To provide clarification of Passive Voice Present in the context of Products
To provide gist reading practice using a text about how much human work goes into producing a can of food that sells under 2 dollars in a supermarket in the context of Products
Procedure (45 minutes)
T will show Ss' a slide with images of products that can be find in different parts of the world. Then, T will instruct Ss' to look at the pictures and naturally ask students about them. (OCD) Are these products familiar to you? Yes/No Are they used in your country? Where do you think these products are produced? Ss' can answer freely from their experience. I think they are produced in ….. / And, where are they sold? Look at the kisses for example. Where do you think they are eaten the most? And the beer, where is it produced and consumed? In Germany Where are Ravioli’s made? / Where are Avocados grown? Afterwards, the teacher will ask student to think about products that are grown and produced in their country and where they are sold as an open class discussion. T will nominate students to share their information with the class. (Students speak from their knowledge)
T will tell Ss' that in in the film Canned Dreams by Finnish director Katja Gauriloff, she learned that there's nothing simple about a can of ravioli and would like to share with them a text. Then, T instructs Ss' to read and complete the review of the film with the Present Passive Form of the verbs in brackets. (7 verbs have to change) T will tell Ss' they have 3 minutes to read and complete the task with a partner (or in small groups) in break out rooms. Afterwards, Ss' compare answers as an OCFB.
T will show 2 sentences from the text. Sentences: • The wheat is grown in Ukraine. • All the ingredients are taken to a factory in France. Meaning: (Breakout rooms) T will use the guided discover technique and project slides on Google Jamboard /PowerPoint slides. T will ask student to look at two phrases and answer questions. Instructions: Look at these phrases and answer the questions. • The wheat is grown in Ukraine. • All the ingredients are taken to a factory in France. If something is grown, taken, made etc., is it done by you? no is it done by someone else? yes is it important to know who did it? no is it done in another place? yes T continues to instructs Ss' to discuss it with their peers in 1 minute in break out rooms before open class feedback. Form: (OCD) T will try to use the GD technique. T will instruct Ss' to read again the 2 sentences and answer questions related to form. 1. Instructions: Look at these phrases and answer the question • The wheat is grown in Ukraine. • All the ingredients are taken to a factory in France… How do we form the Present Passive Voice? Choose one. a. Subject + verb + object b. Object + verb to be (is/are Affirmative/ isn’t/aren’t Negative) + verb in past participle + subject. Source: A Concise Grammar for English Language Teachers PG 58. Pronunciation: (OCD) T will project a slide with 1 sentence pronounce it and drill students for pronunciation. • The wheat’s grown in Ukraine. T will ask: Is this contraction possible? Yes In this sentence it is possible to contract the object of the sentence with the verb to be.
T will instruct Ss' they have 5 minutes to turn 6 present active voice sentences into present passive voice. T will tell Ss' they will work in breakout rooms with a partner (or small groups). Then, return all together to peer-check as an open class feedback. T will encourage and nominate Ss' to say each sentence out loud.
T will instruct Ss' to imagine that they are speaking with a friend and encourages Ss' to: talk about food or beers they like. Tell your friend: where it is produced/made/brewed how it is transported to other cities/countries… where it is sold Is it liked by many people? Be creative. T will tell Ss' they will have 6 minutes to carry out the activity with their peers before open class feedback. Then teacher will continue with DEC.