Unit 5 - Espionage

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Unit 5 - Espionage
In this unit, students will read texts about various aspects of espionage. They will learn about the history of espionage from Ancient Greece until today, and they will deepen their knowledge about the Sherlock Holmes stories. Students will also read about a man who was an imposter and assumed many identities. Finally, students will explore a case in which a couple were accused of spying. Throughout the unit, students will have to become more involved in expressing their opinions and in using their critical judgment.



Here is the content of the Digital Teacher's Toolkit ''Pour l'enseignant":


1. Reproductible material

  • Pedagogical notes
  • Support | All texts, questions and exercices in the activity book are modified for students who have difficulties
  • Enrichment | An additional text including questions and consolidation activities, is available for student who need more challenges
  • Grammar exercices
    • Possessive adjectives
    • Possessive nouns
    • Possessive pronouns
    • Demonstrative pronouns
    • Indefinite pronouns
    • Comparatives and superlatives
  • Mini-grammar tests
  • Texts and questions to print (Espionage: A Short History and Interview with an Imposter)
  • Answer Key



2. Material to project in class

Interactive grammar tools | To energize the teaching of grammar.

Project this interactive tool in the classroom, which allows you to virtually manipulate words based on various grammatical concept:

  • English verb tenses
  • Pronouns and possessives
  • Pronunciation of regular verbs
  • Plural forms of nouns
  • Spelling of -ing and -ed forms
  • Asking questions



Would you Rather...? activities | Fun interactive activities linked to the theme that stimulate conversation.

Let your students have zany conversations and debate over odd subjects with this interactive version of the popular Would You Rather game. It’s a playful way to improve their vocabulary and give free rein to their imagination.

Would you rather...

  • Have Sherlock Holmes’s analytical skills or James Bond’s spy tools?
  • Be part of a team that solves major crimes before they happen or live like an imposter for several years dangerously eluding the spies in hot pursuit?
  • Be jailed for spying even though everyone knows you didn’t do it or be jailed for spying that you did do that helped your country?
  • Live free, but alone, your entire life inventing a new identity every month to avoid being tracked down or be hunted by spies who could imprison you any day and separate you from your family and friends?
  • Have to build a life under a false identity and loose all your friends and family when the truth comes out or discover that your partner is a spy after living together for several years and have to break up with him or her for your safety?



Commented mediagraphy

Internet links, including videos, quizzes, reports, etc.

Text and activities in HTML format

The activity book to project in HTML format with corrections displayed one by one.