second series 1: gambling troubles
Problem Gambling: discussion activities
(a) If gambling is legal then more and more people will become problem gamblers.
(b) Whether or not gambling is legal, there will always be gamblers.
- In groups of three or four, take turns telling stories about your own gambling. (The stories should be between two and four minutes long.)
- If you have never gambled, tell a gambling story about someone you know.
- When the first person has told a story, a second person repeats it. After the second person has finished, a third person corrects any mistakes the second person made in repeating the story. Then the second person becomes the first person and the process is repeated.
something that is 'legal' is not against the law
people who are 'susceptible' to becoming problem gamblers are people who will likely become problem gamblers if they have the opportunity.
'illegal ' is the opposite of 'legal'; if something is illegal it *is* against the law
if you 'resist a temptation,' you stop yourself from doing something that you want to do but which would be bad for you. [the verbal form of 'temptation ' is 'tempt. ' If you tempt someone, you try to get them to do something they know they should not do; the noun form of 'resist' is 'resistance.']
'criminals' are people who commit 'crimes.' In other words, they are people who do things that are against the law.
'society' here means the citizens of the country where gambling is illegal
a 'benefit' is something that is good for a person or group of people ['benefit' is both a noun and a verb]
when something that was illegal in the past is made legal, it is 'legalized'
if three people, for example, 'take turns' at some activity, the first person does something; then the second person does it and then the third person. Then it 's the first person's 'turn' to do it again