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Santa Cecilia Catholic SchoolSanta Cecilia Catholic School
Subject: Subject: English
Level: Level: Intermediate
Teacher: Teacher: Miss Xiomara Mejía H.Miss Xiomara Mejía H.
Date: Date: February 12th, 2008February 12th, 2008
UNIT 3:UNIT 3:
Lesson A:Lesson A:
To tell mystery stories.To tell mystery stories.
To talk about possibilities.To talk about possibilities.
Words that are frequently Words that are frequently used together.used together.
Look at the pictures:What’s happening?
Example: The man is commiting a crime.
More vocabulary:More vocabulary:
victim / robbery
jail / prison
a thief who enters
with intent to steal.
Look at the photo.Look at the photo. Who is this famous detective? Who is this famous detective?
Where is he from? Why is he famous?Where is he from? Why is he famous?
Sherlock Holmes is animaginary detective who appears in sixty stories created by the Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.What makes Sherlock Holmes so special? Well, he was very intelligentand successful. He always arrested the
criminalwith the help of his partner, Dr. Watson.
Other famous detectives from movies, Other famous detectives from movies, T.V. and books:T.V. and books:
Erle Stanley Gardner)
Inspector Clouseau (Pink Panther series)
(From Agatha Christie’s books)
The Dodd Diamond: The Dodd Diamond: Listen to the conversation Listen to the conversation
between Detectives Stye and Frye.between Detectives Stye and Frye.
How did the criminal steal the diamond?How did the criminal steal the diamond?
Talking about possibilityTalking about possibility
It is likely (that)…It is likely (that)… I doubt (that)…I doubt (that)… I bet (that)…I bet (that)… It doesn’t seem possible (that)…It doesn’t seem possible (that)… It’s unlikely (that)…It’s unlikely (that)… There’s a good chance (that)…There’s a good chance (that)…
I doubt thatI doubt that you have lunch at Tony Roma’s you have lunch at Tony Roma’s every day. It’s too expensive.every day. It’s too expensive.
It’s unlikelyIt’s unlikely the criminal walked into the the criminal walked into the room. There’s an alarm on the floor.room. There’s an alarm on the floor.
I betI bet the criminal jumped through the window. the criminal jumped through the window. There’s a good chance thatThere’s a good chance that you like you like
chocolate. I know you love sweets.chocolate. I know you love sweets.
Grammar: Stative verbsGrammar: Stative verbs
They describe states or conditionsThey describe states or conditions
They are not usually used in They are not usually used in continuous continuous
tenses. Example:tenses. Example:
I I knowknow many words in English. many words in English.
Incorrect: I’m knowing many words in I’m knowing many words in English.English.
Thinking verbs:Thinking verbs:
Believe, know, think, Believe, know, think, forget, remember, forget, remember,
Having verbs:Having verbs:
Belong, have, own, Belong, have, own, possess.possess.
Feeling verbs Feeling verbs (emotions):(emotions):
Appreciate, dislike, hate, Appreciate, dislike, hate, like, love.like, love.
Sensing verbs Sensing verbs (experience with (experience with eyes, ears, etc.):eyes, ears, etc.):
Feel, hear, see, smell, Feel, hear, see, smell, sound, taste.sound, taste.
Other verbs:Other verbs:
Appear, be, cost, look, mean, Appear, be, cost, look, mean, need, prefer, seem, want.need, prefer, seem, want.
I hate chocolates.
She believes in UFOs.
Jose owns 3 motorcycles.
In the summer, Alex prefers to go to the beach.
Web - referencesWeb - references
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