English Learning for Curious Minds

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Summary

In 1963 a criminal gang managed to stop a Royal Mail train, steal £2 million pounds in cash (£55 million in today's money), and escape. It took them just 15 minutes.

Today we tell the story of this infamous robbery, and the hunt to find the men who did it.

Full transcript, key vocabulary and bonus episodes available on www.leonardoenglish.com

Show Notes

In 1963 a criminal gang managed to stop a Royal Mail train, steal £2 million pounds in cash (£55 million in today's money), and escape. It took them just 15 minutes.

Today we tell the story of this infamous robbery, and the hunt to find the men who did it.

  • The train carrying all the money
  • Why was it carrying so much money?
  • The story of the robbery
  • The hunt for the suspects
  • The discovery of the farm
  • The Monopoly piece and the fingerprints
  • The arrest of the suspects
  • Who were the robbers?
  • The escape from jail
  • Ronnie Biggs in Brazil
  • The victim of the robbery
  • The Great Train Robbery in popular culture

Key vocabulary: Robbery, Equivalent, Thefts, Miss a trick, Fantastic, Royal Mail, Cash, Whole load, Circulation, Grabbed, Harsh, Tied up, Carriage, Detach, Track, Rear, Routine, Gang, Robbers, Overpowered, Embankment, Accomplices, Fellow, Getaway, A matter of, Thieves, Alerted, On the hunt for, Robbery, Squad, Underground, Associates, Infamous, Tip-off, Coming and going, Abnormal, Deserted, Be onto something, Wipe sth down, Fingerprints, Clues, Track down, Tracking, Consisted, Motley crew, Threaten, The muscle, Man inside, Get away with something, Passed away, Sentence, Most certainly, Escapee, Fled, Plastic surgery, Extradition, Treaty, Deport, Tried, Caipirinhas, Deteriorated, Longed to, CommittedServe, Compassionate, Grounds, Romanticised, Victim, Iron bar, Severe, Victimless, Theft, Eclipsed, Pop culture, Lyrics, Manhunt, Inspire

Full transcript and key vocabulary available on the website www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/the-great-train-robbery

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