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Crime vocabulary
Complete the text with the words below. There are two extra items.

The man was about to ________ a young lady in the street and take her bag. People around stopped him before he rode off on his scooter and called the police. Two police officers arrived on the ________ immediately and decided to arrest the suspect. At the police station he was kept waiting because the inspector had to question another man who had tried to ________ a house, looking for money and jewels. This type of ________ is very common in residential areas, while ________ on trains and buses is more common in the centre of town. Luckily, these two people were caught before they could commit more serious crimes, like a bank ________ with weapons. It takes a lot of time and money to fight crime.
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Summative exercise
Complete the text with the words below.

Magistrates are not legally trained and usually sit in panels of two or three. They cannot normally ________ people to prison for periods of time over six months. Magistrates can impose a ________, a certain amount of money to pay, or ________, like doing unpaid work in the community. They hope the offender will realise that they ________ committed the crime.
Crown Courts ________ more serious criminal cases. A judge and a jury of 12 people will be present to hear the case. The jury know nothing about the trial before they come to court. If they ________ something about the case, they couldn't have been chosen. Their job is to listen when witnesses or other people ________ and to decide whether or not the accused is guilty. The judge will then decide the punishment for the offence.   
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A crime scene
Two students witnessed a suspicious scene near the school and are reporting it to their teacher. Read the text and say if the sentences are true (T), false (F) or not given (NG).

We both saw a short, fair-haired man, who looked around 40, approaching a young woman. He whispered something in her ear and she stepped back in fright. She clutched her handbag as if she was scared that he wanted to rob her, but he didn't move. The young lady wanted to walk away but the man had grabbed her arm. Then he seemed to be getting angry: his eyes flashed and we were afraid he might attack her. She screamed. A police officer who had heard the noise came running towards them. The man immediately let go of her arm and seemed to calm down. The officer asked them what was going on and the young lady – quite surprisingly – said that nothing had happened. We don't know who the man was. Maybe he was a drug dealer threatening her because she hadn't paid him, but she didn't look like a drug user. Perhaps he was blackmailing her, or she had witnessed a robbery… Or do you think we've been watching too many crime series on TV?
A: A tall, elegant man went up to a young lady.
B: The students thought that the man wanted to attack the young lady.
C: She was so scared by the man that she started screaming.
D: The man calmed down when he saw the officer approaching.
E: The two boys think that the young lady looked like a drug addict.
F: The two boys had just watched a crime series on TV.
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Past perfect
Complete the sentences with what the police officer had or hadn't done to help solve the crime. Use the verbs in brackets. Use contracted forms where possible.

By Sunday evening, the police officer:

________ (go) to inspect the gym.

________ (interview) the owner of the gym.

________ (find out) who was in the gym on Friday.

________ (not speak) to the instructors.

________ (look for) evidence.

________ (not write) his report.
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Past perfect vs. past simple
Complete the sentences with the past simple or past perfect of the verbs in brackets. Use contracted forms where possible.

When I was on my way to the supermarket, I ________ (realise) that I________ (leave) my wallet at home.

Yesterday, we ________ (see) a young man who________ (just / get) out of a car when the police arrested him.

The young woman ________ (stop) crying by the time the ambulance ________ (come).

________ (Kevin / take) a photo of the mugger before the police ________ (arrive) on the scene?
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Law and justice
Complete the text with the verbs below. There are two extra items.

The thief tried to ________ the charge.

It took the investigators two months to ________ the burglars.

After the attack, the police tried to ________ the criminals on foot.

You have to be really sure before you ________ someone of a crime.

The team had to ________ the murderer before he committed another crime.

There needs to be enough evidence before a jury can ________ a person.

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Crime in schools
Listen to the programme and say if the sentences are true (T) or false (F).

A: This is a programme about education.
B: The presenter asked a local headmaster what crimes he had to deal with in school.
C: The headmaster said that there was very little crime in his school.
D: According to the headmaster, the students found drugs the most worrying social crime.
E: A good relationship with the local police ought to have helped the situation.
F: The headmaster thought that what had really helped with bullying in his school was talking to all the students involved.
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Third conditional
Choose the correct alternative to complete the sentences.

If she ________ for the talent contest, she might have become a star.

The students ________ in the research if the experts had thought they were experienced enough.

We ________ the promotion if we'd known it implied so much extra work.

If my sister ________ that he was lying to her, she would never have accepted the date.

It ________ if she hadn't gone out with him at all.

The politician would have answered the journalists' questions if they ________ so aggressive.
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Disapproval and regret in the past
Complete the sentences with should and the verb in the brackets in correct form. Use contracted forms where possible.

Many students have been sent home with flu this week. They ________ (not come) to school if they weren't feeling well.

He's usually so smartly dressed but he came to the wedding in jeans. He ________ (wear) something a bit more elegant.

I didn't know you were using my laptop. You ________ (ask) me before you took it.

What they said to Oliver was wrong. They ________ (not speak) to him so rudely, especially as it wasn't his fault.

We feel a bit guilty about the whole thing. We ________ (not leave) the party without helping to clear up. We didn't even say goodbye to the hosts.

Our guests ________ (be) here at lunchtime and they haven't rung yet to tell us what the problem is.
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Summative exercise
Choose the correct alternative to complete the dialogue.

Phil: I can't believe it! I can't find my wallet again! When I went to get it from my bedroom, I realised that I ________ put it there last night. It may be in the kitchen.
Jennifer: Don't tell me you've lost it again! You ________ have left it lying around. Last time you did, Mum found it in your jeans in the dirty clothes. You ________ have been more careful with it. Do you remember when you dropped it in the town centre last month? If a thief had seen it, they ________ have taken it. But you were lucky and someone found it and gave it to the police.
Phil: You're right, but I never carry much cash in it. You have to be careful of ________ in busy pedestrian areas.
Jennifer: Yes, it can be a problem when the shops are busy. Did you hear about the ________ last Saturday night? A scooter rode up and a young man stole a girl's handbag. Luckily, she wasn't badly hurt.
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