FORM 12 (80 points)
TEST Nr 8
Reading. (9 points)
Read the text. Match the sentences a–f to the gaps 1–5. There is one extra sentence.
a In order to report the crime, the victim must confess their own guilt, and not surprisingly, they are not keen to do so.
b Only after the two had left did he realise that he had been taken in and his necklace stolen.
c And of course, it does not help that most people can’t tell a fake badge from a real one.
d Most policemen help victims and catch fraudsters and criminals.
e However, just as she was about to pay for it, a policeman came in and arrested her.
f First, the crime was carried out very quickly before he had time to think about what had happened.
The psychology of tricking people
Why is it so easy to trick people out of their money and possessions? According to psychologists, it is not because the victims are stupid. It is because criminals have known for centuries how to exploit human nature and human weakness.
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