Imagine that you are a journalist interviewing the FBIТs Agent.
You: Good morning, sir!
Special Agent: Good morning!
You: IТd like to ask you some questions about the FBI and its work if possible.
S.A.: Of course you can.
You: What was the purpose of creating the FBI?
S.A.: It was created primarily to handle criminal investigations for the Department of Justice.
You: And what matters does it deal with?
S.A.: The FBI handles over 180 different investigations including Federal
criminal violations, internal security matters and civil inquiries in which the
Government has an interest.
You: And what divisions does it consist?
S.A.: It is composed of many divisions: General Investigation Division, Special Investigation Division, Identification Division, Domestic Intelligence Division, Files and Communications Division, Training Division and others.
You: ItТs very curious to learn something about the FBI AgentТs training. Where are they trained?
S.A.: All FBI Agents are trained at facilities in Washington, D.C., and at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.
You: How long does the training last?
S.A.: Today, the new Agents receive fourteen weeks of instruction. Two week retraining courses are held periodically for all Agents.
You: Thank you very much. This information will be of great interest for our readers.
S.A.: Not at all. Good-bye.
13. Find in the text above the answers to the following questions:
What does the FBI handle?
What are the main divisions of the FBI you can name?
What are the matters within the FBI jurisdiction?
In what way are the FBI Agents devoting their efforts to the fight against organized crime?
Who directs the efforts to locate and apprehend fugitives, escaped Federal prisoners, deserters from Armed Forces?
Where can valuable leads in an investigation be found very often?
Where is the largest collection of fingerprints in the world?
What is the value of fingerprints in a number of crimes?
On the basis of which evidence are many crimes solved and many defendants convicted?
14. Guess the words in the blanks, the first and the last letters are given:
If the police want to enter and search a building, they need a w____t, which they obtain from a local s_____f. They do not need one of these if they need to get into a building to a____t someone, to s____e someoneТs life, or to prevent d____e or d___e.
15. Speak in a brief way on:
FBI, its composition and the matters within its jurisdiction.
Special Investigation Division.
Just for fun
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), the FBI, and the CIA are all trying to prove that they are the best at apprehending criminals. The President decides to give them a test. He releases a rabbit into forest and each of them has to catch it.
The CIA goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. The question all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigations they conclude that rabbits do not exist.
The FBI goes in. After two weeks with no leads they burn the forest, killing everything init, including the rabbit, and they make no apologies.
The LAPD goes in. They come out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear is yelling: ЂOkay! Okay! IТm a rabbit! IТm a rabbit!ї
Additional exercises to the topic
1. Change the verbs to the Past Simple or the Past Continuous. Then retell the story.
The unlucky burglar
One evening Alf (watch) the television and (eat) his supper when the door suddenly (open) and a burglar (come) in. He (wear) a mask and (carry) a sack. Before doing anything else he (tie) Alf to the chair. Then he (go) upstairs to look for money. Although he (not find) any money he (find) a lot of jewellery, which he (put) into his sack. In his rush to get downstairs he (not see) the dog which (lie) at the bottom of the stairs and he (fall) over it, loosing his glasses. While the burglar (look for) them, Alf (try) to free himself. Finally, Alf (manage) to escape and he (phone) the police. As soon as the burglar (find) his glasses he (run) out of the house. However, unfortunately for him, the police (wait) for him at the end of the garden.
This is a story told by an American tourist who has recently been to Italy. Fill in the blanks the words from the bracket, and translate the sentences.
(the jungle, robbed, kidnapped, customs, laws, protect, rely on, fear, prescribe, imperfect)
Every country has its Е. ThatТs perfectly true. When I first came to a tiny Italian village I was shocked: everyone was smiling and waving at me. The Е of hospitality Е local people to Е the foreigners from any trouble. In daylight and even at night you can go out without Е of being Е or Е. Though the Italian laws are Е like all the laws, in the country you can Е Е open-heartedness and every possible support of the natives. The law of Е is for huge industrial cities.
3. Complete the following sentences with the words and phrases from the bracket:
(Arrested; offender; commit; shop-lifting; charged; embezzlement; witness; burglary)
The number of young people who ---- crimes has risen sharply in recent years.
Another house was broken into last week. This is the third --- in the area in the past month.
The shop decided to install closed-circuit television in an effort to combat the problem of ----.
He was --- by the police outside a club in Chicago and --- with murder.
An --- is a person who breaks the law.
A --- is someone who sees a crime being committed.
The bank manager admitted taking 250,000 dollars of the bankТs money during the previous five years. He was found guilty of ---.
Some newspaper articles
Read and translate the following newspaper article.
Some new words to the text:
To dig копать
To dig up вскопать, раскопать
Ring кольцо, группа
Task force оперативна€ группа
Warrant ордер, предписание
To point указывать
To bury захоронить
To shoot (shot, shot) выстрелить
Mob воровска€ шайка
Mobster член воровской шайки
Bouncer вышибала (сленг)