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Sherlock Holmes (Jigsaw Reading)

 
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Topic: crime (funnily enough)


Skills: integrated (reading, writing (note-taking), listening (i.e. to each other- a vital skill in this activity), speaking)


Vocab: varied, but again generally crime words will help.


Advantages: minimal planning needed, easy to think up follow-up activities (see the GENERAL METHODOLOGY section), keeps classes occupied (and generally interested) for anything up to 3 hours.


The set contains general introduction. There's a summary and ideas for discussion accompanying every story.


The vague level division of the stories is as follows:


Elementary- Pre-Intermediate

1. Big Ben

2. The Brothers Van der Leet

3. The Count of Monte Cristo

4. The Arsenic Sonata


Intermediate

1. Amanita- The Destroying Angel

2. The Bank Manager of Finchley


Upper-Intermediate

1. Beau Geste

2. The 18:45 from Edinburgh




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