Teens|Grammar activating|Int|12. Crime and punishment
Read the puzzle and think about the solutions
- Bobby lives with his parents in London. Last week, while his parents were out, Bobby’s neighbour Susie came round to spend the evening. At 8 o’clock precisely she went out to buy some food from the corner shop five minutes walk away. One minute after she left, two men burst into the house and, ignoring Bobby, took the TV set, the stereo and a computer. Bobby had never seen the men before and they had no legal right to remove the equipment yet he did nothing to stop them. In fact, he didn’t even act surprised by their behaviour. How come?
Match the words to the definitions
Put the types of punishment in order from the least to the most severe
Choose the number and decide what punishment should be given to the people
Read the text and complete it with the missing words
Complete the grammar table with the examples from the text
Read the text and choose the correct option to answer the questions
Private investigators investigated
When I walk into the offices of Wright & Wrong Ltd, a predominantly female firm of private investigators, I have to say I am a little disappointed. My only previous contact with this kind of agencies has been through black and white films from the golden age of Hollywood. So, I expect to see cosy tiny offices and agents working with huge piles of documents at their desks. However, the offices of this firm are light and spacious, with rows of desks. These are tidy and free of paper, but concentrated faces at large computer screens give the place a busy feel.
Jenny Wright, founder of the agency, with a note of irritation in her voice, points to further misconceptions. «Cinema and television are mostly to blame for our reputation. We always work very strictly within the law there’s no violence, no break-ins, and certainly no guns. The work is often far from stimulating. When we’re not dealing with paperwork or internet searches, we’re usually involved in surveillance. And that normally means just sitting around in cars or cafés for hours, waiting for something to happen.»
Not surprisingly, then, patience is an important asset for anyone doing this kind of work. Is that why nine of the twelve investigators in her team are women? «Obviously, women don’t have a monopoly on patience,» replies Jenny diplomatically. Women are often considered to be more sensitive than men. «People open up to women more readily,» she says.
Most of Jenny’s clients are wealthy. Even with the latest hi-tech equipment, such as GPS and long-range listening devices, a detective campaign can last several days. ‘»The technology is freely available and most of what we do could be done by the clients,» explains Jenny, «but they refuse to get involved.»
Complete the second sentence so that it means the same as the first
Watch the video and answer the questions
- What does the scene show?
- Where does the action take place?
- Who are the main heroes?
- What abilities does Sherlock Holmes possess?
- Have you seen these TV series?
Look at the photo and deduce anything about the person
✔️ His hair hasn’t been cut for a long time. He might be a homeless person.
- to shoot a scene
- end of the working day
- around the corner
Read the rule. Rewrite the sentence so that they mean the same using the given words
After the following words you can use infinitive(to do) or perfect infinitive(to have done):
✔️ Detectives are considered to be very attentive.
It is often considered that detectives are very attentive.
✔️ They are believed to have stolen $3 million.
It’s believed that they have stolen $3 million.
Complete the text with active or passive form of the verbs
Rewrite the sentences using the correct form of the verb
Complete the sentence using the given words and looking at the pictures
Read the headline and create a story
The things you have learnt today
- talk about the profession of a detective;
- use passive voice while speaking about crime and punishment;
- understand audios and written texts better.
|1. mugger||4. blackmailer||7. hijacker|
|2. arsonist||5. vandal||8. kidnapper|
|3. murderer||6. pickpocket||9. shoplifter|
|1. sentence||3. community service||5. judge||7. witness|
|2. order||4. death penalty||6. lawyer|
Listen to the interview and complete the sentences with the missing information
Rewrite the sentences in passive forms
Rewrite the sentences in active forms
Complete the text with the words
- Being a spy
- Private investigators
- The most famous person
- A big fine
- Having work done
- Find a clue
- What I can do
- What's your name?
- Look at your result!
- I was arrested
- The trial
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