Lesson: THE GREAT PIANO SWINDLE (C1-C2)

4. Let’s look at this vocabulary before continuing.

a. Fraud, hoax, or con?

  • Which word refers to serious criminal activity?
  • Which word refers specifically to something which is fake?
  • Which is the closest synonym for scam?

b. Fit the words into the following sentences:

  • Police were notified of a bomb next to the town hall; however, this turned out to be a _____.
  • The taxi driver turned out to be a _____ artist: he took us on a 50 minute ride to our hotel, and we discovered later it’s only a 5 minute walk from the station.
  • Internet _____ is a growing problem, exacerbated by the Covid lockdown.

c. Which other nouns refer to financial crime?

Answers and further vocabulary activities are here.

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