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Unit three: Crime and punishment

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  • Blackmail (extorsión)

  • Fraud

  • Tax evasion

  • Forgery (falsificación)

  • Hacking

...when a man seized her handbag and ran. The incident was witnessed by an employee

That´s the lady I stole the handbag from.

After picking out the items he wanted to buy... Suddenly, he was overcome by a strange desire to rob the place.

He demanded all the cash from the grocery till. The cashier handed it to him ad he made his gateway

It seems that stress reduces one´s ability to deal with new situations or ideas

… by pretending to have a gun...to two different cashpoints, where he withdrew money

Vocabulary & Grammar

WORDS RELATED TO CRIME

VERB

CRIME

CRIMINAL

To rob (a bank)

Robbery

Rober

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Theft

Thief

To kidnap

Kidnapping

Kidnapper

Shoplift (hurto)

Shoplifting

shoplifter

To burgle (a house)

Burglary

Burglar

To murder

Murder

Murderer

To hijack (an aircraft)

Hijack/hijacking

Hijacker

COLLOCATIONS

Pay a fine (multa)

Commit a crime

Serve time (condena)

Plead guilty

Break the law

Take to court

Reach a verdict

Writing

  • List points

    • Firstly

    • To begin/start with

    • in the first place

    • finally

    • last but not least

  • Emphasise

    • in fact

    • as a matter of fact

  • Express result consequence

    • Therefore

    • In this case

    • For this reason

    • Consequently

    • As a result

  • Add more points

    • In addition (to this)

    • Furthermore

    • Moreover

    • What is more

    • Also

    • Apart from this

    • besides

    • another point worth mentioning is

  • Express contrast

    • Althought

    • In spite of

    • Despite

    • However

    • But

  • Sum up

    • In conclusion

    • To sum up

    • All in all

    • On the whole

    • Taking everything into account

  • Give an example

    • For example

    • Such as

    • Particularly

    • Especially

    • Take for instance

  • Express cause/reason

    • Because of

    • As

    • Since

    • Due to

    • Owing to

  • Give your opinion

    • In my opinion/view

    • Personally

    • I believe

    • The way I see it

    • From my point of view

    • I am in favour of

    • My belief is that

Speaking

Press charges

Wallet

Victim

Break into (to enter by force)

Pickpocket

Reform

Prevention

Community service

Reform

Poverty

Minor crimes

Set an example

Knock on the door

To steal something from someone

To charge somebody with a crime

To blame somebody for doing something

Glossary

pursue |pəˈsjuː|

verb (pursues, pursuing, pursued) [ with obj. ]

1 follow or chase (someone or something): the officer pursued the van | figurative : a heavily indebted businessman was being pursued by creditors.

red-handed

adjective

used to indicate that a person has been discovered in or just after the act of doing something wrong or illegal: I caught him red-handed, stealing a wallet.

inmate |ˈɪnmeɪt|

noun

a person living in an institution such as a prison or hospital.

lock 1 |lɒk|

noun

1 a mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened, typically operated by a key. the key turned firmly in the lock.

till 2 |tɪl|

noun

a cash register or drawer for money in a shop, bank, or restaurant. there were queues at the till. checkout tills.

withdraw |wɪðˈdrɔː|

verb (pastwithdrew |-ˈdruː| ; past participlewithdrawn |-ˈdrɔːn| ) [ with obj. ]

1 remove or take away (something) from a particular place or position: Ruth withdrew her hand from his | she prised open the lid and withdrew a slim diamond ring.

take (money) out of an account: normally you can withdraw up to £50 in cash.

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