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(Updated on 07/04/2013)

 


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Violence + Death

 


Vocabulary :


  • Words for Bodies of Lawmakers
    "This post discusses an assortment of words employed in English to refer to a group of people
    responsible for representing the general populace and passing laws, or to pertain to the room in which they meet to do so, or both."

    (dailywritingtips.com)

  • A town crier, or bellman, "is an officer of the court who makes public pronouncements as required by the court (cf. Black's Law Dictionary).
    The crier can also be used to make public announcements in the streets. Criers often dress elaborately, by a tradition dating to the 18th century, in a red and gold robe, white breeches, black boots and a tricorne hat.
    They carry a handbell to attract people's attention, as they shout the words "Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!" before making their announcements." 

    (Wikipedia)



    Liverpool appoints Terry Stubbings as town crier
    - 23 September 2011
    "Mr Stubbings will take part in civic and ceremonial events and welcome passengers arriving at Liverpool's Cruise Liner Terminal."

    (BBC)


    See The Ancient and Honourable Guild of Town Criers

    (ahgtc.org.uk)


  • Bail
    "Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court to persuade it to release a suspect from jail,
    on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail (and possibly be brought up
    on charges of the crime of failure to appear)."

    (Wikipedia)
  • Diplomatic immunity 
    "is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments that ensures that diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country's laws (although they can be expelled)..."

    (Wikipedia)
  • Foreclosure "is when someone who has lent money to a person or organization so that they can buy property takes possession of the property
    because the money has not been repaid..."
    (Reverso)
    ( = "saisie" )


  • The court - vocabulary with pronunciation and definitions (visual.merriam-webster.com)

 

  • WEX - a law dictionary and encyclopedia (topics.law.cornell.edu)
  • Inside the courtroom (usdoj.gov) :
    A Federal Prosecutor s Job: The Role of the Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Justice System
    Additional Federal Court Personnel Staff
    Glossary of Legal Terms




  • Courts of law - Setting the scene (accompagné de dessins) - (factmonster.com)

 

 

Cliparts / Pictures :


Art :

  • The art of the court trial - VIDEO - 9 April 2016
    "Almost 100 court sketches have been donated to the Library of Congress in Washington where they will eventually form part of an exhibition.
    Artists have captured iconic moments ranging from Michael Jackson's acquittal to the moment murderer Charles Manson lunged for his judge."

    (BBC)

 

History / Facts :

 

 

  • Dog sentenced to death by stoning
    "A Jerusalem rabbinical court recently sentenced a wandering dog to death by stoning.
    The cruel sentence stemmed from the suspicion that the spirit of a famous secular lawyer, who insulted the court's judges 20 years ago, had been transferred into the dog's body...
    Still offended, one of the judges sentenced the poor animal to death by stoning, recruiting the neighborhood's children to carry out the order.
    Luckily, the dog managed to escape...
    The Let the Animals Live organization filed a complaint with the police against Rabbi Levin."

    (ynetnews.com)

 

  • My furry client bleats not guilty
    "SWITZERLAND is going to new extremes in the battle to improve life for its animals.
    The country of Heidi and cuckoo clocks will hold a referendum in March on whether domesticated creatures should have the right to be represented by lawyers in court...
    If the referendum is approved, every canton in Switzerland will be obliged to appoint a lawyer to act for pets as well as farm animals and defend them from abuse."

    (timesonline.co.uk)

 

  • British judges
    "processed towards the House of Commons after a service at Westminster Abbey which marked the start of the legal year
    - a custom which dates to the Middle Ages." (October 2008)
    (BBC)

 

  • 10 Supreme Court Cases Every Teen Should Know
    Issues:
    - Freedom of Speech at School (You Have the Right To Express Yourself - Up to a Point)
    - Privacy Rights at School (Your Belongings Can Be Searched, But Not Arbitrarily)
    - School Discipline (Teachers Can Use Corporal Punishment, If Your Locality Allows It)
    - Juveniles and Serious Crime (Teens Can Be Tried as Adults)...
    (nytimes.com)

 

 

Idioms :

  • Zimbabwe by Bob Marley :
    "To divide and rule could only tear us apart"

 

INTERACTIVE exercises :

  • Criminals - 3 pages (British Council)
    "Below are the names of 10 different types of criminals.
    Underneath are the definitions of these criminals.
    Can you put the words in the right spaces? "

 

  • English for Law (difficult) :
    - Vocabulary (French-English)
    - Collocations...
    (u-picardie.fr)

 

Exercises TO PRINT :

 

Lesson plans :

  • Puzzle-playing jurors sink Australian drugs trial
    "An Australian judge was forced to abandon a three-month drugs trial when jurors admitted they were doing sudoku puzzles to fight off boredom..."
    (AFP)

    Un procès annulé parce que les jurés jouaient au Sudoku - approche bilingue + 2 extraits audio (mp3) - ACCES PAR MOT DE PASSE
    (sabironlangues.typepad.fr/vigilangues)

  • Eminem wins bully lyrics case (Breaking News English)
    - a lesson plan
    with "news article, listening (MP3 file), podcast, communication activities, pair work, discussion, reading and vocabulary exercises."

 

 

Webquests :

  • A MOCK TRIAL: "THE CASE OF LADY BUCKINGHAM" - a webquest
    "The charge: Lord Buckingham accuses his wife Lady Buckingham of punching him and sending him to hospital during their 2nd Valentine's dinner.
    Lord Buckingham claims that he discovered by chance during this dinner that Lady Buckingham is a suffragette activist. He lodges a complaint against his wife. He wants to get a divorce and receive compensations for his injuries. Thanks for helping me in this civil case..."
    (Valérie Gely - my-english-courses.com)

 

 

Conversation questions :

 

Cartoons : (Si le lien est inaccessible, enregistrer l'image pour obtenir la taille initiale.)

   

 

Cartoon: American Justice
"This cartoon by Steve Bell
from The Guardian relates to the
execution by lethal injection
of death row inmate Troy Davis 
in Georgia.
The execution went ahead despite 
serious doubts about Davis's guilt
,
after the US supreme court refused
a last-minute appeal..."

COMMENT + LINKS
(englishblog.com)

 


Cartoon: TV Judges
"This cartoon by Gary Barker from
The Sun relates to news that the
Government are to overturn a ban
on filming in courtrooms
in England and Wales."

+ COMMENT + VOCABULARY
+ LINKS

(englishblog.com)

See History / Facts

 

 

Foreclosure
(cagle.com)
"Foreclosure is when someone who has
lent money to a person or organization
so that they can buy property takes possession of the property
because the money has not been
repaid..."
(Reverso)
( = "saisie" )

 

 

 

The world is just
(afsc.net)

- UPDATED

 

 

An accomplice
or a lawyer ?

(cartoonstock.com)

 

The world is just.
(medicareadvocacy.org)

You want the truth... ?
(cartoonstock.com)


A lawyer
(vakilno1.com)



A courtroom

- with animals
(vegetus.org)

 

 

 

INTERACTIVE games :

 

Songs :

 

  • A criminal mind by Styx :
    "I've spent my life behind these steel bars
    I've paid my debt in time
    But being brought to justice
    That was my only crime
    I don't regret action
    I'd do the same again"
  • 'Not for sale' by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from the Crystal Cave)
    "Man's law will take your breath away
    Man's law will take the light from day
    Man's law will protect the lawless..."
  • Zimbabwe by Bob Marley :
    "To divide and rule could only tear us apart"

 

Videos :

  • The art of the court trial - VIDEO - 9 April 2016
    "Almost 100 court sketches have been donated to the Library of Congress in Washington where they will eventually form part of an exhibition.
    Artists have captured iconic moments ranging from Michael Jackson's acquittal to the moment murderer Charles Manson lunged for his judge."

    (BBC)

 

Cinema :

 

 



From "Philadelphia" -  a 1993 American drama film
with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington.
It was inspired by the story of Geoffrey Bowers,
an attorney who in 1987 sued the law firm Baker & McKenzie
 for unfair dismissal in one of the first AIDS discrimination cases."

(Wikipedia)