Murder in a country house.Listening and speaking.
Elementary A1/A2 level
Listening for details. Speaking, to practice "Wh" questions.
By the end of the lesson Ss will have develop listening skills for details and accuracy speaking practice in the context of police interviews.
By the end of the lesson, Ss will have semi- controlled speaking practice- investigation.
Procedure (36-46 minutes)
T will greet Ss and lead in to the listening activity by using pictures. To set the task: What is happening ? What are these people doing ? Are they asking questions? What kind of questions are they asked ?
T will display question chart and give instructions : work in groups of three. Number one will take notes about Barbara, # 2 about Gordon and # 3 about Claudia. Fill this chart: After listening to each interview. T provides Ss with answer keys on display. After every listening students will check their answers with co-partners.
T replaces the groups and sets the target question: Who do you think was the murderer : Amanda,Barbara or Claudia and why ? Teacher lets students to listen what happened and if they were right.
T asks a colleague for assistance and sets the context : Police thinks that we robbed the bank but really when bank was robbed we were having dinner. So T asks students to play the role of the policemen and asks questions to the first suspect . (At the same time another suspect is outside) After this the second suspect is questioned by the students, T gives clear instructions: Imagine that you are policemen and you should question us as suspects one by one and write down notes.
T divides class in four groups. Two of them are police and other two are suspects. Police with question suspects individually and then compare their answers. T will monitor groups.