Celta Lesson Plan 7 / Passives
To provide clarification, review and practice of present and past passive structures in the context of movies
To provide scan reading practice using a review in the context of movies
Procedure (35-46 minutes)
Ss will be shown the poster of the movie 'Pink Panther Strikes Again'. T asks warm-up questions like: 'Have you seen this movie? Have you seen any Pink Panther movies? Did you like any? etc.
Ss will be given a handout. They will read the text and in pairs, they will put the information in the correct order.
Ss will be asked questions related to the text: 'When was the movie first shown?' T will elicit answers from the students (possible answer: in 1976). T will write on board: 'The movie was shown in 1976.' T will elicit the meaning of the structure by asking CCQs like: 'Do we know who showed it? Is it important?' Ss will give answers. Ss will be asked another question: 'Where does the movie take place?' T will elicit answers from the students (possible answer: in London). T will write on board: 'The movie is set in London.' T will elicit the meaning of the structure by asking CCQs like: 'Do we know who set the movie in London? Is it important?' Ss will give answers.
T will draw the students' attention to the sentences written on the board. T writes the active forms of these sentences next to the passive ones: 'They showed the movie in 1976.', 'They set the movie in London.' and asks students to tell the difference. If students don't come up with correct answers, T will ask CCQs like: 'Do we know who did the action in this sentence? Is it clear who did the action?' etc. After eliciting answers from the students, T revises the meaning of the structure. T underlines the aux.verbs and past participle forms and asks: 'Which sentence is in the Present and which one is in the Past Tense?', 'How do you know?' After eliciting answers from the students, T writes the form on the board and asks: 'How can I convert these sentences into negative?', 'How can I make questions out of these sentences?' Ss answer these questions, T completes the form. Ss will be asked to find three more passive sentences in the text. The peron who finds the sentence first, comes and writes it on the board. (It was directed by B.E., Inspector Clouseau was played by Peter Sellers, Clouseau's apartment was wrecked by Clauseau and Cato.) After all these three sentences were written, T asks: 'How are these three sentences different from the other two?' After eliciting answers, T underlines the agent.
In pairs or groups, Ss will complete Task C and D on their handouts. (In task C, they need to fill in the blanks using the Present Simple Passive, whereas in task D they need to fill in the blanks using the Past Simple Passive.) The answers of Task C will be given to one group, and the answers of Task D to the other. Groups come together to check their answers. When they finish, Ss will be shown a movie segment from 'Pink Panther Strikes Again'. T will preteach some of the words before they watch the segment. (fighting stick, nunchuck) In pairs, Ss will watch the scene and complete the sentences in Task E with the name of the characters. Answers will be checked with the whole class. Ss will be asked to rewrite the sentences in Task E in the passive form. T will model the exercise by rewriting the first item. Correct answers will be read by the students.