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passive reporting structures
Upperintermediate, B2 level


In this lesson, Ss are focusing on a grammar about passive reporting structures. Before this task, Ss would be prepared through a small listening task and a. they will listen for some specific information in exercise 2,2.29,p.118(straightforward, upper intermediate). then T will clarify the example models extracted from the listening task (MFP) and finally, Ss will have a freer talk and discuss a news story they make.


Main Aims

  • To provide
  • To provide clarification and practice of passive reporting structures in the context of reporting sb's opinion or idea without naming the source

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide fluency and accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of stories they make in pairs


Warmer/Lead-in (1-2 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shows a picture of a bounty hunter on slide and asks a few questions from the Ss to guess the person's job.

Exposure (5-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

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.

Highlighting (3-5 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

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.

Clarification (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

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,...)

Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

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.

Semi-Controlled Practice (3-5 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

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.

Free Practice (7-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

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.

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