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Whodunit?



 

LEVEL A.2 - B.1

 

Oh no! There's been another terrible murder in Midsomer. By referring to the map below and clues on the next page, see if you can answer the questions and solve the mystery.

 

Midsomer County

 

Clues

1) The victim's place of work was directly south of Causton near a big forest.

2) He was in charge of his workplace and many people visited but only on weekdays. Some

    hoped to improve but others went because they had to.

3) The murder happened halfway between noon and midnight.

4) The murder took place near a man-made lake.

5) The weapon? If you play guitar, you might like this type of music.

6) The victim's name is the same as one of the places on the map. Its an old building where

     soldiers might have been.

7) The murderer was David - only 15 but what is his second name? Its on the map but as he is a

     bad boy, he will never grow up to be one of these!

8) Why did he do it? The victim gave him something he didn't want. Well, he hadn't done his

     homework so what did he expect?

 

Questions

1) Who was murdered?

2) The time of day

3) When he was murdered

4) What was the murder weapon

5) Whodunit? (Who was the murderer)

6) The motive (reason)

 

 

 

Answers

1) It is Devington School.

2) He was in charge = Headmaster

    Many people go = pupils/students

3) 6.00pm/18.00

4) Rock!

5) Castle

6) Castle

7) Not 'bad boy' but Goodman

8) Because he got a bad mark for his English!

 

So the complete answer is:

Mr. Castle, the headmaster of Devington School was murdered at 6pm near the reservoir with a rock by David Goodman (a pupil at the school ) because he had been given a bad mark for his English.

 

 

LEVEL B1.5 - B.2

 Hells bells! There's been another outrageous murder in Midsomer. By surveying the map below and referring to the clues, can you deduce Whodunit by answering the questions?

 

Midsomer County

 

Clues

1) The victim was the most senior person in an institution of cerebral improvement.

2) The murder took place near an artificial basin of water.

3) The murder was committed halfway between noon and midnight on a day with a name

    derived from 'Moon'.

4) The weapon was something heavy you could find on the ground or something heavy you

    could listen to!

5) The victim's name was the same as a place on the map; a reinforced building designed to

     keep out invaders.

6) The murderer's first name was David (aged 15). His second name is the same as the first

     word of the village to the north west of the map.

7) Why did he do it? The victim gave him something he didn't want. Well, he hadn't done his

    homework so what did he expect?

 

Questions

1) Who was murdered?

2) Where was he murdered?

3) At what time on which day was he murdered?

4) What was the murder weapon?

5) What was the name of the victim?

6) What was the name of the murderer?

7) What was the motive?

 

 

 

Answers

1) The Headmaster of a school

2) near the reservoir

3) 18.00/6pm

4) a Heavy Rock!

5) Castle

6) David Morton

7) Because he got a bad mark for his English!

 

Complete answer

Mr. Castle, the Headmaster of Devington School was murdered at 6pm on Monday by David Morton with a heavy rock because he had been given a bad mark for his English.

 


LEVEL C1

 Hell's Bells! There's been yet another despicable murder in Midsomer. By studying the map and the evil clues on the next can you be the sleuth who reveals the truth and finds out Whodunit?

 

Midsomer County

 

From the clues find out the following:-

1) Who was murdered?

2) Where was he murdered?

3) At what time on which day was he murdered?

4) What was the murder weapon?

5) What was the name of the victim?

6) What was the name of the murderer?

7) What was the motive?

 

Clues

1) The victim was employed as the most senior person at a place (on the map) intellectual advancement.

2) He met his demise near an artificial stretch of water.

3) The murder took place on the third working day of the week exactly equidistant in time between noon and the witching hour.

4) The weapon was not jazz or hip hop but a very  __________    ________

5) The victim had the same name as part of a place on the map and the same as the place where rabbits

    live.

6) The murderer was David aged 15; his surname is also on the map and the same as a famous British

    scientist.

7) Why did he do it? The victim gave him something he didn't want. Well, he hadn't done his homework so

    what did he expect?

 

 

 

 

Answers

1) Headmaster of Devington School

2) Reservoir

3)  (i)  3rd working days = Wednesday
     (ii)  Equidistant = half way between
     (iii) noon (12.00) the witching hour = midnight,  answer = 18.00/6pm

4) A Heavy Rock

5) Warren

6) Newton

7) The reason - something David didn't want? A bad mark for his English!

 

Full Answer

Mr. Warren, the Headmaster at Devington School was murdered on Wednesday at 6pm near the reservoir by David Newton with a heavy rock because he got a bad mark for his English.

 

 

George Sandford  - Learning Associate, ACT Advanced Corporate Training

George Sandford is an author, HR Advisor and Learning Designer. A Post Grad. Dip. IPD, he has extensive experience in HR, consultancy and management training with corporate and government bodies. He has lived and worked in the UK, France, Portugal and Poland. Since creating the International Lisbon Learning Conference, he has focused on the development of visual, metaphoric and narrative learning materials and is the founder of Praski Publishing. He co-operates with ACT in the design and delivery of language and specialist courses.





Prepared by: ACT Advanced Corporate Training, http://www.act.edu.pl


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