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  • Unit 5 Unsolved Mysteries

  • Part One: Vocabulary Link--Cops and Robbers (15 minutes)Part Two: Listening--The Greatest Detective (15 minutes)Part Three: Speaking (60 minutes)Part Four: Video Course (35 minutes)Part Five: Listening (25 minutes)Part Six: Speaking--Group Discussion (30 minutes)

  • Part One: Vocabulary Link--Cops and Robbers

  • 1. Vocabulary Review

  • VerbsNounsVocabulary LinkUse each verb with a noun to make eight expressions. Write the expressions on the lines below. Some of the nouns will be used more than once.arrestcatchquestionbreakhavesolvecommitmakean alibia lawa crimea confessiona criminal_____________________________________________a criminala criminal___________________________________________________________________________a crimeCops and robbers arrest a criminalbreak a lawcommit a crimeKeyscatch a criminalhave an alibimake a confessionquestion a criminalsolve a crime

  • 2. New Vocabularyarrest a criminal: seize and hold a person for breaking the law.

    break the law: fail to obey of follow the law.

    catch a criminal: find and take hold of a person who has broken the law.

    commit a crime: perform an illegal act.

    have an alibi: have proof that one could not have committed a crime.

    make a confession: admit to being guilty of a crime.

    question a criminal: attempt to get information from a person who has broken the law.

    solve a crime: find the person or persons responsible for an illegal act.

    scarlet: a strong o vivid red or reddish orange colour.

    scottish: of or relating to Scotland or its people, language, or culture.

  • Vocabulary LinkLook at the expressions the former exercise. Which actions does a police detective do?Which ones does a criminal do? Label the actions D (detective) or C (criminal).Cops and robbers arrest a criminalbreak a lawcommit a crimecatch a criminalhave an alibimake a confessionquestion a criminalsolve a crimeD( )D( )D( )C( )D( )C( )C( )C( )Keys

  • Vocabulary LinkLook at the pictures. What is happening? Make at least two sentences about each picture. Use expressions from the first exercise.Cops and robbers

  • Part Two: Listening--The Greatest Detective

  • 1. Culture Link--Sherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes is the world's most popular fictional detective, as was the hero of dozens of stories that were published regularly in Strand Magazine. In 1893, the author "killed" Holmes in a story, but was forced to bring him back to life when readers complained.The character of Sherlock Holmes was based on Dr. Joseph Bell, who was Sir Arthur Conan Doyles's professor at Edinburgh University. Bell taught his students to collect scientific evidence and use logic to understand medical cases that seemed impossible to solve.

  • Listening

    Proper names Sherlock Holmes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Dr. Watson Scottish 221B Baker Street A Study in Scarlet The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

    Other words imaginary intelligent detective criminal Language NotesThe greatest detective

  • one of the most famous detectives ever knownListeningKeysThe greatest detective Listen and complete the following sentence. Sherlock Holmes is

    who

    written by___________________________________is an imaginary detective who appeared in sixty stories _________________________________________the Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle_________________________________.

  • ListeningThe greatest detective Listen again and check ( ) the box of each correct answer.actorwriterdoctor( )( )( )1. What was Sir Arthur Conan Doyles first job?2. When was the first Sherlock Holmes story published?187718781887( )( )( )3. Holmes was very _________.intelligentstrongquick( )( )Keys4. Who did Holmes work with?Dr. SamsonDr. WatsonDr. Smith( )( )( )5. Where is the Sherlock Holmes Museum?ScotlandEnglandThe United States( )( )( )( )

  • Part Three: Speaking

  • 1. Useful Expressions for Talking about Possibility and ImpossibilityPossibilityIt's likely (that) ...There's a good chance (that) ...I bet (that) ...

    ImpossibilityIt's unlikely (that) ...It doesn't seem possible (that) ...I doubt (that) ...

  • 2. Pair Work

  • Speaking1) Listen to the conversation between Detectives Stye and Frye. Then practice the conversation with a partner.Stye:Frye:Stye:Frye:Stye:

    Frye:styeDo you know the Dodd Diamond?Of course! The museum owns it.Not anymore! Someone stole it last night!Really? How did it happen?Well, its unlikely the criminal walked into the room.Theres an alarm on the floor.But theres no alarm for the skylight.Youre right! I bet the criminal climbed down a rope.Then he took the diamond without touching the floor!

  • Speaking1. I love chocolate. 2. My family has moved house six times. 3. _______________________________4. _______________________________5. _______________________________6. _______________________________Write 6 statements about yourselves. Some of the statements should be true and some should be false.

  • 3) Take turns reading the statements to your partners. The partners should say whether each statement seems likely or not and give reasons for saying so. Use expressions of possibility.

  • Speaking

  • 4) Think of a strange event or story you heard of. Talk to your partners.

  • 3. Group Discussion: The Lindbergh KidnappingCharles Lindbergh was a famous pilot. He was the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Anne Lindbergh was his wife. They were very rich. On the cold night of March 1,1932, someone kidnapped their baby from their home. The kidnapper used a ladder. The person wrote a note and asked for $50,000.

  • CommunicationThere were many people involved in the Lindbergh case. Read each profile. Which people seem suspicious to you?Charles and Anne LindberghSomeone kidnapped their baby.Charles was a reserved man.Anne was shy and quiet.The Lindbergh kidnapping

  • CommunicationThe Lindbergh kidnapping There were many people involved in the Lindbergh case. Read each profile. Which people seem suspicious to you?Violet SharpeShe was one of the Lindberghs maids. She was not in the house on March 1. She was sad and unhealthy. She drank poison and died.

  • CommunicationThe Lindbergh kidnapping There were many people involved in the Lindbergh case. Read each profile. Which people seem suspicious to you?Ernie BrinkertHe was Violets boyfriend.He knew about the Lindberghs.His handwriting didnt match the kidnappers note.

  • CommunicationThe Lindbergh kidnapping There were many people involved in the Lindbergh case. Read each profile. Which people seem suspicious to you?Bruno HauptmannHe was a carpenter.Detectives found money in his house.He had a ladder.

  • CommunicationThe Lindbergh kidnapping There were many people involved in the Lindbergh case. Read each profile. Which people seem suspicious to you?Betty GowShe was one of the Lindberghs maids. She was the last person to see the baby. She loved the baby. She fainted at the trial.

  • CommunicationThe Lindbergh kidnapping There were many people involved in the Lindbergh case. Read each profile. Which people seem suspicious to you?Amandus HochmuthHe was 87 years old.He was the Lindberghs neighbor.He saw Bruno in a car near the Lindbergh mansion.

  • CommunicationThe Lindbergh kidnapping Read more about the Lindbergh case. Decades later, there is still no proof of who the real kidnapper was in the Lindbergh case. Tragically, the baby was found dead two months after the kidnapping. Bruno Hauptmann was arrested and executed in 1936, but he never made a confession. Many people still believe he was not the real kidnapper.

  • CommunicationThe Lindbergh kidnapping Discuss with a partner which person possibly committed the crime. Use expressions for talking about possibility and impossibility. You may or may not agree with your partner.

  • Information for practice

    CommunicationStrange eventsThe Lindbergh kidnapping MysteriesPossibilityIts likely to be just a coincidence.It could be a UFO. It can be a power breakdown. When Several years ago One night When I was visiting my grandfather in his village make the rain fall, and it rained that night. hovering in the distance and it didnt move for an hour. the lights turned off suddenly and it was quite scary. Women gathered and prayed toI saw a bright objectIn the dorm where we lived,What happened

  • Part Four: Video Course

  • 1. New Vocabularyhaunt: (of a ghost) to appear in a place repeatedly.hoax: a trick in which someone tells people a lie.pyramid: an ancient stone building with four triangular sloping sides, built in ancient Egypt to contain the bodies of their kings and queens.sneaky: doing things in a secret and unfair way.wander: to move about without a definite destination or purpose.weep: to cry.

  • 2. Mysteries and Strange Events

  • KeysGlobal ViewpointsWhile You WatchWhat mystery or event does each person mention? Watch the interviews and match the names with the correct information.AgnesDaveCatherineLourdesAlejandraCaluma. b.c.d.e.f.a scary event that happened in his dormthe Jersey DevilUFOsa Mexican tale about a woman who wanders the streetsa strange event that happened in her grandfathers villagethe Pyramidse____d____b____c____f____a____

  • _______Agnes says the women in the village went to a special place to make the rain stop / fall .Dave says people say you can hear La Llorona when the