Common errors with the word GOVERNMENT

Using the correct words in your IELTS test can make the difference between succeeding and having to resit the test, so make sure you’ve got the right word or phrase! In this post, we will look at the use of the word ‘government’. Look at the sentences below, then read the comments below each one. … Read more

People involved in the law

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing the people involved. Judge – the person responsible for deciding the punishment for a guilty person Defendant – the person in a trial who has been accused of a crime Prosecution – the people who are trying to prove that the defendant is guilty Jury – … Read more

The legal process

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing the legal process. To arrest someone – to take someone into custody A trial – when the evidence against the accused person is considered by a judge and jury Verdict – the decision as to whether the defendant is innocent or guilty Appeal – when the … Read more

Types and degrees of crime

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing types and degrees of crime. NOTE: There are hundreds of different types of crime – the list below covers only the words we think will be most useful in your IELTS test! White collar crime – this refers to non-violent crimes done for money, generally by … Read more

Punishment

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing punishment. Capital punishment (the death penalty) – being put to death by the state for crimes committed Incarcerated – a formal word meaning ‘to be put in prison’ Suspended sentence – a person can be found guilty but their time in prison is delayed for a … Read more

Unit 10 vocabulary list

Unit 10 vocabulary list. Look carefully through the list to make sure you know the words and are confident that you can use them in your written or spoken English. Look up the meaning of any new words and put them in a sentence. Make a handwritten note of any new words, ideally in a … Read more