Melisa Melisa

Upper Intermediate level



Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, practice and review of the past participle in the passive voice in the context of scientific discoveries.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a presentation in the context of in the context of a report on a given subject.


Warmer - Review Game (5-7 minutes) • To engage the students and set lesson context, as well as review the past participle.

-T will explain the rules of the game -There are two teams -You will see a verb. You must give me the past and past participle form. -The team with the most points wins. -The Ss play the game and T corrects them when needed.

Exposure and Highlighting - Guided Discovery (5-7 minutes) • To provide the target language in the context of senteces from the previous lesson.

-T will show the Ss the active and passive forms of the same sentence. -T asks Ss to try to explain the difference. -T elicits basic sentence structure from Ss to lead them to find the structure of passive form. -T reminds Ss how to find subject, verb and object in a sentence. -T asks Ss for the rules of passive sentences.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

-T provides examples of target language and analyzses it together with the Ss. -T tries to elicit the formula of passive form. -T shows the formula for passive form. -T models a sentence in active form, asking the Ss to find the subject/agent, verb and object. -T models how to turn it into a passive sentence, eliciting from the Ss.

Controlled Practice - Gap Fill (6-8 minutes) • To concept check the target language and make sure the students can form passive sentences, preparing students for more meaningful practice

-T shows the Ss the worksheet and gives instructions. -Ss work on it individually for 3-4 minutes. -Ss check their work in pairs. 1-3 minutes. -T shows answer key and asks for feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice - Changing Active and Passive Voice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check the active and passive forms further and prepare students for free practice

-T shows students the worksheet and provides instructions. -Ss work on it individually for a few minutes. -Ss give T the asnwers and T provides feedback.

Free Practice - The Switching Game (12-15 minutes) • To provide students with freer practice of the target language, highlighting the difference in active and passive forms.

-T assigns Ss into 2 groups or they can work individually if there are only 3 students. -Ss write at least 2 of each type of sentence in active or passive voice about the topic of their choice. 4 mintues. -Ss swap sentences with their peers and change them into Active or Passive voice. 3 minutes. -Are you going to write new sentences? no -Are you going to change them all into active? no, only the passive ones. -What about the passive ones? we make them active. -Ss present the sentences to each other. -T provides correction and feedback.

Web site designed by: Nikue