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Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 +: Crime and Punishment (Part 1)

Advanced Vocabulary for IELTS 7.0 +: Crime and Punishment (Part 1)

Crime and Punishment (Part 1)

Types of Crime

Match the crime to the correct definition as in the example.

(a) abduction (i) the striking of a person with intent to do them harm
(b) affray (ii) a threat or attempt to strike someone, whether or not successful
(c) assault (iii) deliberate destruction or damage of property
(d) battery (iv) fighting in a public place
(e) blackmail (v) breaking into a house with intent to steal from it
(f) burglary (vi) acts of abuse against a person living in your household
(g) domestic violence (vii) following someone around persistently when not invited to
(h) embezzlement (viii) involvement in a dishonest scheme to trick people
(i) extortion (ix) obtaining money or something else by abusing your power
(j) forgery (x) dividing a voting area so as to give one party an unfair advantage
(k) fraud (xi) repeatedly troubling or tormenting another person
(l) gerrymandering (xii) acts of general lawlessness, often associated with football
(m) harassment (xiii) the killing of one person by another
(n) hijacking (xiv) not very serious crime
(o) homicide (xv) importing or exporting goods in a way that breaks the law
(p) hooliganism (xvi) robbing someone under threat of violence in a public place
(q) manslaughter (xvii) lying under oath in court
(r) money laundering (xviii) hiding the source of money gained illegally
(s) mugging (xix) seizing a vehicle by force or threat of force
(t) perjury (xx) falsely making or altering a piece of writing that has legal standing
(u) petty crime (xxi) forcing a person into a particular action by use of threats
(v) racketeering (xxii) theft of money or property a person has put in your care
(w) smuggling (xxiii) the carrying, taking or enticing away of a person, esp. a child
(x) stalking (xxiv) general acts of deceit or trickery
(y) vandalism (xxv) the unlawful killing of a person without forethought or malice

Perpetrators of Crime

Write the word for the person who carries out the crime in the square brackets as in the example. Where not available just put a slash (/).

(a) abduction (n) hijacking
(b) affray (o) homicide
(c) assault (p) hooliganism
(d) battery (q) manslaughter
(e) blackmail (r) money laundering
(f) burglary (s) mugging
(g) domestic violence (t) perjury
(h) embezzlement (u) petty crime
(i) extortion (v) racketeering
(j) forgery (w) smuggling
(k) fraud (x) stalking
(l) gerrymandering (y) vandalism
(m) harassment

Answer Key

Types of Crime

  1. xxiii
  2. iv
  3. ii
  4. i
  5. xxi
  6. v
  7. vi
  8. xxii
  9. ix
  10. xx
  11. xxiv
  12. x
  13. xi
  14. xix
  15. xiii
  16. xii
  17. xxv
  18. xviii
  19. xvi
  20. xvii
  21. xiv
  22. viii
  23. xv
  24. vii
  25. iii

Perpetrators of Crime

  1. abductor
  2. affrayer
  3. assaulter
  4. batterer
  5. blackmailer
  6. burglar
  7. /
  8. embezzler
  9. extortioner/ extortionist
  10. forger
  11. fraudster/ fraud
  12. gerrymanderer
  13. harasser
  14. hijacker
  15. /
  16. hooligan
  17. /
  18. money launderer
  19. mugger
  20. perjurer
  21. petty criminal
  22. racketeer
  23. smuggler
  24. stalker
  25. vandal

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