Respond to these statements or questions confirming the crime in each one.
1 A: He broke into the house, didn't he?
B: Yes, he's been charged with ....burglary . .
2 A: He killed his wife?
B: Yes, he's been charged with
3 A: She stole clothes from that department store, didn't she? B: Yes, and she's been charged
4 A: The man on the motorbike didn't mean to kill the boy. B: No, but he's been ..
5 A: He took the money from her bag?
B: Yes, but they caught him and he's .
Find the best noun on the right to follow each verb on the left.
5 break into
a a gun
b a house
c the door
d a crime
e the law
f to prison
6. Fill the gaps in these questions with a suitable word. What's your opinion?
1 Do you think the police should guns?
2 Do you think the police should be to stop people without a reason?
3 Do you agree with capital .. for certain crimes such as murder?
4 Do you think tougher punishments will help to crime?
/English Vocabulary in Use. Pre-intermediate and Intermediate. Second edition. Stuart Redman/
7. If you commit a crime, you may be:
sent to prison
Put these actions in the correct order.
Put each of the following words and phrases into its correct place in the passage below.
Crime violates the laws of a community, (1)_______________ or nation. It is punishable in accordance with these (2)_____________ . The definition of crime varies according to time and place, but the laws of most (3)_____________ consider as crimes such (4)______________ as arson, (5)_____________ , burglary, (6)________________ , murder, and (7)______________ .
Not all offences against the law are (8)______________ . The laws that set down the punishments for crimes form the (9)________________ . This law defines as crimes those offences considered most harmful to the (10)_______________ . On the other hand, a (11)_____________ may wrong someone else in some other way that offends the (12)_____________ law.
The common law recognizes three (13)______________ of crime: treason, (14)_____________, and misdemeanour . Death or (15)______________ is the usual (16)_______________ for treason. Laws in the United States, for example, define a felony as a crime that is punishable by a (17)____________ of one year or more in a state or federal (18)______________ . A person who commits a (19)______________ may be punished by a (20)______________ or a jail term of less than one year.
/ Tests in English: thematic vocabulary. Mariusz Misztal /
9. Gun culture. The transcript below is from National Public Radioฎ. Complete the gaps with the words given.
shoot commit carry probation stab homicide shootings law enforcement criminals
PACKING A PIECE
The popular image of urban (1) . is one of urban gang battles and drive-by (2) . But half the people who kill each other also know one another. Many are members of the same family. Jerry Gliden is director of the Chicago Crime Commission, a non-profit organization that monitors why people (3) . violent crimes.
They have a lot of pressure on them, put on them by various agencies - whether it's (4) . or social work or the landlord or the police or whoever. And if the wife goes out and does something, or if the husband goes out and gets drunk and there's a big argument, and then sometimes one of them will wait till the other one goes to sleep and shoot them or (5) . them. The gangs - it's over street turf or to show just how tough they are. Sometimes they'll (6) .. a group on the corner just to see if - see how the gun works. Makes no sense at all. The availability of a gun often makes a big difference between a mere argument and a shooting. And the deadlier the weapon, the more likely it is that someone will die.
Gwen Fitzgerald, of Handgun Control, says (7) know this and they're looking for the most powerful guns they can find.
One veteran (8) .. officer said, you know, 20 years ago when he started, all criminals were not armed. And then, you know, in the 60s and 70's, yeah, they were armed with the Saturday Night Special handguns - very small, easily concealable handguns, usually a few rounds, maybe six or eight rounds. Now not only all the criminals (9) . guns, but they've got semi-automatic technology.
/adapted from Key Words in the Media. Bill Mascull/