SBU: 1.5 End products: a. conversation (approx. 5 minutes) b. list of vocabulary related to committing an offence Needed: internet, dictionary cassette recorder, Digilab or a teacher for a final assessment
Je hebt deze opdracht naar behoren uitgevoerd als je in een discussie met een autoriteit op beleefde wijze je standpunt kunt duidelijk maken. Je taal is toereikend, al komt een minder gebruikelijk woord soms ook voor. Het tempo is vrij vast, hoewel ook aarzelingen voorkomen als je zoekt naar een goede uitdrukking. Enige complexe zinsvormen komen voor. Je uitspraak is duidelijk, met een natuurlijke intonatie.
Situation You are on holiday/a traineeship in Singapore, a ‘fine’ city. That is to say, the city where police hold a record of most fines given in the entire world. You get stopped for having committed an offence. Try to convince the police officer of your innocence…
Assignment for 2 students teamwork roleplay Tip: first read the two background articles (see links on next page) – then do your idiom assignment
You can find out more about Singapore and its culture of ‘fining’ by clicking -herehere and -herehere Make Notes!
1)Think up a list of 20 Dutch words/expressions that are associated with getting fined. Next translate these words into English. Of course, your notes may be handy now, too. 2)Look up the translation of those words you do not know yet. Obviously, you can do this in a conventional dictionary or on internet: 3)It may also be inspiring to use the following site: A fine
Assignment - instructions 1.-- One of you has to be the police officer giving the fine 2.and one of you is the tourist trying to get out of it. 3.Read the next page to see for which offences you may be fined in Singapore….and work out a possible situation.
Law-Life Singapore's laws are severe by most standards. One visit to the island and you'll be convinced that they be imposed everywhere on earth. Some of these you ought to know... If you are the one who loves to chomp and champ on gums, you are in for a big surprise. The sale and importation of chewing gum is banned although possession is not necessarily a criminal offense. So you can bring in a small quantity to chew. This is just to discourage people from chewing it. Smuggling gum into the country is heavy penalty stuff - for a first-time offender, the fine can be close to S$10,000 or a maximum of a year's imprisonment or both. If you do it again, cough up S$20,000 or be ready to be jailed for 2 years or both. Litter and get embarrassed. And, this is not it. First-timers face a fine of up to $1000 and second-timers may be fined S$2000 plus and made to do community services like cleaning public places. They sure teach you lessons !
Smoking is not allowed in public service vehicles, museums, libraries, lifts, theaters, cinemas, air-conditioned restaurants, hair salons, supermarkets, department stores and government offices. If you don't listen, pay S$1000 in fines. But if the urge to light a ciggie is getting to you, rush to pubs, discos, karaoke bars, and nightspots....it's permitted here but not in eating places. Spitting is not done too. Thankfully ! In public places it is an offense subject to a fine of S$1,000 for first-time offenders and S$2,000 for repeat offenders. Trafficking, manufacturing, importing or exporting drugs (more than 15 grams of heroin, 30g of morphine, 30g of cocaine, 500g of cannabis, 200g of cannabis resin and 1.2 kg of opium) carries death penalty, if convicted. Unauthorized traffic in other drugs will give you a minimum sentence of 2 years' imprisonment and 2 strokes of cane (OUCH!) and a maximum sentence of 20 years' imprisonment and 15 strokes of cane. Consuming drugs translates into a maximum of 10 years' imprisonment or fine of S$20,000 or both. The only gambling that you can do are the charity draws, Toto and Singapore Sweep lotteries and on-course betting on horse races at the Singapore Turf Club. The others are all illegal. You better remember to flush public toilets after use otherwise face a fine of up to S$150 for the first offense, S$500 for the second offense, and S$1,000 for subsequent offenses. Go slow, if driving. Speeding is condemned. There are several speed-trap cameras installed around the island to eye you. Don't jaywalk. It is illegal for a pedestrian to come within 50 meters of another pedestrian crossing the street. If you must, then pay a S $50 fine. It is illegal to pee in an elevator. Thank God for small mercies !
Assignment – instructions cont. 1.- When you carry out this assignment for an exam mark, you are NOT ALLOWED to read from a piece of paper! So memorize difficult words and phrases. 2.- Obviously, it may be a good idea, however, to jot down a few points when preparing this conversation…. 3.- Change roles so that each of you can play either part! 4.- and remember: the object is trying to talk yourself out of getting the fine… Click here to go back to the beginning