TP8: Speaking - crime
A2 Pre-Intermediate level
Speaking: to expedite fluency in conversation involving concepts of crime.
Vocabulary: to provide students with clarification (or review, depending on their familiarity) and practice with the vocabulary of crime.
Procedure (47-60 minutes)
Play crime sounds and show stimulus pictures. 'What is this lesson about?' Elicit word 'crime' Define crime: mime stealing, burglary, murder, police taking me away.
Instructions: Tick words that you know. You have 2 minutes. ICQs: Will you talk? Will you work by yourself? Will you write sentences? How long do you have? Monitor to get an idea of what they know. Project exercise on WB, Mingling activity to do as much peer-teaching as possible. Walk around. Talk to other people. Find someone who knows a word that you don't. Find out what the words mean. You have 4 minutes. ICQs Will you sit down? Will you talk? Will you talk about the words? Will you find the meanings of words? How long? Monitor. Place key words on left of WB. Sit. Give out grid of key words. Fill this in by yourself. Will you talk? Check in pairs (they already will...)
Give out picture sheets. These are in groups of 3: e.g. robber/robbery/start of news report about robbery. Instructions: stand up. Find your group. ICQs Will you look at your words? Will you look at other people's words? Will you talk? How many people in your group? (Most will be 3) What is your key word? (robbery/burglary/theft/murder/crime/(gun) Look at the news story. Continue this so that it is 1 minute long. Use the other two words in your group. You have 3 minutes. Monitor for need to clarify words. Choose 2 groups to say theirs. At this stage, choose confident people.
Discuss what happened as the crime was committed. We are going to act out the crime. Choose roles. Who commits the crime? (Who does the bad thing?) Who is the victim? What other characters are there? Police officer. Witness. Newsreader. Next victim. Decide who you are. You are this person for the rest of the lesson. You have 2 minutes. T-S Who are you? Say one thing about yourself. Model. Then do quick dialogue with one student. What happened next? Discuss for two minutes.
You will act out what happened before, during and after the crime. ICQs Will you be in groups? Who are you? Will you speak English? Will you use these words? (on WB) Can you shout? Can anyone get hurt? How long do you have? Monitor. Note good things. Note occasional thing to be corrected. Choose 1 or 2 to play to class.