Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Confusing Words; Crime

We are now studying some vocabulary related to "Crime" and my students find quite confusing the meaning of some of the verbs.

That's why I have prepared this kind of cheating sheet for them.

The Crime
Rob – Steal - Burgle
  • You rob a place. ( You commit a robbery)
  • You steal something. ( You commit a theft)
  • You burgle a house / shop / building when you break into it using force. ( You commit a burglary)

The Criminal
  • A robber robs a place (for example, a bank), of something.
  • A thief steals something from a person.
  • A burglar burgles a house by forcing a way into it and stealing from it.

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