|junior high school second- to third- year||Consolidation of passive voice through speaking & writing.||passive voice||10 mins||Copies of 5 variations of the w/sheet, pictures.|
This is an 'Information Gap' activity. Each student has a piece of information which other students need. Students must find others who have the information they lack and obtain it from them via a series of questions in English. Prepare in the following manner. Make 4 copies of the worksheet and 'white-out' three of the four answers on each, leaving a single, different answer. This provides you with 4 different worksheets, of which you can make sufficient copies to give one to each student in the class. Thus, in a class of 40 students, you'll need to copy each of the 4 worksheets 10 times.
Tell the students that they are reporters for the 'Evening News' newspaper, and their editor has given them a murder to cover for the next edition. They are going to make a 'Front Page', so they'll have to find witnesses (conveniently each other) and ask them questions about the crime. As they gather information, they can fill in the blanks on their worksheet. They will have to 'make up' some information by conjugating the verbs in brackets to the passive voice. When they have filled in all the blanks, there is still one final task they must perform to complete their 'Front Page'; They need to obtain a picture of the victim (one is provided below, but use any you like and alter the worksheet accordingly) by asking the ALT (IN ENGLISH). Don't tell them this requirement, it's written on their worksheet.
See Criminal for a similar idea with worksheets.
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