Business workshop
Morality and Law: Capital Punishment
Strange Laws
1 person reads, others try to guess the country
In New York
  • A person must not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
  • While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
  • Slippers cannot be worn after 10:00 P.M.
  • Doors of all public buildings must open outwards.
  • It is illegal to sell your children.
  • Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
  • You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
  • All persons wishing to keep a rhinoceros as a pet must obtain a $100 license first.
In England
  • London Hackney Carriages (taxis/cabs) must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.
  • Those wishing to purchase a television must also buy a license.
  • It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.
  • It is legal for a male to urinate in public, unless it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.
In Switzerland
  • Clothes must not be hung to dry on Sunday.
  • You must not wash your car on a Sunday.
  • It is considered an offense to mow your lawn on a Sunday, because it causes too much noise.
  • It is illegal to flush the toilet after 10 P.M. if you live in an apartment.
  • A man cannot relieve himself while standing up, after 10 P.M.
In France
  • Between the hours of 8AM and 8PM, 70% of music on the radio must be by French artists.
  • It is illegal to kiss on railways in France.
  • No pig may be addressed as Napoleon by its owner.
In Scotland
  • It is illegal to be a drunk while in possession of a cow.
Vocabulary
Explain the meaning in pairs
Blackmail
steal
robber
hijacker
kidnapper
fraud
bribe
shoplift
burglary
Break into hostage
witness
court
criminal
to commit a crime
Plead
innocent
guilty
verdict
forbid
blame
inmate
jail
arson
assault
probation
prosecution
Corporal punishment
solicitor
Capital punishment
serve
time
mug
community service
trial
illegal
law
treason
perjury
evidencefine
confess
deny
Debates
Angels and Demons – Pro and Contra
The death of dogma is the birth of morality .
— Immanuel Kant
Modelling a situation
Put all the characters in an order from 1 to 5 according to their guilt and explain why
There was a shipwreck and only 5 people survived: a man, his best friend, his bride, a sailor and a priest. The man (groom) was thrown to one small island and everyone else — on a different one. The sailor was the only oe who had a boat. The wife asked the sailor to take her to her groom and the sailor agreed but on the condition that she slept with him. She went to the priest to ask for advice but he only told her that there is only "God's will that matters". The bride then went to the sailor, slept with him and he took her to the husband. And everything would be alright if the best friend hadn't told him about her cheating.

Your task: put all the characters in an order from 1 to 5 according to their guilt and explain why.

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