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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 194 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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Passive

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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 ...
8 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

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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

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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 ...
2 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 ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Passive - Guessing Game

Passive - Guessing Game

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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 ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Past Passive Comic

Past Passive Comic

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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

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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 ...
10 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
The Passive Voice Revision Worksheet

The Passive Voice Revision Worksheet

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This is a worksheet for revising the passive voice at intermediate level. There are 3 activities in which students are asked to rephrase the sentences by means of the passive, rephrase the se ...
10 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Passives

Passives

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This worksheet is really helpful for those who want to study passives with so many different types of exercises. It is 9 pages and deals with lots of exercises such as ' change the sentences into ...
10 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Upper Intermediate Level Tense Revision

Upper Intermediate Level Tense Revision

This worksheet has different types of exercises such as a cloze text, finding mistakes, actives or passives as well as an answer key in the end. It covers all tenses and students have spend time o ...
12 Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits

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This is an integration of present simple passive (interrogative sentences) practice together with speaking practice  to prompt further discussion on healthy/unhealthy habits. You can encourag ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Passive Voice (Exercises)+ Song Worksheet

Passive Voice (Exercises)+ Song Worksheet

This presentation can be used as a training for studying passive voice. The instructions are given at the top of each page and I think they're quite clear. One of the pages contains a text which m ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
English Resource: Sentence Analogies - Function

English Resource: Sentence Analogies - Function

•Passive Voice,
This English resource was created for ks2 students. It includes 24 sentences but only eight of them are written correctly. Students must choose which sentence makes sense. This worksheet was creat ...
7 Elementary
Quick Grammar Test: Have Something Done

Quick Grammar Test: Have Something Done

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The worksheet is a short test on the usage of the construction "have something done". It includes ten sentences in different tenses that ss have to rewrite using the correct grammar form of the co ...
8 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Passive Voice in the Context of Funny Inventions

Passive Voice in the Context of Funny Inventions

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There are two tasks for practicing passive voice (present simple, past simple, present perfect, can). The first task is to change from active into passive. The second one is to correct mistakes. S ...
11 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Passive Voice: Funny Warmer

Passive Voice: Funny Warmer

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A fun way to start a lesson on passive voice is presented here. Cut the strips of different questions and answers from the worksheet and keep them in separate piles. One s takes a question without ...
17 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Chimpanzee Named Bubbles (Present Simple Passive Warmer)

Chimpanzee Named Bubbles (Present Simple Passive Warmer)

•Passive Voice,
The worksheet includes a picture of a chimpanzee and some hints for making sentences in present simple passive. This can be used as a warmer at the beginning of the lesson. Ss may work in small gr ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Breaking News! (Passive Voice in Use)

Breaking News! (Passive Voice in Use)

How to make learning the passive voice fun? Create and shoot the news! First of all let your ss recollect thematic parts a newspaper consists of. Then give them examples of the news/parts of the a ...
9 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Inventions Timeline

Inventions Timeline

The worksheet can be used as a warmer at any lesson on technology or serve a grammar purpose for practicing: 1) passive voice (FM Radio was invented in 1933. Television had been invented befo ...
13 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Inventors Who You Were Mistaken In

Inventors Who You Were Mistaken In

This lesson plan is designed to practice passive voice & inventions topic. It will also deal with the revision of previous lesson (passive voice + materials), as well as some of the irregular ...
8 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
The Shirt Is Made of Kittens - Are You KiTTing Me?!

The Shirt Is Made of Kittens - Are You KiTTing Me?!

This worksheet is made to practice passive voice & materials (wood, paper, glass, porcelain, leather, etc.) in an unusual fun way, it will include your students' imagination and creativity. Th ...
8 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level

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