By the end of the lesson, ss will have practised reading for gist and using the passive form of verbs in the context of reading and writing about light-hearted and serious news stories and articles.
To practise using vocabulary related to news stories and articles.
Procedure (45-50 minutes)
Students discuss in pairs "which newspapers or magazines online or physical ones do you read? Why? What is your favorite section?"
Write selected vocabulary that could hinder students understanding of the chosen stories as a mind map on the board, elicit meanings from them first, then try miming/acting/giving examples or antonyms/synonyms of the words if students don't know the meanings to the words.
Students are handed photocopied material of pages 62 and 63 and are asked individually to choose the best headline from question 2 for A, C, E and G stories.
While each student already has a copy of pages 62 and 63 with marked passive sentences in chosen stories, three pictures are put on the board, one of an active sentence and another two of passive sentences. Start going through MFP procedure of the passive form by doing the following: 1- elicit the sentences that describe the pictures. Students may also contribute with other different examples. 2- Asking prepared concept checking questions. 3- Drill the form of the sentences. 4- Write down the sentences on the board.
Students are handed photocopied material of page 64, and in pair work students choose the best verb form and circle it in the first story only.
Each group is handed a picture to write a news story paragraph about it (between 6-8 lines)
Students are given feedback over their wrong composition of sentences on the board and are encouraged by eliciting to come up with the right sentences.