DISCUSSING A LEGAL CASE IN THE NEWS
EMBEZZLING (appropriazione indebita)
ATTORNEY / LAWYER (procuratore / avvocato)
CATCH / CAUGHT (catturare/catturato)
RUNNING AWAY (scappare)
SPEEDING DOWN (accellerare)
found him GUILTY
SENTENCED him TO
he was CAUGHT STEALING (è stato sorpreso a rubare)
he was CHARGED WITH...
We often use phrases with -ING to explain what the accused did.
Diane Bates WAS ACCUSED OF SELLINGof selling fake stocks.
Terry Jackson WAS CAUGHT WHILE SPEEDING DOWN Highway 56
EXPLAINING A COMPANY'S LEGAL SITUATION
CREATING a MONOPOLY
excessive GOVERNMENT REGULATION
FILE a LAWSUIT (presentare una causa)
WHAT SURPRISED me was the lawsuit
IT'S VISAS that are our biggest problem right now.
SETTLE (risolvere, fissare, sistemare)
Sometimes speakers want to emphasize or express a feeling. One way to do that is to make WHAT the sentence's first word.
We sometimes also use the word IT at the beginning of sentences for emphasis or emotion
FINALIZING AN EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT
IN THE EVENT THAT...
IN THE CASE THAT...
... UNLESS ...
... OTHERWISE ...
... EVEN IF ...
IT DOESN'T MATTER ....
WHAT it BOILS DOWN TO
IN OTHER WORDS
IT MAKES SENSE
LAID OFF (licenziato)
EXPLAINING A LAW IN YOUR COUNTRY
AGAINST the LAW
PERSONALLY, I think that it's a good law.
FROM MY POINT OF VIEW, smoking should be banned.
TO MY MIND, there should be strict laws regarding alcohol.
TO MY WAY OF THINKING, the government has passed enough laws.