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Read and translate the dialogue between Paula and police officer.


Paula: Officer, its me who called police.

Police Officer: Whats happened?

Paula: Somebody has stolen my case.

Police Officer: When did it happen?

Paula: About a quarter of an hour ago.

Police Officer: Where did the theft happen?

Paula: Here in the office. I was in the telephone booth when my case disappeared. Then I saw a man with my case.

Police Officer: Can you describe him?

Paula: Yes. He was tall and had a green raincoat on.

Police Officer: Well, what colour is your case?

Paula: Black.

Police Officer: What things were there in your case?

Paula: A mobile phone, money and my passport.

Police Officer: Please, describe your mobile phone.

Paula: Its Apple iPhone 4.

Police Officer: How much money was there in the case?

Paula: About 500 dollars.

Police Officer: And now, please, introduce yourself.

Paula: My name is Paula Woods. Im a journalist from Great Britain, Im on business here.

Police Officer: Will you show your identity papers?

Paula: My passport was in the case, but here is my drivers license.

Police Officer: Thank you. What hotel are you staying at?

Paula: At the Continent.

Police Officer: Thank you for the information. Ill do my best to help you.

 

Make up the sentences, read and translate them.

1. Somebody has stolen my 2. It happened

- mobile phone. - in the bar.

- iPad. - in the airline office.

- case. - in the hall of the airport.

- suitcase. - in the ticket office of the railway station.

- flight-bag. - in the supermarket.

- shopping-bag. - in the street.

- purse. - near the hotel.

3. It happened 4. There were

- not long ago. - business papers and money there.

- half an hour ago. - my passport and mobile phone there.

- ten minutes ago. - my identity papers and money there.

- some minutes ago. - my clothes there.

- at 6 oclock. - some things and a purse there.

 

5. There were 6. My handbag was

- 500 dollars in my case. - black.

- 200 pounds of sterling in my purse. - brown.

- 70 euro in my handbag. - red.

- 5000 roubles in my flight-bag. - white.

- grey.

 

7. What things were there in your 8. How much money was there in your

- case? - case?

- suitcase? - suitcase?

- flight-bag? - flight-bag?

- shopping-bag? - shopping-bag?

- handbag? - handbag?

- purse?

 

9. What colour was your 10. Were you alone at this time?

- case? - Yes, I was alone.

- suitcase? - I was with my friend.

- flight-bag?

- shopping-bag?

- handbag?

- purse?

 

11. Was the robber alone? 12. Did the robber have any weapon?

- He was alone. - He had a knife.

- They were two. - He was not armed.

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Read the police officers questions and find the suitable victims answers given in brackets. Complete the dialogues. Work in pairs. Read and translate the composed dialogues.

P.O.:Whats happened?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:Where did the theft happen?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:When did it happen?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:What colour is your suitcase?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:What was there in it?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:How much money was there in it?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

 

(At about 10 oclock. / Its grey. / My clothes, some business papers and money. / In the hall of the railway station. / 2000 dollars. / Somebody has stolen my suitcase.)

P.O.:Whats happened?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:Where did the theft happen?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:When did it happen?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:What things were there in your flight-bag?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:What colour is your stolen flight-bag?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

(In the airline office. / Some minutes ago. / Somebody has stolen my flight-bag. / Its red. / My clothes, Apple iPad, a mobile phone and some business papers.)

P.O.:Whats happened?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:Where did it happen?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:When did it happen?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:Were you alone at this time?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:Was the robber alone?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:Did the robber have any weapon?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

P.O.:What things were stolen?

F.:_____________________________________________________________________

(Ive been robbed. / My mobile phone and money. / It happened in the street near the hotel. / Yes, I was alone. / At 6 oclock in the evening. / He was alone. / He had a knife.)

 

Read the victims answers and find the suitable police officers questions given in brackets. Complete the dialogues. Work in pairs. Read and translate the composed dialogues.

 

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:Somebody has stolen my handbag.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:It happened in the bar.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:15 minutes ago.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:Its black.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:My passport, a drivers licence and a purse.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:There were about 2000 roubles in it.

 

(Whats happened? / How much money was there in it? / Where did the theft happen? / What colour is your handbag? / When did it happen? / What was there in it?)

 

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:Somebody has stolen my shopping-bag.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:Here, in the supermarket.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:Some minutes ago.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:A box with aCD player and a purse.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:Its brown.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:I think there were about 200 dollars in it.

 

(Whats happened? / When did it happen? / What things were there in your shopping-bag? / How much money was there in your purse? / Where did the theft happen? / What colour is your shopping-bag?)

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:Ive been robbed.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:It happened in the street near the hotel.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:At 6 oclock in the evening.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:Yes, I was alone.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:He was alone.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:He had a knife.

P.O.:_____________________________________________________________________

F.:My mobile phone and money.

(Where did it happen? / Whats happened? / When did it happen? / Were you alone at this time? / Was the robber alone? / What things were stolen? / Did the robber have any weapon?)

 

Work in pairs. One of you is a police officer, the other is a foreigner a victim of theft or robbery. Ask and answer the questions, using the following information.

a) a flight-bag; a hall of the airport; 15 minutes ago; clothes; a very expensive CD player and some money; 500 dollars; brown.

b) a shopping-bag; a supermarket; not long ago; some things and a purse; 85 pounds of sterling; red.

c) a case; a bar; half an hour ago; Apple iPad 2, business papers and money; 2000 roubles; black.

d) a hand-bag; an airline office; 20 minutes ago; identity papers and money; 300 euro; white.

e) in the street near the hotel; at 6 oclock; I was alone; he was alone; he had a knife; mobile phone and money.

 

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