Grammar and Listening
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson SS will practice grammar ,the Passive, with the help of different kinds of speaking,listening fun activities. SS will also practice listening in surveillance subject.


Main Aims

  • To provide practice of the Passive via eliciting activities.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about surveillance technology.


Stage 1 - Lead In (5-10 minutes) • To introduce the lesson and warm up the students for the lesson.

-Show them pictures about the subject - You are being watched - ask them; What comes to their minds? -Discuss it in pairs and then elicit their thoughts about it. -While showing the pictures ask them; What they are? Where can we see these? For what purpose we are using these? etc. -Elicit the meanings of vocabularies (surveillance | sɜːveɪləns | and CCTV-closed circuit televisions-| kləʊzd sɜːkɪt telɪvɪʒnz | )and answers of CCQs. -Then give them clear pronunciation of the words, and drill them. -Write the vocabularies on the board.

Stage 2 - Vocabulary (5-10 minutes) • To provide a controlled vocabulary practice about surveillance.

1A -Give clear instructions. -Work in pairs. -Give 2 minutes to think and discuss. -Show a picture and ask them to answer the questions that is on the worksheet. -Ask ICQs; What are you going to do? How you are going to this activity?In pairs in groups or individually?etc. -Elicit the ideas for each question 1B -Get their attention on the boxes in the picture and. What are you seeing? -Tell them there is some phrases in bold within them.Ask them to match them with the meanings. -If it is possible tell them to work in groups but if it is not possible tell them to do this activity individually. -Give 3 minutes. -Ask ICQs What are you going to do and how?In pairs or individually? How much time do you have?etc. -Elicit the answers. 1C -Ask it to whole class; Is this techniques being used in good or bad way?Give me at least one example. -Elicit their ideas.

Stage 3 - Listening (5-10 minutes) • To practice listening in the context of surveillance.

2A -Ask them to listen the recording and taking very brief note to understand whether they like it nor not. 2B -Divide them into two as As and Bs. -Ask them to fill the box by listening the two people discussing types of surveillance technology. -As:make notes on the woman's opinion. Bs:make notes on the man's opinion. -SS can put + if they like it or - if they don't like it. -Ask CCQs. If they want to re-play the listening text. 2C -Ask them to work in pairs to exchange the information that they got from the listening track. 2D -Ask them; Which speaker do you agree with more? Did you opinions change after listening them?If yes,why?

Stage 4 - Grammar (10-15 minutes) • To practice the Passive within a communicative way.

-Introduce the topic: The Passive Passive Voice Song -Tell them they are going to listen a song about passive. -Play the song and want SS to join and try to sing the song together. -Elicit the structures of passive and write them on the board. 3A -Ask SS to underline the passive forms in the sentences. -SS work in pairs. -After they finished the exercise ask them; Why the passive is being used in each sentences? 3B -Ask SS to underline the correct one to complete the rules of Passive.(Individually) 4 -Tell them they are going to make another listening activity with grammar. -Tell them,if the words carrying the important information in the text they are usually stressed.Ask them to underline stressed words. -The first example can be done by teacher. -Use ICQs because it can be a little confusing for SS.

Stage 5 - Extra Exchanging Information Activity for Grammar (5 minutes) • To practice the Passive with an exchanging fun activity.

-Tell SS that they going to have a paper and the other pair going to have one too.But their texts are going to be a little different. -Ask them to exchange information by asking questions about blanks on their pages. -Elicit the answers from SS.

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