In this hilarious lesson, students solve a 'murder' and have to guess the culprit, the scene, and the object of a crime by talking to other students and eliminating possible answers. It is the spoken version of CLUE, based on the use of passe compose and DO pronouns.
Each student receives the name of a person that they saw, a place they went, and an object they had. They then ask other students who they saw, where they were, and what they had, using avoir, voir, and etre in the passe compose. The students respond with the P.C. (je) of the same verbs along with the DO pronouns and "Y". Once the student has asked everyone in the class, s/he makes a guess on the criminal, the place, and the weapon by finding the only items that haven't been crossed off on the list. If they guess wrong, the game continues, and if they guess right, they win the game.
The worksheet has two rounds of the activity including all the things that each student will need. More rounds can be made by replacing the suspect, the location and the 'weapon' with another from the list.
This is an excellent activity for oral practice of PC with the DO pronouns and "Y", because the students have to talk to everyone in the class multiple times in order to accomplish the game (using tu and je forms), and the students really get into it. This game is very feasible to do with no English whatsoever, and it can take around 40 minutes to accomplish both rounds. Have fun!
The vocabulary is based on shopping in the city, so it contains stores, items that you would find in those stores, and the people who work in those stores (une bibliothecaire, une bibliolitheque, et les livres par example). Lots of great practice when discussing the city center.
This lesson works well with French 2-4.