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Unit 9. Drug trafficking grannies




 

A. BEFORE LISTENING

Practice the pronunciation of the following words taken from the text which you are going to listen to.

Police, raided, kilos, cocaine, arrested, charged, trafficking, offences, bedridden, prosecutors, agile, accomplice, women, ChileТs, academy, preventative, custody, frail, instead.

 

Give Russian equivalents to the following English words and word combinations.

To raid the house, to find kilos of cocaine, dollars in cash, to arrest smb, to charge with drug trafficking offence, to be bedridden, prosecutor, to receive drugs, contacts, to pass smth to smb, more agile accomplice, to use the house as a base, police academy, to take into preventative custody, to consider the case, frail state of health, to be placed under house arrest.

 

B. WHILE LISTENING

3. Listen to the text УDrug trafficking granniesФ. Make notes about the numbers, personal and geographical names which you might hear.

Agree or disagree to the following statements.

1) Police searched the house of two aged men and found nothing suspicious.

2) All they found in the house was a small amount of euros.

3) 70-year-old Maria Valdebenito and 62-year-old Giselle Gilbert were taken to prison.

4) The women were charged with fraud offences.

5) The problem with the women is that one of them, Giselle Gilbert, is bedridden.

6) Maria Valdebenito says she received the stuff from one of her familiars.

7) Police accused Giselle Gilbert of selling the drugs to young people.

8) ChileТs police academy is a few meters from the womenТs house.

9) Prosecutors insist on life imprisonment of the women.

10) But because of the frail state of health, Giselle Gilbert and Maria Valdebenito might be released from custody.

 

Listen to the text again and fill in the gaps using the following words.

to raid, to arrest, to charge, drug trafficking offences, bedridden, prosecutors, contacts, accomplice, base, police academy, custody, case, placed, house arrest

Drug trafficking grannies

Police _____ the house during the night and found two kilos of cocaine and around 65,000 dollars in cash. They _____ 80-year-old Maria Valdebenito and 72-year-old Giselle Gilbert and _____ them with _____ _____ _____.

Mrs Valdebenito is _____. _____ say she received the drugs from her _____ and passed them to her younger and more agile _____ to sell. The house that the women used as their ______ is just a few metres from Chile's biggest _____ _____.

Prosecutors say the women should be taken into preventative _____ while their _____ is considered. But, because of their frail state of health, they might be _____ under _____ _____ instead.

 

C. AFTER LISTENING





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