ACTIVITY 246: You will have to do
three activities about this article (the third activity is at the bottom).
Firstly, quickly read the article below and
choose the most appropriate title from the menu. Secondly,
complete the article choosing from the menus the best alternatives.
Then check the correct answers.
More and more people under sixteen are
There are many possible reasons for this.
discipline at home and at school could be the cause. Young people
often grow up without any firm idea about the difference between
right and wrong, because parents are too busy working to
children. At school also, teachers cannot control large classes.
Secondly, social conditions such as
poverty and drug addiction are important. In some cities, London for
example, there are groups of homeless teenagers who
in order to
eat. In other cities, such as New York, young drug addicts commit
crimes so as to be able to buy drugs.
Finally, the police may also be to
. They often
ignore minor crimes. Consequently, many young people feel they can
things like theft.
In conclusion, there are many factors
which have caused an in crime
among young people. It is difficult to know which of them is the most
responsible, or how the increase can be stopped.
Now, read again the article carefully and find the
words which express the explanations below. Then
check your answers.
rules of conduct or method of practice (PARAGRAPH
become adults, mature (PARAGRAPH 2):
the state of having little or no money and few
or no material possessions (PARAGRAPH 3):
with no housing (PARAGRAPH 3):
acts punishable by law (PARAGRAPH 3):
refuse to acknowledge, give no attention to
the act of taking something from someone
unlawfully (PARAGRAPH 4):
things that contribute causally to a result
La delincuencia juvenil es un tema
complejo al que la mayoría de los gobiernos parece "escaparle"
!!! En la página siguiente podrás practicar
comprensión oral con una entrevista que aborda otra temática