Have a go hero – Level 2 Group 1 class notes 26th April 2016









  1. Who and whom review

  2. Read about dilemmas and give opinions and say what you would do in that situation

  3. Watch Blackadder’s trial and form an opinion

  4. Read and discuss dilemmas

  5. Read about Ann Timson

  6. Conditionals Kahoot quizzes

Today’s words:

To leg it = to run away

The courtroom:

if/when push comes to shove

if you say that something can be done if push comes to shove, you mean that it can be done if the situation becomes so bad that you have to do it Look, if push comes to shove we’ll just have to sell the car.

without a shadow of a doubt

and beyond the shadow of a doubt

without the smallest amount of doubt. I am certain that I am right, without a shadow of a doubt. I felt the man was guilty beyond the shadow of a doubt.

prosecution noun (LEGAL)

C2 [C or U] the act of prosecuting someone:A number of the cases have resulted in successful prosecution.Doctors guilty of neglect are liable to prosecution.

deceased adjective

C2 dead:the recently deceased Member of Parliament

  • guilty adjective (FEELING)

B1 feeling guilt:I feel so guilty about forgetting her birthday.She must have done something wrong, because she’s looking so guilty.You’ve got a guilty conscience – that’s why you can’t sleep.

defendant noun [C]

a person in a law case who is accused of having done something illegal

  • sentence noun [C] (PUNISHMENT)

B2 a punishment given by a judge in court to a person or organization after they have been found guilty of doing something wrong:He got a heavy/light sentence (= he was severely/not severelypunished).The offence carries a jail/prison/life/five-year sentence.He was given a non-custodial/suspended sentence.

pronounce sentence

(of a judge) to say officially what a punishment will be:The judge will pronounce sentence on the defendant this afternoon.

rash adjective

C2 careless or unwise, without thought for what might happenor result:That was a rash decision – you didn’t think about the costsinvolved.[+ to infinitive] I think it was a bit rash of them to get marriedwhen they’d only known each other for a few weeks.

doubt noun [C or U]

B1 (a feeling of) not being certain about something, especiallyabout how good or true it is:I’m having doubts about his ability to do the job.If there’s any doubt about the rocket’s engines, we ought to cancel the launch.The prosecution has to establish his guilt beyond reasonabledoubt (US beyond a reasonable) doubt.

coward noun [C]

B2 a person who is not brave and is too eager to avoid danger, difficulty, or pain:They branded her a coward for informing on her colleaguesduring the interrogation.

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