Memories on Trial
To provide gist and scan reading practice using a text about witness testimony in the context of a magazine article
To provide clarification and practice of crime words in the context of newspaper extracts
Procedure (57-83 minutes)
Students talk about the last time they have been in trouble
students have a short discussion about major crimes in their cities.
Ss do a multiple choice activity on Kahoot website in which they fill in the gaps with the correct crimes
Students work in pairs and complete a table. the teacher then checks the answers
Students talk about 3 questions and share their own experience.
Students have a quick discussion about the topic. The teacher may bring up some of the words used in the reading and talk about their meanings.
The teacher draws attention to the photos in the text and some titles and quotes. Students guess what they are going to read about.
Students read the text and find examples of false memories. Then they read it again and do a true or false task. The teacher may highlight some of the words and phrases in the text and talk about some other aspects of the text.
Ss discuss the topic again and share their opinion about what they have read.