Circle the appropriate letter.
What has the woman lost?
A ?a briefcase C a handbag
B ?a suitcase D a wallet
1 What does her briefcase look like? ABCD
2 Which picture shows the distinguishing features? ABCD
3 What did she have inside her briefcase?
A ?wallet, pens and novel
B ?papers and wallet
C ?pens and novel
D ?papers, pens and novel
4 Where was she standing when she lost her briefcase? ABCD
5 What time was it when she lost her briefcase? ABCD
Complete the form Write NO MORE THAN THREE WORDS for each answer.
PERSONAL DETAILS FORM
7..................... 8..................... Road?
Estimated value of lost item: (10) ?10.....................
1.A 6. Prescott 2.C 7. 41
3.D 8. Fountain 4.D 9. 752239 5.C 10. 65
R = Receptionist W = Woman
P = Police Officer
P: Right, got that. So, what did you have inside the briefcase?
W: Well all my papers from college. It’s so frustrating but, thank goodness for computers,
I haven’t lost them completely! P: Yes, you’re lucky.
W: I had my wallet in my pocket so I didn’t lose that but there were also my pens which I got for my birthday and a novel I was planning to read on the train.
Good evening, City Police Station. Can I help you? Oh hello, I’d like to report a stolen briefcase, please.
Just a minute and I’ll put you through.
Lost property. Can I help you?
Oh, yes. I’ve had my briefcase stolen.
OK ... I’ll take some details ... Tell me what it looks like, first of all.
Well ... it’s a soft leather one, you know, not a heavy box-type like a man’s.
Mmm ... and how does it close?
It’s got buckles at the front ... two of them They’re gold-plated ones.
Fine ... Was it locked? No, I’m afraid not.
Never mind. Any distinguishing features? Pardon?
Any marks or badges on it that make it stand out? Only the brand name.
And where’s that?
It’s on the back ... at the bottom in the left-hand corner. It’s Sagi. Oh and there’s a scratch ... it’s quite bad but small ... directly above the brand name. I did it recently putting it on my bike.
Right. Where exactly did you lose the briefcase?
Well ... I couldn’t believe it. I was standing on the platform ... it was right next to me. You were holding it?
W:my tram because sometimes it comes early and then next time I looked, my briefcase wasn’t there.
P: And what time was this?
W: Ah ... it was ... it must have been about 5.20 ... no a bit later. I’d say 5.30 because it was just getting crowded and the train normally comes at about twenty-five to six.
I’d just put it down on the floor but I could almost feel it beside me. I was watching for
P: That’s fine. Well, if you could come down to the station tomorrow, you can sign this form and have a look at what we’ve got here.
W: OK, thanks. 'Bye. P: Goodbye.
Right, if you’ll just give me some personal details ... Yes.
What name is it? I’m Mary Prescott.
Can you spell that?
Yes, it’s P-R E-S-C-O-T-T.
And your address?
Flat 2, 41, Fountain Road, Canterbury.
Fountain Road. Yes, number 41.
And have you got a contact telephone number?
Yes, it’s 7-5 double 2-3-9.
7-5-double 239. Fine. One last question — what would you say the value of your briefcase is?
Including the contents?
Yes, Just a rough estimate is fine.
I’m not sure. Well, the briefcase itself is quite new; I bought it last month for ?40. I suppose about ?65. The contents are worth about 20 or 25 pounds at least.