Teaching practice 2
Upper-intermediate level


In this lesson, students are expected to learn new vocabulary related to crimes through SS centered activities. Then, they practice speaking by expressing their opinions in a set context. After that, they read an article about crimes in UK looking for details and end the lesson by answering questionnaire answers and comparing their answers in pairs to develop a productive skill which is speaking.


Main Aims

  • Practice speaking and discussion about serious and common crimes in the context of crime

Subsidiary Aims

  • Use new vocabulary about types of crimes including "robbery, theft, burglary, and kidnapping'' and read for details in the context of a crime


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • introduce the topic and set the scene

Start the lesson presenting a slide with the word ''Crime''. Divide them in four groups and ask them to write down as much as they can vocabulary related to the word crime.

Language input (10-12 minutes) • Set the scene and provide vocabulary related to crime

Play the video about types of crimes to set the scene. In four groups students match the new vocabulary to its definitions. Check the answers with the class. Then, ask students in groups to fill a table with criminal words and verbs for the crimes. Use feedback questions like: what do we call people who steal from houses? when someone steal your car is called .............

Speaking (8-10 minutes) • Speak and discuss to express an opinion

Before speaking, write down the word ;Turkey' on the board. Have ss work in pairs and find out what kind of rules and laws they often ignore. Then, hand out Ex.3c and ask students to discuss the questions in pairs. Ask a student from each group to share his answer with the class.

Reading for details (4-6 minutes) • scanning

Ask students to scan the paragraph and compare the rules and laws with those of their own country. Hand out the the article and the questions. Check their understanding: Is there any ignore rules in Turkey? Which rules are the same in your country?

Discussion (10-12 minutes) • do a questionnaire and compare answers

Ask students to read the questionnaire and choose the best answer individually.In pairs they compare their answers. Check their understanding by asking: is it justifiable to break the law rules? why? Ask students to check how low-abiding are they by calculating the points they get and comparing it with their partners.

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