7 FREE ESL crime video lessons

By Misstylady

Everyone has Skeletons in their Closet but what happens if one day the Elephant in the Room decides to make the Skeleton in the Closet bring the truth to light? The Skeleton isn’t one to confess to his crimes so easily. Mayhem ensues in this power struggle with a world full of idioms. There are 13 fill in the gaps questions.

By Kisdobos

A 2-minute scene from Despicable Me, where it is discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza had been stolen. This video warmer is a memory game: students have to pay attention to small details and answer four questions. You can check the right answer by replaying the scene (click the Replay button before clicking Check). This scene could also be an excellent introduction to the Past Perfect tense, since it features this sentence: "Outrage in Giza tonight as it was discovered that the Great Pyramid of Giza HAD BEEN STOLEN." I can see this video warmer exercise as a fun lead-in to a class on famous historical/national landmarks, tourism, Egypt or crime and punishment. Since the American family embody a well-known stereotype of tourists, you can also use this video lesson to elicit a discussion about how tourists should behave, catastrophy tourism, etc. First, you could have students collect all the stereotypical behaviors demonstrated by the family (e.g taking clichéd photos), then have them come up with other contemptible behaviors oof tourists. Next, you can discuss the responsible and decent conduct that tourists are supposed to manifest. The vocabulary heard in the newsflash toward the end of scene: outrage - fury, a very strong reaction of anger or shock, e.g. "his voice trembled with outrage" inflatable - capable of being filled with air, e.g. "an inflatable mattress" replica - an exact copy or model of something, especially one on a smaller scale, e.g. "a replica of the Empire State Building" landmark -an object or building that a city or country is famous for despicable - deserving hatred and contempt, synonyms: contemptible, abominable, heinous, e.g. "a despicable crime"

By Misstylady

Chandler get into his apartment and find...nothing !! there are 5 fill in gaps listening skill question

By Kisdobos

Playing a movie clip Kevin tricks Marv into thinking that a shooting has happened in his house. 9 multiple choice questions for upper-intermediate to proficient students.

By Kisdobos

Kevin has set booby traps for the burglars. Soon a lot of accidents ensue. 10 multiple choice tasks for upper-intermediate to proficient students mostly to practice advanced action verbs.

By angel2nim

The short video is about a burglar breaking into a house. Students are asked to be witnesses and report what they see.

By angel2nim

In 2002, Mandy was convicted of drug trafficking and jailed for 16 years. She was 21 years old at that time. Mandy tells the public how she has used her prison time to improve her life.