23rd July 2020
Have you witnessed any crimes ? Have you been a victim of crime ?
What crimes are there in your city ?
What can you do to protect yourself ?
Listen to non-native speakers talk about crime-prevention in a big city.
snatch and grab // petty theft // tip // during // dynamic // pay attention
What should you do with your bag ?
What shouldn’t you do with your phone ?
procedure // happened // suddenly // officially // relatively // contents // grabbed
I was walking with a friend along Pham Ngu Lao, around 4 in the morning. The street was ………….quiet, just some tourists and a little traffic.
I was wearing a small bag, strung across my shoulder. A security guard was behind me, talking to a person in a car. …….., a motorbike came towards me on the pavement. He stopped, …………..my bag strap, then drove away.
Naturally, I shouted but it was too late; he was gone. My friend was worried but I told her it was OK, nobody was hurt. The ………of the bag were really worthless: pens, some medicine, a book, but also my designer glasses.
The security guard was comical in his incompetence. He shook his head, mouth open wide, and said, “It all ………. so quickly, there was nothing I could do.”
I should, …….. , have reported it to the police, that was the ……….. but people told me the thief would never be found. What I learnt from this unfortunate experience was to be very careful and never walk around with valuables.
Could you be a good witness ?
Tell me about the first criminal – height, weight, hair, features …
What was the second man wearing ?
Who stole the motorbike ?