Flashcards in CAE Exam Preparation Deck (1764)
Driving fast and dangerously for pleasure, especially in a stolen vehicle.
Joyrider (n) / Joyride (n)
Drunk driving (n)
The act of driving a vehicle after drinking too much alcohol
The illegal act of taking goods from a shop without paying for them. Shoplift (v) / Shoplifter (n)
A false spoken statement about someone that damages their reputation, or the making of such a statement
To attack a person in a public place and steal their money
Mugging (n) / Mugger (n,p)
Word family - Crimes
Burgle (v) / Burglary (n) / Burglar (n,p)
Murder (v) / Murder (n) / Murderer (n,p)
Arson (n) / Arsonist (n,p)
Steal (v) / Stealing-Theft / Thief (n,p)
Forge (v) / Forgery (n) / Forger (n,p)
Rob (v) / Robbery (n) / Robber (n,p)
Joyride (v) / Joyriding (n) / Joyrider (n,p)
Slander (v) / Slander (n) / Slanderer (n,p) / Slanderous (adj) / Slanderously (adv)
To speak to people in other organizations, etc. in order to work with them or exchange information with them.
E.g.: Our head office will liaise with the suppliers to ensure delivery.
To be the link between two or more people, organizations, etc. E.g.: Her department liaises between the development team and the regional offices.
A decision by a government that allows political prisoners to go free.
A fixed period of time during which people are not punished for committing a particular crime.
The situation in which someone's name is not given or known.
Come forward (v)
To offer to give help or information. E.g.: No witnesses to the accident have come forward yet, despite the police appeal.
Clamp down on sth (v)
To take strong action to stop or limit a harmful or unwanted activity. E.g.: The government is clamping down on teenage drinking.
With new ideas
Detained (v passive)
Held as a prisoner
With a positive outcome
Not convinced that sth is true
Designed for someone particular
Knee-jerk rection, response... (adj)
A quick reaction that does not allow you time to consider something carefully
A boy or young man
For that reason
e.g.: We were unable to get funding and therefore had to abandon the project.
Nonetheless (adv) - Also nevertheless
Despite what has just been said or done.
There are serious problems in our country. Nonetheless, we feel this is a good time to return.
To run to a total/to run around
Comment + on