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Yeşim Kalkan. 8 Nov 2016. Criminal Records. TP7
Pre-intermediate A2/B1 level


In this lesson, students are going to learn crime related vocabulary and read four stories about criminal records. Students will develop their comprehension skills with the given context.


Abc hand out

Main Aims

  • To provide gist, scan, detailed and inference reading practice using a text about criminal records in the context of committing crime

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification, review and practice of crime related words in the context of committing crime
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a debate in the context of committing crime


Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T greets the students. T tells Ss that they have learned many words about commiting crime in the previous lesson. T shows the hand out to Ss and asks them to match the titles with the pictures. There is one title they do not need. T asks Ss to match them with their partners. ICQ: Are you matching the titles alone? (no) Is there one extra title that you don't need? (yes) You have one minute. Time's up! T elicits the answers (WC)

Pre-Reading (5-6 minutes) • To encourage students to predict/ think about content of the text and give them a reason to read the text

T tells Ss to work with their parrner; from the titles and pictures, what do you think happens in each story? Guess. T monitors Ss to identify if Ss come up with an interesting idea If not, T asks few Ss to tell their assumptions about the text by showing the pictures. (WC)

While-Reading (7-8 minutes) • Listening for gist: To encurage students to read for general understanding

T tells Ss to read the story individually to match the pictures, titles and texts in exercise 3. (3 minutes) ICQ: Do you have to understand the whole text? (no) T asks Ss to compare their answers with their partners (Peer-check) T elicits the answers. (WC)

While-Reading (17-20 minutes) • Reading for detail: To practice reading for detailed comprehension and to understand the text in depth

T asks Ss to read the text one more time to answer the questions in exercise 4. ICQ: Are you reading alone or with your partner? (alone) T asks Ss to check their answers with their groups. T elicits each answer from a different group.

While-Reading (7-8 minutes) • Reading to infer lexical meaning

T asks Ss to match the underlined words in the stories with their definitions. Ss have 3 minutes. T asks Ss to peer-check. T shows the answers on the board.

Post-Reading (6-7 minutes) • To provide with an opportunity to respond to the text

T asks Ss which story they liked the most and why. Ss discuss it in groups. T elicits answers from each group.

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