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passive voice downloadable worksheets:
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
Downloads: 3830

 
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: 2741

 
Passive
for intermediate students
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 2322

 
PASSIVE VOICE (PRESENT SIMPLE AND PAST SIMPLE)
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: 2224

 
Passive Voice
Passive Voice - rules and exercises
Level: intermediate
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 1798

 
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: 1246

 
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: 1211

 
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

 
 
                    PASSIVE VOICE AND THE NEWS
THE PASSIVE VOICE IS GENERALLY USED TO TALK ABOUT THE NEWS ON RADIO, TELEVISION AND IN THE NEWSPAPERS.
 
PUT THESE TEXTS INTO THE PASSIVE: Remember to use capital letters at the beginning of each sentence, a stop sign (.) at the end and to use the correct apostrophe (') sign".
Remember also that intransitive verbs (arrive, go...) cannot be put into passive, so some verbs will remain active.
 
TEXT 1:
Some people saw a UFO in the sky above Madrid last Tuesday. They reported it to the police. The army sent a helicopter to have a closer look. The UFO shot the helicopter down and killed the pilot. Some young people have given photographs of the UFO to the police. Experts are investigating them at the moment.
 
TEXT 2:
Somebody has stolen a lady's bag near a high-school this afternoon. The students saw the robber and told the police. They are looking for him now. They will use the children’s descriptions to catch the man as soon as possible.
 
TEXT 3:
Someone broke into a clothes shop last week. The owner was locking up the shop when a robber with a gun threatened her. The robber told her to open the door and give him all the money from the till. Then the robber tied the woman up. The police hope they will find him in a few days. Doctors are treating the owner of the shop for shock at the local hospital.

 
TEXT 4:
Our school has organised a contest. Any student can participate. You have to design an environmental friendly object. All the pupils will vote and they will choose the best idea. The participants can also include pictures and drawings. The school doesn't allow any adult to help the students with the projects. The school will give the winner a set of books about nature.
 
Write a news report in the Passive using the notes below.
 
A small German village- flod- intense rains - last night. Fortunately many people - can- rescue.  However, most houses - destroy- the force of the water. Soldiers -already- send- to the village. The local sports centre- be used - as temporary shelter - for those who - lose their houses. Efforts- still- make to clear the village. Clean water, food and blankets- send- nearby countries in the next few days. Heavy rains -also- predict- next week. Any further news- give- to you as soon as it arrives.

       

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