Spanish KS3: Case-wall - 'Se Buscan'

A detective puts forward ridiculous evidence obtained during an investigation into a crime.

The evidence was obtained on five occasions.

The first ‘evidence’ is a photograph of green socks. This was obtained using a camera inside a briefcase, which is why the angle is so low.

The second ‘evidence’ is of the top of someone’s head, so we can only see ‘long, black hair’, and came as a result of using a camera in a hat.

The third piece of information is blue shoes as a result of belt with a camera.

The last pieces of evidence are a yellow shirt and purple trousers.

During the revelations, a police officer encourages the detective, whilst their superior treats the 'evidence' with the disdain it deserves.

While looking over all the ‘evidence’, the police chief walks in – and it becomes clear from what he is wearing that the photos are of him.

Teacher Notes

You could give your class a list of vocabulary to identify and tick off as they watch.

They could then put the words into groups according to which sub topic they come under - colours, clothes, adjectives describing personality and adjectives describing physical appearance.

Alternatively, generate a grid with the names of each character along the top and items of clothing and personality adjectives down the side. Students could then tick the relevant information for each character.

After watching the clip, you could conduct a class identity parade using different clothing props and adopting different personalities: tímido, hablador etc. The rest of the class have to describe each ‘suspect’.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Spanish at Key Stage 3 in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and at Third Level in Scotland.

More clips from the series La Poli

Spanish KS3: The getaway - "Planeando la fuga" (Part 4/10)
Spanish KS3: Identity parade - 'La Rueda De Identificacion' (part 8/10)
Spanish KS3: The interrogation - 'El Interrogatorio' (part 9/10)
Spanish KS3: Undercover training - 'Como Ir De Incognito' (part 5/10)
Spanish KS3: Cracking the safe - 'La Caja Fuerte' (part 6/10)
Spanish KS3: The search widens - 'Se Buscan En El Extranjero' (part 3/10)
Spanish KS3: Undercover - 'De Incognito' (part 7/10)
Spanish KS3: Interrogation - 'El Interrogatorio - El Gato' - (part 10/10)
Spanish KS3: The heist - 'Planeando El Atraco' (part 2/10)