Vocabulary CRIME and PUNISHMENT (Lesson 18)
An English vocabulary lesson on the theme of CRIME and PUNISHMENT. For upper intermediate and advanced learners. https://www.skype-lessons.com/vocabulary-lessons/
Do you know anyone who was convicted of an offence? Was it a minor one? Did he go to court? What was the punishment?
Have you ever broken the law? What did you do?
What kind of punishment is appropriate for juvenile crimes? Do you think the police should come down more heavily on any forms of juvenile crime?
Have you ever been to court?
Which crimes are common where you live? What do you think would be appropriate punishments?
What criticisms would you make of the legal system in your country?
commit a minor offence
break the law
petty / juvenile crime
search s.o / the premises / a vehicle
go to court
to remand in custody
to make a plea (to plead guilty)
witness, judge, jury, prosecution, defence
prove beyond reasonable doubt
trumped up charges
to award damages to
a miscarriage of justice
mitigating (extenuating) circumstances
on the spot fine
2 year sentence
not fit to stand trial
clamp down on
turn s.o in (inform on, grass s.o up)
to bring s.o to justice
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