To provide product writing practice of a news story to use the passie voice accurately and fluently
To provide clarification of the passive voice in the context of news stories
To provide fluency speaking practice in a in pair conversation in the context of about their favorite newspaper/ magazine
Procedure (24-42 minutes)
-Ss disucss in pairs their favorite newspaper or magazine. -Ss change partners. -o/c feedback
-T elicits the words 'tenor', 'charity' and 'venue' through visuals and a story, clarifies meaning through CCQs
-Ss read the headlines and the news stories to match them with each other individually, then check with their pair, o/c feedback.
T puts marker sentences from the texts on the board, goes through meaning, pronunciation and form.
Ss do ex. 1 to choose the best alternative in pairs, then check with another pair.o/c feedback.
-In grps, Ss get a pic to write a one-paragraphed news story about. Each groups takes time to think of their story, then starts writing. Grps swap their writing to decide if the stiry was interesting enough that they want to know more about it. Ss also peer check the other grp's writing for accurate use of passive voice and punctuation markers. Ss underline the correct sentences and circle the mistakes they can find. The grps discuss the mistakes that the other grp found and if there is enough time they rewrite the story as a final draft.