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225 FREE Passive Voice Worksheets

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Einstein's ChauffeurEinstein's Chauffeur
GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Passive Voice?
The passive voice is a grammatical construction (a "voice") in which the subject of a sentence or clause denotes the recipient of the action (the patient) rather than the performer (the agent). In the English language, the English passive voice is formed with an auxiliary verb (usually be or get) plus a participle (usually the past participle) of a transitive verb. For example, "Caesar was stabbed by Brutus" uses the passive voice. The subject denotes the person (Caesar) affected by the action of the verb. The counterpart to this in active voice is, "Brutus stabbed Caesar", in which the subject denotes the doer, or agent, Brutus. A sentence featuring the passive voice is sometimes called a passive sentence, and a verb phrase in passive voice is sometimes called a passive verb.
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Passive Role-play: Blame It on Your Dog

Passive Role-play: Blame It on Your Dog

•Passive Voice,
This worksheet is a fun role-play to practice the passive voice (either past simple passive or present perfect passive). Students are to play a role of an infuriated parent, boss or teacher a ...
3 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Countries and Products (Passive Voice)

Countries and Products (Passive Voice)

•Passive Voice,
This power-point presentation is pretty helpful for reviewing passive voice (simple present). It also presents some countries and their products and exports. It is appropriate for elementary and p ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Present Simple Passive

Present Simple Passive

•Passive Voice,
This power-point presentation is related to teaching and reviewing simple present passive. It also includes some examples (with answers) to help you more. It is appropriate for elementary and pre- ...
5 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Verb Forms- Australia

Verb Forms- Australia

•Passive Voice, ,
Two texts about Australia to complete with verbs ; passive and active forms , several tenses, to understand what tenses express in time and how or why to use them ( sorry the explanations are in ...
4 Intermediate
Simple Past Passive

Simple Past Passive

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This power-point presentation is related to teaching and reviewing simple past passive. It also includes some worksheet and some examples to help you more. It is appropriate for pre-intermediate a ...
7 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Movie Worksheet: Recycle Now

Movie Worksheet: Recycle Now

Listening & speaking by A. Maitree Jeremy, Kingston Crown. Level :  elementary - pre-intermediate. Grammar focus : passive voice. Instructions : 1. The teacher reads out the ...
2 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
A Hit-and-run Offense (Tenses)

A Hit-and-run Offense (Tenses)

This is a fictitious newspaper article about a hit-and-run offence. Students need to complete the text by put the verbs into the correct tense in the active or passive voice. Use to check students ...
7 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Passive Voice: Introduction and Practice Work

Passive Voice: Introduction and Practice Work

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This ws is useful with the introduction and first steps in passive voice. Especially it is useful for the not doing well students. The tasks are easy. This will give the class as a whole some prac ...
6 Elementary
The Passive Voice Worksheet

The Passive Voice Worksheet

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This is a 2-page worksheet for teaching the passive voice at pre-intermediate level. The first page is basically just a study sheet with simple and complete explanations and it is followed b ...
8 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Seven Wonders of the World ( Past Simple Passive)

Seven Wonders of the World ( Past Simple Passive)

• » Passive Voice
Seven short passages on Seven Wonders of the World. Students have to complete the information with the given verbs. They have to use active or passive simple past forms. Then, they are expected to ...
9 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Irregular Verbs

Irregular Verbs

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It's a good poem to learn irregular verbs. The three forms of the verbs are structured in a verse. It's an easy way to remember them. This worksheet is very good for students of different levels f ...
8 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Past Simple Passive Voice

Past Simple Passive Voice

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This is a grammar worksheet for 7th or 8th grade students. It contains thirty-nine sentences. The task is use the past simple passive voice and complete the sentences with the given verbs. I hope ...
4 Intermediate
Passive in Various Tenses 2

Passive in Various Tenses 2

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This passive worksheet contains 35 questions of active-to-passive exercises in various tenses. Each sentence contains a simple construction of a subject, a verb and an object without adverbs of ti ...
5 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: 1001 Arab Inventions

Movie Worksheet: 1001 Arab Inventions

I made this worksheet when my students were learning about inventions. They watch the video about 1001 inventions made by Arabs and fill in the blanks or answer the questions. After watching the v ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
My Monument

My Monument

This is an example of a project that students can create to practice tourist information. Students need to invent a monument of their own creation and explain it to the class. They need to invent ...
6 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Speaking: Practicing Tenses, Passives, and Other Structures

Speaking: Practicing Tenses, Passives, and Other Structures

This worksheet is to practice different tenses, passive voice and some other structures. Cut the table out, divide the rectangles off and distribute them to your students. They are supposed to say ...
10 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level
Diagnostic Test Level 4

Diagnostic Test Level 4

A set of grammar tasks to revise different grammar points learned in the previous level (3): supply the right options of varied tenses and linkers+report 3 direct statements +change to passive voi ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
The Passive Voice

The Passive Voice

•Passive Voice,
The present PP presentation provides teachers help in explaining the form and usage of the passive in English. It was compiled for students at pre-intermediate level (to the course book New Total ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Passive Voice Present vs Past

Passive Voice Present vs Past

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The worksheet is aimed to facilitate students practising the present simple and past simple in the passive voice (a) by being given clues about what was done last last week in Tom's house (b) by h ...
5 Intermediate
Have Something Done Worksheet

Have Something Done Worksheet

• » Passive Voice
This is a pretty simple worksheet for teaching or revising the structure have something done at pre-intermediate or intermediate level. There's a brief explanation followed by an activity in ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Passive Voice II Worksheet

Passive Voice II Worksheet

• » Passive Voice
This is a pretty simple worksheet for teaching or revising the passive voice at pre-intermediate level. There are two different activities in which students are asked to complete the sentence ...
9 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Conditionals, Modal verbs, Passive voice

Conditionals, Modal verbs, Passive voice

This is a worksheet for pre-intermediate and intermediate students for filling the blanks with conditional 0 or 1 and some modal verbs, and turning active sentences into passive ones. It's 30 minu ...
5 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate
Passive Voice

Passive Voice

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You can use this worksheet in a class for 5th grade students to teach them how to use the passive voice. It contains a little chart explaining the changes you have to do for the active voice to th ...
2 Elementary
Passive

Passive

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Passive theory and exercises worksheet. Excellent for new content development lessons and very good studying aid for your students at home. They will understand the usage of the passive voice only ...
5 Intermediate
Passive Voice

Passive Voice

• » Passive Voice
This is a worksheet that has a little explanation about the use and structure of the passsive voice and some exercises. This could be an easy way to explain and practice the use of the passive ...
4 Pre-IntermediateIntermediate

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About Passive Voice Worksheets
There are now 225 passive voice worksheets to choose from in this section. They are all free and easy to print out for use in your classroom; you can even adapt them to suit your students better. This worksheet contains some clever exercises on passive voice but they are for a variety of learners levels so you should choose what will work best in your ESL classroom. Most of the material would be appropriate for pre-intermediate students but the exercises on the article “Einstein’s Chauffeur” are more challenging. The worksheet is very easy to make changes to so download it for free today to view its contents more thoroughly. There are also a couple articles about teaching passive voice that you should check out; they have even more lesson ideas and some tips to help you and your students.
Beginners will always start out with active voice sentences so they may feel like their world has been turned upside down when you start introducing the passive voice. Make your introduction interactive by eliciting what students already know so that they feel confident going into this lesson. Once you have completed your introduction and some practice activities, talk about how this can be useful and where students might encounter passive voice sentences. Give some examples and see if students can think of others. Most practice activities focus on rewriting active sentences as passive ones; this is something that students should be able to do after a short amount of time. It will take more time to get used to what the passive voice is than how to create sentences using it.
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