Writing about Youth Crime – a Success Story

Here is a really brilliant topic resource for any student who needs to write an essay about Youth problems. It is a news report from the UK’s Sky News about a highly successful scheme set up to offer young men who have been excluded from school for bad behaviour a new and different way to get an education.

This report covers many of the big issues you need to deal with in Writing and Speaking tasks dealing with Youth, Community, Crime, Education, and also Sport. Better than that, it describes a successful solution – great to read and pure gold for students who are expected to offer solutions to social problems in their compositions.

Picture from Sky News

Here’s the link to the written article Tackling Youth Crime – through Boxing:


I’ve covered the vocabulary from this article in a special edition of Daily Words. It also has an additional listening exercise from Elllo.

There are also a series of videos to watch featuring the young guys and their teachers talking about the impact the scheme has had.

Read, watch, listen and study this lot carefully and you will have ticked off another important topic study in your exam course and be ready to impress your teachers and examiners in a whole range of Writing or Speaking tasks!

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