Speaking Cycle 7: Stop thief!


1. Activating

· How many different kinds of theft can you think of?

· What different reasons might people have for stealing?

2. Sharing

· Think about some times when you, or someone you know, were the victim of theft.

· Work in groups of three. Tell your group about these experiences. As you listen to your partners, decide if you have had any similar experiences yourself.

3. Preparing

· Choose one experience of one member of your group. One of you is going to tell the rest of the class about this experience (it doesn’t matter if the person who speaks is the person who had the experience or if they talk about the experience of someone else in their group).

· Spend 15 minutes, as a group, preparing what the speaker is going to say. Think about a) information, such as who was the victim; where and when the theft took place; what was stolen, and how; who the thief was; what happened afterwards; and b) the organisation and structure of what the speaker will say.

4. Performing

· The speaker from each group talks to the rest of the class.

· As you are listening to other speakers, try to answer the following questions:

a) When and where did the theft take place?

b) Who was the victim and who was the thief?

c) How did the theft take place?

d) What happened after the theft?

e) What would you do if you were the victim of a similar theft?

5. Reporting

· When you have heard the speaker from each group, compare your answers to the questions with the other members of your group.

· As a group, decide which of the people you have heard about, in your opinion, was most affected by the theft.


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