Newspapers articles, passive voice
To provide gist and scan reading in the context extreme living cities.
To provide clarification of passive voice in the context of newspapers articles
To provide gist reading practice using a text about new stories in a newspaper in the context of newspapers articles
Procedure (36-47 minutes)
T shows ss a picture of some newspapers and magazines and asks them to answer a question. Time 5 minutes Do you like reading newspapers and magazines? why?
T presents new vocabulary. (horrified, threaten,persuade,firefighter,recognize) SS are asked to match the word with the meaning. 5 minutes check in pairs drill T presents answer key.
Chest the headlines an articles T asks ss to read and match the story and headline in 3 minutes. CCQs: Are you going to read all the details? Are you going to match? How long ? check in pairs. T monitors T presents feed back.
T asks students to look at 2 sentences written on the whiteboard. (mum cooks lunch), (lunch is cooked) T asks them a question. what is the difference between these sentences ?
T writes on the board two sentences in the passive form and asks some CCQs. ( A woman was rescued from a burning house , a town has been built, a teenager is horrified) T asks ss some CCQs Is there a subject? Is there a doer? Is the doer important? I the doer unknown? Do we understand the sentence? Do we focus on the doer or the action? T clarifies form of passive voice in present simple, past simple, present perfect simple. form: object + be form(am ,is, are in present simple - was,were in past simple - been in present perfect simple) + past participle of the main verb T drills the weak form of the auxiliary + past participle
T writes some sentences in the active form and asks Ss to answer then check in pairs. Answer key presented
T asks Ss to write 5 sentences in the passive voice about a picture Check in pairs. T monitors and presents feedback