“VASILE GOLDIȘ” NATIONAL COLLEGE, ARAD

TEACHER: PĂCURAR EMANUELA

LESSON PLAN
Date
Class
Number of
Ss

23rd February 2016
IX E
14 students

Level

Upper-Intermediate

Time of
lesson

50 min

Textbook
Unit
Title/Topic
of the
lesson
Type of
lesson

Upstream intemediate
6
Better Safe than
Sorry/Passive Voice
Grammar

AIMS: 1.1. -to identify the global meaning in authentic oral/written texts with passive voice
1.2. -To anticipate elements of content from a visual/oral stimulus
1.4. -to select various information to do a task (writing sentences in the passive)
4.2. -to translate various texts using the bilingual dictionary.

AIDS/MATERIALS: textbook, handouts for the translation, blackboard
TEACHING TECHNIQUES: matching exercises, writing passive sentences using prompts,
transformation drills, translations
Anticipated problems:
Students may not be familiar with some of the forms of passive voice, i.e. the present
continuous, and they may not be able to think of many reasons why the passive is used. Most
students, however, can draw on the previous knowledge especially when they are offered the
grammar reference ground.

We use with to introduce an agent when the agent uses an instrument.1. 15’ Reading 1. Students answer the question “Who painted this picture?” and then rephrase it into “It was painted by…” Ss-T Presentation: Read out the Grammar reference. Ss-T Pair work They are formal in style. We form the passive with the verb to be and the past participle. Check Ss’ answers. Practice and Production: Teacher puts students into groups of four. Teacher gives two persons in each group a sheet of paper with a short Romanian text from Constantin Noica’s “Jurnal de Idei”.Activity Time Skills Aim Procedures InterAction 1. 3. The students must write an English translation for that text Group work . Check Ss’ answers. as in the example. The agent is included when it is a specific or important person or when it is essential to the meaning of the sentence. Draw students’ attention to the examples. 4. 5’ Reading 1. 10’ Speakin g 1. Answer key: T-Ss The sentences above might be seen on signs or notices and in newspaper articles. Answer key: Were you invited to Bill’s birthday party? Your bill is being prepared now. material or ingredient.4. Controlled practice: Teacher explains the task: T-Ss Ss are going to use the prompts to make passive sentences.4. 15’ Reading Writing 4. Ss-T Our identity cards are being checked by the security guards. and it has not been updated for months. The agent is introduced with “by”. Ss do the exercise. Speakin g Writing Warm-up: T shows student’s a photo/ a card with a famous painting by Van Gogh. Has the new CCTV camera been installed yet? I visited the website last week. 1.2 Speakin g 2.2. Ss do the task.

b. because the fire was started with rags soaked in petrol. This is clearly a case of arson. 3. A: my office / break into / last night. c. The motorist was fined $80 for illegal parking. f. Rentals should be returned to the main garage. then answer questions 1-6. g. a. 4. Where might you see/read the sentences above? Are they formal or informal in style? 2. please? B: Of course. My office was broken into last night. “Guernica” was painted by Picasso. 1. e. Use the prompts to make complete passive sentences. Why is there no agent in the other sentences? 5. d. How do we form the passive? 3. A: you / invite / to Bill’s birthday party? B: No. Customers are requested to refrain from smoking inside the store. Read the sentences a-h and underline the passive forms. When do we use with to introduce the agent? Ex. B: Oh no! Did they take anything? 2.Lesson materials 1 Ex. The theft was committed with high-tech equipment. Your bill / prepare / now. Which sentence(s) contain(s) the agent? Why? How is the agent introduced? 4. h.14. A: the new CCTV camera / install / yet? . A: Can I have my bill. I wasn’t. The telephone was invented by Alexander Graham Bell. as in the example: 1.13. How do we form the passive of modal verbs? 6. sir. Breakfast is now being served in the Garden Room.

Hackers Stole Credit Card Numbers. and / it / not / update / for months.Trăiesc în ceasul când se poate pune întrebarea aceasta atât de adâncă. Ce e de făcut când nu mai e nimic de făcut? Într-o cultură minoră. Then fold over your paper.17. De la ea poate rena ște lumea. Ex. as in the example: Schools Try out Laptops in the Classroom. în anii aceștia. cu trecutul acesta. . A: Why is everyone lined up? B: Our ID cards / check / the security guards. 5.. Dar și a mea?” Fold here ………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Hospitals Test Robot Surgeons. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… . not yet. Laptops are being tried out in the classrooms by schools. Police to Install CCTV Cameras in City Parks.. 6. Expand the newspaper headlines into full sentences using the passive. A: Is their website information up to date? B: Maybe … but I visited the website last week. cu interdic țiile acestea – ce e de făcut? Și-mi pun singura problemă ce poate fi pusă acum.B: No. Lesson materials 2 In pairs translate this text into English. problema întrebării.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………… In pairs translate the Romanian text back into English. Are there any differences with the original version? ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………… Suggested answer key: I live in this moment when this deep question can be asked. with this past. these years. The world can revive from it. But can mine. with these interdictions – what is to be done? And I pose for myself the only problem that can be posed now. too? . What is to be done when nothing else is to be done? In a minor culture. the problem of the question.