When someone does a bad thing like stealing, or killing someone, it is called a crime. You often read about crimes in the newspaper or hear about them on the TV news. Here you will learn words for different crimes and criminals. This will help you to understand when you read or hear about crimes on the news.


Task 1 - what is the crime?

Task 2 - match the crime and description


  • Now get a local newspaper. Can you find any crime stories in it? Try to read and understand the story.
  • Have you ever seen one of these crimes?
  • Or has something like this happened to you?

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This is based on a resource from Salford City College, we would like to thank them for allowing us to use this.