Make a survey of the crimes and court cases that are reported in the news in one week.

  1. Approaching the Text: Surveying
  2. Being Courteous toForeign Business People
  3. BRAKING ACTION REPORTED BY (aircraft type) AT (time) GOOD (or MEDIUM, or POOR)
  4. British Courts
  5. Civil cases ... usually disputes between or among private citizens.
  6. From the history of British Courts
  8. Judicial Institutions (Courts)
  9. Kinds of Cases
  10. Listen to the Webcast Former Liberian leader faces war crimes tribunal again and tick the correct answer

Watch the news on TV and read newspapers to find out which crimes and cases are reported.

Give a summary of cases for the week. Which cases are the most common? Which ones get the greatest media coverage?

Choose one case that you think is particularly interesting. Describe it in detail.

16. Read the conversation between Nancy Bryant, a fraud prevention officer, and a journalist. Answer the questions:

- What does Nancy do in her job?

- Why is Internet fraud easier for criminals these days?

- What does Nancy say about cheap offers for Internet shoppers?

- What two things should you never give over to Internet?

- What is phishing?

- What two features tell us a website is probably safe?


J. Nancy, fraud is becoming more and more common. Every day we hear of new cases of people losing large amounts of money.

N. Thats right.

J. And your job is?

N. My job is to tell the public whats happening, and explain how to stop fraud.

J. The main idea youre working on now is Internet fraud. Is that right?

N. Thats right. Internet fraud is easier for criminals because its so impersonal. In the old days they had to make fake cheques and to be actors. Now they can steal money without ever meeting their victims.

J. Nancy, what can we actually do to prevent Internet fraud?

N. Many things. Firstly, be careful about shopping online. If someone offers you something incredibly cheap, then its a dangerous sign. Or if you see an offer asking you to invest your money now, be careful. Most real investment opportunities dont work like this. They dont come looking for strangers over the Internet.

J. What about giving your details over the net?

N. Never give bank account numbers or passwords over the net. There is a trick used by criminals called phishing.

J. Whats that?

N. Its when you receive an email that says its from a famous company. The email always says Urgent. And it asks for your details it asks for your password and other information. And it says, if you dont do this in 24 hours, your account will close. Now, these emails look very professional. They may have links to real websites. But they are fakes. Its easy to fake a website, easy to steal logos and copy websites. Anyway, of course the victim panics and gives his information and this is where the problem starts.

J. You mention fake websites. If were shopping online, how do we know the website is secure? How do we know its safe?

N. Two things. The order form should have the letters https at the top of the screen. The s means its a secure site that hides your information. The second thing is to look for an image of a lock or a key at the bottom of the screen. These usually mean the site is safe. [6]



Listening. The man who escaped

Listen to the story and choose the correct answer:


1. The police wanted to catch Coke as soon as possible because

a) he was in Army Intelligence;

b) he was a spy;

c) he could make contact with any of his old friends.


2. The Chief Inspector wanted Baxter

a) to follow Coke everywhere;

b) to follow Masters everywhere;

c) to arrest Masters.


3. The Chief Inspector wanted to see

a) if Masters kills Coke;

b) if Coke is innocent;

c) what Masters does if Coke contacts him.


Answer the following questions:


1. Why was it a good thing that the police didnt catch Coke?

2. What did the Chief Inspector want to see?

3. Why was the Chief Inspectors plan dangerous?[7]



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