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ESL English Lesson: The Most Corrupt Countries
D.J. Robinson

British Prime Minister David Cameron was recently caught on camera at Buckingham Palace in London telling The Queen that the leaders of some “fantastically corrupt countries” were coming to Britain for an anti-corruption conference.

Among the world leaders attending the conference at Lancaster House in London were the leaders of Nigeria and Afghanistan. When a reporter asked the Nigerian President if his country was corrupt he replied, “Yes”.

Representatives from the governments of Panama and the British Virgin Islands ironically weren’t invited to the conference. This is odd considering the recent publication of ‘The Panama Papers’ that highlighted the tax affairs of wealthy individuals from around the world who shelter their money in these countries.

Article Quiz: 1) Name the British Prime Minister. 2) What was the conference in London about? 3) Name three countries at the conference. 4) What did the British Prime Minister want the countries at the London conference to acknowledge? 5) What did the article say about the EU? --- Role Play: In groups. One of you is the interviewer. The others are one of the following people. You are in the Discussion FM radio studio in London. Today’s interview is about: The Most Corrupt Countries. 1) A representative from the EU. 2) A journalist. 3) An organiser at the London AntiCorruption conference. 4) A Nigerian/Afghan at the conference.

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