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Empower b1+ pg106
Intermediate level


In this lesson, ss learn about the passive through the guidance of a reading text. The text is about film making and it is thought in the previous hour. It includes many examples for the passive so it will be referred to throughout the lesson.


Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of the Passive Voice in the context of Filmmaking, Hollywood

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a Conversation in the context of films and moviemaking


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

Ask Ss qs about their own favourite movies and follow up each question with a passive one like: "Who was that movie directed by?"

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Write down Ss answers from the warm-up on the board, optionally along with the questions. Underline the passive elements in those sentences

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

Ask Ss about the underlined parts, what kind of meaning do they add to the sentence and, correct the mistakes and elicit the rules for the new set of passive tenses. A quizziz lesson can be used for this part to encourage more active learning. Practice pronouncing the difficult vocabulary

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

Ss play a round of Kahoot and T provides feedback for each question to control how Ss doing

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Depending on the time and Ss, motivation , the quiz in the book or the blame-it-on-your-dog.docx can be used. Blame it on your dog is a role-play game that can be played in groups or in pairs. Ss each pick a card one of them tries to make the other confess while the other tries to deflect the blame. Teacher can go around the class to occasionally help w sentences or correct the mistakes

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