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Vocabulary: crime and criminals
The thief was caught ________ -handed trying to carry out the ________.

The ________ was found ________ in front of the supermarket, near a ________ vendor's stall.

Police arrested a ________ at the airport last night. He was trying to smuggle ________ goods into the country breaking the copyright law.

People who break the copyright law deprive the government at all levels of essential ________.

Vendors in street stalls might act as ________ for crimnals.
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Summative exercise
For each sentence choose the corresponding collocation for crime. Then click on Confirm.
A: Cold cases are investigated in order to ______ which is still unsolved.
B: My cousin is going to be a policeman because his dream is to ______ in town.
C: Victims have many ways to ______.
D: He had to _______ to become a member of an organized crime group.
E: He was one of those unlucky people who suffered childhood poverty and had to ______ to make a living.
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Word formation: negative prefixes
The killer's target still remains ________ (know).

The policemen were tracking down the thief's mobile phone but it was ________ (possible) to find the thief.

He did not agree with the judge. He said the sentence was ________ (fair) but of course he was wrong.

I really ________ (like) the dress that Jane was wearing at the party. Its colour was terrible!

Stephen was ________ (responsible)! I can't find any excuse for his behaviour.
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Modals of ability, possibility, permission
They ________ the tickets for the concert because they look very happy.

Timothy has just phoned me from his mother's mobile. He ________ be at her house.

Susan lost her pursue at school so she ________ pay for her lunch.

My brother ________ run very fast when he was six.

My son studied hard and he ________ get a good mark.

It ________ be sunny next Friday.
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Modals of obligation, necessity, advice
For each sentence choose the corresponding grammar use of the modals. Then click on Confirm.
A: Bus drivers should / ought to respect the speed limit.
B: He doesn't need / have to get up early.
C: You must tell the police!
D: You mustn't smoke in the hall.
E: I must / have to stop eating so many candies.
F: I must / have to talk to James about the party.
G: Her boss is telling her that she has to be in the office in time for the meeting tomorrow.
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Reading comprehension
A crime-free life

Every day, newspaper buyers can read stories about crime and the criminal is often an offender who was caught red-handed or sentenced to prison.
What is rare to read are the stories in which people succeeded in turning their lives around and started behaving legally. Surveys demonstrated that the majority of people who commit crime stop offending after they are given a punishment. They might have been found guilty for robbery, burglary or shoplifting, been arrested and then sentenced if police found evidence of their illegal actions.
Many criminals among the interviewed had had a history of persistent offending. They had carried out a dishonest life, committing serious crimes like murders, smuggling and kidnapping. Sometimes they are first-time offenders; in other cases they might have been members of organized crime groups and may have been punished by the judges before.
According to the surveys, the vast majority of criminals in prison said they wanted to stop offending and most believed they could succeed in becoming crime-free. Almost all of them said that they could manage to have what they described as a "normal life", centred around conventional adult roles in work and family life.

Freely adapted from: http://www.irishtimes.com
A: Newspapers only report stories about criminals caught red-handed.
B: Surveys showed that a great number of offenders stopped doing criminal actions after they had received a punishment.
C: All the murders, smugglers and kidnappers were first-time offenders.
D: The criminals believe that they are able to behave legally without committing crimes.
E: According to many criminals' opinions, they won't be able to live a normal life.
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Use of English
Hercule Poirot

Monsieur Hercule Poirot is a clever, logical private detective created by Agatha Christie. He always ________ in tracking down the criminals and send them to ________. One of his most famous adventures is "Murder on the Orient Express". At the start of the book Poirot is at a hotel in Turkey, where he was ________ to find an offender who was guilty ________ a crime, and he is sitting down to dinner when he notices an American tourist, a very non-conformist man. The following day, while he is heading for the railway station where he ________ to take the Orient Express Train, the same man tells Poirot to act ________ his case as he says that his life is in danger. He thinks he will be murdered. Poirot refuses despite the man (named Ratchett) offers him a large sum of money. When Ratchett asks why, Poirot says it is because he doesn't like his face! During the night, Poirot hears strange noises from other compartments in the train and the next morning he discovers that Ratchett has been murdered in his compartment. The head of the train company Monsieur Bouc, who is also travelling on the train, asks Poirot to ________ and so the story continues with Poirot interviewing all the passengers. It is a very interesting detective story, because it is never irrational and it is impossible not to finish the book, looking for the criminal to be arrested.
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Use of English
I'm sure it isn't John that you have just seen. He left for London yesterday. (can't)
It ________ John that you have just seen. He left for London yesterday.

I think that the police had already arrested him for a robbery last year. (must)
He ________ in prison before.

Police have found the thief hiding in a car. (down)
Police ________ the thief hiding in a car.

A man is carrying a sofa into the house next door. (could)
He ________ our new neighbour.

The murderer escaped from prison last week. (of)
The murderer ________ prison last week.

I think the smuggler was a member of an organized crime group. (might)
The smuggler ________ part of an organized crime group.
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Listening comprehension
In August 1963 a gang of ________ held up the Royal Mail's Travelling Post Office train and ________ used ________ valued at £2.6 million, equivalent today to £40 million. The gang didn't use any guns and they didn't ________ anyone but when the police ________ them and they were put ________ trial, they received severe jail ________ because of the ________ anger. The ________ became famous as The Great Train Robbery, and two films, 'Robbery' in 1966 and 'Buster' in 1990, showed how carefully planned the robbery must have been. Some of the original ________ are still alive but the police were never able to find most of the ________ money.
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Summative exercise
________ organizations may succeed in reducing youth crime.

Counterfeited ________ are often sold by street ________.

The ________ was ________ red-handed while he was breaking the bedroom window.

You do not ________ to pay the bill. Simon has already paid it.

The ________ confessed the murder and were sent to ________.
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