Students read a witness statement, practise the past simple and past perfect tenses, and investigate a brutal hamster murder.
- putting the events of the story in chronological order
- finding examples of the tenses in the text
- completing gapped sentences
- playing an 'alibi' speaking game.
An extract from the resource:
Last night, sometime between six o'clock and nine o'clock, a hamster was murdered in your school. The police want to know what everybody was doing at that time yesterday - anybody without a good alibi will be arrested!
Work in pairs. Talk with your partner and decide what you were doing together between six and nine last night. Check that you both agree on all the exact details.