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Crime and Punishment
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students will learn vocabulary related to crimes, and will be practicing their conversation skills working in pairs and small groups, discussing and reconstructing jumbled stories.


Abc W/B
Abc Speaking and Vocabulary H/O
Abc Matching words with stories H/O
Abc Reconstructing stories

Main Aims

  • Speaking

Subsidiary Aims

  • Eliciting Lexis and providing students with speaking practice


Lead-In (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

I will ask students to recall Michael's lesson about the villains, and what kind of person they are. With the help of some pictures, I will introduce the context of the lesson today.

Lexis (9-15 minutes) • Eliciting new words with W/C contribution

I will elicit 8 new words regarding crimes and write them on the W/B. I will also elicit the verb and noun(person) forms of the words learned. Phonology - I will go through major stresses on the words.

Exercise (3-7 minutes) • To provide students the opportunity for target receptive skills

Students will be handed out with short newspaper clips and by scan reading, they will match the words they have learned with the stories.

Speaking Exercise (5-7 minutes) • Tto enable students for target productive skills

The students will be given H/O with the crimes they have learned, numbered from 1 to 8. They will be paired or will be in small groups, discussing the seriousness of the crimes by putting them in order. They might not be in concensus at the end of the session.

Exercise to reconstruct stories (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with further receptive and productive skills

I will hand out the exercise on the Teacher's Book, Straight Forward Upper Int. p:245 and ask them to work in groups to get the 4 stories which are jumbled, in a correct order. If I am running out of time I will indicate the first parts of the stories and also tell them each story is made up of 5 parts. When the stories are put in order, W/C discusses if answers are correct and which one is the most stupid one.

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