The use of the Passive Structures in the News – A grammar lesson (90′)

To break the past lessons’ standard, I have decided to post a grammar lesson on the use of the Passive Structures. I do not know exactly why, but the Passive Structures are near and dear to my heart. 

Materials used:

PPT File: The use of the Passive Voice in the News

[Slide 1]

1. Introducing the topic of the lesson

  • Interaction: T-SS
  • Timing: 2′
  • Monitoring: Teacher checks how students are feeling at this moment.
  • Feedback: (only if needed)
  • Steps: Teacher shows the topic of the lesson to students and checks how students are feeling at this moment.

[Slide 2]

 

2. Setting the scene

  • Interaction: T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 7′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listens to students’ contributions and takes notes to be used next.
  • Feedback: Focus on vocabulary & pronunciation.
  • Steps: A) Teacher shows the pictures on the board to activate students’ schemata and asks: What do people usually prefer to watch? What about you? B) Students talk to heir pairs or trios. C) Share with the whole group. D) Feedback – board everything.

[Slides 3 -5]

 

3. Noticing (1)

  • Interaction: T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 10′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listens to students’ contributions and takes notes to be used next.
  • Feedback: Focus on the TL.
  • Steps: A) Teacher shows one picture of a piece of News from the BBC online and asks students: What type of text is this? What tenses of the Passive Voice can you find there? B) students have a look and discuss with their pairs or trios. C) Share with the whole group. D) Feedback – while checking their answers, you board and explain why they are present, or past, or present perfect etc.

4. Noticing (2)

  • Interaction: T-SS 
  • Timing: 5′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listens to students’ contributions and takes notes to be used next.
  • Feedback: Focus on the TL.
  • Steps: A) Teacher shows one sentence on the board “Your code has been sent” and asks students: have you ever received this type of message? B) students answer with the whole group. D) Feedback – ask ss what tense it is and tell them (if need be) how common it is.

5. Noticing (3)

  • Interaction: T-SS  / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 10′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listens to students’ contributions and takes notes to be used next.
  • Feedback: Focus on the TL.
  • Steps: A) Teacher shows the most common present perfect passive sentences from our daily lives.  B) students share if they recognise them with their pairs or trios. C)  Students will have 2′ to try to come up with more common sentences they have already come across D) Share with the WG. E) Feedback – board the new sentences and check what tense they are.

 

[Slides 6 – 10]

 

 

6. Practice 1 – Real Life task from the News

  • Interaction: T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 15′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listens to students’ contributions and takes notes to be used next.
  • Feedback: Focus on the TL and pronunciation.
  • Steps: A) Teacher shows the pictures on the board to activate students’ schemata and asks: What has happened to them? B) Students talk to heir pairs or trios. C) Share with the whole group. D) Feedback – board their sentences. Focus on the TL and pronunciation.

7-8. Share the sentences you had planned and check if students had the same ideas. You can use the first one as a model if need be.

[Slides 11 & 12]

11. Noticing (4) – Other Passive Structures

  • Interaction: T-SS / SS-S / S-S
  • Timing: 7′
  • Monitoring: Teacher walks around the room, listens to students’ contributions and takes notes to be used next.
  • Feedback: Focus on the TL.
  • Steps: A) Teacher shows the pictures with other Passive Structures “It’s said / It’s known”, etc. B) Show/Tell students when it is used and why. C) Students get their on mobiles and check BBC / CNN websites and they come up with Passive sentences for the news D) Share with the whole group. D) Feedback – focus on the TL and pronunciation.

[Slide 13]

13. Re-visit the topic of the lesson

  • Interaction: T-SS
  • Timing: 2′
  • Monitoring: Teacher checks how students are feeling at this moment.
  • Feedback: (only if needed)

 

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- 16 years of teaching experience (Seven Idiomas / Cultura Inglesa Jundiaí) - 5 years as an Academic and Pedagogic coordinator - 1 year as a Pedagogic Bilingual coordinator at a Regular school - Letras Inglês Licenciatura Plena (PUC-SP) (2007) - CELTA - St. Giles SP (2008) - ETYL (English Teaching for Younger Learners) - International House Sydney (2012) - Cambridge DELTA MOD II, III - Cambridge Train the Trainer Cambridge Course - Pós em Pegagogia - PUC RS - MBA em finanças e geração de valores - PUC RS - MBA em Gestão da Escola na Contemporaneidade

4 thoughts on “The use of the Passive Structures in the News – A grammar lesson (90′)”

  1. Hi, Bia! Are you going to upload the material used for this class? I’m really looking forward to using it. Of course, as always, I give credits to you!!! thanks!!!

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