Fırat's Lesson Plan 1
Upper Intermediate level


Ss will learn/practice the impersonal passive voice. They will first discuss the facts and myths about some pictures, where they need to use the impersonal passive voice construction. After being introduced the rules; they will have controlled and semi-controlled practises.


Abc Handout

Main Aims

  • To extend Ss' awareness of impersonal passive (distancing) and give controlled practice in the context of magical places.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To prepare Ss for the writing task.


Warmer/Lead-in (2-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T will start a regular conversation and use passive voice as much as possible. Assess ss' knowledge to see if they know, use or avoid using it.

Exposure (10-20 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

T will ask ss what they think about the previous lesson's topic "Magical Places" and the myths about them to introduce the subject. After a brief revision of the same sentences (It is said that... It is rumoured that), T will give three HOs to make predictions and state their opinions. HOs will be folded and there will be active sentences under the pictures to be reconstructed later in the session into passive or vice versa. T will ask ss to state if there is any myth they know about and discuss: -How they know them, -What they know about them, -Where and when they heard them, -What makes them myths but not facts, in groups.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

T will clarify the meaning of the impersonal passive form and when/why to use it. After making sure that the meaning is understood by using ICQs, write the impersonal passive form on the WB and explain the reformulation process between active and passive sentences. Pronunciation will be clarified by repetition drills.

Controlled Practice (8-15 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T will give a bidirectional HO to complete the sentences. Ss will work in pairs and compare their answers.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and get them do more oral practise.

T will state some active sentences first and ask ss to reconstruct them into passive ones, then they will state their own sentences to be reconstructed by the others.

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