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How Does Money Laundering Work?

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Video Length: 4:46

Updated on: 01/09/2021

Lesson Time: 1–2 hrs.

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Lesson Description

In this ESL lesson plan for adults and teens, students watch an animated TED-Ed video about how money laundering works. It includes discussion questions, conversation, and other activities about white-collar and financial crimes. Students learn some important vocabulary words, phrases, and expressions from the video. The post-viewing section includes activities for listening, pronunciation, and prepositions. The grammar activity features the usage of the past perfect and the third conditional. There are additional speaking tasks included, as well as a quiz and review section.

Video Description

Money laundering is the term for any process that “cleans” illegally obtained funds of their “dirty” criminal origins, allowing them to be used within the legal economy. And the practice is about as old as money itself. But how does it actually work? Delena D. Spann describes the ins and outs of money laundering.

Lesson Activities

White-Collar Crimes, Financial Crimes, Mafia
Short Answers, Multiple Choice
Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Prepositions
Third Conditional, Past Perfect
Quiz & Review + Bonus Activity

Lesson Topics

Finance, Money Laundering, Crime, Mafia

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