Dilek Olmez Dilek Olmez

The perfect crimes , reading and vocabulary
Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will practice their receptive skill through a reading text about crime. The lesson will start with a general discussion on crimes.The teacher will pre-teach the vocabulary using a word/meaning match then ask students the part of speech and drill words. Then students will attempt both gist reading and reading for specific information. Then finally students will discuss in groups what they understood from the text.


Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan and detailed reading practice using a text about crimes

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification of words that are used when a crime takes place in the context of the perfect crime.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- The teacher will tell the students ''this morning I was walking down the street and I saw a man steal a ladies bag and he ran away,did you guys hear about it ? - T will then have students think about some crimes that they heard about in Istanbul''. - The teacher gives out the handout.(appendix 1) - T will then have open class feedback

Pre-Reading/Listening (5-10 minutes) • To prepare students for the text and make it accessible

- T gives students a word meaning match activity, place students in pairs and have them match the meanings (appendix2) - T then gives students the answer sheet and students check their answers. - T then writes words on the board asks students what is the word of speech and where is the stress -Teacher gives students cut-outs and students will work in groups.(appendix3) -T will ask students when a crime takes place which would happen first for example she got arrested then he appears in court.

While-Reading/Listening #1 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with less challenging gist and specific information reading/listening tasks

- T will place students in groups and they will all be given a section from the article .(appendix 4) -T will then have students answer the true/false questions then in their groups check . - T will give students an answer key.(appendix 5)

While-Reading/Listening #2 (5-10 minutes) • To provide students with more challenging detailed, deduction and inference reading/listening tasks

- T will give students the task of matching the ending to the correct story.(appendix 6) -Students will then have to compare their answers in groups. -Teacher will then give the answers on the board .

Post-Reading/Listening (8-10 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text and expand on what they've learned

-T will have students mingle and find out which criminal(S) were lucky? Which criminal was clever? Do they know any other stories of crimes that went wrong? what happened ?(appendix 7)

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