See the film... get on a plane. Passive
Intermediate, B1 level
To introduce and teach passive forms through a reading text in the context of exotic film locations
To practice Ss in reading for the gist and specific information in the context of films.
Procedure (45 minutes)
T shows pictures of some films and asks Ss what these pictures make them feel and which one makes them want to go there. T: What you feel when you see these pictures? Which one makes you want to go there?
T asks Ss to read the text once and try to guess the names of the films and where they were filmed. I: Read these texts and write the names of the films and where they were filmed. Work on your own. Peer check then WC answers: 1. The beach, Thailand 2.Out of Africa, Kenya 3. The lord of the rings, New Zeland
Ss read the text again and answer the comprehension questions. I: Read the texts again and answer the questions. work on your own. T hands out the worksheets. Peer check and then feedback on the wb. answers:lord of the rings, all three films, out of afirca, the beach,out of africa, the beach,out of afirca, the lord of the rings.
T writes down the answers of some of the comprehension questions on the wb and underlines the passive forms to take the Ss' attention to the forms. ' All three films were based on a book Out of Africa was set at the beginning of the 20th century The beach was set in a place where later there was a natural disaster. Out of Africa was filmed in a wildlife park. The lord of the rings was directed by a man born in the country where the film was made.' T asks Ss to find the sentences in passive forms in the text about the beach in pairs. I: Find the passive forms in the text, the beach, and underline them. work in pairs. feedback WC. T writes the passive forms in the text about the beach on wb and underlines them.. ' The film is set in 1990s on a small tropical island. Most of the hotels were destroyed in 2004 by the tsumani, but they have now been rebuilt.'
T hands out a chart on active and passive forms asks Ss to complete the chart with passive verbs. WC feedback Then T asks concept check questions. CCQs: Do they have same meanings? yes Do we know who did the action in passive forms? where is the emphasis in active/passive sentences? ( on the person or the action?)
T hands out worksheets and asks Ss to write the passive verbs in pairs. I. Write the passive verbs. work in pairs.
T divides the Ss into two groups, Ss in one of the groups are ticket seller. They have all the infotmation about the two films and the ss in the other group are customers. They asks questions about one of the films and buy a ticket for it. then groups change the roles and do the role play again T demos the role play with one of the students.