Vocabulary Linked to Crime
Upper Intermediate level
To provide clarification in the lexical set associated with Crime and to practice speaking for fluency through a debate about crime.
To practice the the receptive skill of reading and comprehension in the context of the target language and to review the passive voice which is used in the context of Crime.
Procedure (21-27 minutes)
To introduce and elicit the topic of "Crime" by asking Ss "Why are people put in prison? "What kind of crime you might find in your city?" ''Does Esfahan have much crime?'' Then I write on the whiteboard their ideas and elicit definitions.
Through eliciting (defining different crimes for students and ask them to guess what crime matches the definition then I write on the board all the words and definitions that students propose in terms of Crime to use them at teach stage and complete them later.
List on WB the complete lexical set of prepared cards. Vocabulary list: Robbery, theft, burglary, mugging, shoplifting, smuggling, kidnapping, fraud, bribery, murder, vandalism, looting, and terrorism. Clarify meaning through CCQs. " Is murder when you kill someone by mistake?" "In shoplifting, do people pay for the item?" Drill pronunciation, stress on syllables and explore some derivatives ( Robbery- Robber) and synonyms ( Burglary- Housebreaking)
Through pair work I give them Hand out ( Vocabulary exercise) and get them to discuss their answers to the 5 questions .Ask each group for their collected opinions on the individual questions to encourage a debate. 1) Which is the most/least serious? 2) Most common and least common in your country? 3) Someone you know a victim of crime? What crime are considered to be violent? What crimes are considered minor?
Students are supposed to relate a story of crime which they have seen or have heard about. They should do the task individually.