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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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There are now 208 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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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 ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Passive Voice Present vs Past

Passive Voice Present vs Past

• » Passive Voice
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 ...
4 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 ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
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 ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
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 ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Passive Voice

Passive Voice

• » Passive Voice
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

• » Passive Voice
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 ...
4 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 ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Countries Trivia

Countries Trivia

This power point presentation is about countries and their peculiarities. Students will be able to practice comparatives, grab bag information and cultural knowledge. It will also be useful for 5 ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Passive vs Active

Passive vs Active

• » Passive Voice
You will find a variety of gap-filling exercises in this worksheet related to active and passive voice sentences. It is aimed at intermediate level students and the topics are tourism-realted. Thi ...
7 Intermediate
Passive Voice Game on the Board

Passive Voice Game on the Board

• » Passive Voice
For this game you need to work a little bit on culture first. Use the material to prepare cards to be put on the board. You can first ask your students to write sentences in Passive Voice out of t ...
2 Pre-Intermediate
Passive: Individual Work

Passive: Individual Work

• » Passive Voice
The individual work on the topic of the passive voice. It contains just one task, i.e., to change the given active sentences to the passive ones. Sentences aren't difficult; created in order to ch ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
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Passive Pair Work Activity

Passive Pair Work Activity

• » Passive Voice
An oral activity devised to practice passive forms. Present perfect, past simple and future passives are practised in a role play situation. A rich boss phones the new maid at lunch time to ask wh ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Passive Voice (TOEFL Based Exercises)

Passive Voice (TOEFL Based Exercises)

• » Passive Voice
TOEFL (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) based exercises of passive voice. Fill in the blanks activity + multiple choice activity. In the second activity a question is given: what is needed i ...
3 Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Passive

Passive

• » Passive Voice
This worksheet is focused on practising passive voice. It can be used as a short revision excercise or as a test. The worksheet includes 10 active sentences which have to be rewritten in passive. ...
1 Pre-Intermediate
Passive Voice Test

Passive Voice Test

•Passive Voice,
This presentation is made for recycling grammar (passive voice). It is suitable for students with intermediate and upper-intermediate language level. Colorful pictures from presentations are aimed ...
12 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Grammar Recycle

Grammar Recycle

This presentation works perfectly for grammar revision among young learners (elementary level). Best fits for "Family and Friends 5" course. On these slides you can fing 17 different test question ...
3 Elementary
Active Passive Summary

Active Passive Summary

• » Passive Voice
I initially created this as a reference document for the passive and active voices of the six main tenses. I've left it as a word document so that you can edit it and turn it into a gap fill acti ...
2 Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Passive Voice Present and Past

Passive Voice Present and Past

• » Passive Voice
It's useful when teaching passive in present and past tense. It offers rules explanations, elements and structure of the constructions. T
6 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: All Is Full of Love by Björk (Passive Voice)

Song Worksheet: All Is Full of Love by Björk (Passive Voice)

A nice way to introduce the passive voice using one of the best songs ever written (I'm a Björk fan). There are additional exercises to practice some key expressions found in the song, readin ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Movie Worksheet: Back to the Future 1 (Comprehension and Grammar Activities)

Movie Worksheet: Back to the Future 1 (Comprehension and Grammar Activities)

•Passive Voice,
This worksheet is meant to test comprehension of the main events in the movie. In this context passive constructions are revised. It can also be used to revise transition and linking words and phr ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Passive - Guessing Game

Passive - Guessing Game

• » Passive Voice
It is a game to practice passive structures. Cut out the cards and distribute them among your students. They need to create a sentence using the words given (in passive) to give some kind of hint ...
8 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Past Passive Comic

Past Passive Comic

• » Passive Voice
This is an interesting worksheet to practice past passive. It is a comic strip which students have to complete with the right passive or active voice verbs. The base form of the verbs are provided ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Irregular Verbs- Mnemonic Rhyming Groups- Edited 2014

Irregular Verbs- Mnemonic Rhyming Groups- Edited 2014

•Passive Voice, , ,
Learning can be fun with mnemonics. When we were kids, rhyming songs and phrases were some of the gimmicks used to make us remember different things. I hope sorting these irregular verbs into rhym ...
11 All levels
Movie Worksheet: Christmas Tree

Movie Worksheet: Christmas Tree

•Passive Voice,
Christmas tree parts, speaking task- what kind of ones do you like?- and a video from National Geographic- 2 minutes- followed by a task to order stages of plastic tree production. Level B1 and ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced

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