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NAME: Mihaela Moanta DATE: 30.05.2013 CLASS: 7th C SHOOL: coala Nr.21 Gheorghe ieica" TEXTBOOK: Snapshot Pre-Intermediate TIME OF LESSON: 12 p.m. 1 p.m. UNIT: 12 LESSON: Active and Passive Voice; Farming Today TYPE OF LESSON: Mixed LESSON AIMS: By the end of the lesson, students will have: -learned and transformed sentences from Active to Passive Voice -practiced and developed reading for general comprehension -learned and used new vocabulary, new phrases MATERIALS: - the textbook - handouts LESSON STAGES: 1.WARM-UP: greeting, marking the absents 2. HOMEWORK CHECKING: check homework 3. INTRODUCTION: introduce the title 4. INTRODUCING GRAMMAR: Passive Voice 5. PRACTICE: Ex. 6/72 6. PRODUCTION: Paperwork 7. BEFORE READING: picture exploitation, new vocabulary 8. READING: Farming Today 9. CHECK COMPREHENSION: Ex 9/73 10. HOMEWORK: Write a short composition about the ideal farm

No. Stages of the lesson 1. Warm-up

Time Modes of interraction 2 T-Ss

Teachers activity T greets the Ss, marks the absents: Hello! How are you? Who is absent today? Who wants to read the homework? T introduces and writes on the blackboard the title of the new lesson: Please open your books at page 72. The title of our lesson for today is The passive: present and past simple. T introduces and writes on the blackboard the title of the new grammar lesson: Today we are going to learn about active and passive sentences. T gives some examples on the BB and tells SS that they mustnt write, just pay attention. Present 1. Breakfast is served from 2. We serve breakfast from Past 3. The eggs were delivered this morning.

Learners activity Hello! Fine, thank you! Today is absent Ss will read the homework Ss listen.

Objectives To check attendance To check homework To attract Ss attention

2. 3.

Homework checking Introduction

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T-Ss Ss-T T-Ss


Introducing grammar


T-Ss Ss-T

To create theoretical base

SS pay attention to the T

4. They delivered the eggs this morning. What resemblance do you notice between the verbs? T elicits from SS the answers guiding them with questions: In which sentences do we know who does the action? Do you think its called active or passive voice? In which sentences we dont know who does the action? How is passive voice formed? Look at the verbs, lets underline them. Now look at the direct object in the active, it becomes what in the passive? All right. When do we use the Passive? Very good. The Passive is also used for formal or informal announcements. Write these situations when the Passive can be used.

The verbs do not change their tense: if the verb is at Present Tense, it remains at Present Tense, only the voice is changed. Ss answer. In the second sentence and in the fourth sentence. Active. In the first sentence and in the third one. Passive is formed with the verb TO BE and the third form of the verb. Subject.

When we are interested or not in who or what causes something to happen.

T dictates theory in their notebooks (in red), then SS copy the answers from the BB.

Ss write.



T-Ss Ss-T

T tells SS that they will practice passive voice :We are going to solve exercise 6 from page 72. You have to rewrite the questions more formally in the passive.

1.Where do you keep the hens? The hens are kept in the yard. 2. How often do they milk the cows? How often are the cows milked? 3. Why did you sell the horses? Why were the horses sold?... Ss solve the exercises from the handout.

To fix the theoretical information




T gives Ss a handout and tells them that they must solve the exercises given. Here you have some handouts with exercises regarding Passive Voice. You must solve the exercises in 5. T starts a discussion about the lesson : Picture exploitation Look at the pictures. What do you see? The cage in which the hen is kept is called battery cage, this term

To check Ss understanding of the Passive


Before reading

T-Ss Ss-T

A hen kept in a cage, an egg

being used especially for this kind of cages. How does the hen look? For what reason could she look bad? Is it normal for hens to be kept in a cage? Where should hens live?

She has rare feathers, it doesnt look good. Because it is kept in a cage. No. Hens should live on a farm with a big yard where they can run and do the things that hens normally do. Because they would be healthier, the eggs they produce would be also healthier To be enough for the great number of demands for meat and eggs. It means that hens are treated as if they were on a production line in a factory. Because the free-range products are more expensive than the other ones.

To help Ss find out what to focus on when reading

Why should hens live in such a place? What do you think, why are then hens kept in batteries? This battery hen system belongs to the factory farming term. What do you think factory farming means? As you found out from the previous lesson, there still are farms where hens are not kept in cages, in order to produce freerange eggs. Why do you think there are less free-range hens than the hens kept in cages? Very good.




T-Ss Ss-T


Check comprehension

T-Ss Ss-T

Now you will read the text. Who wants to read first? Now you will read the text again; after each sentence you will translate it. T elicits the answers to the questions from exercise 9/72 a)You have to guess the meaning of these words: What do you think corn means? c) Now you have to answer to these questions: Where were hens kept in the past? Very good.

Ss will read the text. Ss read and translate.

To develop Ss reading skills

To check Ss comprehension of the text. Porumb In the past, hens were kept on the open farmyard.


Homework setting


Write a short composition about the ideal farm

Ss write down what they have to do for next time.

To develop Ss writing skills


1. Rewrite these sentences in the passive. 1. They grow this fruit in very hot countries. _________________________________________________ 2. They carried the children all the way home. __________________________________________________ 3. Someone found Emily's bike in the river. __________________________________________________ 4. The gardener planted some trees. __________________________________________________ 5. Doctor Brown gave you some advice. __________________________________________________ 6. Someone remade that film. __________________________________________________ 7. Someone gave me a puppy for my 10th birthday.

2 Rewrite each sentence in the passive. Start each sentence with the words underlined. 1 2 3 4 5 Three people saw the thief. The thief was seen by three people. He fed the cat. ________________________________________________________________ Tom won the game. ________________________________________________________________ Our football team won the Cup. ________________________________________________________________ We read Romeo and Juliet. ________________________________________________________________