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Nurel Toprak _ Teaching Practice 5
Upper - Intermediate level


This lesson contains a mixture of vocabulary and grammar to help the students learn and understand passive voice.This will be achieved by tasks such as reading passages aloud to listen to where the passive voice is and understand its use. After learning this, students will produce what they have learnt by talking to each other in groups.


Abc handout
Abc passive voice handout
Abc 4 short paragraphs
Abc rules

Main Aims

  • To provide students with the grammar to enable to form passive voice sentences and to communicate those sentences with others.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To allow the students to be able to produce what they learnt.


Lead -in (0-3 minutes) • To introduce the topic

Write on the board: 'I was affected by his words' and 'his words affected me'. Ask the students to tell you the difference grammatically in each sentence. ( The first one is passive, the second is active).

Grammar activity (0-5 minutes) • Exposure to passive voice via several activities.

Task One: Students are given a short paragraph and students must identify the passive structures in each sentences. This is very straightforward, especially for students at this level. Students will be working individually, then we will check the answers as a class.

Task two (0-6 minutes) • To get the students practicing passive voice.

Task two is about the students the students getting 4 short paragraphs. First they will read them out loud one by one. Then they will change the verbs to passive constructions. They will then read aloud again to hear the passive voice.

Student dicussion (0-5 minutes) • To get the students talking

Ask the students to give suggestions on how passive changes the meaning in the sentences. Also why the writer or speaker might use the passive.

Feedback (0-2 minutes) • Answer any questions the students have about the previous task

CCQ: what does passive voice sound like? softer and nicer Is passive voice in the past simple? yes Any Questions?

Select the right answer (0-5 minutes) • To test the students understanding.

Students are given a grammar box and they must select the right answer to complete the rules. Then we will check the answers together as a class.

Passive voice (0-6 minutes) • Students complete two short activities

Students are given two short activities about passive voice. For the second task the students must decide if the sentence is active or passive. We will correct the task as a class.

Feedback (0-2 minutes) • Answer any questions the students have about the previous task

Go through any vocabulary the students might want to clarify.

Match the sentences with the tenses. (0-10 minutes) • To get the students using target language.

Students are given 16 tenses and 16 sentences. They must match them up. Students will be put into groups. This will get the students working together and using the target language.

Feedback (0-1 minutes) • Check the answers

The teacher will go through the answers and give the students the answer sheet.

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