Words & Phrases
a vest warn by law enforcement agents protecting them from bullets
Fortunately, the officer was wearing a bullet-proof vest, and no one was injured.
elected members who vote on city laws and proposals
The city council has its meetings at City Hall, and they are open to the public.
the building where all the city government transactions take place
City Hall is commonly located in the downtown area of the city.
someone who committed a crime, was convicted, and is required to stay at home while being monitored
The criminal is on house arrest for the next six months.
something that doesn’t break any rules or laws
Americans enjoy seeing fireworks on the 4th of July. In some counties, it is legal to have hand-held fireworks, but in other counties it’s illegal.
the specialized language on technical and legal documents
It’s so hard to understand all this legalese. I need a lawyer just to understand what I’m reading!