9.1 CRIME; DEPENDENT PREPOSITIONS; SYNONYMS

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A teenager has been accused of (1) after he was seen setting fire to an empty factory.
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A teenager has been accused of arson after he was seen setting fire to an empty factory.
He was jailed for five years for (2) into government computer systems.
to put someone in prison: He was jailed for tax evasion.
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He was jailed for five years for hacking into government computer systems.
There has been a reduction in (3) in stores after the introduction of more security guards.
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There has be a reduction in shoplifting in stores after the introduction of more security guards.
A man has been found guilty of (4) film star Halle Berry. He followed her everywhere.
having done something that is a crime; OPP innocent guilty of; The jury found her guilty of murder. He pleaded guilty to two charges of theft.
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A man has been found guilty of stalking film star Halle Berry. He followed her everywhere.
There has been several cases of (5) foreign journalists. In the latest case, a demand was made for $500,000.
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There has been several cases of kidnapping foreign journalists. In the latest case, a demand was made for $500,000.
(6) is a problem, with officials accepting money from companies that want to do business in the country.
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Bribery is a problem, with officials accepting money from companies that want to do business in the country.
There were no witnesses to the act of (7) in which a statue was damaged.
someone who sees an accident, crime, etc. and can say what happened; witness to; Police have appealed for witnesses to the accident.
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There were no witnesses to the act of vandalism in which a statue was damaged.
Police arrested three people for (8) dollars. More than a million fake $50 bills were found.
fake made to look or seem like something else in order to deceive people: fake $20 bills
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Police arrested three people for counterfeiting dollars. More than a million fake $50 bills were found.
Banks revealed that cases of (9) have doubled. Customers are warned to keep PIN numbers more secure.
PIN number (personal identification number) a number you use to take money from a machine using a plastic card
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Banks revealed that cases of identity theft have doubled. Customers are warned to keep PIN numbers more secure.
The increase in CCTV cameras has cut cases of late-night (10) in town centres.
CCTV (closed circuit television) - a system of cameras and television, used in public places to protect people from crime
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The increase in CCTV cameras has cut cases of late-night mugging in town centres.
crime
person
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verb
arson
arsonist
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to commit arson
hacking
hacker
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to hack into something
shoplifting
shoplifter
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to shoplift
stalking
stalker
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to stalk
kidnapping
kidnapper
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to kidnap
bribery
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to bribe
vandalism
vandal
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to vandalise
counterfeiting
counterfeiter
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to counterfeit
identity theft
thief
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to steal someone's identity
mugging
mugger
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to mug
FAKE POLICE OFFICER CHARGED (steal) £600 NECKLACE
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FAKE POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH STEALING £600 NECKLACE
Woman accuses con artist (take) bag and PIN
con artist a person who deceives other people by making them believe something false or making them give money away
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Woman accuses con artist of taking bag and PIN
Gang arrested (sell) one car nine times
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Gang arrested for selling one car nine times
FAKE POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH STEALING £600 NECKLACE
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A fake police officer has been charged with stealing a £600 necklace.
Passive
Woman accuses con artist of taking bag and PIN
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A woman has accused a con artist of taking her bag and PIN.
Active
Gang arrested for selling one car nine times
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A gang has been arrested for selling one car nine times.
Passive
Hacker suspected (access) government computers.
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Hacker suspected of accessing government computers.
Student apologises (cheat) in exam.
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Student apologises for cheating in exam.
President blames "greedy" banks (cause) crisis.
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President blames "greedy" banks for causing crisis.
Local girl dreams (become) top talent.
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Local girl dreams of becoming top talent.
Agency criticised (employ) size-zero models.
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Agency criticised for employing size-zero models.
Train company bans teenager (travel) for one year.
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Train company bans teenager from travelling for one year.
Mother thanks toddler (save) her life.
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Mother thanks toddler for saving her life.
Animal rights activists rescue lobster (be eat).
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Animal rights activists rescue lobster from being eaten.
Jury clears actress (murder) husband number three.
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Jury clears actress of murdering husband number three.
Dolphin saves swimmer (drown).
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Dolphin saves swimmer from drowning.
Innocent man mistaken (1) gang leader.
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Innocent man mistaken for gang leader.
Woman jailed for hiding robbers (2) police.
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Woman jailed for hiding robbers from police.
Couple punished (3) balloon hoax.
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Couple punished for balloon hoax.
Mugger caught after boasting (4) crimes in local bar
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Mugger caught after boasting about/of crimes in local bar
Jailed criminal prohibited (5) selling his story
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Jailed criminal prohibited from selling his story
Politician condemned (6) involvement in banking scandal
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Politician condemned for involvement in banking scandal
Murderess given strong sentence for joking (7) crime
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Murderess given strong sentence for joking about crime
Local teacher fired for participating (8) protest march
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Local teacher fired for participating in protest march
College president conceals financial woes (9) board of trustees
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College president conceals financial woes from board of trustees
Mother fined (10) baby unattended in car
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Mother fined for baby unattended in car
scam
But this is without doubt a scam which requires a European response
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a clever but dishonest way to get money
act as if you're someone else
pretend to be asleep; pretend you didn't hear
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pretend to be; pose as
pretend to be = behave as if sth is true
trick someone
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deceive; fool
cause somebody to not notice something
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distract; divert someone's attention (from sth)
take something quickly
She grabbed my arm when she heard the scream.
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snatch; grab
grab = take hold of sth suddenly
believe a trick
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be taken in (by); fall for
exchange one thing for another
He's switched jobs. She can switch from Italian to English easily. Let's swap phone numbers.
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switch (sth with sth); swap (sth for sth else)
switch = change from one thing to another; swap = exchange
Use synonims to improve your speaking and writing.
Yesterday was very nice. I had a nice meal at a nice restaurant with some nice people.
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you can: a) notice synonyms when you read; b) record them in your notebook; look up synonyms in a thesaurus or on the internet; d) use synonyms when writing to avoid repetition.
Yesterday was very pleasant. I had a good meal at an excellent restaurant with some lovely people.

Synonyms for crimes

According to the crime definition, a crime is an illegal activity which is punished by law. The definition of a criminal says that a criminal is a person who has committed a crime. There are different types of crimes included in this flashcard lesson. The flashcards also include words relating to fire and other useful words. Moreover, you will not only learn a list of crimes but also some synonyms for crimes. These synonyms for crimes will help you express your thoughts in situations relating to illegal activities. The synonyms for crimes are an important and useful part of the English vocabulary. Learn these synonyms for crimes to speak more clearly and provide more information. Here are some examples of different types of crimes and synonyms for crimes included in this lesson:
  • 1. shoplifting
  • 2. hacking
  • 3. stalking
  • 4. arson
  • 5. to trick = to deceive; to fool
Learn this list of crimes and synonyms for crimes easily with flashcards! Master these synonyms for crimes to understand the news!

Dependent prepositions

What are dependent prepositions? There are verbs that are usually followed by some particular prepositions. These prepositions are called dependent prepositions. Here are some dependent prepositions examples: ask for, fight for, know about and so on. Learning such dependent prepositions will be very useful because they will help you speak correctly and like a native. This flashcard lesson will not only teach you synonyms for crimes and a list of crimes but also examples of dependent prepositions!

Active vs passive voice

What is passive voice? It describes a sentence in which the subject is acted upon by the verb, while in the active voice, the subject is the one who performs the action indicated by the verb. This English lesson will introduce you to passive voice examples and active voice examples. You will see what is the difference between active vs passive voice and practice what you know. Learn more about dependent prepositions, synonyms for crimes and passive and active voice - all with just one lesson! If you're curious to learn more grammar and vocabulary - explore our site! Here are some great lessons we can propose: Incidents; Cars and accidents, Direct and Indirect questions and The passive voice.

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