
- What crimes do you think will decrease in the future? Why?
- Does your country have the death penalty? If so, for what crimes can people receive the death penalty?
- Do you think the death penalty is a fair punishment? Why?
- Are there any reasonable alternatives to the death penalty? What?
- Why do people steal things?
- Have you ever had anything stolen from you?
- Have you ever stolen anything?