passive reporting structures
Upperintermediate, B2 level
To provide clarification and practice of passive reporting structures in the context of reporting sb's opinion or idea without naming the source
To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of stories they make in pairs
Procedure (26-43 minutes)
T shows a picture of a bounty hunter on slide and asks a few questions from the Ss to guess the person's job.
T shows a few pictures included vocabularies on slides and elicits the words from the Ss to prepare them for the listening task. T gives a HO to the Ss and plays an audio file regarding Domino's life ( a bounty hunter) which is supposed to help the T to write down the model examples on the WB. Ss check the answers in pairs and then T gives the answer keys.
T writes down four examples (passive reporting structures) on the WB about Domino. (It is believed that she took a course in acting. domino was said to be a very difficult child. she was reported to be feeling unhappy. she was said to have worked with the ford agency.) and elicits the structures from the Ss's.
after T elicits the structures from the Ss, asks and CCQs the Ss for the meaning of the Qs. then T writes the forms of the passive reporting structures above the model examples and goes for the pronunciation of the model examples ( connected speech, stressed words,...)
T gives an exercise to the Ss to do in pairs. ( straight forward, upper intermediate, p.119). T does the first exercise on the WB. After Ss do the rest of exercises and share their answers together,T peer checks and gives the answer keys to the Ss.
T asks the Ss to do exercise 2( straight forward, upper intermediate, p.119) in pairs. T does the first exercise as an example on the WB. Ss do the next exercises in pairs. T peer checks and gives the Ss the answer keys.
T asks the Ss to creat a story about a famous person by using passive reporting structures in their pairs and share their ideas together. after that T changes the partners and asks the new pairs to share their story with each other. T peer checks.