To provide clarification and practice of the passive voice with simple tenses in the context of brands
To provide product writing practice of a 2 short sentences in the context of Present Simple Passive
Procedure (45-58 minutes)
T shows SS the first slide, containing images of different famous brands. T asks SS "When you go shopping, do you buy big brands?" SS discuss the question in Open Class Forum.
T pre-teaches "increase" and "consumer" using ECDW stages. Reading for gist: T shows SS an image with different logos (ex 1b page 107), T then shows SS a text (from page 106). T tells SS to read the text and find which companies are mentioned, and write the answers in the chatbox. T tells SS they have 3 minutes to do this. ICQs: which information do you need to find in the text? How many minutes do you have? Reading for specific information: T shows SS questions from ex 2 page 107 and tells them to take a screenshot. T then tells SS to read the text again, find the answers and take short notes. T tells SS they have 5 minutes to do this. ICQs: what are you going to do now? How many minutes do you have? T asks SS the questions and tells them to answer in the chatbox. 1 Where did Steve Jobs have a job on a fruit farm? (In California) 2 Who was the original Mr Starbuck? (Moby Dick) 3 How much did the designer of the Nike 'swoosh' receive? ($35) 4 How long did it take to design the London Olympics Logo? (a year) 5 Which colour has different meanings in some cultures? (White) 6 Why did sales of Buxton mineral water suddenly increase? (Barack Obama drank it during a visit to the UK) 7 How many different products can you see in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen? (47)
T shows SS this sentence "Millions of dollars are spent every year by companies." T checks Meaning by asking CCQs: who spends millions of dollars? (companies) Are we more interested in the action or the people who do the action? (the action) What word do we use to say who is the doer? (by) T shows SS this sentence "It helps if your product is supported by the right celebrity." T checks Meaning by asking CCQs: who advertises the product? (the right celebrity) Are we more interested in the action or the people who do the action? (the action) What word do we use to day who is the doer? (by) T shows SS 4 sentences. T tells SS "Look at the verbs in bold in the sentences on the screen. Which are passive forms and which are active forms?" 1 Some popular brand names have surprising origins. 2 Green signifies nature, quietness and calm. 3 Millions of dollars are spent every year by companies. 4 It helps if your product is supported by the right celebrity. T asks SS to write the answer in the chatbox. T elicits FORM. T asks SS: look at the verbs in bold. How do we form the Present Simple Passive? (SS answer am/is/are + past participle) T drills PRONUNCIATION of the marker sentences and the Stress Pattern of the sentences.
T shows SS a slide with 10 sentences. T tells SS to choose the correct tense working in pairs in Break Out Rooms. 1 Coca-Cola sells/is sold all over the world. 2 It drinks/ is drunk by millions of people. 3 94 percent of people recognise/are recognised it. 4 Rolex watches cost/ are cost up to $20.000 5 They wear/ are worn by thousands of people. 6 They show/ are shown different time zones. 7 Mercedes cars come/ are come from Germany. 8 They drive/ are driven by many rich and famous people. 9 The company names/ is named after the owner's daughter. 10 Samsung products make/ are made in South Korea. Whole Class Feedback follows.
T shows SS 8 different sentences on the slide. T tells SS to put the Present Simple Passive form of the verbs in brakets in the correct place in the sentences. T tells SS to work in pairs. 1 Thousands of mobile phones every year. (lose) 2 All the tickets over the internet. (sell) 3 A lot of the world's gold in South Africa. (produce) 4 The rooms every morning. (clean) 5 Millions of barrels of oil to Europe. (import) 6 Five hundred people in the new factory. (employ) 7 The cows at 6 o'clock every morning. (feed) 8 Cheese from milk. (make) Whole Class Feedback follows.
T tells SS to write 2 sentences using Present Simple Passive. T shows 2 examples: We build our house -> Our house is built. They eat the apples -> The apples are eaten. T gives SS 3 minutes to write the sentences. T asks SS to write the sentences in the chatbox. Delayed Error Correction follows.