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The Death Penalty


High Int – Adv

In this lesson, students read about the death penalty and death row. After practicing new vocabulary, students have the opportunity to discuss their viewpoints about capital punishment and have a formal debate.

  • capital punishment
  • abolished
  • treason
  • lethal injection
  • autopsy
  • death row
  • torture
  • solitary confinement
  • convicted
  • catastrophic
  • deter
  • parole
PDF Content
  • reading
  • comprehension questions
  • vocabulary review tasks
  • discussion questions
  • debate questions
Task Content
  • Warm-Up(Reference)
  • Vocabulary Preview A(Matching)
  • Vocabulary Preview B(Matching)
  • Read & Listen(Reference)
  • Comprehension(Open-Ended Questions)
  • Vocabulary Review (Type in the Blanks)
  • Discussion or Writing(Reference)
  • Sentence Stems for Debating(Reference)
  • Debate #1(Reference)
  • Debate #2(Reference)
  • Personal Response(Speaking Task)