Fırat's Lesson Plan 1
Upper Intermediate level
To extend Ss' awareness of impersonal passive (distancing) and give controlled practice in the context of magical places.
To prepare Ss for the writing task.
Procedure (36-60 minutes)
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.
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.
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.
T will give a bidirectional HO to complete the sentences. Ss will work in pairs and compare their answers.
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.