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Introducing the "Passive Voice" (1) - Basic rules for Upper elementary and Intermediate students
This is the way I chose to introduce the passive voice to my 13-year-old students in terms of grammar rules - use and form (Simple present + S. Past). 4 different types of exercises graded in terms of complexity. First, students match the active verbs forms with the corresponding passive forms, then they read a piece of news taken today from Yahoo ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-14
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Active and Passive
This worksheet includes (I think) everything related to active and passive voice. It includes both expalnation and several activities. The things included are (forms of verb to be, past participle, changing sentences, negative, and questions from active to passive, and verbs with two objects). It also includes a guide of changing all tenses from ac...
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 2755

for intermediate students
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 2332

Students read the short grammar descriptions and do the exercises about PASSIVE VOICE for SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE and SIMPLE PAST TENSE.
Level: elementary
Age: 7-17
Downloads: 2236

Passive Voice
Passive Voice - rules and exercises
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 1804

Active Passive 101 sentences with answers
A rare collection of 101 sentences in all the tenses and also covering interrogative, imperative and some typical sentences. Due to file size restriction the ANSWER KEY is being given separately in part 2 of this worksheet. Hope it is useful. I will upload answer key tomorrow.
Level: intermediate
Age: 7-14
Downloads: 1251

Sherlock Holmes case IX: Active and passive
Part 9 of my Sherlock Holmes series. A new detective story which asks students to find out who broke into a house. The students have to read the alibi cards carefully. The ws combines reading and grammar (active and passive voice). Two different exercises on active/passive are included, and so is the KEY. Hope you like it.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-17
Downloads: 1214

The Passive Voice Game
This is a game to practise PASSIVE VOICE. It includes a board game,60 cards and a spinner. The rules are quite simple. First, the students spin the spinner to randomly select the tense. Then they pick a card and form two sentences, the first one in affirmative mode and the other one in question mode. If they manage to form the sentences correctly,...
Level: elementary
Age: 9-17
Downloads: 1129



1.- Complete the sentences using the present simple passive.

a) Coffee† in Brasil and Colombia.

b) Kangaroos in America.

c) in Spain?

d) El Prado by hundreds of people every day.

e) How often ?

f) Dogs in restaurants in most countries.

2.- Put the sentences into the past simple passive.

a) Etienne Lenoir made the first motor car in Belgium.

b) How many paintings did the police found?

c) I didnít paint Las Meninas.

d) Lennon and McCartney wrote the song Yesterday.

e) The government ordered them to build a new bridge.

f) When did Cook discover Australia?

3.- Put these sentences into the passive (present or past)

a) The airline sent our passage to Australia by mistake.

b) Farmers grow soy in Argentina.

c) People export Spanish tortilla to the US.

d) El Greco painted The Burial of the Count of Orgaz.

e) You donít find penguins at the North Pole.

f) Columbus didnít discover America in 1491.

g) They draw some paintings.

h) My uncle sold the bicycle.

i) The child broke all the plates in the cupboard.

j) She didnít find the book.

4.- Put these questions into the passive.

a) When did Pasteur discover Penicillin?

b) How do people make sushi?

c) Where do people speak Mandarin?

d) Did Spain win the last basketball Olympics?

e) Do people speak English in Hawaii?

f) Who directed the film Princesas?

5.- Write questions for these answers in the passive form.

a) Yes, rice is grown in Spain.

b) Yes, the song was sung by them.

c) No, the trees werenít cut down.

d) No, the story isnít known.

e) Yes, he was told to be quiet.

* Some of these exercises are based on Course Books



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