Crime: vocabulary and debates

Have your ever been the victim of a crime? Have you ever witnessed a crime? Have you ever committed a crime?

As you can check in the ppt below, crime is a tricky area as there are a number of quite technical words that need to be learnt:

You can try more definitions here, and here. So, ready to try some quizzes?  1, 2,  3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Now, open your ears and try to complete these listening exercises. There is a wide range to choose from: BBCAudio + exercise and script, dealing with anti-social behaviour, has loads of activities related to crime; they are very short, recorded by people from different nationalities, hence their different accents, and include comprehension questions: crime in the US, types of crimes, the cause of crime, crime reduction, the gun debate, the death penalty, police in Americaprisons, gangs, a scary real crime story.

There were some interesting links on Esl-lab too: protecting your house from burglars, divorce lawyers, security systems, lawsuit settlement, home security, theft in the park

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