Passive voice lesson
To highlight and clarify the passive so by the end of the lesson students will have had a better understanding of this TL and will have had practice using it.
To provide controlled written practice focused on using the language accurately. To provide freer written practice and use the language productively.
Procedure (33-45 minutes)
The teacher shows the students a picture with the symbol of the Olympic games and asks them a question: What is it? After that the teacher shows a slide with the cities that hosted the modern Olympic games and elicits the names of these cities. The students in pairs have to match the cities and the dates of the Olympic games.
The target language will be introduced through the text that the students read at the previous lesson. The target language is included into that text.
To highlight the TL the teacher gives the students a handout with the written sentences in Present Simple Passive and Past Simple Passive. These sentences are taken from the artile they read before that so they are familiar with the content.
The students work in groups with the handout given by the teacher. They look at the sentences and discuss the answers to CCQs. For form clarification they have to fill the gaps and then to match the names to the given forms of passives, eg Present Continuous Passive, etc. The teacher gives them an answer key to peer check. After that the teacher elicits a marker sentence to clarify pronunciation. The teacher highlights the sentence stress and the phonemes and drills.
The teacher gives the students a handout with the sentences according to the text. They have to choose one of the two verbs given to them in the sentences, passive or active, in the correct tense. The students do this task individually. Then they check in pairs. As a feedback, the teacher hangs the answer key on the walls of the classroom and the students have to look and check their answers.
For freer practice the students have to write the sentences about their favourite sport using different forms of the passive. Then they read the sentences to each other in their groups. Feedback - the teacher asks some students to read their sentences aloud. Error correction if needed.