Pasta Grannies passive voice and skills at risk
A reading, writing, listening and discussion task. The topic is skills at risk and the older generation. Comprehension questions focus on the gist. The grammar focus is passive voice verbs. Learners will discuss and write sentences about their skills, and will write about traditional skills that are in danger of dying out.
The final discussion question can lead to an in-class exploration of vocabulary used to describe the older generation, including an exploration of polite / impolite terms - "grannies" is used in the video - tutors may want to explore local variations and more formal / informal terms, as well as which words to avoid.