Murder Mysteries, Listening, Question tags
Intermediate, B1 level
To provide the Ss practice in listening for the gist and specific details in the context of the true story of the murderer Jack the Ripper
To present the grammar structure, question tags and help the Ss practice and proce it in the context of dialogues between a policeman and a suspect
Procedure (45 minutes)
T tells Ss the true story of the murderer, the Jack the Ripper. T writes on the WB ' one of the great unsolved murder mysteries of all time is that of Jack the Ripper'. T asks Ss whether they know about any unsolver murder mystery in Turkey. ( 1 minute/ WC discussion) The story: In 1888, a murderer killed many people in London. The victims were all women. The police couldn't stop the murders. Then one day, the murderer sent a letter to Scotland Yard. In the letter he promised to kill people again and it finished 'Jack the Ripper'. there was panic among Londoners. The murders continued and then they suddenly stopped. The police couldn't catch him. For along time, historians, writers, policemen, dedectives have tired to discover and find out his identiy. Hundreds of books and articles have been wirtten and many films made about the murders. who was Jack the Ripper?. there were a lot suspects. three years ago the American crime writer Partricia Cornwell tried to solve this mystery. she spent alot time and money analyzed DNA samples. Now Cornwell thinks that she has found out who Jack the Ripper was..'
T asks Ss to listen the recording and complete the information about the suspects and the tick the person who Patricia Cornwell says Jack the Ripper is. I: Listen to the first part of the interview with Ken Morton. complete the information about suspects and tick the person who Patricia Cornwell says is Jack the Ripper. Peercheck Feedback on the WB. answers:grandson,James, artist
T asks Ss to listen and mark the sentences True or False and correct the false ones. (T may play the recording more then once if necessary) I: Listen to the second part of the listening and mark the sentences True or False. Correct the false one. T hands out the worksheets. Peer check Feedback on the WB.
Ss listen to the four question tags and complete them with the missing words. I: Lİsten to the questions of the interviewr and complete them with the missing words. T hands out the worksheets Feedback worksheets. CCQs: Does the interviever know how the inspector is going to answer? ( yes) ( 2 mns Ss discuss it in groups)
Ss work in pairs and complete the dialogue with question tags. I: complete the dialogue between a policeman and a suspect. work in pairs. ( 3 mns) T hands out the worksheets Then Ss listen and check their answers.
Student A is a policeman, student B is a suspect. Policeman asks the suspect some questions and takes notes of the information about the suspect, then check the infomation by asking question tags. Then Ss change the roles and do the role play again. T monitors the students and takes notes of their mistakes for the feedback session at the end of the activity. T writes the mistakes on the wb and ask the class to correct them.