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Police interview: Question words

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How much do you remember about the 'wh' question words? This lesson shows a conversation between a police officer and a suspect of a crime. The police officer is asking the suspect a lot of questions to try and get information that will help them to solve the crime.

Read through the text and try to complete the gaps with the missing 'wh' word.

The words you will need are: what, who, when, why, which, how, where

Do you think the suspect is innocent or guilty?

Suspect - a person who is suspected; a person who police think committed a crime.

Police interview: Question words

Police officer: I'm just going to ask you some questions. _1_ were you on the 3rd of October 2011?

Suspect: I was at a cafe in Greenwich.

Police officer: _2_ were you with?

Suspect: I was by myself, but an old friend from university was also there having lunch with her partner and we talked for about five minutes.

Police officer: And _3_ is their name?

Suspect: Joanna Crawley.

Police officer: _4_ did you talk about?

Suspect: We hadn't seen each other in a few years so we were just catching up. She told me she is getting married and asked me what I was doing.

Police officer: _5_ was this? In the morning or in the afternoon?

Suspect: It was at about one o’clock in the afternoon.

Police officer: And _6_ were you having lunch at a cafe by yourself?

Suspect: Isn't that common?

Police officer: Answer the question.

Suspect: I was having lunch and working on an article. I'm a writer for a magazine.

Police officer: _7_ magazine?

Suspect: House and home.

Police officer: Did you notice anything unusual while you were eating lunch?

Suspect: No. I go to that cafe often and it was the same as every other day.

Police officer: _8_ time did you leave the cafe?

Suspect: At about two thirty.

Police officer: And _9_ did you get home?

Suspect: I walked, I don't live far.

Police officer: Ok Madam. Thank you for your time.

Lesson by Caroline

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