Ali Yilmaz Ali Yilmaz

Teaching Practice 7
Beginner, A1 level


In this class students will learn some new vocabulary about crimes and then they will practice listening and reading about a crime. Teacher will use Turkish and foreign TV serials about crime investigation to set the context. This is an unpleasant topic to discuss in the classroom, but crimes are part of our lives. Students will improve their lexis and skills on the theme of crime.


Abc Audio Set
Abc Course Book
Abc Pictures
Abc WB

Main Aims

  • To teach key vocabulary about crimes

Subsidiary Aims

  • to practice listening for the gist
  • To practice detailed reading
  • to practice speaking about crimes for fluency


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Teacher shows SS the pictures of Arka Sokaklar (Back Streets, a Turkish TV Serial) and CSI. Elicits from SS that these are serials about solving crimes, lives of detectives, etc. Teacher tells SS that today their theme is crimes. Teacher pairs SS up and tells them to talk about the TV serials for 2'.

Pre-Reading/Listening, making sentences out of chunks (10-12 minutes) • To prepare students for the text, to teach the key vocabulary. TO make proper drilling.

Teacher gives instructions and distributes the chunks. Students are to make sentences with their partners, then they will write their answers on the WB. This activity will do helpful for kinaesthetic learners. Once SS finish writing their answers on the WB, teacher makes sure everybody is clear with the new vocab with CCQs and pictures. Teacher defines new words then does drilling.

While-Listening #1 (5-7 minutes) • To practice listening for the gist

Teacher introduces the people and a couple of new vocab before playing the recording. (key words: fire!, help!, look out!, ex-wife, jacket, detective) The task for the listening is: 1) What do John Kellarman and Dana Diaz do? 2) Does Mr.Magnus know Peter Gordon? Possible answers: 1)They work with the Crime Scene Department. They are detectives. 2) Yes. They work at the same factory.

While-Reading #2 (5-7 minutes) • To practice reading for the gist, to practice reading in group. And speaking about what they read in their groups.

Teacher divides SS in groups of 3. There are Kellerman, Diana and Magnus. SS read the dialogue. and decide if Magnus killed Mr. Gordon.

Reading for details (4-5 minutes) • To practice detailed reading in the TL

Teacher distributes T/F sentences. Students with their pairs has to decide whether the given sentences are True or False.

Extension (7-8 minutes) • To provide an opportunity to practice their speaking skills in TL

Teacher pairs SS up, and introduces a caricature which involves a murder. SS discuss about what might have happened to the victim, and how he might have ended up in that overhead baggage place.

Delayed Error Correction (2-3 minutes) • To correct any possible mistakes

During the lesson teacher monitors the class closely, and at the end of the hour, teacher correct some of the Ss' mistakes without putting anybody on the spot.

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