Crime Doesn’t Pay

Hi Everyone,

Today we started off with a review of using more than one adjective before a noun. Believe it or not, we put these adjectives in a specific order. For example, I like pink Dutch tulips. The “pink” is the color and “Dutch” is the origin, which describes where the tulips came from. Most people put these adjectives in order without much thought because it just sounds right. But there is an order we follow and here it is with some examples:Image result for osascompJust try to remember that acronym OSASCOMP and you will be in great shape! Here’s the practice exercise with the answers we did together in class. The easiest way to remember this is just to practice it.

 Today’s topic was “Crime Doesn’t Pay” which means – if you do something illegal, you will probably be caught and punished. We reviewed some vocabulary about types of crimes and criminal activities.Image result for crime vocabulary

We all considered this following situation – “You are coming home after a hard day at work when you are held up at knifepoint by a teenager.” (“to be held up at knifepoint means that someone is threatening you with a knife and wants to take your money”)

We then discussed how would you feel in this situation? What would you do? Well, this did happen to Julio Diaz, a social worker from NYC. First listen to Julio’s story here Julio Diaz Talks About His Mugging. After listening we talked about Julio’s actions and why he did what he did and why it was unusual. Julio’s narrative was a little difficult to follow, with a lot of slang, so we watched this video which has Julio telling his story with the transcript. Take another look here:

We talked about this strange encounter between Julio and the teenager, would we do something like this? We agreed that Julio showed a lot of kindness, bravery and empathy for the teenager, and seemed to really want to help him. In the end Julio got his wallet back and the teenager’s knife, and the teenager got $20 from Julio.  As Julio said,”I figure, you know, if you treat people right, you can only hope that they treat you right. It’s as simple as it gets in this complicated world.”  Here’s a copy of  the Transcript Julio Diaz so you can read along and listen. Thanks to you all for sharing your personal experiences and thoughts on today’s topic.

Words of the day

mischievous (adjective) : causing or tending to cause annoyance or minor harm or damage                                                                                                                                      Our new puppy is very mischievous, he keeps chewing on my shoes!

mope (verb) : to behave in a way that shows you are unhappy and depressed              After her divorce, all she did was mope around the house all day.

baggy (adjective) : { of clothing} – very loose: not tight                                                         He likes to sleep in baggy cotton pants and a T shirt.

Remember to relax and practice! (Don’t forget OSASCOMP)

Don’t let this rainy weather get you down, we need it for those May flowers!!

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