UNIT 8, 8A Vocabulary, Crimes and criminals, page 84-85
2 Robin Hood
3 the lead characters in the film Ocean’s Eleven, including Danny Ocean
All the characters are involved in theft.
A The woman is in a shop. She is shoplifting some sunglasses.
B The thief is in the street or in a jeweller’s shop. He/She is stealing a necklace.
C The burglar is outside a house. He is breaking into it/ trying to burgle it.
D The man is in the street. He is vandalising a car.
2 more serious
4 the most difficult
5 more frightening
UNIT 8, 8B Grammar, Reported speech (1), page 86
Most listeners thought that the crime was a joke because the reporter was interviewing the man / mugger about street crime.
1 ’m doing
5 don’t want
1 He stopped a passer-by and said that he was doing a story on street crime in the area.
2 The man said there was a lot of crime there.
3 He said he had seen a mugging earlier that day.
4 The reporter then said there weren’t many police officers on the streets.
5 The man said he didn’t want more police around.
6 The reporter, sounding upset, said that the man had stolen his phone.
1 past simple
2 past continuous
3 past perfect
2 She said (that) two men were burgling the house next door.
3 He said (that) teenagers often vandalised his shop.
4 She said (that) she had found the money two days earlier.
5 The police said (that) they were launching an investigation into drug-dealing in the town centre.
6 The teacher said (that) the police had arrested two suspects the Friday before.
7 He said (that) crime was getting worse, in his opinion.
8 She said (that) muggers often attacked tourists.