Can a video game lead to murder? - PAU Galicia inglés 2007

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Can a video game lead to murder?18-year-old Devin Moore, found in the driver’s seat of a car in Alabama at 7am, was driven to the local police station. He had no criminal record but was suspected of stealing the car. While being interrogated, he suddenly took the policeman’s gun and shot three men dead before escaping.
If those acts of violence had been a video game, Moore would have won. He’d played it before. For months he’d sat for hours in front of a video monitor stealing cars, beating prostitutes and finally killing policemen. The game was Grand Theft Auto, which has sold over 35 million copies worldwide.
A few years ago, video games were just fun, but now realistic games played at home have become an integral part of many people’s daily lives, especially for children. Child psychologists report that children’s school marks fall, they stop playing sports and stop socializing with their friends. Research shows that their brains learn to respond in certain ways to certain stimuli, like an arrest, in Moore’s case.
Video games cannot be separated from other forms of entertainment, such as magazines, books or films, many of which routinely show violence, and these games are one of many factors which could transform a player into a killer, such as a child’s home life. In fact, Devin Moore came from a broken home; his parents separated when he was young. When arrested, he asked the police to shoot him. When the sentence of death by lethal injection was read, his words were: “Life is like a video game. You have to die sometime.”

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READING COMPREHENSION


1. Write a summary of the text in English, including the most important points, using your own words whenever possible (maximum 40 words).


2. Explain in English the meaning of the following expressions as used in the text:


3. Complete the second sentence of each pair so that it has the same meaning as the first one.

a) He had no criminal record but was suspected of stealing the car.
b) Video games cannot be separated from other forms of entertainment.

4. Answer the following questions in your own words. The information must be taken from the text.


WRITING

5. What can parents do to help children spend their free time in a better way? 

(Approximately 80 words)

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