Clase digital 6. Crime and punishments

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Crime and punishments

Presentación del tema

Good day, class!

Today, we have an exciting lesson planned on a crucial aspect of English grammar: the use of «get» and «have» as causative verbs, along with the structure «have + the past participle» and «get + the past participle».

But that is not all! We will be diving into a vocabulary segment that revolves around a topic we are all familiar with, albeit from a distance: crimes. We will explore a wide range of criminal activities, from burglary to bribery, and the verbs associated with them.

Let’s also not forget the vital part of the equation: punishment. We will touch upon verbs related to crime and its consequences, such as to burgle, to shoplift, to rob, and many more.

By the end of this lesson, you will not only have a stronger grasp of these grammar structures but also an enriched vocabulary concerning crimes and punishment. 

So, fasten your seatbelts because we are about to embark on an intriguing linguistic journey!

Objetivo didáctico de la clase

At the end of the class, you will be able to effectively use the causative verbs «get» and «have» in contexts related to crimes and punishments, as well as understand and correctly apply the structure «have + past participle» and «get + past participle». In addition, students will be familiar with a wide variety of terms related to crimes and punishments in English and will be able to use them in relevant sentences and conversations.

Contenido didáctico

A continuación, se presenta el contenido didáctico de acceso abierto o institucional para profundizar en el tema.

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Causatives: have and getExplanation of the use of causatives: have and get.Online article[Acceder]
2Causatives – get / have something done –
Explicaciones en español con ejemplos y ejercicio
How to use the causative structure in English with get and have with examples.Video[Acceder]
3Crime and criminalsList of crime-related vocabulary, along with examples of usage in real contexts.Online article[Acceder]
4Vocabulary About Crime and CriminalsList of crimes with definitions and example sentences.Online article[Acceder]

Material didáctico complementario

No.Nombre del recursoSinopsisTipo de recursoEnlace Web
1Crime and Punishment Vocabulary – QuizletSet of learning cards with crime related terms.Flashcards[Acceder]

Resumen e ideas relevantes de la clase digital

In today’s digital English class, we focused on two main topics: the use of «get» and «have» as causative verbs and a discussion on various types of crimes and related vocabulary.

Use of «get» and «have» as causative verbs:

  • We learned that «get» and «have» can be used as causative verbs to indicate that someone causes something to happen, even if they don’t do it themselves.
  • When using «have» in this context, it is typically followed by an object and «have + the past participle» of the action. For example, «I had my car repaired» means someone else repaired my car for me.
  • On the other hand, «get» is followed by an object and «get + the past participle» of the action. For example, «I got my hair cut» means someone else cut my hair for me.

Crimes and related vocabulary:

  • We explored various types of crimes, including burglary, theft, robbery, shoplifting, mugging, embezzlement, murder, vandalism, hooliganism, terrorism, kidnapping, hijacking, rape, arson, blackmail, fraud, smuggling, petty theft, drink-driving, drug peddling, manslaughter, forgery, baby/wife-battering, obscenity, bribery, and corruption.
  • We also discussed verbs related to crime and punishment, such as to burgle, to shoplift, to rob, to mug, to embezzle, to vandalize, to kidnap, to hijack, to rape, to drink drive, to deal drugs, to commit arson, to kill/murder, to forge, to shoplift (again), to bribe, to dismiss a case, to suspend, and to find guilty.

By understanding the use of causative verbs and expanding our vocabulary related to crimes and punishment, we are better equipped to communicate effectively in English and discuss various real-world situations and scenarios.