General English Level 5 V 3
UNIT 04 Crime and punishment TOPIC 04 Crime facts and figures
Reading READING 04 They've gone soft on crime
In recent years the crime rate has increased, and many people believe punishments are not severe enough.

Read the letter to the editor about crime and sentencing.

big bosses top managers of companies
big business large, wealthy companies (speaking generally)
dramatically very greatly
drug-related crimes crimes caused by people who have a drug problem or which are a consequence of drug use
get away with do something and not be punished for it
lenient not tough enough
offender person who commits a crime
white-collar crime crime committed by managers of companies

Now go to 05 LANGUAGE FOCUS Expressing anger.


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