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CELTA - TP7 - Grammar - Past simple passive
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson students learn how to form and when to use the past simple passive. They will apply it in the context of historical events


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of past simple passive in the context of the narration of historical events

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide process writing practice of a report in the context of the invention of some everyday modern objects


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

T shares screen and shows a form that students need to fill out and sends them in pairs to BoR to fill it out. T says: - Are you good at identifying fake news? Well, now you have an opportunity to prove it. - Please go into BoR in pairs and help each other respond the questions on this form. - You have 4 minutes. T pastes link into chat - Please open the forms now, before I send you to BoR. - Everyone has it? - ICQ: How long are you going to BoR for? [4 min] - Here we go. T sends students to BoR in pairs

Text work: Listening task (8-10 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language: Past simple passive

T plays the audio and asks Ss to verify the veracity of their guesses from the prior form. T says: - Let's now listen and verify if you answered the questions correctly: > AFTER playback finishes, T asks students which question was the trickiest Ss talk in OC about thier experiences filling out the form. - Let's listen one more time, but this time let's pay attention to the form of the sentences. - What tense or structure do you notice? - Let's listen.

Language perparation: (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language: Past simple passive

T uses inductive questions to elicit the type and tense of the sentences: . - What tense or structure did you notice? - Was the subject at the beginning of the sentences? - Were the sentences in the past, present or future? T models one sentence in present simple passive: - The moon is made from the same chemical elements as the Earth. - Who made the moon?

Clarification: T analyses passive voice structure on the Jamboard and and provides form to fill in. (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Form contains 3 questions about Meaning, 3 about Form and 3 about pronunciation

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

T clarifies any doubts with CCQs: - Do we use passive voice to narrate soccer? No? Is it because it is important to know WHO the doer is or do we use active voice for that? - Do we use simple past passive to narrate the exact timing of events when we know it was well defined or do we use past perfect passive for that? - What verb do we use in front of the past participle of the main action verb? To get, to become? - If we decide to mention the doer: What preposition do we use? At or by?

Free Practice: Talk about fake news in past simple passive (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

T asks students to talk about fake news and corrects their mistakes. T provides DEC

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