Incident report practice useful expressions



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CAUSES OF DISTURBANCE

Additionally, the members of the electoral table had been accused of not crossing the voters’ names off the electoral list properly after allowing some people to vote twice.


INCIDENT

On 7)__________ at the school I discovered a very angry and hostile crowd shouting “cheat” at the members of the electoral table. The UN observers had used loudspeakers to try to calm down the crowd, however, it had had no 8)____________. Therefore they decided to call for the UN Police in order to 9)____________ peace. However, the crowd did not stop shouting when we arrived. I therefore decided to bring the ballot box to the police station in order to 10)____________ with the courts if the elections should be repeated in this area.


Before we took possession of the ballot box, George Denton, DOB 06 Mar 1953, resident at 17a, Sea View, Freetown, rushed forward and produced a handgun, shouting abuse and threatening my officers. He then picked up the ballot box, emptied out the contents onto the table and set fire to the papers with his cigarette lighter. The suspect became violent when we tried to arrest him. He was taken into custody and brought to the station, where he was charged with assault and threatening a police officer. Mr. Denton has refused to sign any written statement before the arrival of his own lawyer.
CONCLUSIONS

Taking everything into 11) ______________ I suggest sending more UN military observers to control the election process from the very beginning to the end. Secondly, there should be more voting tables and ballot boxes to 12)_________ the voting.


2Lt John Brown
TASK 2 Match the phrases to form expressions taken from the paragraph describing the incident. Don’t look at the text. After you finish, translate the expressions into Polish.


  1. to take ......................................................... violent ...............................................................................................................

  2. to rush ........................................................ with assault ................................................................................................................

  3. to produce ........................................................ to the papers ................................................................................................................

  4. to shout ........................................................ into custody ................................................................................................................

  5. to empty out ........................................................ abuse ................................................................................................................

  6. to threaten ........................................................ the officers ................................................................................................................

  7. to set fire ........................................................ the contents ................................................................................................................

  8. to become ........................................................ a handgun ................................................................................................................

  9. to take sb ........................................................ possession of sth ........................................................................................................

  10. to charge sb ........................................................ forward ................................................................................................................




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