Passive voice lesson
By the end of the lesson, ss will have practised the passive voice in the context of news stories.
By the end of the lesson, ss will have practised their reading skills.
Procedure (34-45 minutes)
T asks warm-up questions like what newspapers or magazines do you read?, do you usually read series or news stories, what kind of news stories interest you the most. Then in pairs students talk about the stories that was most interesting to them.
The students will be given the titles of the news stories to predict the story behind them. Then discuss their predictions in pairs.
1.Read and match the titles to the news stories. 2. Answer the comprehension questions for more specific details: a. Who tried to rob a bus? b. Who threatened to commit suicide? c. Who caused panic at Chicago airport? d. Who was raising money for charity? e. Who was fined 130 by a judge? f. Who rescued his ex-wife from a burning house? g. Who was presented with a giant cheque? h. Who has a spokesman? i. Who thought there was hijacker on board or plane? j. What caused 165.000 accidents last year? k. What caused 700 injuries every year?
SS will be asked to change the given answers to the previous comprehensive questions into the passive voice.
MPF: For form the T will draw the students' attention to one sentence and write it on the board. T writes the active forms of these sentences and elicit the passive one: Bono was raising many for charity (active voice)/The money was raised for charity (by Bono) (passive voice). CCQ: Are we interested in the person who was raising money for charity? No/ Are we interested in the money raised for charity?Yes. Why we use the passive? We use it because because the doer is not important or we don't know who's it? Transforming active voice: subject +verb( main verb based on the tense) + object+ the rest of the sentence into Passive voice: Object+ verb to be (based on the sentence) + past participle(main verb).
The ss will read sentences about the news stories and underline the main verbs in each and answer the question of who/ what did each actions? Do the sentences always tell? Why?