This week we will be studying 'Can'.
The topic for this week is: Goals
Pt. 3 - Small Talk Topics:
Long or short-term goals / Making goals / Bucket list
This week, we will be talking about many different things, including:
Whether dogs are the best pets / What you think you should always do / What the first thing you do after payday is / Tell the class about a mistake you made while travelling / If following your heart is better than following your head / Who you call when you're in trouble
The topics for discussion in Talk 中級 this week are:
If a major criminal had gone thorough a severely traumatic history, should that affect the outcome of the sentencing for their own crimes? / In your opinion, who has effected our current state of living the most in the history of mankind / What some of your favourite English words or Kanji are, and if you like it for its visual balance, for it's meaning, or for other profound reasons
A boy who was apparently bullied for years was sucker punched by two of his classmates which resulted in his death.
A video that circulated on social media showed the boy being both hit in the face and from behind before falling and hitting his head on the ground.
They boys involved were charged with manslaughter and given 150 hours of community service.
This story has caused a lot of uproar with the leniency of the verdict. What do you think about it?
Minors should be given the same treatment as adults
Rehabilitation is the best path forward.
Severe punishment (Prison) would be a stronger deterrent.
What would be the best way to deter kids from doing things like this?
It’s a school’s responsibility to take bullying seriously/get involved.
The teachers, principal etc. are as guilty as the two boys.
The judge’s ruling has taught kids they can get away with murder.
The school system has taken power away from teachers so It’s impossible to discipline students due to fear of repercussions (being sued etc.)
Criminals should be given a second chance
Profit driven private prison systems do not help society.
The most common crimes in Japan?
Have you ever had a brush with crime or criminal activities?