When you brainstoi-m about a topic, you allow yourself to think about it freely and can generate unexpected ideas and reactions. A good way to brainstorm is to use a word map that indicates your ideas about different aspects of the topic.
1 Work with a partner. Look at the word map below. Think about crime and
brainstorm different aspects of crime. You may, for example, focus on types of crime, causes and effects of crime, personal experiences with crime, punishments for crime, or any other aspects of crime that occur to you. Write notes about vour thoughts on the word map. Add as many lines to the word map as you wish.
2 Share your ideas with another pair of classmates.
О BUILDING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE ON THE TOPIC: TECHNICAL TERMS
Many fields of study have technical terms that you need to know in order to understand and discuss topics in that field.
Read the technical terms for various types of crime and their definitions (given in parentheses) in the left column of the chart below. Then listen to a series of radio crime reports. As you listen, write the number of the report next to the type of crime that is being reported.
2 t Compare your answers with a partner.