Grammar practice, police interview
To provide speaking practice in a interview in the context of a robbery that occurred at the ITI (past simple)
To provide practice of past simple tense in the context of a police interview
Procedure (37-45 minutes)
Introduce the topic by showing a picture of a safe and a robber. Explain that there was a robbery last night at the ITI.
Play the students an interview, which they will use as an example later on in the lesson. Get them to listen to the interview and fill in the gaps on the handout.
Students write a police interview to use to ask their peers questions. Students also write an alibi in case they are the ones that are questioned during this interview. Students first produce each piece of text, and then team up with another pair in order to test their speaking skills.
This will be done through monitoring the students during their prespeaking task and also during the speaking.