animatedwith sounds28 slides PASSIVE VOICE - introduction of basic rules - three types of exercises
PASSIVE VOICE BE PAST PARTICIPLE e.g. asked (regular verb) or given (irregular verb) + present simple present perfect simple past perfect past simple future present continuous past continuous CLICK ON THE BOXES TO VIEW SOME EXAMPLES WE USE PASSIVE VOICE: -to emphasize an object (100 votes are needed to pass the bill.) -if your readers don't need to know who's responsible for the action (Oranges are grown in Spain.) will be asked will be given is asked is given was/were asked was/were given has/have been asked has/have been given had been asked had been given is being asked is being given was/were being asked was/were being given PLAY
has been stolenwas stolenis stolen A car..................(steal) with a dog in it on Sunday night.
has been harmedwas harmedis harmed A dog........(harm) while burglars were stealing from a house.
is buildis being builtis built A new animal shelter........(build) these days.
were raisedhave been raisedare raised 500 dollars......already (raise) for a new animal shelter.
were being rescuedwere rescuedrescued Dumped kittens.......(rescue) yesterday.
will studiedwill be studiedis studied A dog “laughter“..........(study) by scientists in the nearest future.
be offeredare offeredare being offered Carrots.........(offer) to overweight dogs every evening.
will be needwill be neededwill needed Permit.....( need) to keep dogs in blocks of flats.
are offeringare offeredis offered Pet microchips.......(offer) for 20 dollars.
be calledhas been called are called A cat.....(call) for jury duty in Boston.
will introduced is going to be introduced is introduced A new cat food.....(introduce) tomorrow.
had been revealedhas been revealedwill be revealed It.......recently (reveal) that cats are right-handed or left-handed like people.
will be givenbe givenare given Cats should............( give) more freedom than dogs.
being trainedbe trainedare trained Dogs must..............(train) regularly.
being takenbe takenhave been taken Dogs might..............(take) to the cinema if their owners buy them tickets.
will be knownare knownare going to be known Cats..............(know) to be good mouse hunters.
is believedare believedwill be believed Dogs..............(believe) to be good with children.
Well done! Now, change my sentences using passive voice.Go to the next slide and start. Click on the cat´s face to see the correct answer.
Dogs are believed to be good with children. People believe that dogs are good with children.
A new animal shelter is being built in our city. They are building a new animal shelter in our city.
Dumped kittens were saved yesterday (by children). Children saved dumped kittens yesterday.
A dog “laughter“ will be studied by scientists in the nearest future. Scientists will study a dog “laughter“ in the nearest future.
Carrots are offered to overweight dogs every evening. They offer carrots to overweight dogs every evening.
A cat has been called for jury duty in Boston. They have called a cat for jury duty in Boston.
Dogs must be trained regularly. People must train dogs regularly.
FINAL EXERCISE ACTIVE OR PASSIVE? 1.When the manager arrived, the problem (solve). 2.The secretary (introduce) to her new boss yesterday. 3.The book (publish) next year. 4.Everybody (shock) yesterday. 5.He (remember) her name. 6.Mr Green (teach) at university since 1995. 7.I can´t go with you. My bike (repair). 8.The cat (eat) the mouse. 9.This house (sell) a week ago. 10.I (wash) my car yesterday. 11.They (pay) on Fridays. 12.The car (design) recently. 1.When the manager arrived, the problem had been solved. 2.The secretary was introduced to her new boss yesterday. 3.The book will be published next year. 4.Everybody was shocked yesterday. 5.He remembers her name. 6.Mr Green has been teaching at university since 1995. 7.I can´t go with you. My bike is being repaired. 8.The cat has eaten the mouse. 9.This house was sold a week ago. 10.I washed my car yesterday. 11.They are paid on Fridays. 12.The car has been designed recently. SOLUTION