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Criminal Vocabulary

Crime is one of the topic areas that often comes up in all areas of the IELTS test: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. Test your knowledge of criminal words, and their meaning.

In the IELTS class this week we have been thinking about, and learning vocabulary related to crime. Crime is one of the topic areas that often comes up in all areas of the test: listening, reading, writing, and speaking. In order to prepare for IELTS, and other exams like FCE and CAE, it is very advisable to learn vocabulary related to crime. An example of this is the nouns used to describe types of criminal.

Match the 9 words for the type criminal to the definition of the word.

Criminal Name Definition: this person....
1. Blackmailer A. Gets money from people by threatening to tell their secrets
2. Forger B. Secretly steals things from people's bags in crowded places
3. Shoplifter C. Takes control of a boat of plane by force
4. Vandal D. Steals things from shops
5. Burglar E. Brings things into a country illegally and without paying tax
6. Hijacker F. Steals things from houses
7. Kidnapper G. Makes illegal copies of paintings, documents etc
8. Pickpocket H. Damages other people's property 
9. Smuggler I. Takes people and demands money for their return
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Answers

  1. (A) blackmailer - gets money from people by threatening to tell their secrets
  2. (G) forger - makes illegal copies of paintings, documents etc.
  3. (D) shoplifter - steals things from shops
  4. (H) vandal - damages other people’s property
  5. (F) steals things from houses
  6. (C) takes control of a boat or a plane by force
  7. (I) takes people and demands money for their return
  8. (B) secretly steals things from people’s bags in crowded places
  9. (E) brings things into a country illegally and without paying tax

 

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