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KIDNAPPED

FINAL TASK : To be able to give an excuse for being late
→ EE : rédiger un court poème, un texte “à la manière de” A2/B1
→ EOC : expliquer et exprimer (justifier) A2/B1

I.

Why →

Brainstorming (5min) : Excuses and Apologies
Why we apologize:

To explain why it’s
not our fault !

1.
2.
3.
4.

When → Many different situations (list a few)
What …. For →

Lots of different reasons
(list a few)

re-establishes that you know what the "rules" are
re-establish dignity for those you hurt
helps you to repair relationships
allows you to let people know you're not proud of
what you did, and won't be repeating the behavior

II.

Matching exercise (10 minutes) → 7 – 9 – 10 – 1 – 11 – 6 – 4 – 2 – 3 – 8 – 5

III.

Ways to express regret → apologize






Expressing Regret – Saying

Sorry
I am (really / so) sorry
I don’t know what to say.
I apologize
I regret
Please accept my/our apologies



Accepting Responsibility – Admitting

Repenting – Promising

Requesting Forgiveness – Asking

...is/was my fault
I was wrong
I take (all) the blame

(I promise) I won’t do that again




Please forgive me
I hope you can forgive me
(Please) don't be angry
Please excuse my behavior

impatient.Homework . Grammar – Simple Past Tense (handout) Formation ALL sentences – NOT just preterit Positive S+V+Complément.messy room – English notebook . absent-minded. rude. What time did you leave the restaurant? Why didn’t they go to the concert? Who was she with last night ? Why weren’t you at the concert? Homework : Write the question and the excuse for 5 daily happenings Use at least 2 adjectives we saw in an earlier lesson (loud.lamp– Doctor – Friend’s home – Tired -TV – movie .Word box School . tidy) HELP . Negative S+Aux+not+V+Complement. disrespectful. Interrogative (MI) Aux+S+V+Complément? Negative Interogative (MI) Aux+not+S+V+Complément? VI. the sun was in my eyes.Work (chores) . We weren’t on the bus because… We didn’t have any money for tickets. . lazy. Ex) I did n’t do my homework because I got home late from football practice. selfish. messy.Give the example below to explain the preterit. → get the students to ask the question for my answer. → Why did n’t you do your homework? IV.dishes . Be All other verbs He was angry because… He forgot to set his alarm.My dog – Party –sports – concert etc… Questions Why did you miss that goal? Excuse Sorry.

-napping or -napped. The others could try drawing it. Title Now tell the students that this picture goes with a text. -naps. How : Take someone Where : from – a home. You could also send “the artist” of the class outside of the room and have him/her do it last in front of the group at the end. → What do you think happens in the text? What is the text about? → What could be a title for this text? Hopefully they’ll come up with something like… KIDNAPPED. give nothing to the others then have students with the image describe what they see. blindfold ropes chains II. a school… Why : money – revenge . usually for ransom . -naping or naped 1. (tr) to carry off and hold (a person). Then try to get a definition from what they say. -naps. a park. Drawing from directions (comprendre un message oral pour réaliser une tache) Give half of the students the following image.ransom kidnap (ˈkɪdnæp) vb.Describing an image – EOC (5min) I.

advertisement. Read the text – take your time 5. And plugged up my ears with cotton So I couldn't hear their voices.5 – 1 – 3) Last 4 words are missing (10-15min) → remind them beforehand how to approach a written document 1. Dragged me from the car down to Some cold and moldy basement. Look up any words that you don’t know that block your understanding the text Kidnapped!!! By Shel Silverstein This morning I was kidnapped By three masked men. poem. Then they put a blindfold on me So I couldn't see where they took me.. article.. etc…) 4. 4. 2. They stopped me on the side walk. 6. And pinned my arms behind me. recipe. And shoved me in a backseat Of this big black limousine and Tied my hands behind my back With sharp and rusty wire. Tied up sitting on a stool. Tied up sitting on a stool. And offered me some candy. Reread the text.. Eventually underline all the words you know already (rather than ones you don’t know – you’re reading for a global understanding in the beginning) 7. and then Dragged me from the car down to Some cold and moldy basement. And drove for 20 miles or At least for 20 minutes. And drove for 20 miles or At least for 20 minutes. And plugged up my ears with cotton So I couldn't hear their voices. Where they stuck me in a corner And went off to get the ransom Leaving one of them to guard me With a shotgun pointed at me. And pinned my arms behind me. And when I wouldn't take it They grabbed me by the collar. 2. And shoved me in a backseat Of this big black limousine and Tied my hands behind my back With sharp and rusty wire. And offered me some candy. Read the title 3. Reading Have the students read the poem. That's why_____________________ This morning I was kidnapped By three masked men. Leaving one of them to guard me With a shotgun pointed at me. Look at the form (text. 3.Understanding a text (chronological order) III. That's why I'm late for school!!! 1. and then . 5. Where they stuck me in a corner And went off to get the ransom They stopped me on the sidewalk. And when I wouldn't take it They grabbed me by the collar. Have them cut out the different pieces and put the parts in the correct order (4 – 2 . Then they put a blindfold on me So I couldn't see where they took me.. Look at pictures that accompany text.

com/track/2466574 V. Listen to the poem http://www. Grammar : compound nouns What are they? Examples : can be separated (high school) or hyphenated (mother-in-law) noun + noun noun + verb verb + noun adjective + noun adverb + noun adverb + verb preposition + verb policeman sunrise breakfast blackboard on-looker input output → Have students look at words that are outlined (sidewalk – backseat – blindfold – shotgun kidnapped) and try translating them. IX. but they would have to use a an expression of regret / responsibility or repenting and be original. → Worksheet on –ed pronunciation VIII. Final task Remind the students of their final task: To be able to give an excuse for being late → EE : rédiger un court texte (poème) “à la manière de” A2/B1 → EOC : expliquer et exprimer (justifier) A2/B1 → This could be done over the period of 2 or 3 weeks. CE : All my Great Excuses by Kenn Nesbitt Test to check if students can : - Conjugate and pronounce verbs in the Simple Past Understand a text (poem) – globally and in detail Write an excuse . Little by little you could ask each student why he/she was late to class. Miming → global comprehension In groups of 4 or 5 have the students work on roughly 5 lines each and mime their part to the group (the whole poem can be read and mimed and filmed by a group for extra credit) VI.IV. Grammar : Preterit pronunciation (-ed) Have students pick out the regular verbs – give the 3 different pronunciations (t/d/Id) and listen to the poem again. → Have students look for some VII. They wouldn’t have to recite their poem.deezer. at the beginning of each class period.

He is lying.? Why are you crying? Why are you crying? Why did you hit him? Why did you hit him? 1 I’m sorry. 8 He hit me! 8 He hit me! 9 I’m sorry.? Do you want to go to a movie at 10 p. Why me? Everyone is making noise. I am going to sleep over at my grandma’s house this weekend. 5 I didn’t. Because I’m always hungry! 9 I’m sorry. 3 3 4 I’d like to.m. . you missed my football pass! I couldn’t find the vacuum. the last time you broke it. 5 I didn’t. Because I’m always hungry! 10 11 I’m sorry. I slept over at my grandma’s house this weekend. 10 11 I’m sorry. 4 I’d like to. I am going to sleep over at my grandma’s house this weekend. Are you coming? You broke mom’s vase! Be quiet! Be quiet! Can I use your pen? Can I use your pen? Do you want to go to a movie at 10 p. 6 6 7 It wasn’t my fault.Why didn’t you clean your room? Why didn’t you clean your room? Why didn’t you come to my party on Saturday night? Why do you always eat the last ice cream bar? Why did you eat all of the chocolate cake? Why didn’t you come to my party on Saturday night? Why do you always eat the last ice cream bar? Why did you eat all of the chocolate cake? Tom is having a party on Saturday. I was hungry! 2 No. 2 No. the last time you broke it.m. but I don’t finish work until midnight. I slept over at my grandma’s house this weekend. He is lying. 7 It wasn’t my fault. Are you coming? You broke mom’s vase! Tom is having a party on Saturday. Why me? Everyone is making noise. you missed my football pass! I couldn’t find the vacuum. I was hungry! 1 I’m sorry. but I don’t finish work until midnight.

What time did you leave the restaurant? Why didn’t they go to the concert? Who was she with last night ? Why weren’t you at the concert? Grammar – Simple Past Formation ALL sentences – NOT just preterit Positive S+V+Complément. Negative S+Aux+not+V+Complement. Interrogative (MI) Aux+S+V+Complément? Negative Interogative (MI) Aux+not+S+V+Complément? Be ALL other verbs He was angry because… He forgot to set his alarm. Interrogative (MI) Aux+S+V+Complément? Negative Interogative (MI) Aux+not+S+V+Complément? Be ALL other verbs He was angry because… He forgot to set his alarm. What time did you leave the restaurant? Why didn’t they go to the concert? Who was she with last night ? Why weren’t you at the concert? Grammar – Simple Past Formation ALL sentences – NOT just preterit Positive S+V+Complément. We weren’t on the bus because… We didn’t have any money for tickets. What time did you leave the restaurant? Why didn’t they go to the concert? Who was she with last night ? Why weren’t you at the concert? Grammar – Simple Past Formation ALL sentences – NOT just preterit Positive S+V+Complément. Negative S+Aux+not+V+Complement. Negative S+Aux+not+V+Complement.Grammar – Simple Past Formation ALL sentences – NOT just preterit Positive S+V+Complément. Negative S+Aux+not+V+Complement. Interrogative (MI) Aux+S+V+Complément? Negative Interogative (MI) Aux+not+S+V+Complément? Be ALL other verbs He was angry because… He forgot to set his alarm. We weren’t on the bus because… We didn’t have any money for tickets. We weren’t on the bus because… We didn’t have any money for tickets. We weren’t on the bus because… We didn’t have any money for tickets. Interrogative (MI) Aux+S+V+Complément? Negative Interogative (MI) Aux+not+S+V+Complément? Be ALL other verbs He was angry because… He forgot to set his alarm. What time did you leave the restaurant? Why didn’t they go to the concert? Who was she with last night ? Why weren’t you at the concert? .

. And plugged up my ears with cotton So I couldn't hear their voices. And offered me some candy. And offered me some candy. And offered me some candy. 5. They stopped me on the sidewalk.. Where they stuck me in a corner And went off to get the ransom 2. And plugged up my ears with cotton So I couldn't hear their voices. Tied up sitting on a stool. This morning I was kidnapped By three masked men. And offered me some candy. Leaving one of them to guard me With a shotgun pointed at me. This morning I was kidnapped By three masked men. And pinned my arms behind me. And pinned my arms behind me. And drove for 20 miles or At least for 20 minutes. 5. And drove for 20 miles or At least for 20 minutes. 3. Leaving one of them to guard me With a shotgun pointed at me. And drove for 20 miles or At least for 20 minutes. 3. Tied up sitting on a stool.. And plugged up my ears with cotton So I couldn't hear their voices. And pinned my arms behind me.. And when I wouldn't take it They grabbed me by the collar. And when I wouldn't take it They grabbed me by the collar. This morning I was kidnapped By three masked men. Where they stuck me in a corner And went off to get the ransom 2. And pinned my arms behind me.. Dragged me from the car down to Some cold and moldy basement. Leaving one of them to guard me With a shotgun pointed at me. And shoved me in a backseat Of this big black limousine and Tied my hands behind my back With sharp and rusty wire. That's why_____________________ 4.. They stopped me on the sidewalk. and then 1. And shoved me in a backseat Of this big black limousine and Tied my hands behind my back With sharp and rusty wire. That's why_____________________ 4. And plugged up my ears with cotton So I couldn't hear their voices. And shoved me in a backseat Of this big black limousine and Tied my hands behind my back With sharp and rusty wire. This morning I was kidnapped By three masked men. Dragged me from the car down to Some cold and moldy basement. and then 1. Tied up sitting on a stool. Then they put a blindfold on me So I couldn't see where they took me. That's why_____________________ 4. And drove for 20 miles or At least for 20 minutes. That's why_____________________ 4. And when I wouldn't take it They grabbed me by the collar. And when I wouldn't take it They grabbed me by the collar. 5. and then 1. 5.. Then they put a blindfold on me So I couldn't see where they took me.. 3. Where they stuck me in a corner And went off to get the ransom 2. Where they stuck me in a corner And went off to get the ransom 2. They stopped me on the sidewalk. They stopped me on the sidewalk. Tied up sitting on a stool. Dragged me from the car down to Some cold and moldy basement. And shoved me in a backseat Of this big black limousine and Tied my hands behind my back With sharp and rusty wire. 3. and then . Dragged me from the car down to Some cold and moldy basement.1. Leaving one of them to guard me With a shotgun pointed at me. Then they put a blindfold on me So I couldn't see where they took me. Then they put a blindfold on me So I couldn't see where they took me.

For example. but the sound is /k/. not the last letter. not the last letter. like ends in the letter e. stay ………… paint …………… call …………… hiss ……………. hug …………… type …………… email …………. hug …………… stay ………… . Now you try with these verbs. shout …………. Now you try with these verbs.How do we pronounce the -ed? How do we pronounce the -ed? Ending sound of verb: Example verb: /t/ point  pointed end  ended /d/ end  ended /p/ kidnap  kidnapped /p/ kidnap  kidnapped /f/ laugh  laughed /f/ laugh  laughed /s/ fax  faxed /s/ fax  faxed /ʃ/ wash  washed /ʃ/ wash  washed /tʃ/ watch  watched /tʃ/ watch  watched /k/ like  liked /k/ like  liked Ending sound of verb: Example verb: /t/ point  pointed /d/ Pronunciation / ɪd/ /t/ / ɪd/ /t/ grab  grabbed grab  grabbed all other sounds Pronunciation all other sounds pin  pinned /d/ shove  shoved /d/ shove  shoved pin  pinned REMEMBER! It is the last sound that is important. but the sound is /k/. For example. start ………….. start …………. REMEMBER! It is the last sound that is important. paint …………… call …………… hiss ……………. like ends in the letter e.. tip …………… yell …………… wish …………… type …………… email …………. tip …………… yell …………… wish …………… shout ………….

My brother flushed it down the toilet when I _____________ looking.Name _______________________________ Class ____________ All My Great Excuses by Kenn Nesbitt 1 2 3 4 I started on my homework but my pen _____________ out of ink. 21 22 23 24 I worked on these excuses so darned long my teacher said. My homework __________________on fire. 17 18 19 20 Some aliens abducted me.(to have) A pirate swiped my homework and refused to give it back. An airplane crashed into our house.” . (to blow) Volcanoes struck our town. I ________________ a shark attack. (not / to be) 9 10 11 12 My mother ____________my homework (to put) through the washer and the dryer. “I think you’ll find it’s easier to do the work instead. (to catch) 13 14 15 16 Tornadoes _______________my notes away. 5 6 7 8 I accidentally dropped it in the soup my mom was cooking. My notes _______________ taken hostage (to be) by an evil killer clown. (to run) My hamster ______________ my homework. (to eat) My computer’s on the blink.

.1 2 6 3 7 10 11 4 8 5 9 12 13 I. Writing. Example : line 2 → picture 1 IV. Read the poem and look at the pictures. C. Choose the correct pronunciation of the regular verbs that are outlined and put them in the correct column → /t/ . B. Reread the text and answer the following questions./d/ . (4 pts) (3 pts) Who in his family does he blame for not having his homework? What are the 2 natural phenomena that stop him from doing his homework? What does “on the blink” (line 4) mean? What are 2 synonyms for “kidnapped” in this poem? What is the teacher’s view on his excuses? Explain. E. You will be evaluated on the following items : (6 pts) - Grammar : Use of Past tense. Fill in the gaps with the past simple of the verbs in brackets. V. Choose 1 or 2 lines of the text that correspond to pictures 2 → 13. You didn’t do your English homework. Write in English and use complete sentences./Id/ (2 pts) III. D. punctuation Creativity : reasons Expressing regret and apologizing Bonus exercise: Draw a picture for the only excuse that wasn’t depicted in exercise III. Write your teacher a note and explain why. II. (5 pts) A.