Lesson Plan – Passive Voice (Form and Usage)

Level: Secondary 1
Number of Students: 34
Time: 70 minutes
Type of Lesson: Grammar, pragmatics
Objectives: By the end of the lesson, Ss should be able to:

  1. Know the form of passive voice construction
  2. Convert a sentence from active voice to passive voice and vice versa
  3. Write sentences in the passive voice in simple present and simple past tenses
  4. Explain the use of the correct voice in the appropriate situations, taking into account usage, effect and intention

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Lesson Plan – Teaching Land Pollution (Wastes)

Level: Secondary 1
Number of Students: 17
Time: 35 minutes
Type of Lesson: Vocabulary

  1. To name the wastes of land pollution (paper, plastic bottles, aluminium cans, unwanted toys, old clothes, old batteries, construction waste, furniture, kitchen waste, polystyrene lunch boxes, disposable cutleries, old newspaper and magazines, computer parts)


  1. To recognize the meanings of vocabulary items taught by classifying the vocabulary items into three categories
  2. To pronounce the vocabulary items

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Using short stories in the English language classroom

Text: A Cry for Help
Students: Secondary 2 students
Module:  Relationship (Values)
Unit: What’s love? How do you inspire people around you?
Themes: Personal feelings and Personal growth
Genre: Short-story
Language forms and functions: The uses of vocabulary items about feelings and figurative language to convey the message of importance of love
Generic Skills: collaboration skills, communication skills, creativity, critical thinking skills, information technology skills, problem-solving skills, self-management skills, cultural awareness
Values and Attitudes: The meaning of love and people’s attitudes towards love

The story- A cry for help
Lesson description and materials
Worksheet for the lesson- Appendix 3

Teaching the short story- “Toothache”

Level: Primary 6
Number of Students: 30-40
General English – Learning English through short story analysis

The use of the short story “Toothache” aims to arouse:
(a) students’ ability to articulate an informed personal response;
(b) students’ ability to demonstrate critical and creative thinking;
(c) students’ familiarity with literary values embedded in the text;
(d) students’ enjoyment of reading literary texts.

Lesson description of the short story “Toothache”

Lesson Plan — Present Perfect Tense

  • Level: Secondary 1
  • Number of Students: 40
  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Type of Lesson: Grammar
  • Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to
    1. consolidate the form and function of Present Perfect Tense;
    2. distinguish the difference between Present Perfect Tense and Simple Past Tense;
    3. use appropriate adverbs (ever, yet, for, since, etc.) (last night, yesterday, in 1999, etc.) together with present Perfect Tense and Simple Past Tense when forming questions and statements;
    4. engage in speaking activity to use Present Perfect Tense and Simple Past Tense grammatically.

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Lesson Plan — Comparatives and Superlatives

  • Level: Secondary 1
  • Number of Students: 40
  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Type of Lesson: Writing
  • Objectives: By the end of the lesson, students should be able to
    1. consolidate the langauge items learnted before in preparation of the test;
    2. enhance writing skill through composing a short descriptive writing;
    3. recall the structures of Comparatives and Superlatives (e.g. "big" -> "bigger" -> "biggest");
    4. derive the ways to form Comparatives and Superlatives (e.g. if the adjective has three or more syllable, we form the comparative by adding "more" then plus adjective, i.e. "serious" -> "more serious");
    5. compose a simple descriptive writing using Comparatives and Superlatives.

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