Thursday, 26 May 2011

Making Potato Chips - IELTS Describing a process / Passive

    1. How do they make potato chips / crisps?
    2. You are going to watch a video which shows the process 
    3. You are going to write a description of the process using the passive and some sequencing words 



      A) Look at these verbs. Check you know the meanings
      manufacture / drop / move / take / wash / rinse / sort / peel / slice / fry / salt / shake / dry / cool / pack / seal / transport


      B) Do you know the participles?
      Highlight below for the answers
      manufactured / dropped / moved / taken / washed / rinsed / sorted / peeled / sliced / fried / salted / shaken / dried / cooled / packed / sealed / transported


      C) Check you know these words
      conveyor belt / chute / tank / oil / packet



      D) Using the present simple passive
      • The passive is associated with an impersonal formal style. It is often used in notices, announcements and describing processes.
      • Check you know how to make the present simple passive with this presentation



      E) You can use these words to describe the sequence of events
      • To begin with
      • First of all
      • Firstly
      • Secondly, thirdly, etc
      • Then
      • Next
      • After that
      • Subsequently
      • Eventually
      • Finally


      F) Watch the clip / Writing
      • Describe the process using the vocabulary given above. Try and use as many passives as you can.
      • Don't forget to say what the process is in the introduction. The video shows ...
      • Write a final sentence which concludes the process. The crisps are now ready to be delivered to the shops.



      G) Read about the manufacture of potato crisps here
      http://www.hyfoma.com/en/content/food-branches-processing-manufacturing/fruit-vegetable-potato/potato/crisps/



      H) Related reading for writing task 1 IELTS





      11 comments:

      1. Thanks a lot. I have the nex an exam and it was very useful to learn.

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      2. Brilliant lesson plan!! Very creative and well planned!!

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      3. Really good lesson. I think your blog has a lot to offer.

        Mike

        http://phuketieltsclinic.blogspot.com/

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      4. hi

        thanks a great lesson, used it for two classes.
        i was wondering if you meant chute and not shoot in the rest of the list of nouns starting with conveyor belt?
        ta
        mura

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        1. Mura, whoops! Thanks for spotting that! I've changed it to chute.
          David

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        2. David,

          I love your work! You have done some excellent plans and all are creative, entertaining and at the same time focused on the learning goal! Thanks for all! I teach English in Sofia, Bulgaria and am using some of your work - for example, modals and present and past deduction :) next week. Thanks again! Will follow your page! :)

          Warm regards,
          Kristina

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        3. Thanks for you comment Kristina. It's appreciated.
          Glad it's useful!
          Cheers!
          David

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      5. Hi, I'm an IELTS teacher. And sometimes teaching for exams can be very dry and boring. This is a good way of varying lessons on IELTS writing. I haven't used a video. This looks a good way of teaching how to write about processes. Thanks for this.

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      6. This is great for showing how passives for process are actually used in the real world. I think my classes will like it.
        Thanks for this.

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