Lesson 3 activities (hands off)

Shall we talk about criminal vocabulary?

Activity 1

To get started, find 13 words that are commonly used in the criminal field in English.

Activity 2

Activity 3

Now, read the examples below and compare them with the ones you wrote for Activity 2. How similar or different are the contexts? For example, are the collocations from your sentences used in the same context as in the examples below?

Pay attention to collocations in bold presented in the examples below – they will be used in the next activity.

All the examples above were taken from COCA corpus (used with permission).

Activity 4

Considering the examples of collocations from the previous activity and the criminal field vocabulary from the first activity, match the columns below in order to form commonly used collocations in the criminal field.

Activity 5