Sunday, 26 August 2012

Keep Calm and Carry On

You are going to
  • practise the passive
  • watch a clip about a famous poster
  • do a listening comprehension practising the passive
  • do a word-ordering sentence







1) Discuss
  • Have you seen this poster before?
  • What do you know about the "Keep Calm and Carry On" poster?
  • When and why was it designed?
  • Who was it designed for?





2) Watch
Watch the video to find the answers.

Vocabulary. Before you watch check you know the meaning of these words -  commission   consider    design    distribute    hold in reserve    intend    issue    parody    reproduce    require    trivialize


Film, music, script, and narration by Temujin Doran.
Concept and production by Nation.
The original home of ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ – Barter Books







3) Watch again
Watch the clip again, listen carefully and answer the questions below.
All of the answers practise the passive (see guide below).



If you have any problems doing the exercise, you can read and listen to the full script here


Printable worksheet here

Create your own motivational poster here http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/








4) Word order. Practise the passive
Drag and drop to order the words and make correct sentences in the passive.
Click "Next" for a new sentence. There are 15 sentences in total.
If you can't remember how to make the passive look at the guides below.







The Passive
Pronoun / Noun
+  Be
+  Participle
I
You
He
She
It
We
They



Water
Food
Computers
DVDs
Books
Posters…

am
are
is

was
were

will / shall be

can be
could be
may be
might be
must be
should be
ought to be
has / have to be

has /  have been

will / can’t / could / may / might / must / should / ought to have been

had been
bought

commissioned

considered

designed

distributed

found

held

intended

issued

made

produced

reproduced

required

sold










































Questions in the Passive. Change the order.
·       Present
·       Past
Be
Is / Are
Was / Were
+ Noun / Pronoun
the books
water
+ participle

sold?
distributed?
·       Future
·       Modals in the present
Will / Modal
Will
Can
Could
Must
Should
Can
Might
+ Noun / Pronoun
it
food
they
+ be + participle
be sold?
be distributed?
·       Present perfect
·       Past perfect
Has / Have

Has / Have
Had
+ Noun / Pronoun
the DVDs
Water
+ Been + Participle
been sold?
been distributed?
·       Future perfect
·       Modals in the past
Modal / Will

Will
Might
Could
Must
Should
+ Noun / Pronoun
the DVDs
Water
+ Have been + Participle
have been sold?
have been distributed?

















































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