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Who, me?

Who, me?

Is this the stupidest robbery attempt ever? This lesson looks at would be shoplifter's attempt at stealing a 7 ft blind, to no avail. As well as providing a good laugh for your students, there are some nice examples of the passive tense being used in the Daily Telegraph news article within the context of reporting a crime. Do you think he got away with it

Who me



  • Teach the passive simple tense using an authentic article from the British news website ‘The Telegraph’
  • Practise guessing the meaning of words by reading for context
  • Students will be able to use the passive tense when re-telling the detail of a crime using a chain story


  • Pre-intermediate
  • Intermediate
  • Upper-immediate


  • 50 minutes