18 FREE ESL crime video lessons

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

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

This is a memory game: students have to pay attention to all the small details in the short film and answer eight questions. Also check out these two related grammar practice video quizzes based on the same short film: https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/deuspi-dumb-robbers-should-have-v3-practice https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/deuspi-two-dumb-robbers-conditional-3-practice

By Kisdobos

The Great pyramids of Giza get stolen by a criminal mastermind. 8 multiple choice questions with -ING form verbs missing - most of them movement verbs.

By Kisdobos

10 multiple choice tasks for upper-intermediate to proficient students mostly to practice advanced action verbs.

By MarishkaD

Write what you have heard. Listen carefully as it is devoted to Crime / Criminals / Police Open-ended tasks.

By Misstylady

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

By Kisdobos

In this video quiz, students will be making eight sentences on their own using should (not) + have + V3 to talk about mishaps and missed opportunities in the past, e.g. "The robber should have opened the door first." "Deuspi" is a silent film without any language spoken, so we will be exploiting the visuals in this lesson by getting students to create their original sentences in English to describe what they have just seen. There are 8 open-ended questions in the video quiz with example solutions provided. If your students are doing this for homework, they can self-correct using the example solutions (by comparing their own answer to the sample answer they can choose whether to award themselves a point or not). Check out also this related video quiz based on the same short film (conditional 3 practice): https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/deuspi-two-dumb-robbers-conditional-3-practice And this memory game: https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/deuspi-two-dumb-robbers-memory-game

By Kisdobos

There are 9 multiple choice questions for upper-intermediate to proficient students.

By MarishkaD

Listening comprehension about kinds of crime, crime rates in Britain and the USA, their comparison

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 Kisdobos

An interactive clicking/touching game. Students have to understand present continuous sentences and click on (or on mobile devices: touch) the right object or person on the frozen video screen.