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Copy of TP 8 Grammar the Passive
Upper Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn about the passive through guided discovery based on a reading about the Academy Awards in the context of cinema. Students will develop receptive speaking skills by first reading for gist through checking text against prediction. Then practice passive structures through controlled and free practice.


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Abc Guided Discovery
Abc Reading
Abc Video
Abc Prediction Task
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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of passive verb forms and other passive structures through a text on the Academy Awards in the context of the cinema

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide gist reading by letting students check text against prediction through using a text about the academy awards in the context of the cinema


Warmer/Lead-in (2-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Set context by showing video of the Academy Awards. - let Ss watch video - ssk Ss to discuss what happened in the video - ask ICQ: "You will talk about...?" - monitor Ss - give quick Feedback - try to elicit `reward` `ceremony` `nominated`

Exposure (7-9 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

- distribute prediction task - ICQ: What will you do? Guess the answer - let Ss work in groups - monitor Ss - distribute text - let students check answers - give Feedback

Highlighting (4-6 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- instruct Ss to do task a - ICQ: You will circle what? The correct word. - let Ss work on the rules in groups (a) - give FB on WB through example - show Ss a sentence on WB. Elicit if it`s active or passive. (Ex: The jury gave Roberto an award.) -

Clarification (12-15 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- give instruction to match the phrases to correct passive verb form - ask ICQ: Which sentences will you match? The underlined ones - distribute HO - let students work on task b - let Ss check in groups - give Feedback - ask CCQ - give instruction for task c - ask ICQ: At which phrases will you look? The ones in the box - let students work on task c - let Ss check in groups - give Feedback - ask CCQ - drill phrases

Controlled Practice (4-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- give instruction to rewrite the sentences - ask ICQ: What will you do? - distribute HO - let students rewrite sentences - monitor - let students check in groups - give Feedback (if time) - give Ss instruction to choose the correct form -ICQ: So you will ....? - distribute Handout - let students work in groups - monitor - let Ss peer check answers - give Feedback.

Free Practice (4-5 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- show HO - give instruction to create w story using the passive - let students create a story - monitor - give Feedback - give award to winner

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