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Murderer! Murderer!

Mission 1

Murderer! Murderer!

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The crime scene

The crime scene

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A talkative lady!

A talkative lady!

Did you know?

1. Edgar Allan Poe wrote in English. Right or wrong? 
2. Detective fiction in the English-speaking world began in the 15th century. Right or wrong? 

Passive voice in the past

Observe : A crime was committed... Clues weren’t found by the police.

Réfléchis : Repère l’auxiliaire et le verbe de chaque phrase. Qui a fait l’action? Le sujet ou le complément d’agent ?

Conclus : Forme passive  — ... (au ...) + ... verbe.



Listen: They were in a state of shock: it happened in a flash!

Réfléchis : Écoute et repère les mots accentués. Ce sont des mots qui ont du sens ou grammaticaux ?



Répète : The cat is sitting next to the table.

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Mission 1

Your first mission consists of...

Choose your role:

Choose your level:

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Exercice 1 : The crime scene

Graphique lié à l'exercice 3
Highlight all the keywords you can hear.

Answer the questions to create a police report. Note examples of the passive form.

a) The victim’s name is (Ryan Olee. / Brian Jolie. / Brian O’Neil.)
b) He was a (doctor. / journalist./ pharmacist.)
c) He was killed on the (8th of February. / 28th of January. / 28th of February.)
d) He was shot in  (the head. / the hand. / the leg.)
e) What clues were found? (Papers. / Blood stains. / Fingerprints. / Footprints.)

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Exercice 2 : A talkative lady!

Listen to the audio and select the words you hear in the conversation.

Listen carefully. Do you think the old lady is a suspect? Why?💡 Tip: She may be a suspect as... / She can't be a suspect since...

Complete the text to recap the conversation between the old lady and the policewoman.

  • was smoking
  • saw
  • was watching
  • was coming back
  • were fighting
  • was running
Mrs Kat Perry is the neighbour of the victim. The night of the murder, she was at home and she
TV. She saw Mr O’Neill who
late from work and she heard her neighbours who
. She also heard the door slam and she
someone who
 in the street and someone else who

Match the two parts of the expressions from the interview.

  • think
  • to shout
  • louder
  • I was not sleeping
  • volume up
  • doggie
turn the
no need
as usual
let me
that poor

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Exercice 3 : A text conversation

Graphique lié à l'exercice 6
Look at the document and present it.

a) This document is a .
b) The two people texting are and .
c) The conversation started at and finished at .
d) The main subjects of the conversation are and .

Match each emoticon with its description.

  • Bored
  • In tears
  • Sick
  • Malicious
  • Winking
  • Stuck-out tongue
  • Angry
  • Shy
  • Cat-lover
  • Laughing out loud
Odd ones

Imagine Ryan’s interview with the police: reorder words to find the police’s questions, then write Ryan’s answers.

a) were / on / February / What / doing / the / you / 28th /of / ? ➝ 
Ryan's awswer:

b) you / Who / with / were / ? ➝ 
Ryan's awswer: 

c) you / strange / anything / Did / hear / ? ➝
Ryan's awswer: 

d) see / anything / you / unusual / Did / ? ➝
Ryan's awswer: 

e) O’Neill / kill / Did / Brian / you / ? ➝ 
Ryan's awswer: 

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