Cut up anecdote
Six crime cases. Student's take it in turns to read out their case. The group must decide on sentences for each case in turn. Can also be used to practice criticism, should have etc.
News story cut-up with comprehension tasks and gap-fill.
Full text of robbery story for analysis: Ss underline verbs, identify instances of passive voice and T elicits reasons for its use : unerstood / unimportant sujects.
News story gap fill to practice the written forms of different tenses in the passive voice. Step-by-step instructions included.
(1) Gapped bank robbery story. Students find missing information by asking partners. (2) Question formation: detective interviews suspect. This prepares students for alibis game.