Practise using phrasal verbs connected with crime
Look at these examples for 1-2 minutes and try to remember as many as possible. Then click to hide the information and try to answer the questions.
|Someone broke into the school and stole the computers.||enter illegally, by force|
|Three prisoners broke out of jail during the night.||escape from prison|
|A masked robber held up the bank.||rob using a weapon|
|Thieves made off with £10,000 worth of jewellery.||steal, escape with|
|He thought he'd got away with the robbery, but he was caught the next day.||not get caught/punished for your crime (or escape with something)|
|The robbers got away in their car.||escape (from someone/somewhere)|
|The police let him off with a warning.||don't punish someone|
|After years in hiding, the robber turned himself in.||go to the police and say you committed a crime|
|If you saw the robbery, you should come forward.||go to the police with information|
|Terrorists blew up the building.||destroy sth with a bomb|
|Frank said he was innocent and that someone had set him up.||make someone appear guilty|
|The police are looking into the crime.||investigate|
|I hope the judge puts him away / locks him up forever!||put someone in prison|
Some of these phasal verbs can also become nouns:
- There's been a break-in! (someone burgled my house).
- There's been a hold-up! (someone robbed the bank).
- It's a set-up! (someone made it look as if I was guilty)
- The robbers made a quick getaway. (they escaped)
Practice 1: flashcards
Now test yourself on the examples above using these flashcards.
Practice 2: multiple choice
Choose the best word to complete the following sentences. If it's wrong (line through), try again!