Sunday, 16 May 2010
TEACHER ON TRIAL FOR ATTACKING STUDENT
Listen to the following piece of news about a teacher in UK who has been accused of attacking a student and try to fill in the blanks. Write down the missing words in the voicethread below:
A teacher in England is on ______________ for attacking a teenage student with a metal dumbbell. Peter Harvey, 50, is ______________ charges of attempted murder for the attack, which took place in July, 2009. The student, who cannot be named for ______________ reasons, suffered a fractured skull and severe cuts to his face. The boy, then 14, was repeatedly hit on the head with the 3kg ______________. He was left unconscious and ______________ to hospital. Students who witnessed the attack said Harvey’s anger seemed to give him ______________ power. They told the court that he was screaming, “die, die, die” as he was hitting the youngster. Harvey ______________ attempted murder but has admitted causing serious bodily harm. The case is a ______________ talking point among teachers and students in England.
The media reports the boy was a ______________ troublemaker in the class. He has a long ______________ of disrupting lessons. The court heard the boy received a disciplinary ______________ nine times last year. Reports are he would try to make Mr Harvey angry and then use his mobile phone to take videos of him. He then mailed the video around the school. The ______________ bad behaviour caused Harvey to take time off work with ______________ health problems. He told a colleague he wanted to harm someone. A counsellor told him he was too ______________ and needed to let his anger out. The ______________ asked the boy whether he thought it was funny to try to make a teacher angry who had been off ill. The boy replied: "There was nothing funny about him. What was ______________ was we were just having a good time with our friends."