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Vocabulary lesson
High Intermediat level


Abc Gap-fill handouts,Cut up cards ,photos

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of Crime and criminals in the context of Crime

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of Crime and conversational skills in the context of Crime
  • To develope conversation skills


Warmer/ Lead-in (10-12 minutes) • To review vocabularies from previous day's class,increase range of vocabulary used to describe crime and criminals

Introduce yourself to Ss.Review vocabulary from the previous day's class by saying a situation and eliciting an appropriate phrase to describe your feelings and opinions.Divide the class into 2 teams.Use cut up cards containing sentences with the vocabulary and a situation (e.g.'I'm terrified of snakes' )and cut out the phrases to the class without words.The first team to correctly guess the full phrase gets a point.Get one student from each group to stand up at the front, show them both a card and mime it out for their teams.The first team to call out gets the point.Repeat. Set the context of crime through a personal anecdote or by retelling a story from the local news.Check their understanding by asking comprehension questions.

Practice 1 (10-12 minutes) • To check the learner's knowledge of vocabulary about crime .

Put Ss into small groups and instruct them to share any stories they know on the topic of crime.Monitor and make a note of any vocabulary you hear with regards to types of crime or verbs to describe criminal activities.Write these words on the board and check that the WC understands them.Ask the Ss who originally mentioned the vocabulary to explain it.

Practice 2 (9-10 minutes) • To check the learner's knowledge of vocabulary about crime .

Using the handout about the crimes using in ex.1a.The words are at the top of the page and have sentences that describe the acts underneath, but with a gap at some point where the appropriate word can be inserted (e.g.' The man was arrested for ---------------- because he had killed his boss').Ss must complete the gaps.It's likely some words will be unfamiliar to students, but reassure them that the aim is just to see what they already know .Check answers in pairs and then in WC feedback.

Practice 3 (11-13 minutes) • To model and drill the pronunciation and identify part of speach of the new words and use them in conversation skill.

Model and drill the correct pronunciation of the new words .Ask Ss to identify whether the words are nouns, adjectives or verbs and elicit the correct answer.Using the handout with 3 columns (crime , person and verb) that contains the vocabulary in the ' crime' section.Get the students to work in pairs to try and complete the table .Give handout of answers (Language Summary V3.2 on p.118)for Ss to check .Model and drill problematic pronunciation. Ss discuss ex.1cin small groups .Feedback and WC discussion.

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