Let's watch a movie made in 2014.
The aim is to improve your listening skills in English by finding answers to specific questions on a social issue.
'The Culture High' looks at the criminalisation of marijuana. and focuses on the U.S.
Q1. Possible ways of defining a culture are put forward:
e.g. the way we police ourselves
What are the others?
Q2. List the arguments FOR / AGAINST legalising marijuana according to this movie.
What is the supporting evidence?
Q3. Addiction and schzrophrenia are the two main myths about what marijuana use will lead to.
What evidence do the experts put forward to argue that these are false claims?
Q4 Why do people seek out distractions such as drugs?
Q5 In your own words, what is the pyschology behind addiction?
Q6. What do people get out of their addictions?
Q7.What life experiences (traumas) may lead to addiction?
Q8. Why does Dr Gabor argue that addicts should NOT be punished?
Q9. What drugs are sanctioned by US society? Are they the same in your society?
Q10. If marijuana were legalised in your country, what do you think would happen?
Q11. Can we live in a society that is both free and drug-free?
As always, to be fully informed you need to read widely. Conflicting views on marijuana use may be analysed on these websites.
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