The Great Padiham Pie Robbery – Level 2 class notes – 21st April 2016


  1. Proofreading

  2. You say, we pay game

  3. The Great Padiham Pie Robbery

  4. Hot-seating, interviewing, perspective/point of view, direct speech, indirect speech

  5. Write a 1st person report from the crime scene

Pie Robbery DNA


Today’s words:

Mousy brown hair:

scouring pad:

conveyor belt at a supermarket checkout:

cash register (cash till / the till)

apple pie:

meat and potato pie:

  • confidence noun (SECRET)

[C] a secret that you tell someone:They talked endlessly, exchanging confidences.
  • boast verb (SPEAK PROUDLY)

B2 [I or T] disapproving to speak too proudly or happily about what you have done or what you own:He didn’t talk about his exam results in case people thought he was boasting.Parents enjoy boasting about their children’s achievements.

incident noun

B2 [C] an event that is either unpleasant or unusual:an isolated/serious/unfortunate incidentA youth was seriously injured in a shooting incident on Saturdaynight.

culprit noun [C]

someone who has done something wrong:Police hope the public will help them to find the culprits.

strew verb [T]

to spread things in an untidy way over a surface, or to be spread in an untidy way over a surface:They marked the end of the war by strewing flowers over the graves of 18,000 soldiers.Wine bottles and dirty dishes were strewn across the lawn.Her clothes lay strewn on the floor.

  • scour verb [T] (CLEAN)

(also scour out) to remove dirt from something by rubbing it hard with something rough:You’ll have to scour out those old cooking pots before you use them.
  • scour verb [T] (SEARCH)

to search a place or thing very carefully in order to try to findsomething:The police are scouring the area for the missing child.I scoured the shops for a blue and white shirt, but I couldn’t findone anywhere.

accomplice noun [C]

a person who helps someone else to commit a crime or to do something morally wrong

expend iconexpend iconThesaurus

colloquial adjective

(of words and expressions) informal and more suitable for use in speech than in writing:colloquial speech

forensics noun

[U] scientific methods of solving crimes, that involveexamining objects or substances related to a crime:Using cutting-edge forensics, they can analyze material samplesfor traces of suspicious chemicals.a forensics expert

[plural] objects or substances related to a crime, that are scientifically examined to help find out who committed it and how:The forensics clearly pointed to his guilt.



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