Passive voice

srngphx 2017-01-31 23:18:08

This worksheet was created to be used at the same time as passive voice is taught. I have a slightly different approach to it. I don't expect my students to memorize the active and passive form of the verbs. I explain how to add the verb To Be in the same tense as the main verb and add the past participle of the main verb. Then I explain the "who" and the "what" of the main verb and how to change the order in the passive sentence. Then just start turning active sentences into passive.
I know it is unconventional ... I have a terrible time memorizing things so I came up with this different approach. I have been using it for 20+ years and my students have passed FCE and other exams and use it regularly both when they write and talk. Hope it helps!

The above downloadable handout is best suited for high school students and adults at Upper-intermediate (B2), Advanced (C1) and Proficient (C2) level. It is valuable for revising Passive voice or active voice in English.
Copyright License: This file is licensed by srngphx under the iSLCollective Copyright License

Upload date: 2017-01-31 23:18:08

Author: srngphx

from Argentina

Hi, I am a teacher of English born in Argentina, I recently returned to the country after living 15 years in USA. I am currently teaching adults in Argentina. In the past I've taught kids - all ages and levels- including International exam preparation. FCE, PET, KET, Proficiency, and adults in companies also preparation for TOEFL, TOEIC.

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