Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p. 44. Student Was Part-time Bank Robber. Extra Cloze

Adaptation A:

06 Crime and Punishment​: Student Was Part-time Bank Robber, Police Say
POLICE have arrested a student from the University of the Balearic Islands who allegedly ________ banks in his spare time. Despite working in the hospitality industry, police believe since 2010, 23-year old Jorge has ________ nearly €24,000. Only Jorge’s mother and sister, ________ he visited from time to time in Porto Colom and sent money to, knew of his ‘double-life.’
His first robbery in Merida in April last year was foiled and he was arrested but later __________. In July, with his university exams behind him, Jorge allegedly ________ €14,448 from a bank in Sineu. In September he is accused of ___________ €3,000 from a bank in Palma.
And on January 7 this year police say he tried to _______ a bank in Inca but there was no money in the till so he calmly walked away with nothing.
His last hold up allegedly took place the following day at a bank in Palma from which he stole €6,000 _____ gunpoint.
Guardia Civil and National Police had been on his trail, but while investigations were ongoing and in-between hold-ups, Jorge continued his life ________ normal.
He eluded the first attempts to arrest him in Palma when police spotted Jorge walking down a street near his Cala Major. Officers described Jorge __________ a ‘greyhound’ as he ran off, jumping over a five metre wall.
But two days later, last Friday, Jorge’s double-life finally came ______ an end when he was arrested by Guardia Civil in Porto Colom while visiting his mother.
He ____________ to escape in a van but was arrested together with his mother and sister.
His mother and sister were charged and later released on __________.
Vocabulary:
Hospitality: includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers, resorts, membership clubs, conventions, attractions, special events, and other services for travelers and tourists. The hospitality service industry includes hotels, casinos, and resorts, which offer comfort and guidance to strangers, but only as part of a business relationship
Greyhound: galgo
Charge: NOUN: an official claim made by the police that sb has committed a crime:
criminal charges.  A murder / an assault charge. He will be sent back to England to face a charge of (= to be on trial for) armed robbery.  They decided to drop the charges against the newspaper and settle out of court. After being questioned by the police, she was released without charge.VERB: charge sb (with sth / with doing sth) to accuse sb formally of a crime so that there can be a trial in court:
He was charged with murder.  Several people were arrested but nobody was charged.

KEY
06 Crime and Punishment​: Student Was Part-time Bank Robber, Police Say
POLICE have arrested a student from the University of the Balearic Islands who allegedly robbed banks in his spare time. Despite working in the hospitality industry, police believe since 2010, 23-year old Jorge has stolen nearly €24,000. Only Jorge’s mother and sister, whom he visited from time to time in Porto Colom and sent money to, knew of his ‘double-life.’
His first robbery in Merida in April last year was foiled and he was arrested but later released. In July, with his university exams behind him, Jorge allegedly stole €14,448 from a bank in Sineu. In September he is accused of stealing €3,000 from a bank in Palma.
And on January 7 this year police say he tried to rob a bank in Inca but there was no money in the till so he calmly walked away with nothing.
His last hold up allegedly took place the following day at a bank in Palma from which he stole €6,000 at gunpoint.
Guardia Civil and National Police had been on his trail, but while investigations were ongoing and in-between hold-ups, Jorge continued his life as normal.
He eluded the first attempts to arrest him in Palma when police spotted Jorge walking down a street near his Cala Major. Officers described Jorge as a ‘greyhound’ as he ran off, jumping over a five metre wall.
But two days later, last Friday, Jorge’s double-life finally came to an end when he was arrested by Guardia Civil in Porto Colom while visiting his mother.
He tried to escape in a van but was arrested together with his mother and sister.
His mother and sister were charged and later released on bail.

Adaptation B:
Crime and Punishment​. Cloze test. Fill in the gaps with the missing word.
Student moonlighted as a bank robber
Student Was Part-time Bank Robber, Police Say

Police have arrested a student from the University of the Balearic Islands who allegedly ___________ banks in his spare time. Despite working in the hospitality industry, police believe since 2010, 23-year old Jorge has ___________ nearly €24,000. Only Jorge’s mother and sister, ___________ he visited from time to time in Porto Colom and sent money to, knew of his ‘double-life.’
His first robbery in Merida in April last year was foiled and he was arrested but later _____________. In July, with his university exams behind him, Jorge allegedly _____________ away with €14,448 from a bank in Sineu. In September he is _____________ of walking off with €3,000 from a bank in Palma.
And on January 7 this year police say he tried to __________ up a bank in Inca but there was no money in the till so he calmly walked away with nothing.
His last hold-up allegedly took place the following day at a bank in Palma from which he stole €6,000 _________ gunpoint.
Guardia Civil and National Police had been on his trail, but while investigations were ongoing and in-between hold-ups, Jorge continued his life ___________ normal.
He eluded the first attempts to arrest him in Palma when police spotted Jorge walking down a street near Cala Major. Officers described Jorge _____________ a ‘greyhound’ as he ran off, jumping over a five metre wall.
But two days later, last Friday, Jorge’s double-life finally ___________ to an end when he was arrested by Guardia Civil in Porto Colom while visiting his mother.
He _______________ to escape in a van but was arrested together with his mother and sister.
His mother and sister were charged and later released on ____________.




KEY

POLICE have arrested a student from the University of the Balearic Islands who allegedly robbed banks in his spare time. Despite working in the hospitality industry, police believe since 2010, 23-year old Jorge has stolen nearly €24,000. Only Jorge’s mother and sister, whom (who) he visited from time to time in Porto Colom and sent money to, knew of his ‘double-life.’
His first robbery in Merida in April last year was foiled and he was arrested but later released. In July, with his university exams behind him, Jorge allegedly ran away with €14,448 from a bank in Sineu. In September he is accused of walking off with €3,000 from a bank in Palma.
And on January 7 this year police say he tried to hold up a bank in Inca but there was no money in the till so he calmly walked away with nothing.
His last hold-up allegedly took place the following day at a bank in Palma from which he stole €6,000 at gunpoint.
Guardia Civil and National Police had been on his trail, but while investigations were ongoing and in-between hold-ups, Jorge continued his life as normal.
He eluded the first attempts to arrest him in Palma when police spotted Jorge walking down a street near Cala Major. Officers described Jorge as a ‘greyhound’ as he ran off, jumping over a five metre wall.
But two days later, last Friday, Jorge’s double-life finally came to an end when he was arrested by Guardia Civil in Porto Colom while visiting his mother.
He tried to escape in a van but was arrested together with his mother and sister.
His mother and sister were charged and later released on bail.


Vocabulary

Moonlight /ˈmuːnˌlaɪt/ INTR V: to have a second job in addition to your main job that you do not tell the tax authorities about.
Allegedly /əˈledʒɪdli/: if someone allegedly does something, another person says that they have done it, even though this has not been proved. The second incident allegedly occurred in the spring of 1992.
Hospitality: includes the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers, resorts, membership clubs, conventions, attractions, special events, and other services for travellers and tourists. The hospitality service industry includes hotels, casinos, and resorts, which offer comfort and guidance to strangers, but only as part of a business relationship. Hoteleria

Foil /fɔɪl/ TRANS VERB to prevent someone from doing something that they are trying to do. The escape attempt was foiled by wardens firing in the air. To foil a plan, an attempt.

Run away with PHRASAL V: to steal something, or to borrow something without asking

Walk off with PHRASAL V: to steal something. You can’t just walk off with his jacket.
Hold up TRANS PHRASAL V: to steal from a person, business, or vehicle by threatening them with a gun or other weapon. An armed raider held up the village store last week.

Greyhound: galgo
Charge: NOUN: an official claim made by the police that sb has committed a crime:
criminal charges.  A murder / an assault charge. He will be sent back to England to face a charge of (= to be on trial for) armed robbery.  They decided to drop the charges against the newspaper and settle out of court. After being questioned by the police, she was released without charge.
charge sb (with sth / with doing sth) to accuse sb formally of a crime so that there can be a trial in court: He was charged with murder.  Several people were arrested but nobody was charged.



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