In the media
To provide clarification, review and practice the past passive in the context of in the media.
To provide reading for gist and scanning in the context of in the media.
Procedure (30-45 minutes)
I will show the Ss a picture of a newspaper kiosk. I will ask them: How often do you read the newspaper? Do you read any magazines? what kind of news do you like to read? etc.
I will give the Ss handouts with the text and ask them to read it quickly in 3 minutes and to match the 5 articles to their headlines. Instructions: Please read the text quickly and match each article to its headline. I'll give you 3 minutes to finish. Then Ss will check their answers in pairs. Following by my feedback. After that I will hand the Ss sheets with 4 true or false questions and I will tell them the following instruction: read the questions first and then read again the text to find out whether they are true or false. Are you going to read in detail? Are you going to tick only true or false? this will be followed by pair check and my feedback.
I will give the Ss a sheet with 2 sentences one in the present simple and the other is in the past simple passive form. I will ask them to look at the sentences and answer the questions. For example? is it past, present or future? Do we know who did these sentences? is it important to know? Ss will answer individually and then will check their answers in pairs. I will elicit the answer to highlight the passive forms.
I will write the two sentence on board 'A Cambodian immigrant was presented with a giant cheque'. 'Every year thousands of accidents are caused by ordinary people' . Ask CCQ to elicit the meaning. Do we know the doer of the actions in these sentences? Is it important to know? What is important in the sentences? and elicit the Ss answers.
After eliciting meaning from the Ss, I will underline the aux. verbs and past participle forms and elicit the form from the Ss. Then I will ask them how can we convert these sentences into the negative and elicit answers. Then I will ask them how can we make questions from these sentences? Ss answer and I will complete the forms.
I will model and drill the pronunciation of the of the different types of forms; the statement, the negative and the question. Then I will highlight the stress.
Ss will have two controlled practice exercises. The first one correct the mistake in the sentences and the second one rewrite the sentences into the passive form. Ss will answer each exercise individually, followed by pair check and the answer keys. If I got enough time, Ss will have a questionnaire of 4 questions. Ss should work in pairs asking each other these questions and answer using the TL. I will monitor well and take feedback.
I will thank and praise the Ss for the good work and I will correct their mistakes in the practice through peer correction.